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Posted on: July 20, 2020

The Woodlands Township COVID-19 Update, Monday, July 20, 2020

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County News

Montgomery County COVID-19 Case Count increases by 346 positives
Montgomery County Public Health District, in conjunction with the Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, is saddened to confirm three additional deaths related to COVID-19 in Montgomery County. A woman in her 60s, another woman in her 60s and a woman in her 70s, all from Conroe, died while hospitalized. All had co-morbidities in addition to testing positive for COVID-19. Condolences to their families at this difficult time.

  • TOTAL cases of COVID-19 increased by 346 to 5,067.
  • ACTIVE cases of COVID-19 increased by 216 to 2,409.
  • 52 residents are known to be in the hospital, as a result of contact investigations. Contact investigations have not been initiated on all reported cases.
  • 2,504 people have clinically recovered.

*Changes reflected since Friday.

It’s more important than ever to take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19.

  • 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 list of case-by-case updates on the MCPHD website here: https://mcphd-tx.org/coronavirus-covid-19/confirmed-cases/. You can refer to the dashboard here: https://coronavirus-response-moco.hub.arcgis.com/.

Testing in Montgomery County
A reminder, online registration is now available for COVID-19 testing through the MCPHD/MCHD voucher program. Click on “Need to be tested?” on mchd-tx.org or mcphd-tx.org and follow the instructions. Call the COVID-19 Call Center at 936-523-5040, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., for more information.

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: https://tinyurl.com/tzymvk5. 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 370 confirmed positive cases with 159 active cases, and 77389 has 210 confirmed positive cases with 56 active cases.

Testing in Harris County
Get tested, it’s free! To sign up for testing, visit hcphtx.org or ReadyHarris.org or you can call 832-927-7575. View flyer for more information. Once tested, results from HCPH testing sites can take up to 5 days to process. As you wait for your results, stay home and self-isolate, especially if you are sick, practice social distancing (6 ft/2 m) and wear a face-covering. View flyer for more information on the next steps after you have been tested.

Local School Districts Reopening Plans
Local school districts have developed reopening plans as the first day of school is scheduled for next month (August 12, 2020, for Conroe ISD, Magnolia ISD and The Woodlands Christian Academy, August 13 for The John Cooper School and August 18, 2020, for Tomball ISD). See below for more information on each school district.

Conroe ISD - Roadmap to Reopening
Magnolia ISD - Planning for the 2020-2021 School Year
Tomball ISD - Return to Excellence – Reopening 2020
The John Cooper School - Reopening Plan
The Woodlands Christian Academy - TWCA 2020-2021 Reopening Plan

FDA Answers Questions About Hand Sanitizer Uses and Safety
The FDA is working to address the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak and keep you and your family informed on the latest developments. Visit the FDA’s website for answers to some frequently asked questions from consumers about hand sanitizers and disinfectants.

The CDC provides information regarding disinfectant practices for surfaces in the Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes. Learn more about these and other coronavirus topics. 

Township News

Chairman Bunch Discusses the Importance of Wearing a Face Covering 
As the number of cases of COVID-19 continue to increase both in Harris and Montgomery counties, please take a look at the importance of wearing a face covering from Township Chairman Gordy Bunch. Watch the video.

Re-Opening of The Woodlands
Head on over to Avalon Park for a game of Bocce Ball, located at 8585 Grogan’s Mill Rd. Bring your equipment and have some fun! Read here for the rules of Bocce.  

Please visit the Re-Opening of The Woodlands webpage for a list of open and closed facilities and services in The Woodlands Township.

State News

Governor Announces Additional Testing Sites
Governor Greg Abbott announced on Sunday, July 12, 2020, that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has extended federal support of Community Based Testing Sites in Dallas and Houston through July 31, 2020. Governor Abbott previously secured an extension of these sites in June. View the Governor’s complete announcement.

Around the Township

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Goes Virtual for Free Arts Outreach Program
Though The Pavilion’s Main Stage is currently dark, the non-profit organization is strongly committed to continuing to provide cultural enrichment for both young audiences and the public at large by increasing exposure to the arts. The Pavilion has recently launched several of its free educational outreach programs virtually for families to enjoy from the safety of their homes.

This season’s free Mini Maestros kids club is being offered through a digital experience via Google Classroom. The Pavilion is also excited to launch the Virtual Scout Day Program this season as a way for Scouts BSA to achieve their Music Merit Badge. Read the full release for more information.

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
The Montgomery County Community Assistance Center (CAC) is seeking help through monetary and in-kind donations and through volunteers. The CAC front office is open for food and clothing assistance but with limited contact. View the CAC Services flyer | View the CAC How You Can Help flyer.

Fuel Your Brain: What Foods Support Mental Health?
|What you eat and drink does make a difference in your mental state. Certain foods can help protect your brain and others can help you stay strong when you’re feeling stressed, anxious or depressed. Foods can provide support for this important part of your total wellness, especially during this unprecedented time. Read more here.

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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