The Woodlands Township COVID-19 Update – August 14
The Woodlands Township shared the following COVID-19 Updates on Friday, August 14, 2020.
Township to Hold Special Board of Directors Meeting
The Woodlands Township Board of Directors will hold a Special Board Meeting via videoconference on Monday, August 17, 2020, at 9 a.m. View the meeting agenda.
Montgomery County COVID-19 Case Count Sees an Increase of 93 Positive Cases
Montgomery County Public Health District, in conjunction with the Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, can very sadly confirm an additional death related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 96.
- A woman in her 90s, from The Woodlands, died in hospice care. She had co-morbidities in addition to testing positive for COVID-19. They offer their condolences to her family at this difficult time.
They can also confirm:
- TOTAL cases of COVID-19 increased by 93 to 6,957 since yesterday’s report.
- ACTIVE cases of COVID-19 increased by 9 to 1,243 since yesterday’s report.
- 56 residents are known to be in the hospital, as a result of contact investigations. Contact investigations have not been initiated on all reported cases.
- 5,009 people have clinically recovered.
Have questions? Please go to https://mcphd-tx.org/ and scroll down to the FAQs.
Take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community.
- 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 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/.
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 645 confirmed positive cases with 221 active cases, and 77389 has 328 confirmed positive cases with 83 active cases.
Chairman Bunch Discusses COVID-19 and Different Types of Tests Available
Free COVID-19 testing is available for residents of Montgomery County online 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. Watch the video here.
Testing in Montgomery County
Online registration is available for COVID-19 testing through the Montgomery County Public Health and Montgomery County Hospital District (MCPHD/MCHD) voucher program. Click on “Need to be tested?” on mchd-tx.org or mcphd-tx.org and follow the instructions. The COVID-19 Call Center’s number is 936-523-3916. It is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Testing in Harris County
Get 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.
Governor Announces Federally Funded COVID-19 Testing Sites in Harris County
Governor Greg Abbott announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has established four temporary COVID-19 surge testing sites in Harris County. Two testing sites in Houston, one in Pasadena and one in Kingwood are currently open and will remain open through August 29, 2020. Each location will be able to process 1,250 tests per day, or a total of 60,000 tests across the four sites. Read more information about the sites.
COVID-19 Case Count Brief from The Woodlands Fire Department
As of Friday, August 14, 2020, + or – signifies change since previous report.
6,957 – Confirmed, +93
1,243 – Active Cases, +9
96 – Deaths, +1
5,009 – Recovered, +83
56 – Hospitalized, +4
33,771 – Confirmed, +711
9,968 – Active Cases, +115
396 – Deaths, +15
22,824 – Recovered, +581
Use Caution in Active School Zones
While students are at home for remote-learning, principals, teachers, paraprofessionals, custodial crews and additional staff members are currently present at their respective campuses. Please use caution in school zones during designated times posted on signs and/or when yellow lights are flashing. View more school news on the Township’s COVID-19 Community Resources page.
Around the Township
Movie Theaters in The Woodlands
The theaters listed below are currently open or will be opening soon. Please read below for safety procedures, guidelines and specials for each specific theater.
Cinemark Tinsletown 17 & XD | 1600 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380:
This theatre is currently open. Guests are required to wear face masks throughout the theater and may be removed when eating and drinking inside the auditorium, encouraged to purchase contactless ticketing and asked to practice physical distancing of at least 6 feet. Additional guest guidelines and cleaning standards.
Cinemark at Market Street | 9595 Six Pines Drive, Suite 8200, The Woodlands, TX 77380:This location opens Friday, August 28, 2020.
Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas | 26543 Kuykendahl Road, The Woodlands, TX 77375:
Guests are encouraged to wear a mask when not eating or drinking, reserve tickets online, enter and exit orderly and avoid congregation. View the new safety and health procedures. This location is currently offering a special to rent the entire theatre for $250. This gives 25 of your friends a movie ticket as well as unlimited soft drinks and popcorn!
The Woodlands Farmer’s Market
The Woodlands Farmer’s Market is open Saturdays 8 a.m. to noon (7 Switchbud Pl, 77380). The market is produced by Grogan’s Mill Village Association. Safety precautions are in place, including: prohibiting the consumption of food/beverage in the market, changed layout for maximum social distancing, requirement that masks to be worn by patrons and vendors, letting vendors assist with purchases and set up hand sanitizing stations. For more information, please visit the website, Facebook page and sign up for the enewsletter.
The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will be present to host a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (located in the upper parking lot closer to what was Randalls). A few spots remain, sign up for a time slot to donate blood.
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.
Clear the Shelter – Gain a Best Friend
This year Clear the Shelters is a month-long event taking place from August 1 through August 31, 2020. All pet adoption fees have been waived. NBC and Telemundo-owned stations’ Clear The Shelters nationwide pet adoption campaign returns for a sixth consecutive year in August 2020 with sponsors such as WeRescue, 24PetWatch and greatergood.org. Please visit ClearTheShelters.com for more information.
Adoptions are by appointment only to maintain social distances. To adopt an animal, please visit the Montgomery County Animal Services webpage to schedule a time. View Adoptable Dogs View Adoptable Cats
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.
Source: The Woodlands Township