First Houston COVID-19 Testing Site Expands to Older Adults with Symptoms

The first free COVID-19 drive-thru testing site in Houston will expand services on Saturday, March 21, 2020, to symptomatic people age 65 and older. People 65 and older with cough, difficulty breathing, and fever may [...]

By |2020-03-21T10:04:23-05:00March 21st, 2020|News, Resources|0 Comments

Houston Food Bank: Meal distribution sites are open to all families

Wednesday March 18 (Note new locations and times) Bonham Elementary School, 8302 Braes River Dr., 9 a.m. – noon Forest Brook Middle School, 7525 Tidwell Rd., 9 a.m. – noon Furr High School., 520 Mercury [...]

By |2020-03-18T12:43:53-05:00March 18th, 2020|News, Resources|0 Comments

5 Things You Can Do To Help Us Save Lives

Dear friend, Yesterday, we joined together with City of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Fort Bend County Judge KP George, and public health officials from across the region to provide important regional community guidelines to help [...]

By |2020-03-13T21:56:37-05:00March 13th, 2020|Public Safety, Resources|0 Comments

COVID-19 resources from Houston Health Department

Our primary webpage with COVID-19 updates, key messages, protective actions, rumor control, communications resources, emergency preparedness tips, and more is at (short url: The page is also accessible through the homepages of [...]

By |2020-03-09T22:29:54-05:00March 9th, 2020|News, Resources|0 Comments

City of Houston Health Department, Airport System Continue to Monitor Coronavirus Reports

Houston Health Department Update – Jan. 28, 2020 Update 3: There are currently no confirmed cases of 2019 novel coronavirus in Houston or Harris County. The Houston Health Department and Harris County Public Health only report [...]

By |2020-01-29T12:38:52-06:00January 29th, 2020|News, Public Safety, Resources|0 Comments

Walkable Places and Transit-Oriented Development Ordinance Amendments

Monthly Planner Walkable Places and Transit-Oriented Development Proposed Ordinance Amendments Public Comment Period Open! Dear Houstonians, After three years of comprehensive discussion, research, and analysis conducted by the Walkable Places Committee, Planning [...]

By |2020-01-28T21:03:06-06:00January 28th, 2020|News, Resources|0 Comments

SWMD: Public Service Announcement

In partnership with the Federal, State, County and City Officials to protect the public health and help stop the spread of COVID-19, the Southwest District offices are closed and all meetings and events are cancelled through April 10. Staff is working remotely and may be contacted as follows: Alice Lee, Executive Director (713) 501-8719 or Annie Trinh, Director of Services (832) 638-2545 or email Our public safety and security patrols, graffiti, litter, and bandit sign abatement, and landscape maintenance are operating as normal (although hours may be adjusted as needed by the vendor) and all personnel are asked to take the recommended precautions related to COVID-19. We offer the following sites to monitor for news and updates. We will continue to monitor the situation and will reach out to update the community as new information and resources become available.