MONTGOMERY COUNTY JUDGE AMENDS ORDER RELATED TO OCCUPANCY OF PREMISES THROUGHOUT MONTGOMERY COUNTY

MONTGOMERY COUNTY JUDGE AMENDS ORDER RELATED TO OCCUPANCY OF PREMISES THROUGHOUT MONTGOMERY COUNTY Status Update from the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                       March 25, 2020     The Office of County Judge Mark Keough along with the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management announce the following notice in lieu of recent events in Montgomery County. At 3:00 p.m. this afternoon Judge Mark Keough signed an amended order affecting the occupancy of premises in Montgomery County.  The amendments adds restrictions on nail and hair salons, spas, licensed massage businesses, tattoo parlors, and cosmetic businesses.  Additionally, nursing homes, retirement, and long term care facilities are now required to limit visitation to critical assistance and end of life visitation only.  The full text of the entire order follows:   ORDER AFFECTING THE OCCUPANCY OF PREMISES THROUGHOUT MONTGOMERY COUNTY (March 25, 2020) WHEREAS, a local disaster declaration was declared on March 12, 2020, ratified and extended for 30 days by a duly called Emergency Meeting of Commissioners Court on the same day, and both the  State of Texas and Federal disaster declarations were issued on March 13, 2020; and WHEREAS, the COVID-19 virus is contagious and spreads through person-to-person contact, especially in group settings; and WHEREAS, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidance to all Americans, requesting gatherings of 10 persons or more to cease for the fifteen (15) days; and WHEREAS, an emerging public health emergency does currently exist and is expected to worsen, where Montgomery County desires to slow down and prevent the spread of COVID-19 throughout Montgomery County; and WHEREAS, Montgomery County urges residents of the county to follow the guidance of the CDC and immediately begin social distancing; and WHEREAS, Montgomery County urges private businesses to adhere to the CDC guidelines and begin to implement social distancing within their organizations where possible to include work from home options where practical; and NOW THEREFORE, I, MARK J. KEOUGH, COUNTY JUDGE OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TEXAS, PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORITY VESTED BY TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE CHAPTER 418, HEREBY ORDER: Effective as of 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 25, 2020 and continuing through April 6, 2020, unless terminated or modified by an order, the County Judge of Montgomery County, Texas, deems it in the public interest to issue the following order(s):   Hair and nail salons, spas, licensed massage businesses, tattoo parlors, and cosmetic businesses shall cease operations. Nursing homes, retirement, and long term care facilities shall prohibit non-essential visitors from accessing their facilities unless to provide critical assistance or for end of life visitation. All restaurants shall cease all onsite dining operations. All restaurants may continue takeout, to-go, delivery, and catering operations. Restaurants shall not allow any employee to report to work who is demonstrating signs of any form of sickness, or having a fever. Strict handwashing and sanitizing operations must be deployed. All bars or private clubs shall cease operations. Gyms, movie theaters, or amusement type businesses shall cease operations….


