Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Texas Medical Center has been working diligently with the totality of its member institutions and both city and county officials to closely monitor the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and to develop an appropriate action plan as it relates to keeping citizens informed and prepared with up-to-date resources, guidelines, and ways to be vigilant when it comes to personal health protocol.

Remember to follow reliable sources regarding COVID-19 in Houston. Harris County Public Health, Houston Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are trusted sources regarding all COVID-19 information.

Texas Medical Center is sharing a set of daily metrics to better track how Houston is doing in its fight against COVID-19. These daily metrics include tracking of the reproduction rate (R(t)), daily new cases, and test positivity rates. More can be found in our press release.



Key Resources


The Texas Department of State Health Services has a dedicated call center to answer your questions/concerns. The call center is available Monday- Friday 7AM to 6PM: 1-877-570-9779.

The Houston Health Department has opened a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) call center for Houston residents needing more information about coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Houstonians can call the center at 832-393-4220 to speak to department staff and obtain information about the disease or get their questions answered.

Houston healthcare providers can continue to call 832-393-5080.

Please click here for a  joint statement from leaders of the major hospital systems and academic health centers across Houston regarding the “Stay Home, Work Safe” order.

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