COVID-19 News and Information

COVID-19 Vaccines

Take your best shot to end the pandemic by getting vaccinated against COVID-19 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.

COVID-19 Recovery Initiative

The City of Houston COVID-19 Recovery website outlines the recovery approach led by Marvin Odum, Houston's COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Czar.


For previous updates, visit our archive page.

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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


City of Houston City Service Status 

Please check with your school or venue for updates.

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


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

Houston's Positivity Rate

14-day Moving Average
as of April 23, 2021


This rate is dynamic and changes.

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.

Resources to 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.