Montgomery County confirms 31st case of COVID-19

MONTGOMERY COUNTY OFFICIALS UPDATE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK Status Update from the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                       March 25, 2020                                                  For more information, please contact:  Misti Willingham, Public Information Officer C:  936.537.0611     MONTGOMERY COUNTY – Montgomery County Public Health District, in conjunction with Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management, can confirm Montgomery County now has 31 positive cases of COVID-19, an increase of 8 from yesterday (see more information below.) We would like to emphasize the importance of staying home if you are able and social distancing. The virus is now in all parts of our county. Regardless of exactly where these patients reside, it is spreading in the community. Increased hygiene practices, like frequent hand washing and surface disinfecting, are imperative.   As of 3:00 pm today, MCPHD has been notified of  241 negative and 31 positive test results of county residents. We have results pending for another 149 residents.   Here are updates on Montgomery County’s current cases: *map of areas is attached to this email   Case # 1 – A man in his 40s, who resides in Northwest Montgomery County, is still hospitalized. He remains in critical condition, but he is stable and continues improvement. As a result of our investigation, we do believe he contracted the virus as a result of community spread. (reported 03/10/2020) Case # 2 – A woman, in her 40s, who resides in Southeast Montgomery County. She remains in a hospital in Harris County, in critical condition, but she is stable and is showing improvement. Her only travel was to New Orleans. (reported 3/12/2020) Case # 3 – A man, in his 40s, who resides in Northwest Montgomery County. He has been re-admitted to the hospital. His only travel was to Florida. (reported 3/12/2020) Case # 4 – A woman, in her 40s, who resides in Northwest Montgomery County. Fortunately, she has fully recovered. Her case is connected to Case # 3. (reported 3/14/2020) Case # 5 – A man, in his 50s, who resides in Southwest Montgomery County. He is in isolation in his home. The man has recently traveled to California. (reported 3/17/2020) Case # 6 – A man, in his 40s, who resides in Southwest Montgomery County. At this time, he is in isolation in his home. The man has recently traveled to California. (reported 3/18/2020)   Case # 7 – A woman, in her 60s, who resides in Northwest Montgomery County. At this time, she is in isolation in her home. She has no recent travel history, and no known contact with other patients. (reported 3/18/2020)   Case # 8 – A woman, in her 40s, who resides in Southeast Montgomery County. At the time, she is in isolation in her home. She has recently traveled to Germany. (reported 3/19/2020)   Case # 9 – A man, in his 50s, who resides in Southwest Montgomery County. He is currently hospitalized in critical but stable condition. No known…


MONTGOMERY COUNTY OFFICIALS UPDATE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK WITH 23 CASES

MONTGOMERY COUNTY OFFICIALS UPDATE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK WITH 23 CASES Status Update from the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                       March 24, 2020                                                  For more information, please contact:  Misti Willingham, Public Information Officer C:  936.537.0611     MONTGOMERY COUNTY – Montgomery County Public Health District, in conjunction with Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management, can confirm Montgomery County now has 23 positive cases of COVID-19. We are also happy to announce our first full recovery of a woman in her 40s. She is Case # 4. (See more information below.)   As of 3:00 pm today, MCPHD has been notified of 224 negative and 23 positive test results of county residents. We have results pending for another 128 residents.   Here are updates on Montgomery County’s current cases: *map of areas is attached to this email   Case # 1 – A man in his 40s, who resides in Northwest Montgomery County, is still hospitalized. He remains in critical condition, but he is stable and continues improvement. As a result of our investigation, we do believe he contracted the virus as a result of community spread. (reported 03/10/2020)   Case # 2 – A woman, in her 40s, who resides in Southeast Montgomery County. She remains in a hospital in Harris County, in critical condition, but she is stable and is showing improvement. Her only travel was to New Orleans. (reported 3/12/2020)   Case # 3 – A man, in his 40s, who resides in Northwest Montgomery County. He has been re-admitted to the hospital. His only travel was to Florida. (reported 3/12/2020)   Case # 4 – A woman, in her 40s, who resides in Northwest Montgomery County. Fortunately, she has fully recovered. Her case is connected to Case # 3. (reported 3/14/2020)   Case # 5 – A man, in his 50s, who resides in Southwest Montgomery County. He is in isolation in his home. The man has recently traveled to California. (reported 3/17/2020)   Case # 6 – A man, in his 40s, who resides in Southwest Montgomery County. At this time, he is in isolation in his home. The man has recently traveled to California. (reported 3/18/2020)   Case # 7 – A woman, in her 60s, who resides in Northwest Montgomery County. At this time, she is in isolation in her home. She has no recent travel history, and no known contact with other patients. (reported 3/18/2020)   Case # 8 – A woman, in her 40s, who resides in Southeast Montgomery County. At the time, she is in isolation in her home. She has recently traveled to Germany. (reported 3/19/2020)   Case # 9 – A man, in his 50s, who resides in Southwest Montgomery County. He is currently hospitalized in critical but stable condition. No known travel. (reported 3/19/2020)   Case # 10 – A woman in her 50s, who resides in Southeast Montgomery County. She is in isolation at home. She did attend the…


