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The Woodlands Township COVID-19 Update – April 14

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On Tuesday, April 14 at 5 p.m., The Woodlands Township shared the following updates regarding the COVID-19 crisis.

Today’s County News

Montgomery County COVID-19 Case Count
Montgomery County Public Health District, in conjunction with Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, can confirm there are now 308 total positive cases of COVID-19, up 42 cases from yesterday. We can happily say 94 people have recovered from COVID-19.

Harris County COVID-19 Case Count
As of April 14, 2020 (4:00 p.m.), Harris County Public Health (HCPH) has 120 new cases of COVID-19, which brings the total to 1,628 positive cases. HCPH is also confirming that 481 of its patients have recovered. Harris County lists by quadrants, and the Village of Creekside Park is located in the NW Quadrant, where there are 600 active cases, 264 recovered and 15 deaths. There have been 29 total deaths of COVID-19 in Harris County. None of these numbers include the City of Houston.

Two Mobile Testing Sites Coming to Precinct 4 Harris County

Tomball, Humble to Be Home to COVID-19 Testing Sites Within Week

Harris County Commissioner R. Jack Cagle announced the opening of two COVID-19 testing sites in Precinct 4 within the week at locations in Tomball and Humble.

Harris County Public Health will open the first testing site in Tomball on Tuesday, April 14. That site will perform testing on registered visitors from April 14-16 and April 27-29. A second Public Health testing site will open in Humble on Monday, April 20. The Humble location will test registered visitors from April 20-22 and May 7-9.

Each site is expected to handle as many as 100 tests per day, with that number increasing daily. The addresses of the sites will be provided to those successfully completing their registration, but will otherwise remain undisclosed to discourage unregistered visitors. Unregistered visitors will not be tested and will be turned away by security officials.

To determine whether you should be tested for COVID-19, please visit
https://checkforcorona.com/harris-county#/welcome. Those deemed to be at risk for coronavirus will be given a code and phone number to call. After a telephone consultation, those still deemed to be at risk will be given another unique code and information on where and when they are to be tested. Those assigned for testing should bring a photo ID and any other information requested by the phone screener. Walk-ins will not be tested.

Those with questions may call Harris County Public Health at 832-927-7575 for more information. Commissioner Cagle thanks Harris County Public Health officials for working with Precinct 4 staff to make both sites available as soon as possible.

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Township News

Special Board of Directors Meeting
The Woodlands Township Board of Directors will hold a special meeting via videoconference at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 16, 2020, to discuss the Township’s response to COVID-19. Watch the video at https://www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/778/Meeting-Videos.

U.S. Census 2020
Getting Counted Counts — Especially in Emergencies

The Township encourages residents to make sure they are counted in the 2020 Census. The U.S. Census is immensely valuable in times of emergency planning, preparedness and recovery efforts for all types of emergencies, including COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Survey statistics can help identify counties with large at-risk populations, assist in measuring economic impact and more. This is only possible when people and businesses respond to the Census. Read more about the 2020 census here.

Help Our Heroes on Thursday, April 16, 2020
A steady flow of donations came in to the Central Fire Station yesterday, with 21 groups donating the following items:

  • Shoe covers: 6
  • Hair covers: 300
  • Gloves: 1300
  • Face shields: 122
  • Masks: 160 (95 – homemade, 19 – surgical masks, 46 – N95 masks)
  • Sanitizing wipes containers: 2
  • Sanitizer bottles: 6
  • Sterile isolation gowns: 9
  • DuPont personal protection suits: 20
  • Safety goggles: 43
  • Paper towel rolls: 36
  • Commercial trifold paper towels: 16 boxes of 150/box
  • Gallon-size cleaners: 7
  • Alcohol: 1

Please consider donating materials if you have them on-hand. Your help is greatly appreciated! Collection Days and Locations are Mondays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Central Fire Station, located at 9951 Grogan’s Mill Rd., The Woodlands, TX 77380. Please email pbuck@thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov if you can help.

Supplies Needed:

  • Isolation gowns
  • Gloves
  • Masks – N95s, surgical, procedure, etc.
  • Hair Covers
  • Full Face Shields
  • PAPR Hoods – Typically only used when doing an aerosolizing procedure.
  • Eyewear – Face shields, reusable goggles or disposable glasses
  • Boot Covers/Shoe Covers
  • Germicidal Wipes
  • Disinfectant Spray/Paper Towels
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Please Stay Safe! Practice Social Distancing
For pedestrians using the pathways, please remain a minimum of 6 feet apart. Be sure to stay to the right, watch for other pathway users, be especially alert when running, and listen for audible signals and allow faster pathway users to pass freely. And remember, parks are closed for everyone’s safety.

Reminder: Parks Are Still Closed
The Woodlands Township urges all residents and visitors to continue to do their part to slow the spread of COVID-19 and reminds that all Township parks are closed to the public until further notice. “This is an unprecedented time, and we urge Township residents and visitors to abide by the closures for their own safety and the safety of our area,” said Township Chairman Gordy Bunch. “We cannot let our guard down in this endeavor.”

The Township’s Coronavirus page
The Woodlands Township’s special COVID-19 information page can be found at www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/covid19.

Read the full daily update on April 14 by The Woodlands Township at https://www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?CID=1

Source: The Woodlands Township

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