Current Level of Risk
Level 1 - Stay Home Work Safe (Severe) signifies a severe and uncontrolled level of COVID-19 in Harris County, meaning outbreaks are present and worsening and that testing and contact tracing capacity is strained or exceeded. At this level, residents take action to minimize contacts with others wherever possible and avoid leaving home except for the most essential needs like going to the grocery store for food and medicine. Fully vaccinated individuals may be able to gather in small groups in certain situations. Everyone should continue to wear masks and social distance regardless of vaccination status. Medium and large gatherings should be avoided by all.
Regardless of current level indicated, all residents should continue the use of social distancing, frequent hand washing, and the use of face coverings until there is a vaccine or a treatment for the virus. Additionally, residents exposed to COVID-19 should quarantine for 14 days regardless of level indicated.
For more information and updates, refer to the Threat Level resources on the COVID-19 Data Hub or Threat Levels Explained resources.