(FORT BEND, TX) –
On Thursday, May 11, Fort Bend County Judge KP
George and the Fort Bend County Department of Health and Human Services
(HHS) held a ceremony at the Historic Fort Bend County Courthouse to
recognize nearly 50 individuals, institutions of learning,
organizations, county departments, schools, businesses,
nonprofits, and medical facilities for their outstanding contributions
to the fight against COVID-19.
ceremony was an opportunity to recognize and thank those who have gone
above and beyond to help our community during our time of challenge,”
George. “These individuals and organizations made a significant
difference in our fight against COVID-19, and we are grateful for their
dedication and hard work.”
this week, the World Health Organization announced that COVID-19 is no
longer a global health emergency, marking a significant turning point in
battle against the pandemic.
honorees received certificates of appreciation for their support.
County Judge George referenced the immense loss and hardship many people
faced during the
pandemic noting that on March 4, 2021, the first presumptive case of
COVID-19 in Texas was reported in Fort Bend County. However, since that
time. Fort Bend County has the eighth-highest coronavirus vaccination
rate in Texas.
honorees include Child Advocates of Fort Bend, BAPS Shri Swaminarayan
Mandir, Access Health, The American Legion Raymond Freeman Post 942, FBC
Fort Bend County Girls and Boys Club Richmond, Friendship Community
Bible Church, Houston Food Bank, Houston Methodist Hospital Sugar Land,
and many more. The full list of honorees can be found on the Fort Bend
County website at FBCTX.gov.