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The Woodlands Township COVID-19 Update – July 30

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The Woodlands Township shared the following COVID-19 Updates on Thursday, July 30, 2020.

Township holds Special Board Meeting Electronically Tonight
The Woodlands Township Board of Directors will hold a Special Board Meeting via videoconference tonight, July 30, 2020, at 6 p.m. Central Daylight Time. The meeting can be viewed online at https://www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/778/Meeting-Videos.

The Woodlands Township to hold Budget Meetings Electronically
The Woodlands Township Board of Directors will hold Budget Workshops 1 and 2 via video conference on Monday, August 3, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. and Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. The meetings can be viewed online at https://www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/778/Meeting-Videos.

Chairman Gordy Bunch Provides a Quick Update on Township Facilities
Township parks are open, however park equipment is not disinfected. Please visit our Re-opening of The Woodlands webpage to view a list of what is currently open and watch Chairman Bunch’s video

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County News

Montgomery County COVID-19 Case Count Sees an Increase of 87 Positive Cases
Montgomery County Public Health District, in conjunction with the Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, can confirm five additional deaths related to COVID-19. Three hospitalized men, one  in their 80s and 2 in their 60s, one from Conroe and two from Magnolia have died. All had co-morbidities in addition to testing positive for COVID-19. The two out-of-hospital deaths are a female in her 90s from Spring and a male in his 60s from New Caney.

We can also confirm the following:

  • TOTAL cases of COVID-19 increased by 87 to 6,077 since yesterday’s report.
  • ACTIVE cases of COVID-19 decreased by 79 to 2,464 since yesterday’s report.
  • 69 residents are known to be in the hospital, as a result of contact investigations. Contact investigations have not been initiated on all reported cases.77
  • 3,446 people have clinically recovered an increase of 161 since yesterday’s report.

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, around your home and your cell phone.

You can view the list of case-by-case updates from Thursday, July 23, 2020, 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/.

The Woodlands Township COVID-19 Update, Thursday, July 30, 2020

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 471 confirmed positive cases with 202 active cases, and 77389 has 253 confirmed positive cases with 67 active cases.

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National News and Guidelines

Keep Up with Regular Medical Needs During COVID-19
Although it is important to follow CDC guidelines regarding wearing face coverings, social distancing and hand hygiene throughout the pandemic, it is also important not to neglect your regular and urgent healthcare needs.

Hospitals, emergency rooms and healthcare providers follow strict guidelines regarding disinfection and mitigating the spread of COVID-19 while treating patients. Please attend to your regular medical needs by keeping appointments with your healthcare providers and visiting the Emergency Room for any sudden symptoms such as chest pain, respiratory difficulty, weakness or numbness of limbs, severe abdominal pain or dizziness. Avoiding treatment during a life-threatening situation can have serious consequences.

FDA Answers Questions About COVID-19 and Pets
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 frequently asked questions from consumers about COVID-19 and pets.

Testing Information

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. Please note, the COVID-19 Call Center at 936-523-3916, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., for more information.

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.

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.

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Township News

COVID-19 Case Count Brief from The Woodlands Fire Department
As of Thursday, July 30, 2020,  + or – signifies change since previous report.

Montgomery County
6,077 – Confirmed, +87
2,464 – Active Cases,  -79
62 – Deaths,  +5
3,446 – Recovered,  +161
69 – Hospitalized,  +1
1,506 – Self isolation or recovery at home, -45

Harris County 
25,435 – Confirmed, +420
9,289 – Active Cases, -6
274 – Deaths, +6
15,871 – Recovered, +420

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.

View the full update at https://www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/civicalerts.aspx?AID=3169

Source: The Woodlands Township

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