THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS (September 16, 2021) – During the current nationwide surge in COVID-19 cases, particularly the Delta variant, the Township reminds residents to stay safe and well and to help mitigate the spread of the virus.
Montgomery County Public Health Department confirms high levels of active COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County.
Today, Montgomery County confirms three additional deaths related to COVID-19.
Montgomery County also confirms:
The Testing Positivity Rate for Montgomery County has decreased to 19%, down from 20% on Monday.
The Harris County COVID-19 Threat Level remains at Level 1 (Severe Threat).
The reports of Montgomery County are posted on the Township website under County News Releases/Partner Agency Notifications. Harris County items are also posted there as received. In addition, social media feeds from both agencies can be viewed by scrolling down at www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/covid19.
SouthEast Texas Regional Advisory CouncilSETRAC is a powerful coalition of providers, responders and other healthcare related partners united together to save lives and improve health outcomes through research, education and collaboration. You can find more information and view hospital use related to COVID-19 on their website, setrac.org.
SETRAC data as of September 15, 2021 reports that:
COVID-19 vaccines are widely available locally at hospitals, healthcare provider offices, pharmacies and retailers. To find a vaccine near you, please visit www.vaccines.gov/search/. Here you can search based on zip code and vaccine preference (Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson). Texans can also register online at GetTheVaccine.dshs.texas.gov. You will be notified by email or text when and where to get the vaccine.
The FDA recently gave full approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, which will be marketed as Comirnaty, for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older.
Flu season is quickly approaching. By getting vaccinated against the flu viruses, hospitalizations and deaths can be reduced this fall and winter, which can in turn help reduce the burden on the medical system and save medical resources for the care of COVID-19 patients. Please ask your healthcare providers about vaccine availability. If you don’t have a health care professional you regularly see, you can find flu vaccines at many places, including health departments and pharmacies. Read more.
The Woodlands Township is a host location for COVID-19 testing provided by Curative, Inc. Testing takes place seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Township offers free testing through Curative at three locations. Please note, testing is no longer offered at 2801 Technology Forest Blvd.
Cases of COVID-19 in local independent school districts are on the rise. Please visit the ISD dashboards below for the latest information regarding COVID-19 cases in schools.
CDC Guidance Regarding the Delta VariantThe Delta variant causes more infections and spreads faster than early forms of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The Delta variant is highly contagious, more than 2x as contagious as previous variants. Some data suggest the Delta variant might cause more severe illness than previous variants in unvaccinated people. Read more.
Help Reduce the Spread of COVID-19Current advice from the CDC includes wearing a mask indoors in public and crowded spaces in areas of high transmission for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. Vaccines remain the most effective way to reduce spread of COVID-19 and prevent serious illness. Read more.
Additional InformationPlease visit the Township’s COVID-19 information page, www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/covid19 for resources, information and updates.