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Posted on: October 6, 2020

The Woodlands Township COVID-19 Update, Tuesday, October 6, 2020

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Montgomery County COVID-19 Case Count October 6, 2020
Montgomery County Public Health District (MCPH), in conjunction with the Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, can confirm the following update related to COVID-19.

  • TOTAL cases of COVID-19 increased by 238 to 11,682 since yesterday’s (10/5) report.
    1. MCPH has continued 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). Out of the 238 new cases today, 79 were tested prior to 9/21.
  • ACTIVE cases of COVID-19 decreased by 54 to 1,576 since yesterday’s (10/5) report. On Tuesdays, they factor in cases as “inactive” who they have been unable to contact for more than 30 days. This accounts for an additional 202 inactive cases today.
  • 14 residents are known to be in the hospital, as a result of contact investigations. Contact investigations have not been initiated on all reported cases.
  • 7,774 people have clinically recovered.

*These numbers include PCR and rapid antigen testing. Antibody testing nor included. Have questions? Please go to https://mcphd-tx.org/ and scroll down to the FAQs.

You can find more information on the SETRAC website.

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

  • If your children have started in-person school, teach them proper hygiene and the correct way to wear a mask. Encourage them to never share masks with others.
  • 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 case-by-case updates on the MCPHD website here. You can refer to the dashboard here.

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 1,206 confirmed positive cases with 47 active cases, and 77389 has 632 confirmed positive cases with 24 active cases.

COVID-19 Case Count Brief from The Woodlands Fire Department
As of Tuesday, October 6, 2020, + or – signifies change since previous report.

Montgomery County

  • 11,682 – Confirmed, +238 (159 newly tested, 79 tested prior to 9/21/2020)
  • 1,576 – Active Cases, -54
  • 141 – Deaths, NC
  • 7,774 – Recovered, +90
  • 14 – Hospitalized, +1

Harris County

  • 71153 – Confirmed, +273
  • 2664 – Active Cases, -24
  • 781 – Deaths, +6
  • 67703 – Recovered, +291

Get Tested for COVID-19

Montgomery 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.

State and National News

The Federal Trade Commission Chairman is Not Writing to You
If you saw an email from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Joseph Simons, it wasn’t. From him, that is. Scammers pretending to be him are emailing, though. If you get an email from the Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission about getting money because of an inheritance or relief funds related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic — or anything else — do not respond. Read the full article.

It’s a Good Time to Get Your Flu Vaccine
While the United States remains focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to also be aware of flu season as we approach winter. Flu viruses typically spread in fall and winter, with activity peaking between December and February. Getting vaccinated now can lower your chances of getting the flu.

Flu (influenza) is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death. The flu vaccines approved by the FDA provide important benefits and are your best defense from flu and its potential complications. Learn more from the FDA

Travel Confidently this Fall
A healthy and safe travel experience is a shared responsibility. When we all do our part, we can all #TravelConfidently. Join travel businesses across the industry and commit to doing your part to provide a safe travel experience. Watch a short video on traveling safely during the pandemic and learn more from the U.S. Travel Association.

Staying Safe While Camping Outdoors
With cooler weather on the way and some indoor recreation activities still off limits during COVID-19, hiking and camping are safe alternatives to getting out of the house. Be safe by keeping your distance while traveling and camping (6 feet/2 meters). Remember to wear a face mask around others and have hand sanitizers with you. Since camping is outdoors and isolated, it is generally a low-risk activity. However, going in a group or sharing tents may increase the risk. Avoid crowded campgrounds, public restrooms and picnic areas. 

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.

Community Assistance Center Saturday Market
The Montgomery County Community Assistance Center, along with the Montgomery County Foodbank and Interfaith Community Clinic, will host a Saturday Market on October 31, 2020, beginning at 8 a.m. The market is located at 1022 McCall Avenue and includes free flu shots and groceries, while supplies last. For more information, please visit their website

The Woodlands Township COVID-19 eNewsletter
The Woodlands Township COVID-19 (Coronavirus) informational enewsletter will now be published every Tuesday and Thursday and as needed. Manage your notifications and subscriptions.

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
Sign up for news and alerts from the Township at www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/notifyme. During a weather-related event, additional information can be found at www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/emergency.

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. This newsletter is published every Tuesday and Thursday, or as needed.

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