In The Woodlands, restaurants have developed Covid-19 strategies. These strategies are to cope with the sudden halt to dine-in services due to the spread of novel coronavirus. They are now offering multiple alternatives, including carryout and curbside pickup as well as home delivery.
In the wake of the rapid Covid-19 outbreak across the U.S., individual states are introducing strict lockdowns one after another. Texas hasn’t joined them yet. However, many public and private offices have sent most, if not all, of their workforce home. Both Montgomery and Harris counties have also ordered all bars to close. Both counties have also ordered all restaurants to suspend dine-in services until early April.
Texans have been advised to practice social distancing and avoid large gatherings. Many individual Texans have adopted further limitations to their social lives as well. The result of such health perspective restrictions could continue to be catastrophic for businesses that rely on people’s visits.
Support The Restaurants & Flavors You Love!
To mitigate the coronavirus impact on their operations, The Woodlands restaurants have shifted resources away from dine-in. With a few clicks or a telephone call, the townsfolk can now continue to enjoy the flavors they love while also supporting local businesses so inherent to the life in town.
Township officials have joined the calls for neighborly solidarity that doesn’t leave out those businesses at these difficult times.
“We know how important these small businesses are to our community,” Bruce Rieser, a board of directors member, said during Visit the Woodlands‘ March 18th board meeting.”One of the strategies for our family is we are ordering out every single night until we can’t do it anymore.”
A March 18th report by The Community Impact Newspaper lists over three-dozen such restaurants that remain open for business.
Virus Continues to Spread
Beginning in December 2019, China noticed an unusual cluster of pneumonia. Present day, Covid-19 has infected over 350,000 people and caused more than 16,000 deaths around the world. In the U.S., there were some 41,000 cases as of March 23rd, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University’s Coronavirus Resource Center.
The Texas Department of State Health Services says the number of cases statewide stood below 1,000, out of some 10,000 tests public and private labs performed by the same date. There were, however, eight deaths as well. In Montgomery County, where The Woodlands is primarily located, there were 15 cases and no deaths.