Houston HealthScope COVID-19 Special Edition 24

2020-07-06T16:17:30-05:00July 6th, 2020|Community, Public Safety|

  Welcome to Houston HealthScope, the Houston Health Department monthly newsletter! We welcome your feedback at July 6, 2020 COVID-19 Special Edition 24 Visit for COVID-19 guidance in more than a dozen languages. English | አማርኛ  | Español | عربى | 中文 | دری | فارسی | Français | ဗမာ | پښتو | Kiswahili | ትግርኛ | Tiếng Việt   Houston, Harris County COVID-19 data Houston and Harris County COVID-19 data is combined to give people a full visual overview [...]

The County Connection: It’s Time to Stay Home

2020-07-02T18:09:23-05:00July 2nd, 2020|Community|

The County Connection Lina Hidalgo | Harris County Judge Last week, a member of my staff tested positive for COVID-19 and is, thankfully, recovering at home. Other staff members and I now find ourselves in an eerily similar situation to so many across Harris County -- folks who are in self-quarantine [...]

Governor Abbott Implements Face Covering Requirement To Slow The Spread Of COVID-19

2020-07-02T16:11:08-05:00July 2nd, 2020|Community, Public Safety|

  Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with few exceptions. The Governor also issued a proclamation giving mayors and county judges the ability to impose restrictions [...]

District A: July 4th Reminders, COVID Information, and More

2020-07-01T12:56:30-05:00July 1st, 2020|Community|

Please remember that discharging fireworks in the City of Houston is illegal. Call HPD's non-emergency number, 713-884-3131 if you see fireworks in your neighborhood. Although HPD will work overtime, please keep in mind that District A is very large, and they cannot be everywhere at once. They will do their best to address all complaints! [...]

Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins Reaffirms Voter Safety at the Polls

2020-06-30T15:38:42-05:00June 30th, 2020|Community|

Harris County recently entered the Level 1 threat level under the County's new emergency response system due to a surge in confirmed cases of COVID-19. All polling centers will remain open to perform the essential function of voting during the 10-day Early Voting Period and on Election Day. The County Clerk's Office has put in [...]

University of Houston debuts contact tracing course amid COVID-19 crisis

2020-06-30T11:40:29-05:00June 30th, 2020|Community|

By Defender News Service To help reduce community spread of COVID-19, the University of Houston College of Medicine has launched an online contact tracing certificate program for anyone around the world interested in becoming a “disease detective.” “Population Health During a Pandemic: Contact Tracing and Beyond” is available to the public for free on Coursera [...]