Greater Northside Management District
July 29, 2020
Dear GNMD Friend,

Thank you to everyone who was able to participate in yesterday's Town Hall meetings. We appreciate it.

Even if you were not able to join us, we would like your feedback on our current programs and new ones that you would like to see in the District.

Please take five minutes to complete a survey by Monday, August 10, 2020, to provide your input! Click here to access the survey.

Good news! Our website has been redesigned! While we're still making a few tweaks, we think you'll like our new look. Go to to view it!

Rebecca Reyna
Executive Director

COVID-19 updates
Free COVID-19 testing locations
These are the free COVID-19 testing locations for the week of July 27, 2020.

The Houston Health Department and its agency partners may shift locations and schedules of test sites to better meet community needs. Visit for current Houston test sites and information about stopping the spread of the virus.
Information obtained through testing, treatment or services will not be used against immigrants in their public charge evaluation. 
Text " food " to 877877 to find
the nearest curbside food
for children and youth up to age 18
Hurricane preparedness
during the COVID-19 pandemic
The City's emergency managers, shelter managers, and public health professionals will take measures to reduce the possible spread of COVID-19 among people who seek safety in a disaster shelter during severe weather events. 

Here are some tips to help you prepare and lower the risk of infection while staying safe in a shelter:
  • If you need to evacuate, prepare a “go kit” with personal items you cannot do without during an emergency. Include items that can help protect you and others from COVID-19, such as hand sanitizer, or bar or liquid soap if not available, and two cloth face coverings for each person.
  • Practice social distancing. Stay at least 6 feet from other people outside of your household.
  • Follow Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Houston Health Department COVID-19 preventive actions—wash your hands often, cover coughs and sneezes and follow shelter policies for wearing cloth face coverings. Avoid sharing food and drink with anyone if possible.
  • Follow disaster shelter policies and procedures designed to protect everyone in the shelter, especially those who are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19, including older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions.
  • If you feel sick when you arrive at the shelter or start to feel sick while sheltering, tell shelter staff immediately.
  • Teach and reinforce everyday preventive actions for keeping children healthy.
  • Be a good role model—if you wash your hands often, your children are more likely to do the same.
  • Help your children stay at least 6 feet away from anyone who is not in your household.
  • Watch your child for any signs of illness and tell shelter staff if your child may be ill.
  • Help children cope with emergencies: try to deal with the disaster calmly and confidently as this can provide the best support for your children. 

Learn more about updating your hurricane preparedness plans to protect you and your family from COVID-19:
Save these dates for Art on the Avenue:
September 15 - 19, 2020
More than 250 artists contribute to Art on the Avenue—Houston’s largest silent art auction and annual fundraiser for Avenue. This annual event raises funds to enhance the quality of life of working families, and to promote healthy, vibrant, and economically diverse neighborhoods to ensure Houston’s future as a world-class city.

Due to the ongoing risk of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event will take place mostly virtually - over five days – with an online auction and the option to view artwork in person safely during open hours and by appointment. We will be implementing strict safety guidelines and will require that all in-person visitors adhere to them in order to participate.

For more information about this event, click here .
New Houston mural map launches!
If you are feeling restless at home and wish you could safely visit some interesting spots around Houston, go to  to take a fun discovery tour online!

Better yet, get in your car and discover and enjoy local street art while social distancing! The project was funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.