Vol. 2, Issue 29 – 08.05.21
FROM THE DESK OF
COUNCIL MEMBER TIFFANY D. THOMAS
BACK TO SCHOOL DATES
Alief ISD               First Day for School August 10
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(CLICK HERE)Fort Bend ISD     First Day for School August 11
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Houston ISD        First Day for School August 23
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Katy ISD             First Day for School August 18
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COVID VACCINES
“Super Saturday Vaccination Days” will start this Saturday, August 7 and will take place every Saturday in August in different school campuses throughout the Houston region. For a full list of the participating schools and more information, please visit https://houstonemergency.org/super-saturday-vaccination-day/.

Currently, 54.3 percent of Houstonians age 12 and above have been fully vaccinated. With an increase in hospitalizations and the current spike in the number of cases due to the Delta variant, the City continues to encourage people ages 12 and above to get fully vaccinated.

Remember District F had 3 of the 10 zip codes  for high positivity rates in the city in 2020.

CURRENT DISTRICT F LOCATIONS FOR SUPER SATURDAYS:

August 7, 2021
Alief Center for Talent Development
14411 Westheimer, 77082
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

August 7, 2021
Bush Elementary
9730 Stroud Dr, 77036
7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Guidance for COVID-19
Prevention in K-12 Schools
UPDATE

Given new evidence on the B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant, CDC has updated the guidance for fully vaccinated peopleCDC recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status. Children should return to full-time in-person learning in the fall with layered prevention strategies in place.

Key Takeaways

  • Students benefit from in-person learning, and safely returning to in-person instruction in the fall 2021 is a priority.
  • Vaccination is currently the leading public health prevention strategy to end the COVID-19 pandemic.  Promoting vaccination can help schools safely return to in-person learning as well as extracurricular activities and sports.
  • Masks should be worn indoors by all individuals (age 2 and older) who are not fully vaccinated. Consistent and correct mask use by people who are not fully vaccinated is especially important indoors and in crowded settings, when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • CDC recommends schools maintain at least 3 feet of physical distance between students within classrooms, combined with indoor mask wearing by people who are not fully vaccinated, to reduce transmission risk. When it is not possible to maintain a physical distance of at least 3 feet, such as when schools cannot fully re-open while maintaining these distances, it is especially important to layer multiple other prevention strategies, such as indoor masking.
  • Screening testing, ventilation, handwashing and respiratory etiquette, staying home when sick and getting tested, contact tracing in combination with quarantine and isolation, and cleaning and disinfection are also important layers of prevention to keep schools safe.
  • Students, teachers, and staff should stay home when they have signs of any infectious illness and be referred to their healthcare provider for testing and care.
  • Many schools serve children under the age of 12 who are not eligible for vaccination at this time. Therefore, this guidance emphasizes implementing layered prevention strategies (e.g., using multiple prevention strategies together consistently) to protect people who are not fully vaccinated, including students, teachers, staff, and other members of their households.

COVID-19 prevention strategies remain critical to protect people, including students, teachers, and staff, who are not fully vaccinated, especially in areas of moderate-to-high community transmission levels.

Localities should monitor community transmission, vaccination coverage, screening testing, and occurrence of outbreaks to guide decisions on the level of layered prevention strategies (e.g., physical distancing, screening testing).

For a list of City of Houston COVID Vaccination Locations (CLICK HERE)

SALES TAX FREE WEEKEND

The Comptroller encourages all taxpayers to continue practicing social distancing and support Texas businesses while saving money on tax-free purchases of most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks (sold for less than $100) during the annual Tax-Free weekend. Qualifying items can be purchased tax free from a Texas store or from an online or catalog seller doing business in Texas. In most cases, you do not need to give the seller an exemption certificate to buy qualifying items tax free.

This year’s sales tax holiday begins Friday, Aug. 6, and goes through midnight Sunday, Aug. 8.

The sales tax exemption applies only to qualifying items you buy during the sales tax holiday. Items you buy before or after the sales tax holiday do not qualify for exemption, and there is no tax refund available.

For a full listing and details CLICK HERE for the Texas Comptroller’s Office.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Flyer in Spanish 
Flyer in Vietnamese
ALIEF COMMUNITY SURVEY 
Harris County Precinct 3 – Commissioner Tom Ramsey is interested in understanding how the Alief Community feels about establishing a Community/Seniors Center and a Community Pool in the Alief Community. The results of the survey will help in determining how to proceed with the projects. Please note that these potential projects are not approved or funded at this time.
GET INVOLVED
Get Involved!
Click on your association/organization to get meeting dates and website information.Don’t see your organization listed?
Send us your information to districtf@houstontx.gov

Alief Community Association
Ashton Village HOA
Ashford Park Owners Association
Bellaire West Community Improvement Association
Bellaire Villa HOA
Braewood Glen HOA
Brays Forest Improvement Corp
Brays Village
Brays Village East
Briarmeadow HOA
Brookfield East
Catalina Square Improvement Corporation
Crown Colony West
Huntington Village Community Association
Imperial Point Community Improvement Association
Keegans Glen HOA
Kirkwood Country
Kirkwood Village HOA Inc
Leamont HOA
Leawood West
Meadowvillage HOA
Parkglen West CIA
Parkridge
Piney Point Civic Club
Royal Oaks Home Association
Shadowlake HOA
Tanglewilde Property Owners’ Association
Westhollow Villa HOA
Westmont Civic Club
Westpark Village Maintenance Fund, Inc.
Wildflower Green HOA
Woodlake Forest Community Association
Eldridge/West Oaks SN 17
SN 20
Alief SN 25
Genesis Community  Management/One Orleans Place Condominium Complex

Midwest PIP Meeting
Officer Alex.Chan@HoustonPolice.Org
832.394.2780
7277 Regency Square 77036
3rd Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Westside PIP Meetings
Officer Tim Whitaker
832.394.5712
Timothy.Whitaker@HoustonPolice.Org

Westchase – Business
3599 Westcenter Drive
2nd Thursday, 11:30 a.m.

West Houston Security Group – Business
Location Varies (Call)
3rd Thursday (Every Other Month),
11:00 a.m.

Westside Apartment – Business
9700 Club Creek
3rd Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.

Westside – Civic
3203 South Dairy Ashford
3rd Thursday, 7:00 p.m.

RESOURCES

Water Bill Questions 

Trash Pick Up Dates

HPD Beat Map – Beats, districts and locations of HPD stations and storefronts

HPD Patrol Stations and Storefronts Address, phone number hours of operation and directions to patrol stations and storefronts.

To Report a Minor Crime (Theft or Property Damage, under $5000) click the link: https://www.houstontx.gov/police/online_report.htm

Citizens Patrol Information

Office of the Harris County Attorney Christian D. Menefee

BARC Information