Communications & Outreach

As we do our best to navigate the COVID-19 response, we aim to create useful communication tools and programs that will help us all better understand the situation and the response.

Virtual Press Conference

Virtual Press Conferences are hosted periodically, with situational updates, about the state of COVID-19 in our community.

September 23, 2020

Virtual Town Hall Meetings

Local health experts and community leaders take part in a virtual town hall meeting to discuss equity in healthcare and health disparities related to COVID-19.

July 9, 2020

July 2, 2020

May 7, 2020

Community Leaders Messaging & PSAs

Waco Fire shares what social distancing means to them, and how important it is to be safe as first responders in the community.
Waco Police share their thoughts on social distancing and fighting COVID-19 in our community.
(Espanol) Waco Police share their thoughts on social distancing and fighting COVID-19 in our community.
Mayor Deaver urges employers to allow employees to stay home when they're sick and it they're able, to work from home.
(Espanol) Council Member Hector Sabido urges employers to allow employees to stay home when they're sick and it they're able, to work from home.
McLennan County Sheriff McNamara shares his thanks to citizens for adhering to the shelter in place order as we continue to flatten the curve.
Robinson Police Officers remind citizens that wearing masks can be cool. Covering your face and protecting your space are the considerate things to do.
City Manager of Lorena, Joseph Pace, reminds us that staying at home saves lives. Continuing to practice social distancing is the key to stopping the spread.
City Manager of Bellmead, Yost Zakhary, thanks the community for doing their part to stop the spread and reminds us that the fight continues against COVID-19.

Waco City Council Working Group Presentations

Presentations are heard from four working teams, a partnership with council members, city staff and community partners to facilitate areas of the response to COVID-19. Presented April 7, 2020.

Health Response & Coordination Group

Council Member John Kinnaird & Co-Chair, Dr. Jackson Griggs

Business & Individual Financial Recovery Group

Council Member Jim Holmes & Co-Chair, Sarah Roberts

Strategic Communications Group

Council Member Hector Sabido & Co-Chair, Natalie Kelinske

Social Services & Education Group

Mayor Pro Tem Andrea Barefield & Co-Chair, Suzii Paynter March