The Judges of Williamson County take the health and safety of the public, court participants and staff seriously and are continually monitoring a variety of sources, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization, the Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD) for the latest updates and recommendations affecting our operations regarding COVID-19. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), there are a growing number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Williamson County, and surrounding counties. Therefore, measures are being undertaken to reduce the risk of exposure to members of the public, litigants, court participants and Judges, including limitations on in-person contacts and utilization of the virtual meeting application, Microsoft Teams. To keep the courts open and running as efficiently as possible, the 26th Judicial District Court urges everyone to follow recommended safety precautions and comply with the Stay Home Stay Safe Order issued on March 24, 2020 and, if access to the 26th District Court or Court personnel is needed conduct court business, to follow the procedures outlined in the COVID-19 Disaster Court Announcements link in the tabs on the left of your screen
REMEMBER, PREVENTION FIRST: One of the recommended preventative measures is to clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. Follow these simple steps recommended by the WCCHD:
- Stay home and practice social distancing measures if you must leave your home
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Get a flu shot. Flu shots are available at no cost through the county health insurance at local pharmacies such as CVS, Walgreen’s and HEB. In addition, the WCCHD will give flu shots to county employees at their clinics.
- · Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.