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The Katy News
Nov 23, 2020

All Harris County Public Health (HCPH) COVID-19 test sites will be open Monday-Wednesday, 11/23-11/25, before Thanksgiving on Thursday. Some sites will be open Saturday or Sunday after Thanksgiving.

Fox 26
Nov 20, 2020

Pfizer is seeking emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine today. Harris County Public Health Executive Director Dr. Umair Shah discusses the vaccine, Thanksgiving safety and the current COVID-19 risk.

ABC 13
Nov 20, 2020

Men and women in bright yellow vests have begun going door-to-door at randomly selected Harris County homes. But don't be alarmed. They are important to the fight against COVID-19. Harris County Public Health kicked off its month-long survey this week to test blood samples for virus antibodies. The operation is expected to last through Dec. 15.

Arab News
Nov 20, 2020

"I am proud to shed a positive light on Pakistani-Americans and the dedicated service they provide to their communities every single day," Dr. Umair Shah of Harris County Public Health told Arab News.

ABC 13
Nov 20, 2020

As positive cases in both Harris County and Houston spike to June levels, hospitalizations, which experts say are the best real-time metric, are slowly creeping up. The reason, according to Harris County health authority Dr. Umair Shah, is why "we're seeing younger populations that are testing positive."

Defender Network
Nov 20, 2020

On Oct. 26, the Harris County COVID-19 dashboard showed the average positivity rate for the past 14 days at 7.4%, a rate that would have called for all HISD schools to go virtual under the original policy. Even more alarming, on Nov. 17, the 14-day average was up to 8.4%, according to the Harris County COVID-19 dashboard.

Fox 26
Nov 20, 2020

Houston ISD responded to Fox 26 about the union’s request in a statement saying: “Decisions about whether HISD returns to 100 percent virtual instruction would involve collaborative guidance from the district, City of Houston Health Department, and Harris County Public Health authorities. We may also receive guidance from physicians and medical experts in the Texas Medical Center."

Woodlands Online
Nov 19, 2020

The Board of Directors received a presentation from Mac McClendon, Director of the Harris County Public Health Office of Public Health Preparedness & Response, regarding COVID-19 HCPH Testing and current updates.

ABC 13
Nov 19, 2020

Watch the recording of a full interview with Dr. Umair A. Shah regarding recent trends during the COVID-19 pandemic.

ABC 13
Nov 19, 2020

Harris County Public Health Authority Dr. Umair Shah led the state's most populated county through hurricanes, food illness outbreaks, H1N1, Zika, chemical explosions and now, the greatest public health crisis of our lives. "I don't think any of us really thought that we would be even doing these things, and it would change and transform society the way it has," said Shah, referring to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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