Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Updates

Many Houston Health Department-affiliated COVID-19 testing sites closed due to Tropical Storm Beta

The following sites are OPEN Monday, Sept. 21:

  • United Memorial Medical Center, 510 W Tidwell Road: Drive-thru | 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. | No appointment required
  • ­­­­­­­­­­­­Cullen Middle School, 6900 Scott Street: Drive-thru | 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. | No appointment required
  • Houston Community College - Southeast Campus, 6815 Rustic, Street: Drive-thru | 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. | No appointment required
  • Christia V. Adair Park, 15107 Cullen Blvd: Drive-thru | 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Appointment required via txcovidtest.org.
  • Ibn Sina North Shepherd Community Clinic, 5012 N Shepherd Drive: Appointment required by calling 832-426-3760.
  • Ibn Sina Wilcrest Community Clinic, 11226 S Wilcrest Drive: Appointment required by calling 281-495-7462.

Todos juntos. Mejor.

Usted tiene la responsabilidad con su familia y amigos de mantenerlos a salvo.

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Wash Hands

Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Wear a Mask

Wear a mask or cloth face covering over your nose & mouth in public, as required by the Harris County Face Covering Order.

Social Distance

Practice social distancing by staying at least six feet from other people.

Get Tested

Getting tested empowers you protect others. Find a free COVID-19 test site near you.

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.

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COVID-19 Data Hub

Explore a vulnerability map including COVID-19 cases by Super Neighborhood.

Find the latest hospital capacity info from the SouthEast Texas Regional Advisory Council and Texas Medical Center.

Mental Health and Coping

It is natural to feel stress, anxiety, grief, and worry during and after infectious disease outbreaks. Everyone reacts differently, and your own feelings will change over time. Notice and accept how you feel. Taking care of your emotional health during an emergency will help your long-term healing. If you or someone you know shows signs of stress for several days or weeks, get help by accessing Harris County’s COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line at 833-251-7544.

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The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), may be stressful for people and communities. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Visit the CDC for more.

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

Closures

City of Houston City Service Status 

Please check with your school or venue for updates.

Houston's Positivity Rate

14-day Moving Average

6.1%

This rate is dynamic and changes.

Antibody Testing Survey

The Houston Health Department is conducting a survey to understand how many people were previously infected with the virus that causes COVID-19.

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.

COVID-19 Call Center

832-393-4220

Monday-Saturday

7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

How You Can Help

Visit our COVID-19 Resources page for a list of city departments, community groups, and businesses that both offer assistance to the public and provide an opportunity for residents to assist with COVID-19 response.

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.