Williamson County COVID-19 Testing and the Williamson County Public Information Line will be CLOSED on Monday, January 18, 2021 for MLK Day.
Please visit the Williamson County Office of Public Safety for the January COVID-19 Testing Schedule and all information about Williamson County’s vaccine distribution plan.
In accordance with the Tennessee Department of Health, the Williamson County Health Department is transitioning to administering vaccines using a waitlist system, named the Williamson County COVID Priority List.
Phase 1a1, 1a2, and individuals 75+
The Williamson County COVID Priority List is currently only available to those individuals who meet Tennessee COVID Vaccination Plan’s current phase in Williamson County: Phase 1a1, 1a2, and individuals 75 years of age or older. Only those who are in these phases or this age group may register for the vaccination at this time.
Individuals will enter their information into the sign-up, and will be placed on a Priority List for a vaccine appointment. As soon as vaccine becomes available they will receive appointment information through the Tennessee Department of Health. To place your name on the Priority List, visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/williamson_priority_list.
Those who are vaccinated in Williamson County could receive either the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Individuals will receive information regarding which vaccine is currently being administered when they arrive for their scheduled appointment.
The Vaccination Appointments site will no longer accept sign-ups by individuals. Individuals who already have appointments scheduled through January 20th are still valid.
For all other Phases:
Individuals who are not eligible for any of the current phases should sign up for the Williamson County Vaccine Availability Alert System at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QR3TZSL.
When additional phases or age groups become eligible, the Williamson County Emergency Management Agency will send an alert via text, phone call or email that defines what steps individuals should take to receive the vaccine.
Individuals who are not able to register for the Priority List or Alert System online or who have questions, should call the Williamson County Public Information Line for assistance at (615) 595-4880. The line operates Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Updated information from the Williamson County Health Department and the Williamson County Emergency Management Agency can be found on their website: http://www.williamsonready.org/341/Health-Department-Vaccine-Distribution
The Williamson County Mask Mandate has been extended until February 27th at 11:59 PM as part of the Declaration of Continued Public Health Emergency.
Read the Declaration ➡️ https://bit.ly/38K0C6a
Frequently Asked Questions ➡️ https://bit.ly/3puWBcQ
Business Signage ➡️ https://bit.ly/3n12Gw0
The Williamson County Public Library System will observe the guidelines within the Declaration and asks that everyone note the second statement of number 10 on page two which is specific to Williamson County Government facilities.
Here is a quick update regarding COVID-19 testing from the Tennessee Department of Health:
Starting Monday, December 21st, there will be changes to the COVID-19 testing schedule at the Williamson County Agricultural Center: In preparation for vaccine distribution, drive-through health department testing will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Drive-through self-testing will be available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Self-test kits are PCR tests and instructions will be provided on site.
Access to Ancestry Library Edition has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry. Remote access will be available until March 31st 2021 and will continue to be re-evaluated.
The Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) offers all of us the ability to learn a new language online. Its Transparent Language portal allows Tennesseans the opportunity to develop new skills, to learn a new language, with over 100 language options. These interactive lessons allow individuals to start at a Beginner level or jump into Intermediate language skills for professional purposes. Many of the languages offer options for children to learn, Kidspeak is indicated next that language.
Once you get to the TEL homepage, click on the General Public Tab in the dark blue bar. On the General Public Page, the option of Language Learning is in the light blue bar and as a button in the center of the screen. Once on the Language Learning Page, I selected the Transparent Language button.
I created an account to sign in (yes, the minimum required to create an account is a username and password, necessary to record progress and completion), and started the first beginner’s lesson in Italian. The first vocabulary lesson consisted of five words, and I then finished the alphabet lesson and the accompanying assessment.
Then, I received a Certificate of Completion for the Alphabet assessment. I could spend the whole day going through these tutorials: they were engaging, consistent, repetitive with speaking, hearing, and quizzing prompts. And the lessons are short enough to keep you interested!
You will notice in the second screenshot, under the word ‘Italian,’ is TRANSCRIPT. Transparent Language will generate a report that can be printed or downloaded in either a CSV or PDF file format. The report is a reflection of the time spent in lessons and assessments. This report, when it signifies a level of proficiency, could be a serious asset in an employment search.
Learning a new skill set can be a challenge, but it does not have to break the bank. There is great opportunities for all Tennesseans at the Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL).
Visit ALL of the resources and databases, along with TEL, available to the Williamson County Public Library community at wcpltn.org. The Navigation is Home -> Readers Corner ->Homework and Research -> Articles & Databases.
Please contact us at 615-595-1243 with any questions about any of these databases! And let us know if you progress to proficiency in a new language!
The Williamson County Health Department is currently providing FREE drive-through assessment, COVID-19 testing, and cloth masks following protocols from the CDC and the Tennessee Department of Health. Individuals can receive a free test, mask or both when arriving at the testing site.
- Williamson County Agricultural Center
- Location: 4215 Long Lane Franklin, TN 37064
- Monday through Friday
- 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Testing and masks are FREE to anyone, regardless of symptoms or county of residency. Appointments are not required.
SHELTER TO LIMIT STRAY DOG INTAKE
Effective Monday, November 30, 2020, the Williamson County Animal Center will only accept stray dogs and owner surrender dogs on an emergency basis. This temporary measure to reduce shelter traffic is prompted by the rising Covid-19 numbers in Williamson County. The adoption center is not effected by the change and will remain open for regular operations.
We are asking finders to keep healthy stray dogs for a five-day ‘straycation.‘
To report a stray: http://www.adoptwcac.org/FormCenter/Animal-Center-5/Found-Stray-Form-47
The Health Department will have extended hours for COVID-19 testing at the Ag Center on Monday, November 30rd.
Testing is drive-through and open to anyone.
On Tuesday, the testing hours will return to 8:30 am – 12:30 pm.
Williamson County Ag Center
4215 Long Lane