COVID-19

The George Foundation Awards Attack Poverty a Multi-Year $300,000 Grant with Additional Match

Support Will Help Nonprofit End the Cycle of Generational Poverty Attack Poverty, a local nonprofit organization committed to strengthening under-resourced communities through spiritual growth, education, revitalization, and basic needs, announced it will receive a multi-year $300,000 grant from The George Foundation with a $25,000 annual match opportunity for the next two years. The George Foundation serves Fort Bend County to enhance the community and quality of life for those in need by providing grants to local nonprofits […]

More Than a Dozen Delta Variant Cases Found in Houston

COVID-19 cases are continuing to decline in Harris County, but people are still getting sick and dying from the virus and now the Delta variant is here too. Harris County Public Health (HCPH) has more than a dozen Delta variant cases and not one of them was vaccinated. The COVID-19 vaccine is also very effective against the Delta variant. Since this variant is much more contagious than COVID-19, there are likely many more undiagnosed cases […]

COVID-19 Delta Variant Confirmed in 14 Residents in Harris County

All 14 Residents were Unvaccinated   Harris County Public Health (HCPH) reports 14 individuals in unincorporated Harris County contracted the COVID-19 Delta variant between April and June 2021. All 14 individuals were unvaccinated. The CDC reports nearly 25 percent of new COVID-19 cases were linked to the Delta variant and are up six percent from early June of this year. The Delta variant is much more contagious than the original strain of the virus and appears […]

Ages 12 and Up Get Vaccinated, Under 12 Get Tested

Vaccines work. COVID-19 cases are declining, but not enough people have been vaccinated yet to declare victory against the virus. Some parts of the country are still experiencing increases in COVID-19 cases of children and teens who need hospitalization, including some in ICUs. Children are not immune to COVID-19 and can become extremely ill or suffer long term health effects from it. Parents are strongly encouraged to get their children ages 12 and up vaccinated […]

Harris County Judge Moves COVID-19 Threat Level to Level 3: Yellow

Vaccinations Continue Driving Down Key COVID-19 Metrics; Hidalgo Urges Community to Stay Vigilant, Particularly Over Memorial Day Weekend  Judge Lina Hidalgo today announced that she is moving the county’s COVID-19 Threat Level Indicator from Level 2: Orange to Level 3: Yellow, the system’s second-lowest threat level. The move comes as a variety of indicators continue to demonstrate significant progress in reducing the threat of COVID-19 and the availability, administration, and efficacy of vaccines for eligible […]

Harris Health Surpasses Half-Million Virtual Visit since Pandemic Start

The COVID-19 pandemic caught healthcare providers worldwide off guard. Almost immediately, doors shuttered to most in-person non-COVID care. Harris Health System, like many providers, quickly ramped up its virtual and telemedicine program—most recently completing nearly 565,000 virtual care visits since the start of the pandemic. Virtual care has become an important tool to safely treat patients and contain the spread of COVID-19. Since mid-March 2020, Harris Health has enlisted 1,600 medical providers through home or […]

Get Family Members Vaccinated or Tested

Less than 40% of the Population has been Vaccinated  Thanks to vaccinations, COVID-19 numbers are finally going in the right direction. Adult cases and deaths are declining. However, children’s cases have been increasing nationwide and children are getting sicker from the virus, but not being hospitalized or dying from COVID-19 in greater numbers. That’s why it is extremely important for parents to get their 12-17 year-old children vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine.  Twelve to 17-year-olds […]

Harris County Judge Moves COVID-19 Threat Level to Level 2: Orange

Key COVID-19 Trends Continue Downward Trajectory; Hidalgo Commends Community for Driving Indicators Down By Getting Vaccinated, Urges Continued Vigilance and Action to Reach Non-Vaccinated Population Judge Lina Hidalgo today announced that she is moving the county’s COVID-19 Threat Level Indicator from Level 1: Red to Level 2: Orange, the system’s second highest threat level. The move comes as a variety of indicators demonstrate significant progress in reducing the threat of COVID-19 and the availability, administration, […]

Starting Tomorrow NRG Park will Administer the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen Vaccine Again

NRG Will Offer Both Johnson & Johnson/Janssen and Pfizer Vaccines The NRG Park vaccine site, operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Harris County Public Health (HCPH) and the City of Houston (COH), will resume administering the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine beginning on Sunday, May 2. The U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) had paused the use of the vaccine for 11 days to investigate six cases of extremely rare blood clots. Almost seven million people had been vaccinated with […]

Get Vaccinated! Help to Protect Yourself and Others

The good news is more and more people are getting vaccinated in Harris County, but it’s still not enough to stem the tide of COVID-19 infections. Until cases decrease, if you or your children aren’t vaccinated, getting tested is your best defense. Knowing if you are infected allows you to protect yourself and others. If you do have COVID-19, you can quarantine so you don’t spread the virus. To make sure you don’t get seriously […]