CASE #16, #17, #18 & #19

MONTGOMERY COUNTY – Montgomery County Public Health District, in conjunction with Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management, can confirm Montgomery County now has 19 positive cases of COVID-19. (See additional info below.)   As of 3:00 pm today, MCPHD has been notified of 117 negative and 19 positive test results of county residents. We have results pending for another 147 residents.   Here are updates on Montgomery County’s current cases:   Case # 1 – A man in his 40s, who resides in Northwest Montgomery County, is still hospitalized. He remains in critical condition, but he is stable and still showing some improvement. As a result of our investigation, we do believe he contracted the virus as a result of community spread. (reported 03/10/2020) Case # 2 – A woman, in her 40s, who resides in Southeast Montgomery County. She remains in a hospital in Harris County, in critical condition. Her only travel was to New Orleans. (reported 3/12/2020) Case # 3 – A man, in his 40s, who resides in Northwest Montgomery County. He is at home, recovering well. His only travel was to Florida. (reported 3/12/2020) Case # 4 – A woman, in her 40s, who resides in Northwest Montgomery County. She remains at home, doing well. Her case is connected to Case # 3. (reported 3/14/2020) Case # 5 – A man, in his 50s, who resides in Southwest Montgomery County. He is in isolation in his home. The man has recently traveled to California. (reported 3/17/2020) Case # 6 – A man, in his 40s, who resides in Southwest Montgomery County. At this time, he is in isolation in his home. The man has recently traveled to California. (reported 3/18/2020)   Case # 7 – A woman, in her 60s, who resides in Northwest Montgomery County. At this time, she is in isolation in her home. She has no recent travel history, and no known contact with other patients. (reported 3/18/2020)   Case # 8 – A woman, in her 40s, who resides in Southeast Montgomery County. At the time, she is in isolation in her home. She has recently traveled to Germany. (reported 3/19/2020)   Case # 9 – A man, in his 50s, who resides in Southwest Montgomery County. He is currently hospitalized in critical but stable condition. His travel history is under investigation. (reported 3/19/2020)   Case # 10 – A woman in her 50s, who resides in Southeast Montgomery County. She is in isolation at home. She did attend the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo on Sunday, March 8th. (reported 3/20/2020)   Case # 11 – A man in his 90s, who resides in Southwest Montgomery County. He is currently hospitalized. He has no recent travel history. (reported 3/20/2020)   Case # 12 –  A man in his 50s, who resides in Southwest Montgomery County. He is in isolation at home. He recently traveled to Brazil. (reported 3/20/2020)   Case # 13 – A woman in her 30s, who resides in Northwest Montgomery…


