A second and third presumptive case of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Montgomery County.
The Montgomery County Health District and Montgomery County of Emergency Management confirmed the cases on Thursday afternoon.
Final tests have been sent to the CDC for confirmation.
Of the three people, two of them have traveled out of state. A woman in her 40s went to New Orleans and another, a man in his 40s, has traveled to the state of Florida. The other, a man in his 40s, has not traveled outside of the state, just to the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo cook Off on February 28th.
Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough has signed a disaster declaration for Montgomery County. He also signed an order that determined the following:
1. Any event sponsored or permitted by Montgomery County shall cease.
2. Events greater than 250 persons shall cease at all public facilities across Montgomery County.
3. Any event greater than 250 persons held at private facilities is urged to cancel but should make those determinations within their organizations and with staff of those facilities.
4. Events of 250 persons or more that would include any population at severe risk of severe illness should cease. The population at the greatest risk is anyone over the age at 65 and/or those with severe medical conditions as defined by CDC guidelines.
5. Nursing homes and senior living centers should limit visitation of the public within their facilities.
This order does NOT extend to law enforcement activities, emergency responses, court operations to include jury operations, and to all school districts or private school facilities within the jurisdiction of Montgomery County.
The order is to take effect at midnight March 13th, ad will be in place for 30 days, being extended as needed.
As of March 12th, no cases have been confirmed or investigated in Grimes County.