COVID-19 News and Information

Get Vaccinated

People who are fully vaccinated can resume activities they did prior to the pandemic. Take your best shot at returning to normal by getting vaccinated as soon as possible.

FREE+FAST+SAFE Testing Sites

Getting tested empowers you protect others. Find a FREE+FAST+SAFE COVID-19 testing site near you.

COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Making a choice to work with contact tracers helps protect you, your family and your community by slowing the spread of COVID-19. Learn about contact tracing.

Updates

For previous updates, visit our archive page.

COVID-19 Call Center

832-393-4220

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tues, Thurs: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Texas CARES Survey

The Texas Coronavirus Antibody REsponse Survey, or Texas CARES, is a survey that will help us better understand the human antibody response to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Learn more about this survey.

Educational Resources

Speaker/Info Requests

This form is for the public to request speakers, info or other guidance from the Houston Health Department. Please allow 24-48 hours for a response.

More Resources

Info for people living with HIV

The impact of COVID-19 on people with HIV is not known. Current evidence indicates that the risk of severe illness increases with age and with certain chronic medical problems. In one case series, the median age of critically ill patients was 66 years and 72% had underlying co-morbid conditions, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, chronic lung disease, and immunosuppression.

COVID-19 Information for People Living with HIV

Reopening Guidance for Workplaces, Businesses, Etc.

Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas

The Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas will safely and strategically restart and revitalize all aspects of the Lone Star State—work, school, entertainment, and culture.

Learn more on the State of Texas website


CDC Community Mitigation Strategies

CDC Community Mitigation Framework: Actions that individuals, businesses, health departments, and community settings (such as schools) can take to slow the spread of COVID-19

Learn more on the CDC website.


Greater Houston Partnership Guidance

As the Houston region moves to reopen our economy, it is important that we do so safely, sustainability and successfully. To aid companies planning to reopen or expand their operations, the Greater Houston Partnership developed these principles to help businesses develop plans to protect the health of their employees and customers by reducing the risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus.

Learn more on the GHP website.