ROUNDUP: Katy-area coronavirus updates, case counts for April 24

Over five days, the number of confirmed positive cases in seven Katy-area ZIP codes increased by 67 cases, according to data from Harris County, Fort Bend County and Waller County.
Over five days, the number of confirmed positive cases in seven Katy-area ZIP codes increased by 67 cases, according to data from Harris County, Fort Bend County and Waller County.

Over five days, the number of confirmed positive cases in seven Katy-area ZIP codes increased by 67 cases, according to data from Harris County, Fort Bend County and Waller County.


Harris, Fort Bend and Waller counties reported a total of 472 confirmed positive coronavirus cases April 24 in seven Katy-area ZIP codes.

The counties reported 452 cases April 23, 448 cases April 22, 436 cases April 21 and 405 cases April 20. The counties are not providing the total number of public and private tests administered by ZIP code.

Katy area

The Ballard House, a local nonprofit that offers free lodging to patients and families who traveled to the Greater Houston area to receive treatment for life-threatening illnesses, continues its mission during COVID-19. Learn how here.

Stores inside Katy Mills mall reopened April 24 for to-go curbside pickup under the governor's guidelines for reopening the economy, according to a Facebook post by the city of Katy. Learn more on the mall's website here.


Tell us if your business has reopened in line with the governor's guidelines by filling out a form here or emailing us at ktynews@communityimpact.com.

Katy ISD

Katy ISD outdoor facilities have been closed again, according to an April 24 letter from Superintendent Ken Gregorski. The facilities had been reopened April 20 in line with Gov. Greg Abbott’s announcement to reopen parks, but Harris County sent a letter requesting the facilities be closed until its stay-at-home order expires on April 30.

The district’s outdoor facilities are now expected to reopen May 1.

Harris County

Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner Jack Cagle is requesting a discussion at an April 28 Commissioners Court meeting over the "Use of Face Coverings" order issued by Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo. Learn more about it here.

Houston area

Three Houston-area attorneys discuss the unique challenges happening in the legal industry during COVID-19 pandemic. They also provide some advice on business litigation, family law and immigration cases.

State

ExxonMobil announced it will produce and donate 160,000 gallons of hand sanitizer across six states, including Texas
By Jen Para
Jen joined Community Impact Newspaper in fall 2018 as the editor of the Katy edition. She covers education, transportation, local government, business and development in the Katy area.


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