-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:
  • 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/covid19  or  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.com/watch?v=EzK2YbvdlDc 
  • 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.org/new-page-3 
  • My Brother’s Keeper – 12621 Bissonnet St, 77099 – 281.498.9933
    Monday/Wednesday/Friday  10am-1:30pm 
  • 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 
    Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday  10am-1pm 
  • 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