Harris County Announces New COVID-19 Public Threat Level System Tool
Similar to other threat assessment tools, the system has color-coded "levels," each providing guidance to the ability of public health to address virus spread and recommended levels of activity individuals should have. The system has four levels: 1-Severe, Stay Home, Work Safe (Red); 2-Significant, Minimize All Contacts (Orange); 3-Moderate, Stay Vigilant (Yellow) and 4-Minimal, Resume Normal Contacts (Green).
Harris County is at Level 2, Significant (Orange). The Woodlands residents in the Village of Creekside Park reside in Harris County.
Montgomery County COVID-19 Case Count
Montgomery County Public Health District, in conjunction with Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, confirms the number of ACTIVE cases of COVID-19 has increased to 538 today. That number includes 7 hospitalizations of Montgomery County residents and 788 people that have fully recovered. The number of total positive cases has increased 59 since Monday to 1,359.
Just a reminder, hospitals in our region are seeing an increase in COVID-19 patients, so it is imperative for Montgomery County residents to continue abiding by CDC guidelines when in public places. If you do not feel well, stay home. The CDC recommends the following measures when you are in a public place:
• Stay at least six feet from others at all times.
• Wear a cloth face covering to help protect yourself and others.
• Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
• Bring hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol to use if soap and water are not available.
The MCHD/MCPHD COVID-19 Call Center is open for residents needing COVID-19 testing through the voucher program, or for general questions, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please call 936-523-5040 for more information.