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Posted on: June 9, 2020

The Woodlands Township COVID-19 Update, Tuesday, June 9, 2020

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Drive-in COVID-19 Testing at Rob Fleming Aquatic Center This Week
As our community continues to reopen, it’s important to get tested for COVID19 if you feel like you’ve been exposed. Testing will be conducted at the Rob Fleming Aquatic Center in the Village of Creekside Park, 6535 Creekside Forest Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77389, Tuesday, June 9, 2020, through Saturday, June 13, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This will be a drive-in testing procedure. Please obtain a code at www.readyharris.org.

All Harris County Public Health COVID-19 tests are FREE, no IDs are required. Simply complete the online screening here https://covidcheck.hctx.net/ to schedule your test. Please call 832-927-7575 if you don’t have access to the online tool. The process is simple, safe and secure.

Seven Township Pools are Now Open 
Pool season kicked off on Saturday, June 6, 2020, and season pool passes and lower daily rates apply this summer. Season passes are valid for entry into all open pools unless capacity has been met for the day, according to State of Texas orders. Rigid safety procedures have been put into place as well as capacity limits. Please be aware that having a pool pass does not supersede daily admission when addressing capacity limits at the pools. Pro-rations and refunds will not be issued due to the limited number of pools and/or state or other guidelines that may require pools to be closed. Please see more information here

Township Spraygrounds are Now Open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The Woodlands Township’s spraygrounds are now open for the 2020 season. The Township has five spraygrounds, also called splash pads, which are open for the season, from June 3 through October 31, 2020, operating 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Pictured above is the Shadowbend Park Sprayground.

Spraygrounds combine the fun of water play for children without the danger of standing water, making them ideal for young families and weak swimmers. All Township spraygrounds utilize sanitized, chemically-treated water that is tested and monitored daily. The park amenities are not sanitized and residents are asked to respectfully follow all posted rules for their safety. Learn more about the spraygrounds for cool summer fun.

Township Summer Programs Now Available
The Woodlands Township is pleased to re-open a number of summer programs for the community to enjoy. Given the unprecedented situation surrounding COVID-19, summer programs have been adjusted to better serve the community in a safer manner.

To learn more about summer camps, swimming lessons, adult programs, sports leagues and more, please see the Summer 2020 Action Guide online at www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/actionguide. Registration for summer programs is available now!

Re-Opening of The Woodlands
For a list of open and closed facilities in The Woodlands Township, please visit https://www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/1495/Re-opening-of-The-Woodlands.

#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.

Sawdust Park and Ride Facility Resumes Partial Service
The Woodlands Township has begun partial service for The Woodlands Express from the Sawdust Park and Ride location. Reduced service from the Research Forest Park and Ride will continue.  Sterling Ridge Park and Ride location will remain temporarily closed.

Future announcements will be made if additional schedule adjustments are implemented.

Please visit our Twitter page at https://twitter.com/TownshipTransit for the latest service updates. For schedules, route maps and ticketing information visit www.woodlandstransit.com or call 281-210-3800 and ask for the Transportation Department.

Did You Know?
The most common forms of litter are small pieces of trash known as microlitter. Straws, gum wrappers, cigarette butts and plastic bottle lids hide along nearly every roadway in Texas. Although small, they cause a big environmental impact. A litter pickup in your neighborhood is an easy way for the entire family to reduce the impact. Before you hit the streets, please take a moment to review these clean up tips.

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, confirms the number of ACTIVE cases of COVID-19 has increased to 446 today. That number includes 14 hospitalizations. 645 people have fully recovered. The number of total positive cases has increased 32 since yesterday to 1,122.

You can view the list of case-by-case updates on the MCPHD website here: https://mcphd-tx.org/coronavirus-covid-19/confirmed-cases/. You can refer to the dashboard here: https://coronavirus-response-moco.hub.arcgis.com/.

The MCHD/MCPHD COVID-19 Call Center is open for residents needing COVID-19 testing through their voucher program, or for general questions, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please call 936-523-5040.

Harris County COVID-19 Case Count
Harris County Public Health (HCPH) publishes their daily case count, combined with the City of Houston’s daily case count, here: https://tinyurl.com/tzymvk5. Cases by zip code in Harris County can be found  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 106 confirmed positive cases with 44 active cases, and 77389 has 78 confirmed positive cases with 29 active cases.

Harris County Public Health (HCPH) COVID-19 Testing
Get tested, it’s free! To sign up for testing, visit hcphtx.org or ReadyHarris.org or you can call 832-927-7575. View flyer for more information on getting tested. Once you are tested, results from HCPH testing sites can take up to 5 days to process. As you wait for your results, stay home and self-isolate, especially if you are sick, practice social distancing (6 ft/2 m) and wear a face-covering. View flyer for more information on the next steps after you have been tested.

National News

Tips from FEMA: Preparing Your Pets for Emergencies
As communities around the country follow stay-at-home orders and social distancing guidelines to help slow the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), many people may have welcomed new pets into their homes. While enjoying quality time with your pets, we encourage you to prepare by considering your pet in your emergency planning.

Consider the following to ensure that you and your pets are prepared in case of an emergency:

  • Include your pets in your emergency plans. Remember that what is typically best for you is typically best for your pet, too;
  • Build a separate emergency kit for your pets. Ensure you include food, water, medicine, a favorite toy, and other essential items;
  • Be sure to keep digital records, such as medical and veterinary information, and pictures that you can use to identify your pet after a disaster in case you become separated; and
  • Create a list of places, such as pet-friendly hotels, boarding facilities, or veterinary offices, that accept pets if an emergency happens and you need to leave your home. Keep in mind that, with the current COVID-19 pandemic, many hotels or shelters may be operating under new guidelines. Be sure to research current rules for your state and city.

To learn more about pet preparedness and find tips and tools for both pet and large animal owners, please visit https://www.ready.gov/pets.

Around the Township

Outdoor Dining
Ready to be out and about? Check out the great outdoor options that The Woodlands has for you and enjoy an evening out. 

Open Hotels in The Woodlands 
Many of The Woodlands hotel properties are open and ready to welcome you to their location. The Woodlands Resort re-opened on May 20, 2020, and will be open every day. Find all the details on the Resort’s website. The Embassy Suites opened its doors on Monday, June 1, 2020. 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.

Best Western Plus | Candlewood Suites | Drury Inn The Woodlands | Fairfield Inn and Suites

Hilton Garden Inn | Hyatt Place | Residence Inn Lakefront Drive | Residence Inn Market Street

The Woodlands Resort

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

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, partner agencies, social distancing strategies, important links, FAQs, live Twitter feeds and more.

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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