COVID-19 News and Information

African American medical professional giving a younger African American younger person a vaccination, both wearing masks. Text reads :Take Your Best SHot: Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19."

To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public.

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Free Vaccination Sites

Getting vaccinated prevents serious illness, hospitalization, and death; it also helps reduce the spread of COVID-19. 

Free Testing Sites

People with symptoms of COVID-19 should get tested.

Contact Tracing

Choosing to work with contact tracers helps protect everyone from COVID-19.


COVID-19 Call Center


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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.

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