The Woodlands Township COVID-19 Update – July 6
The Woodlands Township shared the following COVID-19 updates on Monday, July 6, 2020.
Montgomery County COVID-19 Case Count
Montgomery County Public Health District, in conjunction with Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, can confirm a jump of 197 total cases of COVID-19, over the long weekend, to 2,550 cases.
Today, the number of ACTIVE cases of COVID-19 has increased to 1,061 in Montgomery County. Of the 1,061 active cases who are Montgomery County residents, 31 are in the hospital. 1,452 people have fully recovered.
There are steps we can all take to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Avoid groups of people. Wear a mask (if it is necessary to be in public), wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently, disinfect surfaces in your car and around your home, and practice social distancing. We have the power to keep businesses and restaurants open!
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/.
Testing in Montgomery County
Just a reminder, online registration is now available for COVID-19 testing through the MCPHD/MCHD voucher program. Click on “Need to be tested?” on mchd-tx.org or mcphd-tx.org and follow the instructions. Call the COVID-19 Call Center at 936-523-5040, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for more information.
COVID-19 testing will be available starting Friday at 9 a.m. located at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. This testing site will be open from July 10 through July 13, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Residents who would like to be tested must register either online at www.txcovidtest.org or by phone at 512-883-2400.
Online Registration for COVID-19 Testing Now Available
Montgomery County Public Health District, in conjunction with Montgomery County Hospital District, has announced that online registration is now available to receive a voucher for COVID-19 testing through both MCPHD and MCHD. Testing is available for both symptomatic and asymptomatic people who would like to be tested. You must be a Montgomery County resident to be eligible for a voucher; each resident can receive only one voucher.
- STEP ONE: Go to mchd-tx.org or mcphd-tx.org and click on “Need to be tested?”
- STEP TWO: Fill out the information.
- STEP THREE: Check your email for the voucher.
- STEP FOUR: Make an appointment at your testing center of choice based on information you receive in the email.
- STEP FIVE: Get tested! The testing center of your choice will notify you of the result.
For more information, the MCHD/MCPHD COVID-19 Call Center is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please call 936-523-5040. Read more about online voucher registration.
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: https://tinyurl.com/tzymvk5. 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 253 confirmed positive cases with 131 active cases, and 77389 has 169 confirmed positive cases with 65 active cases.
Harris County Business Health and Safety Order Extended
Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo has amended an existing order mandating that all businesses in Harris County develop and post a health and safety policy for employees and customers, which at a minimum includes a face covering requirement. As part of the order, everyone over the age of 10 must wear a face covering while in businesses or on commercial properties, including employees and all visitors and customers. Read the complete order here.
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.
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.
Chairman Bunch Discusses the Importance of Wearing a Face Covering
As the number of cases of COVID-19 continue to increase both in Harris and Montgomery counties, please take a look at the importance of wearing a face covering from Township Chairman Gordy Bunch. Watch the video.
View the full update at https://www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/civicalerts.aspx?AID=3139
Source: The Woodlands Township