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Posted on: September 2, 2020

The Woodlands Township COVID-19 Update, Wednesday, September 2, 2020

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Township Lights Town Center Red in Support of Red Alert Day Campaign
The Woodlands Township joined in partnership with the Howard Hughes Corporation to participate in the nationwide Red Alert Day, led locally by The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. The initiative called for venues and businesses all over the United States to light their buildings and facilities red on September 1, 2020, in solidarity to raise awareness to the event industry’s businesses, service providers, venues and production personnel during the pandemic-imposed lockdown. Read the Red Alert Day press release.

Township News

New Elliptical Paddleboards at Riva Row Boat House
The Woodlands Township is now offering pedalboards or “elliptical stand-up paddleboards (SUPs)” as a new and exciting rental option at Riva Row Boat House. Each elliptical SUP can be rented for just $30/hour. Riva Row Boat House is currently open from 9 a.m. until sunset, with the last boat going out one hour before sunset. Both Riva Row Boat House and Lakes Edge Boat House are closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

For more information, please watch Township Chairman Gordy Bunch’s video and read the press release.

Township to Host Sock it to Cancer Blood Drive 
Visit The Recreation Center at Bear Branch Park (5310 Research Forest Drive) on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to donate blood. Please consider this opportunity to sock it cancer and save lives during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and receive FREE socks with your successful donation!

You must have an appointment to donate. Visit the Gulf Coast website to schedule your appointment.

The Gulf Coast Blood Center will take precautions to ensure your safety and is offering FREE COVID-19 antibody testing for all successful donors. Donors will be required to wear a mask. Participants waiting outside of their vehicle will be required to follow social distancing guidelines.

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, is saddened to confirm three additional deaths related to COVID-19.

  • A man in his 70s, from The Woodlands, died in hospice care. He had co-morbidities in addition to testing positive for COVID-19.
  • A man in his 80s, from New Caney, died in hospice care. He had co-morbidities in addition to testing positive for COVID-19.
  • A woman in her 80s, from Conroe, died in the hospital. She had co-morbidities in addition to testing positive for COVID-19.

They can also confirm:

  • TOTAL cases of COVID-19 increased by 104 to 8,904 since yesterday’s report.
  • They are 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 104 new total cases since yesterday’s report, 27 (from the NEDSS system) tested positive prior to August 17, 2020.
  • ACTIVE cases of COVID-19 increased by 27 to 1,217 since yesterday’s report.
  • 21 residents are known to be in the hospital, as a result of contact investigations. Contact investigations have not been initiated on all reported cases.
  • 6,161 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 877 confirmed positive cases with 62 active cases, and 77389 has 442 confirmed positive cases with 22 active cases.

COVID-19 Case Count Brief from The Woodlands Fire Department
As of Wednesday, September 2, 2020, + or – signifies change since previous report.

Montgomery County

  • 894 – Confirmed, +104 (77 New cases, 27 entered via backlog from August)
  • 1,217 – Active Cases, +27
  • 117 – Deaths, +3
  • 6,161 – Recovered, +74
  • 21 – Hospitalized, -7

Harris County 

  • 43,948 – Confirmed, +419
  • 2,152 – Active Cases, -45
  • 530 – Deaths, +10
  • 41,264 – Recovered, +451

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.

Around the Township

Restaurant Weeks Extended! 
There are several Woodlands restaurants participating in Houston Restaurant Weeks this year. Here’s your chance to eat for a cause, restaurants will donate a portion of proceeds from each meal purchased to the Houston Food Bank.

Restaurant Weeks specials are available for dine-in, and new for this year, several restaurants are allowing the Houston Restaurant Week menus to include to-go orders and even delivery. Be sure to call the individual restaurants ahead of time to confirm ordering options and hours. Available August 1 through September 30, 2020. Dine at the participating restaurants for brunch, lunch, or dinner. To view menu offerings and pricing, click on the listings below. Get more Restaurant Weeks information.

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.

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.
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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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