Chairman Bunch Discusses Hospital Capacity in Good ShapeWith recent escalating numbers of positive cases of COVID-19 in the area, Township Chairman Gordy Bunch discusses hospital capacity in The Woodlands area. The video can be watched here. The Woodlands and Harris County has sufficient capacities, according to the SouthEast Texas Regional Advisory Council (SETRAC) that monitors hospital capacity on a daily basis. SETRAC keeps up with the following information relating to COVID-19: COVID Related Census, COVID Tracker, General/ICU Bed Usage, Hospital/COVID Census and Ventilator Usage. View the charts here. For more information, visit our Daily Hospital Usage webpage.
Montgomery County COVID-19 Case Count increases by 183 positivesMontgomery County Public Health District, in conjunction with the Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, is saddened to confirm an additional death related to COVID-19. A woman in her 70s from Spring died in the hospital. She had co-morbidities in addition to testing positive for COVID-19. They offer condolences to her family at this difficult time.
Take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community.Have questions? Please go to https://mcphd-tx.org/ and scroll down to the FAQs.
You can find more information on the SETRAC website, setrac.org. You can view the list of case-by-case updates 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/.
Just 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’s number has changed to 936-523-3916. It is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Harris County COVID-19 Case CountHarris 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 431 confirmed positive cases with 189 active cases, and 77389 has 244 confirmed positive cases with 71 active cases.
Testing in Montgomery CountyA 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. Call the COVID-19 Call Center at 936-523-3916, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., for more information.
Testing in Harris CountyGet 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 SitesGovernor 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.
Local School Districts Reopening Plans
Wendtwoods Pool Re-Opens, Forestgate Pool Closes on Monday, July 27, 2020The Woodlands Township will re-open Wendtwoods Pool to the public on Monday, July 27, 2020, from 2 to 8 p.m. The pool was temporarily closed due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, July 25, 2020. Due to the number of lifeguards in quarantine and as outlined in the COVID-19 Pool Closure Prioritization Plan, Forestgate Pool will be closed effective July 27, 2020. Read the full release for more information.
Riva Row Boat House Now Open The Woodlands Township has re-opened Riva Row Boat House. Normal operating hours are in effect, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., with last boats going out at 7 p.m., closed on Wednesdays only. Read the full release for more information.
COVID-19 Case Count Brief from The Woodlands Fire DepartmentAs of Monday, July 27, 2020, + or – signifies change since previous report.
Please note, numbers below are since Friday; highlighted numbers are since Thursday.
5,780 – Confirmed, +1832,597– Active Cases, +5854 – Deaths, +13,024 – Recovered, +27765 – Hospitalized, +21,542 – Self-isolation or recovery at home, -63
23,993 – Confirmed, +1,4609,257 – Active Cases, +680254 – Deaths, +1014,481 – Recovered, +707
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Goes Virtual for Free Arts Outreach ProgramThough The Pavilion’s Main Stage is currently dark, the non-profit organization is strongly committed to continuing to provide cultural enrichment for both young audiences and the public at large by increasing exposure to the arts. The Pavilion has recently launched several of its free educational outreach programs virtually for families to enjoy from the safety of their homes.
This season’s free Mini Maestros kids club is being offered through a digital experience via Google Classroom. The Pavilion is also excited to launch the Virtual Scout Day Program this season as a way for Scouts BSA to achieve their Music Merit Badge. Read the full release for more information.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 Community Resources webpage to find more information about resources in the community related to COVID-19.
Community Assistance CenterThe Montgomery County Community Assistance Center (CAC) Mobile Food Market originally scheduled for Saturday, July 25, 2020, has been rescheduled to Tuesday, July 28, 2020, beginning at 4 p.m. View flyer for more information.
CAC is seeking help through monetary and in-kind donations and through volunteers. The CAC front office is open for food and clothing assistance but with limited contact. View the CAC Services flyer | View the CAC How You Can Help flyer.
“Save a Life” Blood DriveAugust 31 through September 7, 2020, the KSBJ and NGEN radio stations have teamed up with Gulf Cost Regional Blood Center to help save lives in our community. You can be the blessing to the many hospital patients recovering from treatment and in need of blood. Those who donate at select locations will get a T-shirt as a small token of appreciation. View the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center website for more information and to schedule your appointment.
FDA Answers Questions About Hand Sanitizer Uses and SafetyThe 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 some frequently asked questions from consumers about hand sanitizers and disinfectants.
The CDC provides information regarding disinfectant practices for surfaces in the Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes. Learn more about these and other coronavirus topics.
Township’s Coronavirus PageThe 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.
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