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Posted on: November 10, 2020

The Woodlands Township COVID-19 Update, Tuesday, November 10, 2020

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Free COVID-19 Testing at Township Town Hall--NEW HOURS
The Woodlands Township is a host location for free COVID-19 testing performed by COVID-19 testing company, Curative, Inc. The walk-up testing will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week at The Woodlands Township Town Hall, located at 2801 Technology Forest Blvd. The Woodlands, TX 77381 until future notice. Read the full release here.

The Woodlands Township Election
Unofficial, consolidated results for The Woodlands Township Board of Directors election have been posted on the Township’s website. To view unofficial results on the county websites, please visit www.montgomeryvotes.org and www.harrisvotes.org. Additional election information is online at www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/novemberelection..

The Woodlands Township Veterans Day Tribute
The Veterans Day Tribute is scheduled for tomorrow, November 11, 2020 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Town Green Park (2099 Lake Robbins Drive). The tribute will feature a presentation of colors, musical performances, swearing in ceremony for future soldiers, special military care package drop-off booth, Keynote Speaker - Lieutenant Colonel Barry Winnegan, and more! View the Township website for more information.

County News

SETRAC Update
SETRAC keeps up with the following information relating to COVID-19: COVID Related Census, COVID Tracker, General/ICU Bed Usage, Hospital/COVID Census and Ventilator Usage. View the charts here.

Montgomery County COVID-19 Voucher Update
Montgomery County Public Health District, in conjunction with Montgomery County Hospital District, is announcing the end of the COVID-19 voucher program for Montgomery County residents. Since the beginning of the program, they are proud to say approximately 10,000 residents were issued vouchers using the program funded by grants obtained by both MCPHD and MCHD.

With the budget for testing nearing fulfillment, the last day to request a voucher through MCPHD or MCHD will be this Wednesday, November 11, 2020. To request a voucher, click on “Need to be tested?” on mchd-tx.org or mcphd-tx.org and follow the instructions. All vouchers must be used at a designated testing center by Wednesday, November 25, 2020. Read the full press relase.

Montgomery County COVID-19 Case Count November 10, 2020
In reference to the daily COVID-19 update, Montgomery County Public Health District (MCPHD) is undergoing a database upgrade and hopes to return to daily updates on Thursday, November 12, 2020. They are pleased to be joining health departments all over the state in using Texas Health Trace, which will allow them to more easily share data with The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and enlist their assistance with any spikes in COVID-19 cases that may occur. 

Please remember to: wash your hands, disinfect surfaces, stay 6 feet away from others, avoid crowds, and wear a mask.

For more information, please visit Texas Health Trace for Administrators of Local Health Entities. Please note, MCPHD offices are closed Wednesday, November 11, 2020 in observance of Veterans Day.

You can find more information on the SETRAC website. View the case-by-case updates on the MCPHD website here. 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 1,475 confirmed positive cases with 163 active cases, and 77389 has 760 confirmed positive cases with 64 active cases. 

COVID-19 Case Count Brief from The Woodlands Fire Department
As of Tuesday, November 10, 2020, + or – signifies change since previous report.

Montgomery County
Montgomery County has not updated their website since Thursday, November 5, 2020 due to maintenance on the county website. The website is anticipated to be back online Thursday, November 12, 2020.

Harris County

  • 80,510 - Confirmed, +1,329
  • 5,902 - Active Cases, +255
  • 943 - Deaths, +18
  • 73,654 - Recovered, +1,056

Montgomery County Testing
Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 11, 2020, is the last day residents may sign up online for Free COVID-19 testing voucher at https://www.mchd-tx.org.

Harris County Testing
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

State of Texas Prepared to Distribute COVID-19 Treatments
Governor Greg Abbott announced yesterday, November 10, 2020, that the State of Texas has prepared allocation plans to swiftly distribute medicines and vaccines that are now becoming available to treat COVID-19. November 9, 2020 was the first day of what will be many announcements in the coming weeks about the availability of medicines and vaccines to combat COVID-19. Read the full press release.

Governor Renews State of Disaster Declaration for COVID-19
On Friday, November 6, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott renewed the State Disaster Declaration for COVID-19 in November 2020 for all counties in Texas. ­­View the Proclamation.

Help Veterans Avoid Scams
On Veterans Day, our veterans are celebrated — more than 18 million strong. We thank them for their service and sacrifice. It’s also a good time to arm yourself with some tips to avoid fraud. We know that scammers follow the headlines, and their schemes evolve to take advantage of the things catching our attention now. Knowing what to look for helps all of us steer clear of a con artist. Visit the FTC website for more information on current scams such as COVID-19 clinical trials, overpaid utility bills, and more.

It’s a Good Time to Get Your Flu Vaccine
While the United States remains focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to be aware of flu season as winter approaches, with activity peaking between December and February. Getting vaccinated now can lower your chances of getting the flu. 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.

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 Help Expo: Navigating Behavior Health and Suicide
The Community Help Expo is designed to bring awareness to mental health issues while also connecting the citizens of Montgomery County to their local mental health resources. The expo is set for November 12, 2020 from 1 to 8 p.m. and is free and open to the public. It will be held at the Lone Star Convention and Expo Center in Conroe (9055 Airport Road). The expo will feature presentations, panel discussions, keynote speaker Kevin Hines and an art exhibit. Register in advance for in-person or virtual attendance. 

Keep Up with Best Practices During the Pandemic at CDC.GOV
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

The Woodlands Township COVID-19 eNewsletter
The Woodlands Township COVID-19 (Coronavirus) informational enewsletter is 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.

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

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