COVID-19 Information and Fact Sheets

COVID-19 Information and Fact Sheets

To help residents stay informed about the current status of COVID-19 response efforts, recommended steps for keeping your community safe, and more, HCPH has compiled resources that can be downloaded and shared. 

A selection of COVID-19 fact sheets are available below as well as other information that may be useful. Select documents may be available in multiple languages.

Please check back often as these documents or resources may have updates or new information added.

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IMPORTANT: Guidance For Returning To Work After COVID-19 Illness Or Exposure

Please see the following resources for returning to work in non-healthcare settings following COVID-19 isolation or quarantine. This includes those individuals who may or may not have experienced symptoms but have tested positive for COVID-19 as well as those who were exposed to COVID-19 without wearing the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Return To Work Guidance English | Spanish




General Information

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
Viruses Don’t Discriminate and Neither Should We (PDF)
How Long Does COVID-19 Last On Surfaces?
Business Guidance for Mitigating the Spread
Reduce the Spread - How Face Masks Work
NOTICE: FDA Recalls Hand Sanitizers
How to Wear a Face Mask Properly



Community Health Guides

Harris County is home to many individuals from diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, and races. To help ensure everyone represented has the resources needed for learning more about COVID-19 and staying healthy - especially any information that is unique to a community - Harris County Public Health (HCPH) has compiled select Community Health Guides that can be downloaded and shared.

COVID-19 Community Toolkit (African Americans)
COVID-19 Community Toolkit (Asian American)
COVID-19 Community Toolkit (Latinx)



Social Distancing Measures

Social distancing, or physical distancing, is recommended by health professionals to limit face-to-face contact and potentially slow the spread of infection. For full details on social distancing and other measures, please visit the CDC website or view the resources below.

Social Distancing and the Breathing Zone: Why 6 FT of Distance?
Guidance for Self Isolation
The Power Of Social Distancing



Testing for COVID-19

Testing is available for individuals who feel they have exhibited symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19), may have been exposed to an individual who tested positive, etc. For full details on the process for acquiring a free test and scheduling an appointment at a testing center nearest you, refer to Testing Locations and Information or view the resources below.

Mobile Testing: Acquiring Test Results, Baylor College of Medicine
What Happens At A Testing Site?
Stationary Testing: Acquiring Test Results



World Health Organization (WHO) Myth Busters

In an effort to combat misinformation, the World Health Organization created several infographics regarding frequently asked questions about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. We encourage you to share these across your network to help set the record straight about COVID-19.

For a complete list of WHO Myth Busters, go to the World Health Organization (WHO) website.