First COVID-19 case confirmed in Liberty Hill

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Mike Eddleman
Managing Editor

The City of Liberty Hill was notified today of the first confirmed case of the COVID-19 virus in Liberty Hill.
“We have one case now here in Liberty Hill,” Mayor Rick Hall said Saturday. “We’re just encouraging people to stay at home, don’t go out unless they have to. That’s the only way we’re really going to defeat this is just keeping unnecessary contact down.”
The County total went up by five today, for a total of 76. Round Rock has 29 cases, followed by Cedar Park (11), Leander and Georgetown with 10 each, Austin (9), Hutto (6) and now Liberty Hill with one.
While Williamson County is posting daily totals for confirmed cases, the Williamson County and Cities Health District is notifying officials in cities under 20,000 population.
“The County will notify the larger cities and then the health department will notify the mayors and it is the mayor’s responsibility to put it out to the community,” Hall said.
Hall said throughout Liberty Hill in the last two weeks he has seen good compliance from the community through the stay at home and social distancing guidelines.
“From talking to our officers and talking to business owners, I think the social distancing is working pretty well,” Hall said. “I’ve gotten reports from the police department doing checks that different businesses around town have six-foot spots marked off, they’re only letting a few people inside at a time. I think everyone is adhering to it, and by looking at traffic it is obvious traffic has slowed down on 29 too.”
Patience is what he urged the community to practice most right now.
“We just have to wait this out,” Hall said. “It’s not easy for anybody, I get that, but we just have to work together, do the best we can, and stay home as much as possible.”

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