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.

Texas Medical Center is sharing a set of 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. TMC will continue to release its Coronavirus (COVID-19) monitoring metrics and data on weekdays. Saturday and Sunday’s data will be posted on Monday mornings.

With COVID-19, do we need to forgo our holiday celebrations? Perhaps not, but creating a safe holiday will require planning, commitment and attention to detail. Learn how to create your own “Holiday Family Bubble.” 

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.

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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