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Posted on: May 9, 2020

The Woodlands Township COVID-19 Update, Saturday, May 9, 2020

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Mobile Collection Site opens Monday in Village of Creekside Park
Harris County Public Health mobile collection site will be at Lone Star College in Creekside Park Monday, May 11, 2020 through Saturday, May 16, 2020. Everyone is welcome and must schedule an appointment. Appointments can be scheduled online at https://covcheck.hctx.net/ or by phone by calling (832) 927-7575. Drop-ins without a scheduled appointment will not be accepted.

The Woodlands Township Board Update: Grand Re-Opening of Riva Row Boat House
Watch a video as Township Chairman Gordy Bunch discusses the grand re-opening of Riva Row Boat House.     

Ready, Set, Riva Row: Boat House Re-Opens
The Riva Row Boat House welcomes residents and guests back for fun on the water! Boat House staff members look forward to seeing you again and are ready to take your reservations for kayak rentals, stand up paddle boards and swan boats.

The Woodlands Township is committed to providing residents and guests with a fun environment while still keeping safety as a top priority. Enhanced sanitation and safety measures have been implemented to ensure safe usage of the kayaks, life jackets, paddles and swan boats. A newly-implemented reservation system is available with parties booking in 10-minute intervals in order to follow safe social distancing measures.

To make your reservation for fun on The Woodlands Waterway and Lake Woodlands, please call 281-210-3965. Please note, to eliminate cash/card handling on-site, all payments for reservations must be made over the phone. No cash will be accepted. Visit www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/rivarowboathouse for more information.

#Township Together
Send us your photos! The Woodlands Township is calling on residents to share images of inspiration within the community. These can be a photo of something seen in the neighborhood, a family project or anything with a positive message. These will be shared through the Township email updates, social media channels and on The Woodlands Township website. Send your photos to TownshipTogether@thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov.

County News

Montgomery County COVID-19 Case Count
Montgomery County Public Health District is no longer releasing case numbers on the weekends. Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management updates a dashboard for the cases here: https://coronavirus-response-moco.hub.arcgis.com/. Details on individual cases can be found here: https://mcphd-tx.org/coronavirus-covid-19/confirmed-cases/ . Updated numbers are expected to be released on Monday.

Harris County COVID-19 Case Count
As of May 9, 2020 (4 p.m.), Harris County Public Health (HCPH) has 3,272 positive cases (1,255 active cases). HCPH is also confirming that 1,943 of its patients have recovered. There have been 74 total deaths of COVID-19 in Harris County. None of these numbers include the City of Houston. A full description of the numbers can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/tzymvk5

Cases by zip code in Harris County can be found here by clicking on areas of the map.

The Village of Creekside Park is located in two zip codes: 77375 and 77389 and these also include Magnolia, Augusta Pines/Auburn Lakes/West Rayford Road in northwest Harris County. Today, Harris County is reporting zip code 77375 has 56 cases and 77389 has 39 cases.

National News

Information on Face Coverings
The use a cloth face covering is encouraged to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Please see the CDC’s Factsheet on how to properly wear cloth face coverings, how to make your own homemade cloth face coverings, and sterilization of face coverings.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Coronavirus Q and A’s for Consumers
Please see the FDA’s questions and answers in regards to remdesivir and SARS-CoV-2 as well as additional frequently asked questions.

Around the Township

The Woodlands Farmer’s Market
The Woodlands Farmer’s Market is currently closed, but tentatively opening May 23, 2020. Customers are encouraged to check the website, Facebook page or newsletter for definite details in the week prior to May 23, 2020.

The Woodlands Resort to re-open May 20, other Open Hotels In The Woodlands
Many of The Woodlands hotel properties are open and ready to welcome you to their location. Below is a list of all open hotels in The Woodlands at this time. Get excited for the reopening of The Woodlands Resort on May 20, 2020. Find all the details here.

Stay up to date on any changes here.

Mother’s Day is Tomorrow 
Though this Mother’s Day may be a bit different this year, you can still celebrate in The Woodlands. Arrange for a special brunch, lunch or dinner. View options for delivery, curbside pickup and in-restaurant dining here: www.visitthewoodlands.com/eatlocal. Still looking for the perfect gift? Many stores are open for curbside pickup or for a limited delivery service. Some stores are even open for in-store shopping. View retail options here: www.visitthewoodlands.com/shoplocal.

Community Resources

Numerous resources are available in the community for support. These vary from food banks to financial assistance and much more. Please visit the link below to find more information about resources in the community related to COVID-19: http://thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/1491/Community-Resources.

The Township’s Coronavirus page
The Woodlands Township’s special COVID-19 information page can be found at www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/covid19. This page features Montgomery and Harris county Hubs, community resources and updated COVID-19 news from the Federal Government and the CDC. This page also includes the latest news from The Township, updates from partner agencies, social distancing strategies, important links, frequently asked questions, live Twitter feeds and more.

Hotlines for health questions and COVID-19
Montgomery County: 936-523-5040                 
Harris County: 713-634-1110 
Statewide Mental Health Support Line: 833-986-1919

Free Self-Screening Tool for COVID-19
Visit the self-screening tool on the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

Tracking COVID-19: Local, Regionally, Nationally, Internationally
Below are the widgets for tracking COVID19.

Stay Connected 
Please stay connected to The Woodlands Township through our many communications channels. Learn more and sign up at www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/stayinformed.

The Woodlands Township publishes this update to inform residents and businesses regarding the COVID-19 and its impact on The Woodlands Township. Please sign up for Township news and notifications at www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/notifyme.

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