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May 24, 2020
COVID-19 Special Edition 18

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Houston, Harris County COVID-19 data

Houston and Harris County COVID-19 data is combined to give people a full visual overview of what’s happening in the entire county, including the city of Houston. The dashboard is available at

Commemorate Memorial Day Safely 

Honor our heroes by washing hands, wearing a mask, social distancing and getting tested. Find free Houston test sites and learn more about stopping the spread of COVID-19 at

Houston Health Department testing sites and our call center are closed Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2020.

Houston Health Department, agency partners to provide free COVID-19 tests across Houston

The Houston Health Department and its agency partners will set up new sites offering free COVID-19 tests for the week of May 26, 2020.  Read the News Release

Mayor Turner's statement on the death of Special Advisor Keith Wade

Keith and I go back 46 years, to our days on the campus of the University of Houston.  Read the Statement

Mayor Turner announces city pools and splashpads closed until further notice

Mayor Sylvester Turner has announced that all City swimming pools and splashpads will remain closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Read the News Release

The mental health impact

Help the Houston Health Department understand the mental health impact of COVID-19. 


Do you part by wearing a mask or sloth face coverings to slow the spread of COVID-19. Learn More

Share your COVID-19 experience 

The COVID-19 Registry is a research study that provides real-time information to health departments on the spread of COVID-19, who is being affected, and how.  Take the Survey

COVID-19 call center hours update

The Houston Health Department's COVID-19 call center hours change to 7 a.m. to 4 .p.m. Monday through Saturday, effective May 26, 2020. 

The center is available to provide access codes for the department's two community testing sites and help you find other testing options to meet your needs.

Call the center at 832-393-4220.

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The Houston Health Department (HHD) works in partnership with the community to promote and protect the health and social well-being of Houstonians and the environment in which they live. HHD is a full-service health department that not only performs all core functions of a Public Health Department but also many enhanced functions including initiatives to address health inequities. HHD services
benefit all Houston residents but the department also takes additional steps to support those most in need, such as low-income mothers and children, the elderly and minority populations. Most HHD functions serve the 2.3 million residents of the City of Houston but the scope and impact extends into Harris County’s population of 4.7 million people through the department’s Area Aging on Aging, Bureau of Youth and Adolescent Health, Project Saving Smiles, See to Succeed, immunization strategies, syndromic surveillance and HIV-STD surveillance. HHD’s laboratory also services a 17-county region.

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