Coronavirus updates: Katy-area cases grow to 537 on April 29

Here are the coronavirus updates to know in the Katy area. (Community Impact staff)
Here are the coronavirus updates to know in the Katy area. (Community Impact staff)

Here are the coronavirus updates to know in the Katy area. (Community Impact staff)




Harris, Fort Bend and Waller counties reported a total of 537 confirmed coronavirus cases April 29 in seven Katy-area ZIP codes.

The counties reported 516 on April 28 and 500 cases April 27.

Only Waller County is providing the number of recoveries at the ZIP code level, and all three of the Katy-area cases in Waller county have recovered. None of the counties are providing the total number of public and private tests administered by ZIP code.

Katy ISD

With the cancellation of the community bond advisory committee meetings, Katy ISD 2020 bond referendum on hold, the district said in a statement.


Meanwhile, Superintendent Ken Gregorski participated in a virtual town hall meeting held by Fort Bend County Judge KP George with other county superintendents. Hear and read what he had to say here.

City of Katy

The city of Katy announced specific guidelines for the first phase in reopening the economy. Learn more about the city’s reopening plan here.

Harris County

Harris County commissioners voted April 28 to invest up to $12 million into an effort by the Harris County Clerk's Office to expand the mail-in ballot program.

Houston area

Houston-area nonprofits and foundations have launched a COVID-19 impact survey to assess and respond to social and economic impacts from the pandemic. The survey is available here.

Bank of America announced it is donating $1.3 million to Greater Houston-area nonprofits.

State

The Texas Supreme Court has extended an eviction moratorium through May 18.

Sprouts Farmers Market announced in an April 29 news release that grocery pickup is now available at 30 Texas locations. Katy has a location at 23105 Cinco Ranch Blvd.

As some Texas restaurants and businesses prepare to reopen with limited occupancy starting May 1, alcohol to-go sales will be allowed to continue. Learn more here.