The Woodlands Township COVID-19 Update – April 13
The Woodlands Township shared the following COVID-19 Update on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.
Texas Pausing Johnson & Johnson Vaccines
The Texas Department of State Health Services is asking vaccine providers in Texas to pause all administration of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine following today’s recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration. Read full press release.
FEMA COVID-19 Update
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief to many families. Today, FEMA begins processing applications for funeral assistance. Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. Please follow the links below for additional information. COVID-19 Funeral Assistance | FEMA.gov and more information on FEMA assistance.
Why It’s Important to Prevent COVID-19
Although most people with COVID-19 get better within weeks to months of illness, some do not. CDC and experts around the world are working to learn more about short- and long-term health effects associated with COVID-19, who gets them, and why. Read more about post-COVID conditions.
Learn About the COVID-19 Vaccines
To stop this pandemic, it will require the use of all of the prevention tools. Vaccines are one of the most effective tools to protect health and prevent disease. Vaccines work with the body’s natural defenses so the body will be ready to fight the virus. Take a look at the COVID-19 Fact Sheet to learn more about the vaccines.
When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated…
People who are fully vaccinated can start to do some things they stopped doing because of the pandemic, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Find out what’s considered safe and what precautions should still be followed after being fully vaccinated. Read more.
Vaccine Hubs and Waiting Lists
All adults are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Texas. Several COVID-19 vaccine hubs and vaccination sites are available around The Woodlands and Montgomery County. The Woodlands Township has compiled this information for residents to use in making their decisions regarding COVID-19 vaccines. You may be placed on a waitlist until more vaccine supply is available.Your patience is appreciated. Learn more.
Individual hospitals, physicians’ offices and pharmacies may also have vaccines available to eligible populations. Please check their websites for additional information. You can find a list of providers and additional information on the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) website. Another helpful resource for locating vaccines is www.vaccinefinder.org.
The Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management offers call center hours Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Montgomery County residents, 65 years and older. Call 936-523-3916 during these hours to be assisted.
Harris County has established a hotline for their senior constituents through the HCP4 Encore Department. The HCP4 Encore staff is available as a resource to offer more information on the vaccination registration process from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 713-274-4050.
COVID-19 Texas Vaccination Data Dashboard
A dashboard is available through the Texas Department of State Health Services showing COVID-19 vaccination data in Texas. The charts below illustrate vaccines allocated, shipped and administered in the state of Texas, Montgomery County and Harris County. View the dashboard.
Should I Expect Side Effects from the COVID-19 Vaccines?
Side effects after getting a COVID-19 vaccine are normal signs your body is building protection. Side effects may even feel like flu and might affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Get more information now.
Curative COVID-19 Testing in The Woodlands
Need a COVID-19 test? Three convenient Curative testing sites are located in The Woodlands. Testing is free and each location is open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through the end of April. For more information about COVID-19 testing by Curative, please visit the Township website, or www.curative.com.
- The Woodlands Township Town Hall, 2801 Technology Forest Blvd., The Woodlands, TX 77381.
- Rob Fleming Aquatic Center, 6535 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77389. Appointments are recommended for this location, and can be made here.
- Sterling Ridge Park and Ride, 8001 McBeth Way, The Woodlands, TX 77382.
Montgomery County Public Health District, in conjunction with the Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, can confirm mass vaccinations continue in our county by appointment. All adult residents are now eligible for a vaccine.
Lone Star Family Health Center, individual hospitals, physicians’ offices, and pharmacies have vaccines available to eligible populations. Please check their websites and Facebook pages for additional information. You can find a list of providers and additional information on the DSHS website here: https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/coronavirus/immunize/vaccine-hubs.aspx.
If you have questions regarding COVID-19, testing or vaccines, please call the Montgomery County COVID-19 Call Center at 936-523-3916. It is available Monday – Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or Friday from 8 a.m. to 4: p.m.
- TOTAL cases of COVID-19 increased by 80 to 50,740 since Monday’s (4/12) report. All 80 new cases were tested since 4/1/2021.
