Williamson Co. judge asks for public’s help to get more masks to health care, emergency workers

Williamson County

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell says they now have more COVID-19 tests for health care and emergency workers.

The county received 1,000 tests today.

He’s also asking all people who live in Williamson County to follow the CDC’s recommendation to cover their face.

And he says they need the public’s help:

“I want to ask anyone in central Texas who has the ability to sew, who has fabric, who has elastic: we need your help,” says Gravell.

He says a group of women in Sun City have been making masks for essential employees in the county, but they need more.

The county is looking for volunteers for its “Mask Brigade” to provide the protective equipment to healthcare workers and first responders.

The county wants two types of masks: the “COVID Ranger Mask” is designed to cover N-95 masks to extend their use. The “Pleated Pattern Mask” is for official distribution to other groups in need. For information on how you can help, click here.

“It’s critical that we all follow any guidelines that will result in the preservation of life and that can help us reduce the spread the virus in the county,” said Gravell in a release earlier on Monday.

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