The Woodlands Township COVID-19 Update – July 9
The Woodlands Township shared the following COVID-19 Updates on Thursday, July 9, 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 regrettably confirm two additional deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths to 40. A woman in her 70s, from Spring, and a man in his 70s, from Willis, died in the hospital. Both had co-morbidities in addition to testing positive for COVID-19. We offer our condolences to both families at this time.
We can also confirm the total number of COVID-19 cases increased by 92 to 2,876 cases in Montgomery County. ACTIVE cases of COVID-19 decreased to 1,000. Of the 1,000 active cases who are Montgomery County residents, 36 are in the hospital. 1,836 people have fully recovered.
Take the steps needed 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 is also 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 288 confirmed positive cases with 146 active cases, and 77389 has 176 confirmed positive cases with 65 active cases.
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.
View the full update at https://www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/civicalerts.aspx?AID=3143
Source: The Woodlands Township