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Williamson County MLK Closings

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.

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🥇Presidential Trivia Challenge📚

Click for direct link of the registration page

How good are you with Presidential facts and trivia?
Try our virtual trivia program.
Go to the Williamson County Public Library’s Franklin Calendar of Events and register for the challenge.

Engage in a self-paced Kahoot challenge.
The first 10 registrants will contend against each other and against the challenge questions.
First, register to play. Registration is open from January 14, 2021 and
ends on January 28, 2021.
Then, once the Challenge begins, on Monday, February 1, 2021, you will
receive an email from the library with a link to the specific game in Kahoot.

This is your game link, you cannot share it.

You will not need to create an account in Kahoot, you just have to open the link in a browser, on any device – mobile, laptop or desktop. Kahoot will need to be able to identify you – it will ask you if you want to input a nickname, or if you want a computer (Kahoot) generated nickname.

Whatever method you use for the game nickname, keep track of it to see where you end up in the standings and to claim any prizes and certificates at the library.

This game will close on February 14th, the day before President’s Day, which is February 15 this year.

Main Library – Teen and Children’s Department UPDATE


The Children’s Department is open for browsing and borrowing

The Teen Department can be open by request, for fiction titles. Please stop by the Reference Desk, across the rotunda, for assistance in the Teen Department.

As a reminder:
Main Library Branch Hours of Operation:

Holds2Go Curbside: 8:30 am to 10 am

Monday – Thursday: 10 am to 7 pm

Friday – Saturday: 10 am to 5:30 pm

Sunday: 1 pm to 5:30 pm

COVID-19 Testing at the Williamson County Ag Center

A flyer about COVID-19 testing at the Williamson County Agriculture Center:

Please visit the Williamson County Office of Public Safety for more information.

From Williamson County Health Dept and Williamson County Emergency Management Regarding Vaccinations in Williamson County 

Statement from the Williamson County Health Department and Williamson County Emergency Management Agency Regarding Vaccinations in Williamson County 

As stated on a Tennessee Department of Health release this week, The Tennessee Department of Health has updated the Tennessee COVID-19 Vaccination Plan and its phased approach to administering COVID-19 vaccines to Tennesseans.

“COVID-19 vaccines remain limited at this time, and Tennessee’s allocation plan prioritizes those most at risk of illness and death from COVID-19,” said Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP. “The plan also prioritizes critical infrastructure workers who have direct public exposure or work in environments posing a higher risk of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19.“

Links to the Tennessee Department of Health vaccination plan, eligibility requirements for each phase, frequently asked questions, and information on what phase Williamson County is currently in can be found on the Williamson County Emergency Management website: http://www.williamsonready.org/341/Health-Department-Vaccine-Distribution

The Williamson County Health Department (WCHD) has already begun to administer vaccines to the Phase 1a1 and Phase 1a2 population as well as the 75+ populations.

“It is important to remember that every county in the state will move through these phases at a different rate, due to vaccine availability and population size. We ask the community to stay plugged-in to local sources to find the most up-to-date information,” says Todd Horton, Director of the Williamson County Emergency Management Agency.

VACCINE AVAILABILITY ALERT SYSTEM: 

Anyone who is seeking a vaccination should register for the Williamson County Vaccine Availability Alert System. After registration is completed, the Department will send an alert via text, phone call or email informing eligible individuals of when and how they are able to register for their vaccine. This communication will be based on which phase the county is currently in. Individuals can sign up through the online registration form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QR3TZSL

VACCINE REGISTRATION PROCESS IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY: 

When the Williamson County Health Department is prepared to administer vaccines to the next phase in the distribution plan, eligible individuals and groups will be alerted that they can schedule their vaccine. This alert is accomplished through email, online, through the news or via the Vaccine Availability Alert System. This registration page should be sent to all eligible individuals: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094fa5ae29a5ff2-vaccination

Once registered, individuals will arrive at the designated vaccination site on their scheduled day and time.  There will be periods where registration is full; however, as more vaccine becomes available and as more phases are completed, more registration slots will become available to the public. WCHD asks that eligible individuals continue to check the sign-up sheet for availability.

Vaccines are being distributed in a phased approach. Those who are not eligible for the current phase should not register for the vaccine. Individuals who are not eligible may be turned away at the vaccination site.

After receiving the first vaccine, individuals will be given a date to return to receive their second vaccine dose. They will be sent a separate registration link to sign-up for their second dose.

VACCINE AVAILABILITY: 

The Williamson County Health Department is administering both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. Individuals will receive the vaccine that is currently available at the time of their appointment. They will not be able to choose which vaccine they receive.

ACCESSIBILITY: 

If individuals are not able to register for their vaccine online, they should call the Williamson County Public Information Line for registration assistance at (615) 595-4880. Beginning January 5th, the line will operate Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

If an eligible individual or group has not yet been communicated with regarding vaccine distribution, they can call the Williamson County Public Information Line for more information on how to register.

“We have been working diligently to create an efficient and transparent system for vaccine distribution,” says Williamson County Health Department Director Cathy Montgomery ”We appreciate everyone’s patience as we navigate this process together.”

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

Follow Williamson County Emergency Management on Facebook and Twitter

January Health Department Testing and Mask Distribution Schedule

The Williamson County Health Department is working in partnership with other local, regional and state officials to implement prevention and mitigation strategies for local communities based on guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and by state leadership.

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 – 10:30 AM
  • Statewide COVID-19 Assessment Sites
  • Self tests are provided on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. You must be 18 years or older to receive a self test.
  • Health Department administered tests are provided on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

Testing and masks are FREE to anyone, regardless of symptoms or county of residency. Appointments are not required.

 

Williamson County Mask Mandate Extended😷

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.

Update to COVID-19 Testing Schedule at Agricultural Center

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.

📚Friends of the Library December Book Sale Cancled

December Pop Up Book Sale Canceled

Due to increased cases of COVID-19, the Friends of the Williamson County Public Library will not hold the Pop-Up Book Sale scheduled for Dec. 11-12.

 

BUT WAIT!

The Friends are compensating by loading up their bookstore with the category planned for the pop-up – Christmas books, tabletop books, and nice “gift” books.

Pay at the honor box by cash or check.

 

 

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