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(CAMERON)–MILAM COUNTY CONTINUES TO DEAL

WITH THE THREAT OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC IN

THE COUNTY. MILAM COUNTY IS CURRENTLY UNDER A

“SHELTER IN PLACE” ORDER UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

IN A CONFERENCE CALL WITH MILAM COUNTY AND

CITY LEADERS, COUNTY JUDGE STEVE YOUNG SAID

COUNTY OFFICIALS ARE MONITORING THE VIRUS BY

THE HOUR. HE NOTED THAT SMALL BUSINESS LOANS

ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE GOVERNMENT TO HELP

DURING THIS TIME WHEN CUSTOMERS WILL BE LIMITED.

(UNDATED)–A WILLIAMSON COUNTY MAN IN

HIS 70’S DIED OF COMPLICATIONS LINKED TO THE

CORONAVIRUS, ACCORDING TO LOCAL OFFICIALS.

THE MAN WAS THE FIRST TO DIE OF COVID-19 IN

WILLIAMSON COUNTY.

(TEMPLE)–THE TEMPLE POLICE DEPARTMENT SAID

A MAN WAS KILLED IN A MOTORCYCLE CRASH SATURDAY

AFTERNOON. THE VICTIM WAS IDENTIFIED AS

27 YEAR OLD DEVON JAMES TOMME-JUERGENS. NEXT OF

KIN HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED.

(UNDATED)–WITH THE GOAL OF PROTECTING

PATIENTS, STAFF AND FAMILIES FROM THE CORONAVIRUS

PANDEMIC, MEDICAL CLINICS WITHIN THE CENTRAL

TEXAS VETERANS HEALTHCARE SYSTEM, INCLUDING

THE TEMPLE V-A, ARE SUSPENDING ROUTINE MEDICAL

VISITS INDEFINITELY. MOST OF THE REGULAR

MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS WILL BE HANDLED THROUGH

THE V-A VIDEO CONNECT PROGRAM, ACCORDING TO

A V-A PRESS RELEASE.

(ROCKDALE)–THE CENTRAL TEXAS FOOD BANK

WILL HAVE A MOBILE FOOD PANTRY DISTRIBUTION AT

THE K-C HALL IN ROCKDALE THIS THURSDAY, APRIL 2ND

FROM 9 TO 11 AM. IN ORDER TO PRACTICE SOCIAL

DISTANCING, THE DISTRIBUTION WILL BE A DRIVE-

THROUGH MODEL, WITH EVERYONE STAYING IN THEIR

VEHICLES.

(ROCKDALE)–THE TRADITIONAL NOON LUNCHEON

HOLY WEEK SERVICES HERE IN ROCKDALE HAVE BEEN

CANCELLED FOR 2020 DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

THE ROCKDALE MINISTERIAL ALLIANCE DECIDED TO

CANCEL THE SERVICES.

 

 

 

 

 

**BUSINESSES THAT ARE DESCRIBED AS “ESSENTIAL” AND

EXEMPT FROM THE RESTRICTIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

HEALTHCARE OPERATIONS, EMERGENCY SERVICES, GROCERY

STORES, FARMERS MARKETS, CONVENIENCE STORES, FOOD

BANKS, FOOD CULTIVATION SUCH AS FARMING OR LIVESTOCK,

BUSINESSES THAT PROVIDE FOOD, SHELTER AND SERVICES

TO THE ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED; NEWSPAPERS,

T-V, RADIO AND MEDIA; GAS STATIONS; AUTO SUPPLY,

AUTO REPAIR AND RELATED FACILITIES; BANKS AND

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS; HARDWARE AND CONSTRUCTION

SUPPLIES; PLUMBERS, ELECTRICIANS AND EXTERMINATORS;

BUSINESSES PROVIDING MAIL SERVICES; LAUNDROMATS

AND DRY CLEANERS; RESTAURANTS AND FOOD INDUSTRY

THAT ARE DRIVE-THRU, PICK-UP OR DELIVERY ONLY;

BUSINESS SUPPLIERS; BUSINESSES THAT SHIP OR DELIVER

GROCERIES AND GOODS; TAXIS AND PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION

PROVIDERS RELATED TO ESSENTIAL ACTIVITY; HOME-BASED

CARE FOR SENIORS, ADULTS AND CHILDREN; RESIDENTIAL

FACILITIES AND SHELTERS FOR SENIORS, ADULTS OR

CHILDREN; PROFESSIONAL AND LEGAL SERVICES; CHILDCARE

FACILITIES ABIDING BY CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS; UTILITIES

AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS; TRASH COLLECTION;

JANITORIAL, CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE SERVICES;

FUNERAL INDUSTRY; DEFENSE INDUSTRY; SPACE AND

TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY; TECH SUPPORT; SCIENCE RESEARCH;

MAINTENANCE AND CONSTRUCTION OF COMMUNICATION

INFRASTRUCTURE; ENGINEERS, TECHNICIANS AND PERSONNEL

RESPONSIBLE FOR INFRASTRUCTURE CONTRUCTION AND

RESTORATION; OFFICE PERSONNEL TO MAINTAIN CENTRAL

OFFICES, DATA CENTERS AND NETWORK FACILITIES; DATA

CENTERS; ENGINEERS, I-T PERSONNEL AND SOFTWARE

ENGINEERS; AND RELIGIOUS SERVICES PERFORMED AT

HEALTHCARE OPERATIONS.

ESSENTIAL TRAVEL IS DEFINED AS BEING RELATED TO

ESSENTIAL ACTIVITIES OF FUNCTIONS.

 

 

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