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In an effort to keep the individuals informed in the area Porter Fire Department serves as well as the surrounding areas, for the time being this page will be dedicated to updates of COVID-19 (Corona Virus).  We will make every effort to provide our commmunity with the latest and most accurate information as it becomes available to us. 


Date: 4/1/2020 3:00pm


MONTGOMERY COUNTY – Montgomery County Public Health District, in conjunction with Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management, can confirm there are now 110 positive cases of COVID-19, up 17 cases from yesterday. We do have some good news to share regarding our Case # 1, who has been hospitalized in critical condition since early March. He is improving and is now in fair condition, according to the hospital where he is being treated. As we mentioned in an earlier release today, we have confirmed two deaths from the virus. With heavy hearts, we offer our condolences to these families.


Details on cases can be found here: https://mcphd-tx.org/coronavirus-covid-19/confirmed-cases/.


At this time, it is important to follow CDC guidelines and governmental orders to STAY HOME in order to limit your contact with others.


Montgomery County Public Health District’s mission is promoting a healthy, resilient community through health education, disease prevention, clinical services, and emergency preparedness.  For more information about the Montgomery County Public Health District please go to www.mcphd-tx.org




Tide offers free laundry services to front line responders in Houston 03-31-20

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Tide is offering free laundry service to the families of front-line responders.
Until April 30, the well-known laundry detergent company announced its services will be available in Houston, Phoenix and Indianapolis.
While front line responders are doing everything to keep everyone safe in the midst of the pandemic, at times many of their family's needs are not being taken care of.
The way it works is that you take your garments in a bag to any of their Houston locations and they will take it from there. Depending on the demand, the turnaround time laundry and dry cleaning is two days.
In order to receive the service, front line responders and their immediate family must show a photo ID from the front-line responders' place of employment.
The company said COVID-19 exposed clothing, leathers, wedding dresses, alterations and select household items will not be accepted.
For a complete list of locations and more information visit Tide's website.
This service is available now in Houston, Phoenix, and Indianapolis. Specific locations in these cities listed below. We are a locally owned and operated franchise business assessing capacity to move to other cities ASAP. Please feel free to check back to see when your city is added.
The nation has been hit by a terrible disease that has caused unprecedented impact on consumers’ health, the way of living, and caused businesses to shut down. There is a lot of uncertainty in the world today. Many cities and states have moved to shelter in place, and Front Line responders are doing everything to keep us safe. They are on the front lines ensuring our wellbeing and fighting the pandemic, while at times many of their family’s needs are not being taken care of.
Effective March 30th Tide Cleaners and the Tide brand are mobilizing Tide Loads of Hope powered by Tide Cleaners to provide free laundry and dry cleaning to the immediate Family of Front Line Responders Medical (Paramedics, Doctors, Nurses, Hospital and Medical Staff, Medical Researchers), Police Officers, Fire Fighters. Thank you for taking care of us, we will take care of the laundry.
This service is currently available in Houston, Phoenix, and Indianapolis. We are a locally owned and operated franchise business assessing capacity to move to other cities ASAP. Please feel free to check back to see when your city is added.
This offer is effective March 30, 2020 through April 30, 2020. We will continually evaluate the duration of this offer.
Front Line Responders – defined as Medical (Paramedics, Doctors, Nurses, Hospital and Medical Staff, Medical Researchers), Police Officers, Fire Fighters. Immediate Family defined as next of kin (e.g. share same household / address).
Procedure for Identification – Front Line Responders and Front Line Responders’ immediate family as proven by a photo identification from the Front Line Responders’ place of employment (e.g. Police Officer ID not the Police Officer’s driver’s license) or an image (e.g. picture of the Front Line Responders Photo ID on a phone) of the ID. Please share through closed window or text message image to Guest Services Representative. Please feel free to include a copy of your form of identification in clothing bag also.
How it Works
How to bring in clothing - We request that all Front-Line Responders and Family members separate dry cleaning from laundry before you come to Tide Cleaners – keeping dry cleaning and laundry separate will significantly help our ability to fulfill cleaning quickly. Please bring your garments in a bag, a standard trash bag is acceptable. Limit of four (13 gallon) bags per household per week. Feel free to put name, phone number, and email in bag.
Turnaround Time for Clothes – Turnaround time for laundry and dry cleaning is 2 days. Depending on demand, we can and will assess whether we need to modify turnaround time to earlier or later. Tide Cleaners is working to assist as many in need as possible, which could impact turnaround time and capacity. Once we reach capacity, we will let guests know that we are unable to accept any further loads for that day, but they can return the following day to see if they can have their laundry done.
Exclusions – The following items are not accepted and / or included in offer: COVID-19 exposed clothing (e.g. worn while directly treating patients), leathers, wedding dresses, alterations, and select household items.
Limits – At this time we are only able to accept a limit of four (13 gallon) bags per household per week. Once we reach capacity for the site, we will let guests know that we are unable to accept any further loads that day. However, they can return the following day to have their laundry cleaned.
*We are not able to accept garments or linens that are used in the field for hospitals or fire stations. Please refrain from bringing these garments to the store.
Free laundry and dry cleaning for Front Line Responders and their immediate family, to help lighten the load
Participating Locations - Guests drop off and pick up clothes at any participating Tide Cleaners store locations in Houston, Indianapolis, and Phoenix. Please see section below for different Service Solutions for these markets.
• Houston Participating Locations
• College Park
• 3068 College Park Dr
• Conroe, TX 77384
• Rayford 415 Rayford Rd
Spring, TX 77386
• Mason Road
• 2201 S Mason Rd
• Katy, TX 77450
• Briar Forest
• 1531 Eldridge Pkwy
• Houston, TX 77077
• Cinco Ranch
• 27110 Cinco Ranch Blvd
• Katy, TX 77494
• Alden Bridge
• 8000 Research Forest Dr
The Woodlands, TX 77382
• FM 1488
• 6531 FM 1488 Rd
• Magnolia TX 77354
• Indian Springs
• 6777 Woodlands Pkwy
• The Woodlands TX 77381
• Cochran's Crossing
• 4747 Research Forest Dr
• The Woodlands TX 77381
• Windvale
• 9420 College Park Dr
• Conroe TX 77384
• Gleannloch
• 8854 Spring Cypress Rd
• Spring TX 77379
• Lexington Woods
• 523 E Louetta Rd
• Spring TX 77373
• FM 2920
• 5921 FM 2920 Rd
• Spring TX 77388
• Creekside
• 8576 Creekside Forest Dr
• Tomball TX 77375
• Grant Road
13130 Louetta Rd
• Cypress TX 77429
• Tomball
• 14020 FM 2920 Rd
• Tomball TX 77375
• West Road
• 9105 W Sam Houston Pkwy N
• Houston TX 77064
• Forestwood
• 15818 Champion Forest Dr
• Spring TX 77379
• Tuckerton
• 9814 Fry Rd
• Cypress TX 77433
• Spring Cypress
• 17330 Spring Cypress Rd
• Cypress TX 77429
• Firethorne
• 2731 FM 1463 Rd
• Katy TX 77494
• Green Oak
• 2500 Green Oak Dr
• Kingwood TX 77339
• Kingwood Crossing
• 4590 Kingwood Dr
• Kingwood TX 77345
• Atascocita
• 7203 Atascocita Rd
• Humble TX 77346
• Summerwood
• 12661 W Lake Houston Pkwy
• Houston TX 77044
• Woodway
• 5795 Woodway Dr
• Houston TX 77057
• S. Post Oak
• 1603 S Post Oak Ln
• Houston TX 77056
• S. Shepherd
• 3425 S Shepherd Dr
• Houston TX 77098
• Memorial
• 5710 Memorial Dr
• Houston TX 77007
• W. Memorial
• 12534 Memorial Dr
• Houston TX 77024
• Buffalo Speedway
• 5240 Buffalo Spdwy
• Houston TX 77098
• Holcombe
• 2432 W Holcombe Blvd
• Houston TX 77098
• Sugar Land (Dulles)
• 4675 TX-6
• Sugar Land TX 77478
• Bellaire
• 5311 Bellaire Blvd
• Bellaire TX 77401
• Easton
• 6506 Highway 90A
• Sugar Land TX 77479
• Pearland
• 9517 W Broadway St
• Pearland TX 77584


