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COVID-19 News and Information

Get the latest information about COVID-19, including vaccinations, testing, educational resources, data, and more.

COVID-19 Vaccination

Take your best shot to end the pandemic by getting vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible. Getting vaccinated is FREE and does not require ID, proof of residency, citizenship, or insurance.

COVID-19 Testing

Getting tested at Houston Health Department-affiliated sites is FREE, and does not require proof of residency, citizenship or insurance. Find a COVID-19 testing site near you.

Tropical Storm Nicholas Updates

Tropical Storm Nicholas is the 14th named storm of the Atlantic’s 2021 hurricane season and formed in the south-west Gulf of Mexico Sunday September 12th before tracking just east of far southern Texas, eventually making landfall on Tuesday. Nicholas brought heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge.


Steer Clear of Flood Prone Roadways During Periods of Heavy Rainfall

The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM) urges residents and visitors to avoid Houston roadways during periods of prolonged or intense rainfall.

Extreme Heat | Tips to Stay Cool

Houston summers are often filled with days of extreme heat and high humidity. These conditions slow evaporation and force the body to work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature, making heat a danger. Most heat disorders occur because a person has been overexposed to heat or has over-exercised for his or her age and physical condition. Older adults, young children and those with underlying health conditions are more likely to succumb to extreme heat.

Would You Need Help in a Disaster? Register for Assistance Online or by Phone

The State of Texas Emergency Assistance Register (STEAR) provides residents an opportunity to register for assistance in the event of a disaster.

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