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Posted on: May 6, 2020

The Woodlands Township COVID-19 Update, Wednesday, May 6, 2020

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National Nurses Day and Blue Angels Flyover
Today is National Nurses Day, celebrated annually on May 6 to raise awareness of the important role nurses play in society. It marks the beginning of National Nurses Week, which ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale. In honor of National Nurses Day and to honor COVID-19 First Responders and other essential personnel, the Blue Angels flew over The Woodlands and continued its path throughout Houston as part of the America Strong collaborative salute from the US Navy.

Photos came in from local hospitals and residents as they celebrated the flyover and our medical professionals.

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Ready, Set, Riva Row 
The Riva Row Boat House welcomes residents and guests back for fun on the water beginning on Wednesday, May 6, 2020! Boat House staff members look forward to seeing you again and are waiting to take your reservations for kayak rentals, stand up paddle boards and swan boats. The Woodlands Township is committed to providing residents and guests with a fun environment while still keeping safety as a top priority. A newly-implemented reservation system is available with parties booking in 10-minute intervals in order to follow safe social distancing measures. To make your reservation for fun on The Woodlands Waterway and Lake Woodlands, please call 281-210-3965.

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Montgomery County COVID-19 Case Count
Montgomery County Public Health District, in conjunction with Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, confirms there are now 433 ACTIVE cases of COVID-19. That number includes 55 hospitalizations. 224 people have fully recovered! The number of total positive cases has increased 10 since yesterday to 672.

Details on individual 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 May 6, 2020 (4 p.m.), Harris County Public Health (HCPH) has 3,105 positive cases (1,207 active cases). HCPH is also confirming that 1,830 of its patients have recovered. There have been 68 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://tinyurl.com/tzymvk5

Cases by zip code in Harris County can be found here 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 52 cases and 77389 has 38 cases.

Around the Township

#Township Together
Send us your photos! The Woodlands Township is calling on residents to share images of inspiration within the community. These can be a photo of something seen in the neighborhood, a family project or anything with a positive message. These will be shared through the Township email updates, social media channels and on The Woodlands Township website. Send your photos to TownshipTogether@thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov.

Things to Do at Home
From having your own film festival at home to virtual puzzles and more, Visit The Woodlands has created a guide for things you can enjoy while at home. If you need ideas on ways to keep busy at home, head to www.visitthewoodlands.com/athome.

Community Resources
Numerous resources are available in the community for support. These vary from food banks to financial assistance and much more. Please visit the link below to find more information about resources in the community related to COVID-19: http://thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/1491/Community-Resources.

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 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.

Hotlines for health questions and COVID-19
Montgomery County: 936-523-5040                 
Harris County: 713-634-1110 
Statewide Mental Health Support Line: 833-986-1919

Free Self-Screening Tool for COVID-19
Visit the self-screening tool on the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

Tracking COVID-19: Local, Regionally, Nationally, Internationally
Below are the widgets for tracking COVID19.

Stay Connected 
Please stay connected to The Woodlands Township through our many communications channels. Learn more and sign up at www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/stayinformed.

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The Woodlands Township publishes this update to inform residents and businesses regarding the COVID-19 and its impact on The Woodlands Township. Please sign up for Township news and notifications at 
www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/notifyme.

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