The Woodlands Township COVID-19 Update – April 9
On Thursday, April 9 at 5 p.m., The Woodlands Township shared the following updates regarding the COVID-19 crisis.
Special Board of Directors Meeting
The Woodlands Township Board of Directors will hold a special meeting via videoconference at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 9, 2020, to discuss the Township’s response to COVID-19. Visit the Township website to tune in at www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov.
Chairman Bunch Discusses Virtual Meetings and Daily Updates
Chairman Gordy Bunch discusses the weekly virtual board meetings and daily communication updates in the video at https://www.facebook.com/thewoodlandstownship/videos/1147032878982576/
Do Good. Feel Good: A Guide to Community Service While Social Distancing
Looking to make a positive impact during this unprecedented event in our community? Take a look at how you can help while adhering to CDC guidelines for social distancing.
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.
Today’s County News
Montgomery County COVID-19 Case Count
Montgomery County Public Health District, in conjunction with Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management, can confirm there are now 231 positive cases of COVID-19, up 21 cases from yesterday. We are also seeing a huge jump in recoveries – to 76 today!
Details on Montgomery County cases can be found here: https://mcphd-tx.org/coronavirus-covid-19/confirmed-cases/. Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management updates a dashboard for the cases here: https://coronavirus-response-moco.hub.arcgis.com/.
Harris County COVID-19 Case Count
As of April 9, 2020 (4:30 p.m.), Harris County Public Health (HCPH) has 91 new cases of COVID-19, which brings the total to 1,052 positive cases. HCPH is also confirming that 264 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 391 active cases, 143 recovered and 12 deaths. There have been 20 total deaths of COVID-19 in Harris County. None of these numbers include the City of Houston. A full description of the numbers can be found here: https://harriscounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/cd54e50984b94690b1d6093e0df651c5
State and National News
From U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady: Information from the Texas Workforce Commission
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) recently introduced new staggered call times for those seeking to file unemployment. Effective immediately, TWC asks that Texans use their area code to find their proposed call and access times. Staggering claims will provide better access to needed services.
See below chart for recommended call and access times:
Please note that Texans will not be penalized for a delay due to call or user volume. Claims for individuals affected by COVID-19 are eligible to be backdated. For more information, please visit the TWC website or call 512-463-8942. For more resources for families and workers, please visit Congressman Brady’s website.
Mosaics of Mercy
Mosaics of Mercy is a non-profit that serves as a hub for resources for mental well-being. The organization stays current on the available mental health resources for our community, including the status of treatment programs, counselors seeing clients through telehealth, and virtual support groups. More information can be found at www.mosaicsofmercy.com. Help is available Monday – Friday from 9 am – 5 pm at 346-703-0051 for personal assistance navigating resources. There are current resources listed at https://mosaicsofmercy.com/coronavirus/.
The Township’s Coronavirus page
The Woodlands Township’s special COVID-19 information page can be found at www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/covid19. This page now features Montgomery and Harris county Hubs, community resources and updated COVID-19 news from the Federal Government and the CDC. This page also includes the latest news from The Township, updates from partner agencies, social distancing strategies, important links, frequently asked questions, live Twitter feeds and more. Please check back often as it is updated frequently.
View the complete update from The Woodlands Township on April 9 at https://www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/civicalerts.aspx?AID=3001
Source: The Woodlands Township