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Posted on: May 11, 2020

The Woodlands Township COVID-19 Update, Monday, May 11, 2020

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Mobile Testing Sites
Multiple mobile testing sites are available in Creekside Park, Tamina Park Community Building and other locations throughout Montgomery County. Please view today’s press release for more detailed information including locations, dates, times and more.

Harris County is conducting COVID-19 testing all week at Lone Star College in the Village of Creekside Park. At the site today were, from left, Township Director and Public Health Liaison Dr. Shelley Sekula-Gibbs, Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner Jack Cagle, Village of Creekside Park President Nancy Becker, Township Director Dr. Ann K. Snyder and Township Director Jason J. Nelson.

Township News

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.

Riva Row Boat House is now open on a reservation system, observing social distancing, face masks and sanitization of all materials for the safety of everyone to enjoy a day on the water.

#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, in conjunction with Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, can confirm the 17th death related to COVID-19. A woman in her 80s died at a local hospital. She was a resident of Park Manor of Conroe, a long-term care facility. We offer our condolences to her family at this difficult time.

We can also confirm the number of ACTIVE cases of COVID-19 has increased to 452 today. That number includes 54 hospitalizations. 255 people have fully recovered! The number of total positive cases has increased 25 since Friday to 724.

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/.

Harris County COVID-19 Case Count
As of May 11, 2020 (4 p.m.), Harris County Public Health (HCPH) has 3,416 positive cases (1,317 active cases). HCPH is also confirming that 2,020 of its patients have recovered. There have been 79 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 57 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.

Open Hotels in The Woodlands
Many of The Woodlands hotel properties are open and ready to welcome you to their location. Get excited for the reopening of The Woodlands Resort on May 20, 2020. Find all the details on the website. Below is a list of all open hotels in The Woodlands at this time. Be sure to stay up to date by viewing Visit The Woodlands online.

National Travel and Tourism Week
Visit The Woodlands joins destinations across the state and country to recognize the annual National Travel and Tourism Week. This has always been a time to acknowledge the economic impact of meetings, events, concerts and visitors to The Woodlands’ economy. In this new season of COVID-19, the week has changed to a month and from hosting in-person events and meetings to a virtual salute to the "Spirit of Hospitality."

Due to COVID-19, hotels, restaurants and retail had to close or modify their services; now we are seeing things reopen with enhanced safety protocols. We have all been introduced to new faces that have emerged during COVID-19 such as first responders, the hospital and medical community and the front line staff at pharmacies and grocery stores. The Woodlands is known for the “Spirit of Hospitality” that each of them embody.

Show your love of The Woodlands in your next virtual meeting or family happy hour with our complimentary Zoom backgrounds from Visit The Woodlands. From illustrations to scenes from around The Woodlands, you can now share them with your friends and coworkers as you "meet."

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.

Mosaics of Mercy
Mosaics of Mercy is a non-profit that serves as a hub for resources for mental well-being. The organization stays current on the available mental health resources for our community, including the status of treatment programs, counselors seeing clients through telehealth, and virtual support groups.

More information can be found at www.mosaicsofmercy.com. Help is available Monday - Friday from 9 am - 5 pm at 346-703-0051 for personal assistance navigating resources. There are current resources listed at https://mosaicsofmercy.com/coronavirus/. New episodes of the Hope Pieced Together podcast are released weekly, interviewing local professionals on topics related to mental well-being for this period. https://mosaicsofmercy.com/hope-pieced-together/.

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.
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