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Posted on: September 1, 2020

The Woodlands Township COVID-19 Update, Tuesday, September 1, 2020

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Tonight, September 1, 2020, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, along with The Hughes Landing Band Shell, The Fountains at Waterway Square, Waterway Avenue Bridge and the Turning Basin Fountains at Riva Row Park, will be lit red in support of performing arts industries—across our country and in our own community—that have been uniquely affected by the pandemic. This call to action will take place nationwide with as many as 1,500 locations across North America. From 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. tonight, music venues nationwide will be lit red to highlight that the live events industry is on red alert for its survival.   https://www.woodlandscenter.org/news/redalertrestart

County News

Montgomery County COVID-19 Case Count
Montgomery County Public Health District, in conjunction with the Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, confirms the following update related to COVID-19:

  • TOTAL cases of COVID-19 increased by 64 to 8,800 since yesterday’s report.
  • Continuing to process cases that were reported to The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) directly by healthcare providers and entered into the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS), run by the CDC. Out of the 64 new total cases since yesterday’s report, 10 (from the NEDSS system) tested positive prior to August 17th.
  • ACTIVE cases of COVID-19 decreased by 208 to 1,190 since yesterday’s report. On Tuesdays, we factor in additional cases we have been unable to contact for more than 30 days. That represents 178 additional “inactive” cases today.
  • 28 residents are known to be in the hospital, as a result of contact investigations. Contact investigations have not been initiated on all reported cases.
  • 6,087 people have clinically recovered.

*These numbers do not reflect antigen or antibody testing. Have questions? Please go to https://mcphd-tx.org/ and scroll down to the FAQs.                                            

You can find more information on the SETRAC website, setrac.org.

Take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

  • Consider staying home unless it is necessary to leave your home.
  • Avoid groups of people.
  • Practice social distancing.
  • Wear a mask (if it is necessary to leave your home).
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently.
  • Disinfect surfaces in your car and around your home.

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 Count
Harris County Public Health (HCPH) publishes their daily case count, combined with the City of Houston’s daily case count, here. 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 871 confirmed positive cases with 65 active cases, and 77389 has 434 confirmed positive cases with 19 active cases.

COVID-19 Case Count Brief from The Woodlands Fire Department
As of Tuesday, September 1, 2020, + or – signifies change since previous report.

Montgomery County 

  • 8,800 - Confirmed, +64 (54 New cases, 10 entered via backlog from August)
  • 1,190 - Active Cases,  -208
  • 114 – Deaths, NC
  • 6,087 – Recovered,  +94
  • 28- Hospitalized,  -3

Harris County 

  • 43,529 – Confirmed, +768
  • 2,195 - Active Cases, +45
  • 520- Deaths, +5
  • 40,813 – Recovered, +719

Get Tested for COVID-19
Free COVID-19 testing is available for residents of Montgomery County online at https://www.mchd-tx.org. Call 936-523-3916 for more information.

Harris County residents may also sign up for free COVID-19 testing online at hcphtx.org. Call 832-927-7575 for more information.

Genalyte Expands COVID-19 Antibody Testing in The Woodlands
Genalyte announced the opening of a new COVID-19 antibody testing site at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (2005 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands, Texas, 77380)

Genalyte’s SARS-CoV-2 MultiAntigen Serology Panel, which tests for antibodies the body can produce in response to SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19), offers appointments available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Register today.

Township News

The Current State of Hospitals in The Woodlands
Chairman Bunch urges residents to visit their local doctor, hospital or emergency clinic if they have any health issues. Don’t delay medical care due to Coronavirus concerns. Local hospitals are open and have capacity. Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7RpKA6-Aq8&feature=youtu.be

Stay Informed with The Woodlands Township
You can sign up for news and alerts from the Township at www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/notifyme. Additional information can be found at www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/emergency. Be sure to stay tuned to your favorite television or online news outlet to keep up with the weather. View latest information from the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management or Harris County at www.readyharris.org.

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 Community Resources webpage to find more information about resources in the community related to COVID-19.

Township’s Coronavirus Page
The Woodlands Township’s COVID-19 page can be found at www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/covid19. This page features Montgomery and Harris county hubs, community resources and news from the Federal Government and the CDC. It also includes the latest news from the Township, partner agencies, 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.
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The Woodlands Township publishes this update to inform residents and businesses regarding 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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