THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS (August 12, 2021) – During the current nationwide surge in COVID-19 cases, particularly the Delta variant, the Township reminds residents to stay safe and well and to help mitigate the spread of the virus.
According to the CDC, the Delta variant causes more infections and spreads faster than earlier forms of the virus that cause COVID-19. It might cause more severe illness than previous strains in unvaccinated people.
Since Monday, August 9, 2021, the testing positivity rate in Montgomery County has increased from 21 to 23 percent.
The Harris County COVID-19 Threat Level remains at Level 1 (Severe Threat).
CDC has released new data on the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines in pregnant people and is recommending all people 12 years of age and older get vaccinated against COVID-19.
The COVID-19 vaccine is widely available locally at hospitals, healthcare provider offices, pharmacies and retailers. To find a vaccine near you, please visit www.vaccines.gov/search/. Here you can search based on zip code and vaccine preference (Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson). Texans can also register online at GetTheVaccine.dshs.texas.gov. You will be notified by email or text when and where to get the vaccine.
The Woodlands Township is a host location for COVID-19 testing provided by Curative, Inc. Testing takes place seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Township offers free testing through Curative at three locations. Please note, testing is no longer offered at 2801 Technology Forest Blvd.
Montgomery County Hospital District has returned to reporting three times a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The reports are posted on the Township website under County News Releases/Partner Agency Notifications. Harris County items are also posted there as received. In addition, social media feeds from both agencies can be viewed by scrolling down at www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/covid19.
Precautions to ConsiderTo help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the CDC recommends the following:
Please visit the Township’s COVID-19 information page, www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/covid19 for resources, information and updates.