public health

County Judge Lina Hidalgo: Indoor, Maskless Gatherings Should Not Be Taking Place Right Now, And This Applies To Bars As Well

County Judge Lina Hidalgo today issued the following statement: “Months ago, we established the Harris County Threat Level System – critical public health benchmarks to determine the county’s level of reopening and make way for sustainable, long-term reopenings. We have not been able to enforce the Threat Level System, which has led to a much slower decrease in the virus incidence.  The data guiding county decision-making tells us we are doing much better than we […]

Don’t Skip Your Flu Shot During a Pandemic!

There is No Vaccine for COVID-19 Yet, but There is for the Flu Flu season is here. It’s arriving during a pandemic which has already killed more than 200,000 people in the U.S. this year. The Flu and COVID-19 are both very contagious viruses and spread in similar ways. Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during 2020-2021 to protect yourself and the people around you from flu, and to help reduce the […]