- ACTIVE cases of COVID-19 decreased by 186 to 1,789 since Monday’s (4/12) report. On Tuesdays and Fridays, they account for additional inactive cases who they have been unable to contact for 30 days or more. Today, they added 199 additional inactive cases.
- 102 county residents are known, as a result of contact investigations, to be in the hospital. Contact investigations have not been initiated on all reported cases.
- 26,491 people have clinically recovered.
The Testing Positivity Rate for Montgomery County is 9%, down from 10%. This number is updated weekly on Wednesdays.
Source: UT Health, School of Public Health
*These numbers include PCR and rapid antigen testing. They do not include antibody testing.
SETRAC data for regional hospitalizations was last updated 4/13/2021. Updates can be found here.
The COVID-19 dashboard for Montgomery County can be found here.
Do your part to slow the spread of COVID-19.
- Get vaccinated.
- Avoid groups of people.
- Practice social distancing.
- Wear a mask in public (over your nose and mouth) or with others who live outside your household. Never share a mask with others.
- Teach children proper hygiene and the correct way to wear a mask.
- Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently.
- Disinfect surfaces in your car and around your home.
Harris County COVID-19 Case Count
Harris County and the City of Houston launched a new data hub website, replacing their previous dashboard. The new website features information and data related to COVID-19 in Harris County, trends, metrics for success, zip code data and much more. Be sure to use an updated browser to view the site.
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 4,278 confirmed positive cases with 150 active cases, and 77389 has 2,425 confirmed positive cases with 111 active cases.
COVID-19 Case Count Brief from The Woodlands Fire Department
All numbers since 4/6/2021
- 50,740 – Confirmed +804
- 1,789 – Active +32
- 273 – Deaths NC
- 26,491 – Recovered +360
- 102 – Hospitalized +24
- 197,111 – Confirmed +2,038
- 5,600 – Active Cases -81
- 1,501 – Deaths +20
- 189,991 – Recovered +2,099
Montgomery County Testing
Do you have questions regarding COVID-19 or COVID-19 testing? The Montgomery County COVID-19 Call Center’s number is 936-523-3916. It is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Harris County Testing
Residents may also sign up for free COVID-19 testing online at hcphtx.org. Call 832-927-7575 for more information.
CDC COVID Data Tracker
CDC’s home for COVID-19 data, the COVID Data Tracker, has many tools and features to find data to help protect yourself, your family and your community. Data sets are updated daily, and new features are added every week. Search for data by county.
Learn How to Improve Your Face Covering
Watch this video from the CDC to learn how to improve protection and get a better fit from a disposable face mask.
Planning to Travel?
The CDC recently issued updated information for travelers. Fully vaccinated travelers are less likely to get and spread COVID-19. People who are fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine can travel safely within the United States and do not need to self-quarantine.
Fully vaccinated travelers should still follow CDC’s recommendations for traveling safely, including:
- Wear a mask over your nose and mouth
- Stay 6 feet from others and avoid crowds
- Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer
CDC’s Travel Recommendations
Traveling Internationally? Check CDC’s COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Destination before planning your trip.
SouthEast Texas Regional Advisory Council
SETRAC is a powerful coalition of providers, responders and other healthcare related partners united together to save lives and improve health outcomes through research, education and collaboration. You can find more information and view hospital use related to COVID-19 on their website, setrac.org.
The Woodlands Township facilities are open while at the same time maintaining safety protocols for its employees and visitors due to COVID-19. At this time, The Woodlands Township will continue with face coverings at Township facilities and in participation of Township programs and events, including meetings at Town Hall and programs and services at boat houses, adventure courses and recreational centers. The Township asks that participants abide with safety protocols when visiting a Township facility. Face coverings can be removed while actively engaged in physical exercise/activities where a distance of six feet from other individuals not associated with you can be maintained at all times. Read complete protocol statement.
Township’s Coronavirus Page
The Woodlands Township’s COVID-19 page can be found at https://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.
Source: The Woodlands Township