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The Woodlands Township COVID-19 Update – April 8

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On Wednesday, April 8 at 7 p.m., The Woodlands Township shared the following updates regarding the COVID-19 crisis.

Special Board of Directors meeting 
The Woodlands Township Board of Directors will hold a special meeting via videoconference at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 9, 2020, to discuss the Township’s response to COVID-19. Visit the Township website to tune in.

You can Help Our Heroes on Thursday, April 9, 2020
The Woodlands Township has launched Help Our Heroes, a program to collect Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and essential supplies needed for first responders and medical service providers in the community. Please consider donating these materials if you have them on-hand. Your help is greatly appreciated! Collection Days and Locations are Mondays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Central Fire Station, located at 9951 Grogan’s Mill Rd., The Woodlands, TX 77380. Please email pbuck@thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov  if you can help.

Supplies Needed:

  • Isolation gowns
  • Gloves
  • Masks – N95s, surgical, procedure, etc.
  • Hair Covers
  • Full Face Shields
  • PAPR Hoods – Typically only used when doing an aerosolizing procedure.
  • Eyewear – Face shields, reusable goggles or disposable glasses
  • Boot Covers / Shoe Covers
  • Germicidal Wipes
  • Disinfectant Spray / Paper Towels
Help Our Heroes on Thursday, April 9, 2020
Pictured above, Township Director and Public Health Liaison Dr. Shelley Sekula-Gibbs, Township Program Specialists Susan Martin and Julie Quinn, and The Woodlands Fire Department Chief Palmer Buck welcome your donations at the Help Our Heroes collection site.

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Today’s County News

Montgomery County COVID-19 Case Count
Montgomery County Public Health District, in conjunction with Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management, can confirm there are now 210 positive cases of COVID-19, up 13 cases from yesterday. We are happy to say 53 of our cases have fully recovered!

Updated COVID-19 graphics with a total of 210 positive cases as of 3 p.m. today. We are happy to say 53 of our cases have fully recovered!

Posted by Commissioner James Noack- Montgomery County Precinct Three on Wednesday, April 8, 2020

If someone in your household is having symptoms of COVID-19 including cough, fever and/or shortness of breath, your entire household should self-quarantine for 14 days regardless of whether they have been tested or not been tested. You should also monitor symptoms of everyone in the household, including twice-daily temperature checks – once in the morning and once in the evening. You can find more details here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/public-health-recommendations.html.

If you and your entire household are well with no symptoms, you should still be staying home and only leaving your home if necessary.

Details on Montgomery County cases can be found here: https://mcphd-tx.org/coronavirus-covid-19/confirmed-cases/.

4/8/2020 3:00pm update: We can confirm there are now 210 positive cases of COVID-19, up 13 cases from yesterday. We are…

Posted by Montgomery County Public Health on Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Harris County COVID-19 Case Count
As of April 8, 2020 (3:30 p.m.), Harris County Public Health (HCPH) has 135 new cases of COVID-19, which brings the total to 961 positive cases. HCPH is also confirming that 224 of its patients have recovered. Harris County lists by quadrants, and the Village of Creekside Park is located in the NW Quadrant, where there are 353 active cases, 127 recovered and 11 deaths. There have been 19 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://harriscounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/cd54e50984b94690b1d6093e0df651c5

Harris County Owned and Operated Parks Closed April 10 – 13, 2020
Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo signed an order today closing all county owned and operated parks. The closures begin Friday, April 10th and will last through Easter weekend, prohibiting the use of county owned and operated parks.

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Township News

Guidelines for Social Distancing on the Pathways–Please Stay Safe!

For pedestrians using the pathways, please remain a minimum of 6 feet apart. Be sure to stay to the right, watch for other pathway users, be especially alert when running, and listen for audible signals and allow faster pathway users to pass freely.

For bicyclists using the pathways, please give audible warnings when passing pathway users, ride at a safe speed, helmets are recommended and be sure to ride straight ahead.

For rollerbladers on pathways, blade at a safe speed, helmets and protective gear are recommended, blade straight ahead and listen for audible warnings and allow faster pathway users to pass freely.

Questions answered on Parks and Pathways

Chairman Bunch answers your parks and pathways questions.

Posted by The Woodlands Township on Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Community Resource Information

Upcoming Blood Drives
Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will host three upcoming blood drives at the end of April. Every donation can help save as many as three lives. Please see schedule below. For more information, please visit giveblood.org.

  • Thursday, April 23, 2020
    11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Entergy
    10055 Grogan’s Mill Parkwood 2, Spring, TX 77380
  • Friday, April 24 2020
    9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    The Woodlands Family YMCA at Shadowbend
    6145 Shadowbend Place, The Woodlands, TX 77381
  • The Woodlands Neighborhood Donor Center
    BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
    3091 College Park Drive, Suite 130, The Woodlands, TX 77384
    To schedule your appointment, please call: 936-321-8440 or visit their website.
    Special hours April 6 – 19:
    Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Saturday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Sunday: Closed

Hotels Open in The Woodlands
The Woodlands hotel properties are here to assist in any way needed throughout the COVID-19 crisis. Whether you are a medical professional needing a room, a first responder, or simply needing a quiet and safe place to work, The Woodlands has you covered. Below is a list of all open hotels in The Woodlands that are happy to welcome you to their property throughout this time.

  • Drury Inn The Woodlands
  • Residence Inn Lakefront Drive
  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Hyatt Place
  • Fairfield Inn and Suites
  • Best Western Plus
  • Candlewood Suites
  • Courtyard Lakefront Drive

Stay up to date on any updates and special rates available here.

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 now 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. Please check back often as it is updated frequently.

View the complete update from The Woodlands Township on April 8 at http://www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/civicalerts.aspx?AID=2998

Source: The Woodlands Township

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