Chairman Bunch Gives Update on Governor’s Statewide OrdersEffective Monday, September 21, 2020, all retail, offices, manufacturing, libraries museums and gyms, may operate up to a 75 percent occupancy. Hospitals may return to normal elective surgeries. Effective Thursday, September 24, 2020 senior living and long-term care facilities may reopen for visitation while following certain health guidelines and standards. Watch the video for more information.
Governor Abbott Expands Capacity for Certain Services In TexasGovernor Greg Abbott provided an update on the state’s ongoing efforts to combat COVID-19. During yesterday’s press conference, the Governor issued Executive Orders expanding occupancy levels for restaurants, retail stores, office buildings, manufacturing facilities, gyms and exercise facilities and classes, museums, and libraries, and re-authorizing elective surgeries for a majority of the state of Texas. The Governor also announced new guidance related to visitations at nursing homes and long-term care facilities across the state. Read the full press release.
Details include the importance of personal vigilance and practicing recommended health standards (staying home when possible, washing hands often, social distancing and wearing a mask in public). The state continues to focus on safety standards: (1) maintaining practices that slow the spread; (2) increasing testing; and (3) protecting the most vulnerable.
The governor also announced that the state will continue to use hospitalizations as the key metric for determining reopening parameters. The state will continue to focus on all data but concentrate on the regional hospitalizations in the state’s 22 hospital regions to determine the appropriate response in each of those regions. The governor indicated that if a region maintained a rate of more than 15% of hospital patients being COVID patients for greater than seven days additional recourse will be needed to slow the spread in that region.
Regions with fewer than 15% COVID patients are eligible for the following new reopening standards:
19 of the state’s 22 hospital regions will be able to follow the new standards. The Rio Grande, Laredo and Victoria regions must continue to operate at the 50% capacity limitations currently in place due to continued high hospitalizations in those areas.
Montgomery County COVID-19 Case Count September 18, 2020Montgomery County Public Health District, in conjunction with the Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, is saddened to confirm an additional death related to COVID-19.
They can also confirm:
*As of today, these numbers now include rapid antigen positive results with a test date on or after 9/1/2020. In the graph below, positive results have been added to the day they were reported to Public Health. For more information, please see the previous press release.
You can find more information on the SETRAC website.
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View the case-by-case updates on the MCPHD website. Cases marked with an “A” in the case number are antigen positive cases. View the dashboard.
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. 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 1,054 confirmed positive cases with 48 active cases, and 77389 has 542 confirmed positive cases with 37 active cases.
COVID-19 Case Count Brief from The Woodlands Fire DepartmentAs of Friday, September 18, 2020, + or – signifies change since previous report.
Get Tested for COVID-19Montgomery County residents may sign up online for Free COVID-19 testing 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.
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.
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Township’s Coronavirus PageThe 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.
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