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June 16, 2020
COVID-19 Special Edition 21

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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

Level 2: Minimize ALL Contacts

Harris County launched new color-coded system to inform people of the current level of risk from COVID-19 and actions needed to stay healthy, save lives, and ensure our local economy recovers in a way that is sustainable over the long term.  Learn More

Going in the wrong direction

If we don't take the increasing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations seriously NOW, we may soon end up in a deadly situation.

Wear a mask, social distance, wash hands and get tested.

Find info about free test sites and how to protect your family and community at

Free COVID-19 Testing

Visit to learn how to get tested for COVID-19. 

Houston Health Department, partner agencies announce
free COVID-19 testing schedule for week of June 15  

The Houston Health Dept. and its agency partners announce the schedule for sites offering free COVID-19 tests the week of June 15.  News Release


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

Birth and death record lobby open, by appointment only

Our bureau of vital statistics lobby is now open to serve your birth and death record needs. Please be aware everyone who enters City of Houston facilities will be screened for fever to protect us all from 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

New call center hours

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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