Case #14 & #15 Confirmed

MONTGOMERY COUNTY OFFICIALS UPDATE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK WITH CASE #14 & #15 Status Update from the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 22, 2020 For more information, please contact: Misti Willingham, Public Information Officer C: 936.537.0611 MONTGOMERY COUNTY – Montgomery County Public Health District, in conjunction with Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management, can confirm Montgomery County’s 14th and 15th positive cases of COVID-19. The 14th case is a woman in her 40s, who resides in Southwest Montgomery County. Her case is connected to a Smith County, Texas case, where she recently traveled. She at currently at home in isolation. The 15th case is a man in his 40s, who has been in Northeast Montgomery County for a work-related purpose. He is currently in insolation at his residence. His only recent travel is to Houston. As of 3:00 pm today, MCPHD has been notified of 113 negative and 15 positive test results of county residents. We have results pending for another 145 residents. Here are updates on Montgomery County’s current cases: Case # 1 – A man in his 40s, who resides in Northwest Montgomery County, is still hospitalized. He remains in critical condition, but he is stable and showing some improvement. As a result of our investigation, we do believe he contracted the virus as a result of community spread. (reported 03/10/2020) Case # 2 – A woman, in her 40s, who resides in Southeast Montgomery County. She remains in a hospital in Harris County, in critical condition. Her only travel was to New Orleans. (reported 3/12/2020) Case # 3 – A man, in his 40s, who resides in Northwest Montgomery County. He is at home, recovering well. His only travel was to Florida. (reported 3/12/2020) Case # 4 – A woman, in her 40s, who resides in Northwest Montgomery County. She remains at home, doing well. Her case is connected to Case # 3. (reported 3/14/2020) Case # 5 – A man, in his 50s, who resides in Southwest Montgomery County. He is in isolation in his home. The man has recently traveled to California. (reported 3/17/2020) Case # 6 – A man, in his 40s, who resides in Southwest Montgomery County. At this time, he is in isolation in his home. The man has recently traveled to California. (reported 3/18/2020) Case # 7 – A woman, in her 60s, who resides in Northwest Montgomery County. At this time, she is in isolation in her home. She has no recent travel history, and no known contact with other patients. (reported 3/18/2020) Case # 8 – A woman, in her 40s, who resides in Southeast Montgomery County. At the time, she is in isolation in her home. She has recently traveled to Germany. (reported 3/19/2020) Case # 9 – A man, in his 50s, who resides in Southwest Montgomery County. He is currently hospitalized in critical but stable condition. His travel history is under investigation. (reported 3/19/2020) Case # 10 – A woman in her…


Case #13 Confirmed

MONTGOMERY COUNTY OFFICIALS UPDATE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK WITH CASE #13 Status Update from the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 21, 2020 For more information, please contact: Misti Willingham, Public Information Officer C: 936.537.0611 MONTGOMERY COUNTY – Montgomery County Public Health District, in conjunction with Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management, can confirm Montgomery County’s 13th positive case of COVID-19. She is a woman in her 30s, who resides in Northwest Montgomery County. She is in isolation at home. She has no recent travel history. Here are updates on Montgomery County’s current cases: Case # 1 – A man in his 40s, who resides in Northwest Montgomery County, is still hospitalized. He remains in critical condition, but he is stable and showing some improvement. As a result of our investigation, we do believe he contracted the virus as a result of community spread. (reported 03/10/2020) Case # 2 – A woman, in her 40s, who resides in Southeast Montgomery County. She remains in a hospital in Harris County, in critical condition. Her only travel was to New Orleans. (reported 3/12/2020) Case # 3 – A man, in his 40s, who resides in Northwest Montgomery County. He is at home, recovering well. His only travel was to Florida. (reported 3/12/2020) Case # 4 – A woman, in her 40s, who resides in Northwest Montgomery County. She remains at home, doing well. Her case is connected to Case # 3. (reported 3/14/2020) Case # 5 – A man, in his 50s, who resides in Southwest Montgomery County. He is in isolation in his home. The man has recently traveled to California. (reported 3/17/2020) Case # 6 – A man, in his 40s, who resides in Southwest Montgomery County. At this time, he is in isolation in his home. The man has recently traveled to California. (reported 3/18/2020) Case # 7 – A woman, in her 60s, who resides in Northwest Montgomery County. At this time, she is in isolation in her home. She has no recent travel history, and no known contact with other patients. (reported 3/18/2020) Case # 8 – A woman, in her 40s, who resides in Southeast Montgomery County. At the time, she is in isolation in her home. She has recently traveled to Germany. (reported 3/19/2020) Case # 9 – A man, in his 50s, who resides in Southwest Montgomery County. He is currently hospitalized in critical but stable condition. His travel history is under investigation. (reported 3/19/2020) Case # 10 – A woman in her 50s, who resides in Southeast Montgomery County. She is in isolation at home. She did attend the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo on Sunday, March 8th. (reported 3/20/2020) Case # 11 – A man in his 90s, who resides in Southwest Montgomery County. He is currently hospitalized. He has no recent travel history. (reported 3/20/2020) Case # 12 – A man in his 50s, who resides in Southwest Montgomery County. He is in isolation at home. He recently…



