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Posted on: September 24, 2020

The Woodlands Township COVID-19 Update, Thursday September 24, 2020

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Township Held Regular Board of Directors Meeting
The Woodlands Township Board of Directors held a Regular Board Meeting via videoconference Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at 6 p.m. to discuss Township matters. Prior to addressing agenda items, the Board of Directors issued a proclamation in recognition of The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch, through the National Association of Town Watch, and proclaimed October 11, 2020 as National Night Out in The Woodlands, Texas. The Board approved resuming in-person board meetings, received a presentation from Woodlands Water and accepted the financial report. Read the complete release

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Montgomery County COVID-19 Case Count September 24, 2020
Montgomery 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 man in his 70s, from Porter, died in the hospital. He had co-morbidities in addition to testing positive for COVID-19.

They can also confirm:

  • TOTAL cases of COVID-19 increased by 44 to 10,791 since yesterday’s (9/23) report. All cases were tested in the month of September.
  • ACTIVE cases of COVID-19 increased by 2 to 1,542 since yesterday’s (9/23) report.
  • 23 residents are known to be in the hospital, as a result of contact investigations. Contact investigations have not been initiated on all reported cases.
  • 7,258 people have clinically recovered.

*These numbers include PCR and rapid testing results for Montgomery County residents. Antibody testing is not included. Have questions? Please go to https://mcphd-tx.org/ and scroll down to the FAQs.

Effective today, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced new visitation guidance for eligible nursing homes, assisted living facilities, intermediate care facilities, home and community-based service providers, and inpatient hospice. Under the new rules, residents will be allowed to designate up to two essential family caregivers who will be provided necessary training to allow them to safely go inside a facility for a scheduled visit, including in the resident’s room, to help ensure their loved one’s physical, social, and emotional needs are being met. Designated caregivers will not be required to maintain physical distancing, but only one caregiver can visit a resident at a time. Read more information.

 You can find more information on the SETRAC website.

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

  • If your children have started in-person school, teach them proper hygiene and the correct way to wear a mask. Encourage them to never share masks with others.
  • 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 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 1,152 confirmed positive cases with 48 active cases, and 77389 has 594 confirmed positive cases with 33 active cases.

COVID-19 Case Count Brief from The Woodlands Fire Department
As of Thursday, September 24, 2020, + or – signifies change since previous report.

Montgomery County 

  • 10,791 – Confirmed, +44 
  • 1,542 - Active Cases,  +2 
  • 140 – Deaths,  +1 
  • 7,258 – Recovered,  +41 
  • 23 – Hospitalized,  -2 

Harris County 

  • 67,485 – Confirmed, +317 
  • 2,953 - Active Cases, -43 
  • 692 – Deaths, +8 
  • 63,836 – Recovered, +352   

Get Tested for COVID-19
Montgomery County residents may sign up online for Free COVID-19 testing at https://www.mchd-tx.org. Call 936-523-3916 for more information. 

Harris County residents may also sign up for free COVID-19 testing online at hcphtx.org. Call 832-927-7575 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. 

Staying Safe while Socializing Outside
Enjoying time outdoors can improve your physical and mental health. Remember to take safety precautions like wearing a mask and social distancing to protect yourself and others. Socializing with people outside of your household increases your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Keep outside gatherings small. Be sure to check your area’s recommended group size. Do not share food, utensils, or beverages. Keep your hands clean, wear face coverings and stay 6 feet/2 meters apart from other groups.  

The Woodlands Township COVID-19 eNewsletter
The Woodlands Township COVID-19 (Coronavirus) informational enewsletter will now be published every Tuesday and Thursday and as needed. Manage your notifications and subscriptions. 

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.

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

Stay Informed with The Woodlands Township
Sign up for news and alerts from the Township at www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/notifyme. During a weather-related event, additional information can be found at www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/emergency

Keep Up with Best Practices During the Pandemic at CDC.GOV https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

The Woodlands Township publishes this update to inform residents and businesses regarding COVID-19 and its impact on The Woodlands Township. Please sign up for Township news and notifications at www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/notifyme. This newsletter is published every Tuesday and Thursday, or as needed.

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