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Posted on: August 19, 2021

Township issues reminders during COVID surge

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THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS (August 19, 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. 

COUNTY NEWS

The testing positivity rate in Montgomery County is 23% as of Wednesday, August 18, 2021. The Harris County COVID-19 Threat Level remains at Level 1 (Severe Threat). 

Drive-Thru Vaccination Sites
Looking for a vaccination? Drive-thru sites are coming to the area!

Precinct 3:

When: August 20, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

August 21 and 22, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: At the corner of Waterway Ave. and Timberloch Place (adjacent to 1 Waterway Ave.)

COVID-19 Regional Infusion Center for Monoclonal Antibodies Open in Montgomery County
A Regional Infusion Center for monoclonal antibody treatment has opened in Montgomery County. The goal of the monoclonal antibody infusion treatments is to prevent ER visits and hospitalizations for qualifying patients with COVID-19. Read more.

COVID-19 Call Center Now Open in Montgomery County
Due to the increase of COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County, the COVID-19 Call Center has been reopened to assist the public. If you have any COVID-19 related questions, please call the Montgomery County COVID-19 Call Center at 936-523-3916. The call center is available Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Read more.

The reports of Montgomery County 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.

VACCINATION AVAILABILITY
In addition to upcoming drive-thru vaccination sites, 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.

COVID TESTING
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.

  • The Recreation Center at Bear Branch, 5310 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77381
  • Sterling Ridge Park and Ride, 8001 McBeth Way, The Woodlands, TX 77382
    (Through August 2021)
  • The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park, 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77389 (Through August 2021)

LATEST UPDATES FROM CDC

COVID-19 Vaccines for Moderately to Severely Immunocompromised People
People who are moderately to severely immunocompromised are especially vulnerable to COVID-19 because they are more at risk of serious, prolonged illness. CDC recommends that people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days after a second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Read more.

Help Reduce the Spread of COVID-19
Current advice from the CDC includes wearing a mask indoors in public and crowded spaces in areas of high transmission for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. Vaccines remain the most effective way to reduce spread of COVID-19 and prevent serious illness. Read more.

Additional Information

Please visit the Township’s COVID-19 information page, www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/covid19  for resources, information and updates.

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