TX: Shelter-In-Place Ordered for the Woodlands Retirement Community After 12 COVID-19 Cases Confirmed


by Hannah Mackenzie

Mar 31, 2020

Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough issued a shelter-in-place order Monday for a senior living facility in The Woodlands after there were 12 coronavirus cases confirmed there.

As of Tuesday night, residents of The Conservatory at Alden Bridge are ordered to shelter in place for the next two weeks. According to the order, any resident who did not want to shelter-in-place at The Conservatory at Alden Bridge, had until 6 p.m. on Tuesday to move out.

Dan and Audie Russel already had plans to move their loved ones from the senior living center to an assisted living facility, they just did not think they’d be moving so quickly.

“We’re kinda crunched for time,” Dan Russel said.

Per the county order, Russel’s in-laws, aged 88 and 92, still have to self-quarantine for 14 days. The order also details that anyone who picks up a resident from the facility must also self-quarantine for two weeks.

According to the order, any resident who leaves to stay with family or friends must continue to self-quarantine and will not be permitted to re-enter the property until April 13.

The only exemptions to the order are personnel required to maintain the facility, food services, medical professionals, caregivers and law enforcement.

Diana Thies, a spokeswoman with the Conservatory at Alden Bridge, said the facility has 12 confirmed cases. Thies was not able to confirm whether all the patients were residents.


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