ROUNDUP: 5 recent coronavirus stories from the North Houston area readers should know

(Kaitlin Schmidt/Community Impact Newspaper)
(Kaitlin Schmidt/Community Impact Newspaper)

(Kaitlin Schmidt/Community Impact Newspaper)

Catch up on some of the latest coronavirus updates for the North Houston area below.

‘I’m trying to stay alive’: Inside the life of an immunocompromised Conroe resident during coronavirus

While all residents have been advised to practice social distancing to curb the spread of the coronavirus, it is a matter of life or death for Susan Brassard, who has a compromised immune system from colon disease and endometriosis and must take extra precautions to keep her and her family safe.

'Hard on staff and hard on residents': How Cy-Fair senior living centers are coping with the coronavirus

Senior citizens are especially vulnerable to the coronavirus, and officials with long-term care facilities and skilled nursing homes in Cy-Fair said they have adopted stricter protocols to protect residents and staff while working to keep residents connected with their families.



See how Spring, Klein businesses are giving back to health care workers, first responders during coronavirus pandemic

Editor Hannah Zedaker reports on some of the local businesses that are doing their part to assist first responders and the community during the ongoing crisis.

Lake Houston-area leaders discuss coronavirus relief options for small businesses at virtual Kingwood BizCom

Lake Houston-area leaders, joined by U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Houston, met virtually to discuss the coronavirus’s effects on the economy and how the recently passed federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act could help.

Conroe ISD robotics team joins national effort to produce medical protective gear

Despite facing the disappointing news of a lost season and high school experience after school districts shut down their operations, students on a Conroe ISD robotics team found a way to stay active in their field by manufacturing face shields and other personal protective equipment for health care workers.

Eva Vigh, Shawn Arrajj, Hannah Zedaker, Kelly Schafler and Ben Thompson contributed to this report.

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Montgomery County commissioners met June 1 for a special session in Conroe. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Montgomery County reported 12 new COVID-19 cases since May 29. (Community Impact staff)
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FM 1486 will be closed between Jackson and Sandy Hill roads from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. May 30-31. (Courtesy Fotolia)
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