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Posted on: September 4, 2020

The Woodlands Township COVID-19 Update, Friday, September 4, 2020

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Chairman Bunch answers your questions about gatherings in The Woodlands
Montgomery County does not have a restriction on outdoor gatherings. Harris County outdoor gatherings are restricted to 10 people or less. If you do attend a gathering, please social distance, wear a face covering and sanitize your hands frequently. Watch the video.

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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 50s, from Conroe, died in the hospital. He had co-morbidities in addition to testing positive for COVID-19.
  • A man in his 70s, from The Woodlands, died in the hospital. He had co-morbidities in addition to testing positive for COVID-19.
  • A woman in her 70s, from The Woodlands, died in hospice care. She had co-morbidities in addition to testing positive for COVID-19.

They can also confirm:

  • TOTAL cases of COVID-19 increased by 118 to 9,164 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. The exact numbers are unavailable today due to software maintenance.
  • ACTIVE cases of COVID-19 increased by 34 to 1,294 since yesterday’s report.
  • 23 residents are known to be in the hospital, as a result of contact investigations. Contact investigations have not been initiated on all reported cases.
  • 6,338 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.                                                                         

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.

Find more information on the SETRAC website, setrac.org. View the list of case-by-case updates on the MCPHD website here: https://mcphd-tx.org/coronavirus-covid-19/confirmed-cases/. 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 895 confirmed positive cases with 61 active cases, and 77389 has 452 confirmed positive cases with 24 active cases.

COVID-19 Case Count Brief from The Woodlands Fire Department
As of Friday, September 4, 2020, + or – signifies change since previous report.

Montgomery County

  • 9,164 –  Confirmed, +118 (Number of backlogged cases unknown today)
  • 1,294 – Active Cases, +34
  • 123 – Deaths, +3
  • 6,338 – Recovered, +81
  • 23 – Hospitalized, +3

Harris County 

  • 44,849 – Confirmed, +505
  • 2,110 – Active Cases, +29
  • 549 – Deaths, +9
  • 42,188 – Recovered, +467

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 tests for antibodies the body can produce in response to SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19). Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Register today.

Around the Township

Weekend Activities
View latest news and activities for the Township, including Drive-in Labor Day Fireworks, an opportunity to help beautify the community and information on trash pickup.

The Woodlands Farmer’s Market
Saturdays 8 a.m. to noon at the Grogan’s Mill Shopping Center, 7 Switchbud Pl, 77380. Start your Labor Day weekend by getting all the fresh produce and food that you’ll need for your outdoor celebrations with your family – and do it in a safe, friendly, outdoor environment.

The Woodlands Farmer’s Market is sponsored by the Grogan’s Mill Village Association. All profits from the market go back in to our community through activities such as scholarships, school donations, and community involvement. More information.

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 to 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.

Restaurant Weeks Extended through September 30, 2020! 
There are many Woodlands restaurants participating in Houston Restaurant Weeks this year. Here’s your chance to eat for a cause! Dine at the participating restaurants for brunch, lunch, or dinner and they 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. To view menu offerings, pricing, and more information visit Restaurant Weeks.

New Elliptical SUPs at Riva Row Boat House
The Woodlands Township Riva Row Boat House is now offering elliptical stand-up paddleboards (SUPs) as a new and exciting activity that 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 will be open on Labor Day; closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. For more information, please read the complete press release.

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.

September is National Preparedness Month
National Preparedness Month (NPM) is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year. As our nation continues to respond to COVID-19, there is no better time to be involved this September. Learn more now.

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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