- While this situation is fluid, we aim to update you as accurately as possible at the time of this writing
- 30 confirmed cases in the Greater Houston region, as of Monday morning 03/16/20.
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-8 in Harris County
-5 in Houston
- At today’s 5pm press conference, HC Judge Hildalgo and Mayor Turner announced that effective tomorrow at 8am and lasting until the end of March:
-Restaurants must offer only online ordering, pickup, delivery, and drive-thru. Sit-down dining is not allowed.
-Bars and clubs are to be closed.
-All City-sponsored, partnered, and permitted event cancellations and postponements will extend through the end of April.
-An emergency City Council meeting will be held tomorrow at 9am for the purpose of considering an ordinance to authorize the Mayor of Houston to extend or continue a proclamation of a local state of disaster due to a public health disaster for the City of Houston beyond the seven-day period after the proclamation was issued; making certain findings related thereto; providing for severability; and declaring an emergency.
-There will be an upcoming update on the availability of testing sites and test kits.
- CDC recommends cancelling all events of 50 or more people for 8 weeks:
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- Texas Education Agency is allowing independent school districts to decide when to reopen. Please brace for the possibility that closures will last through the rest of spring.
- All Houston Public Libraries are closed until further notice.
-Please remember that the Houston Public Library’s many free online resources and digital services are always available 24/7 with your MY Link Library Card at www.houstonlibrary.org, including e-books and e-audiobooks, streaming TV, movie and music services, online classes and tutoring, and databases.
- Keep Houston Beautiful has elected to postpone all spring events, projects and programs until further notice. This is effective immediately.
Alief ISD will extend closures to April 10th.
- These precautionary measures are to protect everyone, but especially those who are most vulnerable (our seniors and the immunocompromised).
-By slowing the spread of this virus, this will help to prevent our health care system from being overwhelmed. If cases come into our hospitals over a longer period of time, this will ensure that everyone can be treated properly .
- We encourage you to visit the City of Houston’s Emergency Operations Center website at https://houstonemergency.
org/covid19or call 832.393.4220 for more information meant to slow the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the number of people infected.
- Stop the spread of germs: https://www.youtube.
- Doing everyday things like grocery shopping has become dangerous, especially as crowds panic and deplete stores. To alleviate dangerous shopping conditions, Food Town is offering a “Senior Hour” in the greater Houston area. The grocer is opening its stores’ doors for shoppers who are 65 and older to shop with from 7am – 8am
- House of Amos – 8030 Boone Rd, 77072 – 281.495.61
Monday – Thursday 9am-11:45am; Saturday 10am-11:45am
Application form: http://www.houseofamos.
- My Brother’s Keeper – 12621 Bissonnet St, 77099 – 281.498.9933
- ICNA Relief Houston – 5645 Hilcroft Ave, Ste #405 – 832.302.1681
Tuesday – Friday 4pm-6:30pm; Saturday 11am-2pm
- Houston’s First Baptist Church – 5860 Ranchester Dr, Ste 833, 77036 – 713.335.6459
- United Helping Hands Outreach – 11152 Westheimer Rd, 77042 – 832.882.3900
- West Houston Assistance Ministries – 10501 Meadowglen Ln, 77042 – 713.780.2727
Monday – Friday 10am-6pm; Saturday 9am-5pm