Drive-in COVID-19 Testing at Rob Fleming Aquatic Center This WeekAs our community continues to reopen, it’s important to get tested for COVID-19 if you feel like you’ve been exposed. Drive through testing is being conducted at the Rob Fleming Aquatic Center in the Village of Creekside Park, 6535 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77389, through Saturday, June 13, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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 is under way at seven pools in The Woodlands, 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. Bear Branch Pool is pictured above.
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 Sawmill 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.
Harris County Announces New COVID-19 Public Threat Level System ToolHarris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner conducted a press conference today announcing the new Harris County COVID-19 public threat assessment tool.
Similar to other threat assessment tools, the system has color-coded "levels," each providing guidance to the ability of public health to address virus spread and recommended levels of activity individuals should have. The system has four levels: 1-Severe, Stay Home, Work Safe (Red); 2-Significant, Minimize All Contacts (Orange); 3-Moderate, Stay Vigilant (Yellow) and 4-Minimal, Resume Normal Contacts (Green).
Harris County is at Level 2, Significant (Orange). The Woodlands residents in the Village of Creekside Park reside in Harris County.
Montgomery County COVID-19 Case CountMontgomery 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 431 today. That number includes 11 hospitalizations of Montgomery County residents. 734 people have fully recovered. The number of total positive cases has increased 35 since yesterday to 1,197.
Hospitals in the region are seeing an increase in COVID-19 patients, so it is imperative for Montgomery County residents to continue abiding by CDC guidelines when in public places. If you do not feel well, stay home. The CDC recommends the following measures when you are in a public place:
The MCHD/MCPHD COVID-19 Call Center is open for residents needing COVID-19 testing through the voucher program, or for general questions, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please call 936-523-5040 for more information.
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/.
Harris County COVID-19 Case CountHarris 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 108 confirmed positive cases with 38 active cases, and 77389 has 83 confirmed positive cases with 34 active cases.
Harris County Public Health (HCPH) COVID-19 TestingGet 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.
Township Summer Programs Now AvailableThe 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 WoodlandsFor 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 TogetherDuring the past few months of the COVID-19 pandemic, residents have shared a number of examples of inspiration seen throughout the community. Some are chalk drawings on sidewalks, some are banners, signs of thanks, painted rocks or many other creations. These can be viewed on The Woodlands Township website. If you happen to notice anything you’ve found inspirational, please feel free to share by taking a photo and sending to TownshipTogether@thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov.
Sawdust Park and Ride Facility Resumes Partial ServiceThe 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?Only female mosquitoes bite, and they use the protein-rich blood to make eggs. They find this blood by following a trail of carbon dioxide emitted from the host. Once the host is in sight, the mosquito is attracted to dark colors and high-contrast patterns. This is why it’s advisable to wear light-colored clothing outdoors. Learn more about mosquito activity, prevention and response to help protect your family.
Tips from FEMA: Preparing Your Pets for EmergenciesAs 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:
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.
Outdoor DiningReady 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 Courtyard The Woodlands will be re-opening their doors on June 15, 2020. Be sure to stay up to date by viewing Visit The Woodlands.
Best Western Plus | Candlewood Suites | Drury Inn The Woodlands | Embassy Suites |
Fairfield Inn and Suites | Hilton Garden Inn | Hyatt Place | Residence Inn Lakefront Drive Residence Inn Market Street
The Woodlands Resort
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 PageThe 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.