Montgomery County Update On Coronavirus Outbreak

Montgomery County Public Health District, in conjunction with Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, encourages everyone to do your part in slowing the spread of COVID-19 and keeping businesses and restaurants open. Wearing a mask if necessary to be in public, frequent handwashing or using hand sanitizer, surface disinfection and social distancing are imperative.

Governor Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order today that closes all bars, scales back restaurant capacity to 50% and puts restrictions on outdoor gatherings of more than 100 people.

  • All bars and similar establishments that receive more than 51% of their gross receipts from the sale of alcoholic beverages are required to close at 12:00 PM today, June 26th. These businesses may remain open for delivery and take-out, including for alcoholic beverages, as authorized by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. 
  • Restaurants may remain open for dine-in service, but at a capacity not to exceed 50% of total listed indoor occupancy, beginning Monday, June 29, 2020.
  • Rafting and tubing businesses must close.
  • Outdoor gatherings of 100 or more people must be approved by local governments, with certain exceptions.

Today, the number of ACTIVE cases of COVID-19 has increased to 778 in Montgomery County. Of the 778 active cases who are Montgomery County residents, 19 are in the hospital. 1,138 people have fully recovered. The number of total positive cases has increased 63 since Wednesday to 1,952.

The next update on COVID-19 numbers will be Monday, June 29th.

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