City of Houston Resources

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Mayor Sylvester Turner announced the Harris County Stay Home, Work Safe order that was set to expire on Friday, April 3, is now extended through April 30, 2020. Essential businesses can remain open. The order requires individuals to remain at home or a place of residence, with exceptions for essential work and activities. Read more in the press release.
COVID-19 Updates: Visit for COVID-19 updates, social distancing guidance, routine protective action, FAQs, emergency preparedness tips and more.

COVID-19 Call Center: The Houston Health Department is operating a call center for Houston residents who need information about COVID-19 or to be screened for the free Houston community based testing site. Call 832-393-4220 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Houston Testing Site: Houston's free drive-thru community based testing sites are now available to anyone with COVID-19 symptoms of fever, cough and difficulty breathing. The sites at Butler Stadium and Delmar Stadium only accept people with a unique identification code obtained through a screening process. People who show up without a code will not get tested. Call 832-393-4220 to be screened. 

COVID-19 Resource Links: Resource links to Houston Health Department, Center for Disease Control, and other external partners on COVID-19, including FAQs in various languages.

Houston HealthScope: The Houston Health Department is publishing weekly newsletter updates about COVID-19. Read the March 29 Houston HealthScope newsletter; click here to subscribe.

Water Service Disconnections Suspended: Read more in the press release.

Small Business Survey: The City’s Office of Business Opportunity would like to better understand how businesses are being impacted now, so if you own a small business, please complete the Small Business Community Resiliency Survey

Curbside Meals: New information on the Houston Parks & Recreation Department's curbside meal program is available. Read meals press release.

Food and Supply Drive for Seniors: Read more in the senior's press release .
Harris County Resources

Visit the Harris County 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hub to get information on the Stay Home Work Safe order, updates, screening tool, resources and more.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hub:

COVID-19 Screeing Tool : This tool will help determine whether you need further assessment or need to be tested. Click here for screening tool..

Stay Home Work Safe: FAQ and resident guidance for stopping the spread of the virus. Click here for virus FAQs..

COVID-19 Cases Dashboard: A county of active coronavirus cases in Harris County. Click here.

Recovery Resources: Resources for family and businesses. Click recovery here.

Jury Duty : Harris County has suspended jury service through April 30, 2020. See more jury duty information here.

Partner Resources

COVID-19 Houston Resource Guide: The Community Design Resource Center at the University of Houston College of Architecture created a resource guide for Houstonians with information on testing, daycare services, volunteering, donations, financial assistance, employment listings, internet service and more.

Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund: A fundraising collaborative effort of United Way of Greater Houston and Greater Houston Community Foundation to address immediate relief needs in Houston.

Houston Food Bank: Numerous organizations have partnered with the Houston Food Bank to operate several food distribution sites throughout the city. To find a food distribution site near you, visit

Meal Delivery for Seniors: CrowdSource Rescue is a Houston-based disaster response non-profit. The have partnered with Houston Food Bank and are currently organizing volunteers to provide no-contact food deliveries to elderly Houston residents. For more information and to apply, click here for senior food application.

Unemployment Benefits: Everything you need to know about unemployment benefits in Texas during the virus crisis. Read unemployment article here.

Evictions on Hold: Explaining the eviction policy in Texas during the coronavirus pandemic. Read eviction information here .

COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line: Texas Health & Human Services Commission has launched a statewide mental health support line to help Texans experiencing anxiety, stress or other emotional challenges due to the pandemic. Read mental health information.  

Small Business Administration Assistance: Small Business Administration is working with state leaders to provide assistance to small businesses and employers that have been impacted by this disruption.

Teleworking Resources: Houston-Galveston Area Council telework benefits, resources and tips.
Census 2020

Have you taken the census? Did you know the federal funding cities receive for healthcare, school lunches and veteran services is based on a city's population count, including congressional and state representation? That's right, and with t he current public health crisis putting a strain on local resources, i t's more important than ever that every household participate in the decennial count.

Complete the census from the safety of your own home online or by phone! Visit or call 1-844-330-2020. For Spanish, call 1-844-468-2020 or call 1-844-467-2020 for Telephone Display Device (TDD). If you find yourself spending more time at home, take some time out to take the census because you count, our communities count, and Houston counts!  #SayYesToTheCensus. 
Complete Communities is a collaborative effort involving the community and all City of Houston Departments and Divisions with City leadership from:

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Planning & Development Department | 832-393-6600 |
Department of Neighborhoods | 832-394-0600 |
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