MONTGOMERY COUNTY OFFICIALS UPDATE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK WITH CASE #11 & #12

MONTGOMERY COUNTY OFFICIALS UPDATE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK WITH CASE #11 & #12 Status Update from the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 20, 2020 For more information, please contact: Misti Willingham, Public Information Officer C: 936.537.0611 MONTGOMERY COUNTY – Montgomery County Public Health District, in conjunction with Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management, can confirm two additional positive cases of COVID-19, which brings Montgomery County’s total to 12 cases. Case # 11 is a man in his 90s who resides in Southwest Montgomery County. He is currently hospitalized. He has no recent travel history. Case # 12 is a man in his 50s who resides in Southwest Montgomery County. His case is still under investigation. We will release more details on his case in tomorrow’s 3:00 p.m. update. Here are updates on Montgomery County’s current cases: Case # 1 – A man in his 40s, who resides in Northwest Montgomery County, is still hospitalized. He remains in critical condition, but he is stable and showing some improvement. As a result of our investigation, we do believe he contracted the virus as a result of community spread. (reported 03/10/2020) Case # 2 – A woman, in her 40s, who resides in Southeast Montgomery County. She remains in a hospital in Harris County, in critical condition. Her only travel was to New Orleans. (reported 3/12/2020) Case # 3 – A man, in his 40s, who resides in Northwest Montgomery County. He is at home, recovering well. His only travel was to Florida. (reported 3/12/2020) Case # 4 – A woman, in her 40s, who resides in Northwest Montgomery County. She remains at home, doing well. Her case is connected to Case # 3. (reported 3/14/2020) Case # 5 – A man, in his 50s, who resides in Southwest Montgomery County. He is in isolation in his home. The man has recently traveled to California. (reported 3/17/2020) Case # 6 – A man, in his 40s, who resides in Southwest Montgomery County. At this time, he is in isolation in his home. The man has recently traveled to California. (reported 3/18/2020) Case # 7 – A woman, in her 60s, who resides in Northwest Montgomery County. At this time, she is in isolation in her home. She has no recent travel history, and no known contact with other patients. (reported 3/18/2020) Case # 8 – A woman, in her 40s, who resides in Southeast Montgomery County. At the time, she is in isolation in her home. She has recently traveled to Germany. (reported 3/19/2020) Case # 9 – A man, in his 50s, who resides in Southwest Montgomery County. He is currently hospitalized in critical but stable condition. His travel history is under investigation. (reported 3/19/2020) Case # 10 – A woman in her 50s, who resides in Southeast Montgomery County. She is in isolation at home. She did attend the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo on Sunday, March 8th. (reported 3/20/2020) Case # 11 – A man in…