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Our CPR classes will be CANCELLED until further notice.
03-19-20 3:37pm
Porter Fire Department provides essential Fire & EMS services to the citizens of Montgomery County. The Fire
Stations that the firefighters work in 24 hours a day are critical infrastructure for the community.
Unfortunately, we are required to cancel all CPR Classes and Group Meetings at the Fire Stations until further notice,
in order to preserve Fire & EMS services for the public due to COVID-19.


Important Message from New Caney ISD: 03-16-20 5:05pm

In following the guidance of local government and health officials, all New Caney ISD schools will remain closed through April 19. The district is taking this action as a precautionary measure and in coordination with Houston area efforts to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. All extracurricular activities, athletics events, and community events held in district facilities through April 19 are postponed. Classes are scheduled to resume Monday, April 20, after the district’s scheduled spring break.
New Caney ISD is working on plans for continuing educational services for students during this time and will share information with parents regarding this plan when it is complete.
Al seguir la guía del gobierno local y los funcionarios de salud, todas las escuelas de New Caney ISD permanecerán cerradas hasta el 19 de abril. El distrito está tomando esta acción como medida de precaución y en coordinación con la área metropolitana de Houston para mitigar el impacto del coronavirus. Se han pospuesto todas las actividades extracurriculares, eventos de deportes y eventos comunitarios que se llevan a cabo en los edificios del distrito hasta el 19 de abril. Las clases se reanudarán el lunes, 20 de abril, después de las vacaciones de primavera programadas del distrito.
New Caney ISD está trabajando en planes para servicios educativos continuos para estudiantes durante este tiempo y compartirá información con los padres sobre estos planes cuando estén completos.



Governor Greg Abbott cancels STAAR Standardized Test for Public School Students

March 16, 2020   9:46am

Gov. Abbott canceled the state’s requirement for high-stakes standardized testing as public schools face the prospect of long-term closures to combat the coronavirus.During the Monday morning announcement Abbott said he’s also asking the federal government to waive its education testing requirements for the school year.



New Caney ISD Curbside Meal Service

New Caney ISD Child Nutrition Services will be providing curbside meal service March 16-20 at New Caney Elementary School and Sorters Mill Elementary School. Breakfast service will run from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and lunch service from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is no charge for children 18 and under. Adult meals are $4.

New Caney Elementary School (main entrance of campus)
20501 FM 1485
New Caney, TX 77357

Sorters Mill Elementary School (side entrance near cafeteria)
23300 Sorters Road
Porter, TX 77365

El Departamento de Nutrición Infantil de New Caney ISD estará sirviendo comida desde el 16 de marzo hasta el 20 de marzo en New Caney Elementary School y Sorters Mill Elementary School. Servirán desayuno desde las 7 a.m. a 8:30 a.m. y almuerzo de 11:30 a.m. a 1 p.m. No se le cobrará a personas menores de 18 años. A los adultos se le cobrará $4.

New Caney Elementary School (entrada principal de la escuela)
20501 FM 1485
New Caney, TX 77357

Sorters Mill Elementary School (entrada al lado cerca de la cafetería)
23300 Sorters Road
Porter, TX 77365

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