We will continue to gather local resources which may help you and your family during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Texans Helping Texans - Governor’s Report to Open Texas Governor Greg Abbott has announced the first phase of the State of Texas’ ongoing plan to safely and strategically open Texas while minimizing the spread of COVID-19. Under Phase I, certain services and activities are allowed to open with limited occupancy, and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is issuing minimum standard health protocols for all businesses and individuals to follow. The Governor also outlined special guidance for Texans over 65 and detailed a comprehensive mitigation plan for nursing homes in Texas. The Governor also announced a statewide testing and tracing program developed by DSHS that will help public health officials quickly identify and test Texans who contract COVID-19 and mitigate further spread of the virus. The Governor’s announcement is accompanied by Texans Helping Texans: The Governor’s Report to Open Texas. This detailed report, available on the strike force website, helps Texans understand phase one by outlining the new protocols, guidance, and recommendations. The report also includes a series of Open Texas Checklists that outline DSHS’ minimum standard health protocols for all Texans.
Office of the Texas Governor Governor Greg Abbott is working with Texas mayors and county judges from across the state on the strategies that local entities are taking to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in their communities.
Texas Department of State Health Services The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in responding to the new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‑19) that is causing an outbreak of respiratory illness worldwide.
Harris County Public Health is the local responding agency for the COVID-19 pandemic. HCPH is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Texas Department of State and Health Services and other health partners i monitoring the developing outbreak ad will promptly report any confirmed cases in Harris County. HCPH is providing community education through providing digital copies of materials or virtual presentations. If you would copies of materials please email COVIDoutreach@phs.hctx.net.
Harris County OEM is actively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and working closely with Harris County Public Health on reporting confirmed case numbers throughout Harris County. ReadyHarris.org is a website designed to promote a culture of preparedness across our region that will be more inclusive of the role individual families, nonprofit groups, and the private sector play before, during, and after an emergency.
As the community spread of the Coronavirus expands within our school district boundaries and across Texas, Governor Greg Abbott extended the emergency school closure for the remainder of the 2019/2020 school year. This includes Bay Elementary, Ed White Elementary and Seabrook Intermediate. For updates and more information from CCISD please visit their website here.
If you are an essential worker in need of child care, Collaborative for Children is here to assist you and ease the burden. Collaborative for Children and Workforce Solutions, in partnership with the City of Houston, Harris County and other community partners, will match you with high-quality child care that best suits your family’s needs. Register and/or learn more here.