MONTGOMERY COUNTY OFFICIALS UPDATE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK WITH CASE #10

MONTGOMERY COUNTY OFFICIALS UPDATE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK WITH CASE #10 Status Update from the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 20, 2020 For more information, please contact: Misti Willingham, Public Information Officer C: 936.537.0611 MONTGOMERY COUNTY – Montgomery County Public Health District, in conjunction with Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management, can confirm the 10th positive COVID-19 case in Montgomery County. The woman, who is in her 50s, resides in Southeast Montgomery County. Her case is still under investigation. We will release more details at a later time. The current CDC recommendation is that the majority of people who contract this virus can successfully recover at home. If you start experiencing symptoms which include coughing, fever and shortness of breath, and they become severe – contact your healthcare provider. The CDC believes that symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure. Healthcare providers are required by law to notify Public Health of any positive lab results regarding COVID-19. The current MCPHD internal numbers (which may or may not include all negative results or pending results) are: 10 POSITIVE results, 98 NEGATIVE results & 127 are still PENDING. Here are updates on Montgomery County’s current cases: Case # 1 – A man in his 40s, who resides in Northwest Montgomery County, is still hospitalized. He remains in critical condition, but he is stable and showing some improvement. As a result of our investigation, we do believe he contracted the virus as a result of community spread. (reported 03/10/2020) Case # 2 – A woman, in her 40s, who resides in Southeast Montgomery County. She remains in a hospital in Harris County, in critical condition. Her only travel was to New Orleans. (reported 3/12/2020) Case # 3 – A man, in his 40s, who resides in Northwest Montgomery County. He is at home, recovering well. His only travel was to Florida. (reported 3/12/2020) Case # 4 – A woman, in her 40s, who resides in Northwest Montgomery County. She remains at home, doing well. Her case is connected to Case # 3. (reported 3/14/2020) Case # 5 – A man, in his 50s, who resides in Southwest Montgomery County. He is in isolation in his home. The man has recently traveled to California. (reported 3/17/2020) Case # 6 – A man, in his 40s, who resides in Southwest Montgomery County. At this time, he is in isolation in his home. The man has recently traveled to California. (reported 3/18/2020) Case # 7 – A woman, in her 60s, who resides in Northwest Montgomery County. At this time, she is in isolation in her home. She has no recent travel history, and no known contact with other patients. (reported 3/18/2020) Case # 8 – A woman, in her 40s, who resides in Southeast Montgomery County. At the time, she is in isolation in her home. She has recently traveled to Germany. (reported 3/19/2020) Case # 9 – A…


MONTGOMERY COUNTY OFFICIALS UPDATE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK WITH CASE #9

MONTGOMERY COUNTY OFFICIALS UPDATE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK WITH CASE #9 Status Update from the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 19, 2020 For more information, please contact: Misti Willingham, Public Information Officer C: 936.537.0611 MONTGOMERY COUNTY – Montgomery County Public Health District, in conjunction with Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management, can confirm the 9th positive COVID-19 case in Montgomery County. The man, who is in his 50s, resides in Southwest Montgomery County. He is currently hospitalized in critical but stable condition. His travel history is still under investigation. Here are updates on Montgomery County’s current cases: Case # 1 – A man in his 40s, who resides in Northwest Montgomery County, is still hospitalized. He remains in critical condition, but he is stable. As a result of our investigation, we do believe he contracted the virus as a result of community spread. (released 03/10/2020) Case # 2 – A woman, in her 40s, who resides in Southeast Montgomery County. She remains in a hospital in Harris County, in critical condition. Her only travel was to New Orleans. (released 3/12/2020) Case # 3 – A man, in his 40s, who resides in Northwest Montgomery County. He is at home, recovering well. His only travel was to Florida. (released 3/12/2020) Case # 4 – A woman, in her 40s, who resides in Northwest Montgomery County. She remains at home, doing well. Her case is connected to Case # 3. (released 3/14/2020) Case # 5 – A man, in his 50s, who resides in Southwest Montgomery County. He is in isolation in his home. The man has recently traveled to California. (released 3/17/2020) Case # 6 – A man, in his 40s, who resides in Southwest Montgomery County. At this time, he is in isolation in his home. The man has recently traveled to California. (released 3/18/2020) Case # 7 – A woman, in her 60s, who resides in Northwest Montgomery County. At this time, she is in isolation in her home. She has no recent travel history, and no known contact with other patients. (released 3/18/2020) Case # 8 – A woman, in her 40s, who resides in Southeast Montgomery County. At the time, she is in isolation in her home. She has recently traveled to Germany. (released 3/19/2020) Case # 9 – A man, in his 50s, who resides in Southwest Montgomery County. He is currently hospitalized in critical but stable condition. His travel history is under investigation. (released 3/19/2020) *Note – The CDC will no longer provide confirmations on presumptive positive cases. Cases that test positive in local labs will now be considered confirmed upon a positive result. Tips for the general public: ☑Wash hands often for 20 seconds and encourage others to do the same. ☑If no soap and water are available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. ☑Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue away. ☑Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. ☑Disinfect surfaces,…