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The Woodlands Township COVID-19 Update – August 19

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The Woodlands Township shared the following COVID-19 Update on Wednesday, August 19, 2020.

Township News

Township to Hold Regular Board of Directors Meeting 
The Woodlands Township Board of Directors will hold a Regular Board Meeting via videoconference  on Thursday, August 20, 2020, at 6 p.m. Central Daylight Time. View the meeting Agenda here.  For public comment instructions, click here:

Mask Orders: State of Texas and Montgomery and Harris Counties
The State of Texas recommends all individuals over the age of 10 must wear a face covering (over the nose and mouth) wherever it is not feasible to maintain six feet of social distancing from another individual not in the same household. Read the full executive order.

Harris County directs any businesses providing goods or services to require all employees and visitors to wear face coverings in areas of close proximity to co-workers or the public. Everyone over the age of 10 must wear a face covering while in businesses or on commercial properties. Businesses that fail to comply could be fined up to $1,000. This order is in effect until August 26, 2020.

Montgomery County does not have a mask mandate for businesses, however many businesses request or require the wearing of masks.

Registration Now Open for Fall Programs in The Woodlands
Fall is the time for seasonal events, family game nights, camps, Texas TreeVentures climbs, boat house programs and more. Due to the growing popularity of many of these programs, early registration is encouraged. Programs are also available to non-residents for an additional fee. All programs and activities will closely adhere to current safety standards and social distancing practices to ensure responsible recreation. Take a look at all the available activities in the Fall 2020 Action Guide.

Four Township Pools Open Post Season Through Labor Day
Four pools in The Woodlands will be open on weekends from noon to 6 p.m. until September 7, 2020: Alden Bridge, Bear Branch, Sawmill and Wendtwoods. Alden Bridge Pool will also be open for weekday enjoyment Tuesday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m. until August 28, 2020. Daily rates for post-season pools (I.D. required): Resident $5; Non-Resident $10.


County News

Montgomery County COVID-19 Case Count Sees an Increase of 206 Positive Cases
Montgomery County Public Health District, in conjunction with the Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, confirms the following update related to COVID-19.

TOTAL cases of COVID-19 increased by 206 to 7,533 since yesterday’s report. This week, in addition to processing new cases, we are also processing cases that were reported to The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) directly by healthcare providers and entered into the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDS), run by the CDC. Out of the 576 new total cases since Friday’s report, 402 (from the NEDS system) tested positive in June and July. See additional information here: .

  • ACTIVE cases of COVID-19 increased by 111 to 1,210 since yesterday’s report.
  • 54 residents are known to be in the hospital, as a result of contact investigations. Contact investigations have not been initiated on all reported cases.
  • 5,335 people have clinically recovered.

Have questions? Please go to and scroll down to the FAQs. 

You can find more information on the SETRAC website,

Take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

  • 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: You can refer to the dashboard here:

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. 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 689 confirmed positive cases with 224 active cases, and 77389 has 339 confirmed positive cases with 74 active cases.

COVID-19 Case Count Brief from The Woodlands Fire Department
As of Wednesday, August 19, 2020, + or – signifies change since previous report.

Montgomery County

  • 7,533 – Confirmed, +206
  • 1,210 – Active Cases,  +111
  • 98 – Deaths, NC
  • 5,335 – Recovered,  +95
  • 54 – Hospitalized,  NC

Harris County 

  • 35,773 – Confirmed, +455
  • 9,280 – Active Cases, -242
  • 430 – Deaths, +12
  • 26,061 – Recovered, +685

West Nile Virus Treatment Begins in Some Neighborhoods Tonight
With an increase of positive West Nile Virus samples in the area, some neighborhoods in The Woodlands are scheduled for spray missions from 8:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. tonight, August 19 and tomorrow, August 20, 2020. Please view the Treatment Activity Map and learn more about mosquito information and resources on the Township website.

Residents are reminded to:

  • Wear insect spray.
  • Wear long, loose sleeves and pants in breathable fabrics.
  • Avoid being outdoors at dusk and dawn.
  • Drain areas with standing water.
  • Treat areas that cannot be drained with larvicide.

Testing News

Chairman Bunch Discusses COVID-19 and Different Types of Tests Available
Free COVID-19 testing is available for residents of Montgomery County online at Call 936-523-3916 for more information. Harris County residents may also sign up for free COVID-19 testing online at Call 832-927-7575 for more information. Watch the video here.

Testing in Montgomery County
Online registration is available for COVID-19 testing through the Montgomery County Public Health and Montgomery County Hospital District (MCPHD/MCHD) voucher program. Click on “Need to be tested?” on or and follow the instructions. The COVID-19 Call Center’s number is 936-523-3916. It is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Testing in Harris County
Get tested, it’s free! To sign up for testing, visit or 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.

Governor Announces Federally Funded COVID-19 Testing Sites in Harris County
Governor Greg Abbott announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has established four temporary COVID-19 surge testing sites in Harris County. Two testing sites in Houston, one in Pasadena and one in Kingwood are currently open and will remain open through August 29, 2020. Each location will be able to process 1,250 tests per day, or a total of 60,000 tests across the four sites. Read more information about the sites.

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Source: The Woodlands Township