It is recommended that businesses and organizations reference available guidance to ensure that any and all procedures are followed to keep both staff and clients safe. These guidelines may differ based on the industry in which the business operates.
To report violations of County orders, residents can call 832-839-6941 or fill out the State/County COVID-19 Order Complaint Form online.
Residents are encouraged to get vaccinated against Coronavirus (COVID-19). Find vaccine providers nearest you and schedule your appointment here.
Are you already fully vaccinated? Refer to Guidance for Vaccinated Individuals here.
If you have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) or have been exposed to it and are concerned about the process for returning to work, please refer to HCPH's General Public Guidance resources.
For more information about returning to school and associated benchmarks, view our School Guidance and Updates resources.
Toolkits featuring business guidance, signage, holiday guidance, and more are available for download here.
When reopening, there may specific guidelines that apply to multiple industries, building occupancy, or other elements that may be applicable to multiple sectors. This section - as well as the General Public Guidance page - details those documents. Similar information may be found in the Occupancy Limits, Available Signage, and/or Information for Management sections as well.
Resources for Safety Measures can be found below. For additional documents that pertain to employee guidelines and communicating protocols, refer to the Available Signage and Information for Management resources.
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Download a full packet of business guidance here.
Select resources are available for staff management purposes.
The Harris County Fire Marshal can help determine occupancy. If you do not know the occupancy of your facility, please contact the Harris County Fire Marshal Office at 713-274-1700 or [email protected]. For more information, visit www.hcfmo.net/records/.
To view resources for individual sectors, click the options below or scroll down.
For guidance on signage, occupancy limits, etc., refer to the Operations and Management section.
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Resources for Beauty Salons - including Nail Salons, Spas, etc. - can be found below.
Resources for Construction can be found below.
To help control the spread of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Dental Settings During the COVID-19 Response. This guidance should be used with CDC’s Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for patients with COVID-19. This information supplements, but does not replace, the general infection prevention and control (IPC) recommendations for COVID-19.
Resources for Dental Providers can be found on the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) website for Dental Settings.
Resources are available for Educational Services, including Early Education. Please refer to the School Guidance and Updates page for more information.
Resources for Entertainment and Recreation can be found below.
Resources for Event Planning can be found below.
Resources for Faith and Worship can be found below.
Resources for Exercise Facilities, such as gyms and studios, can be found below.
Resources for Food and Beverage - including Restaurants, Fast Food, Bars, etc. - can be found below.
Resources for Funeral Homes and Funeral Directors can be found on the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) website.
Resources for Healthcare, Social Services, First Responders, and related industries can be found below. To view comprehensive materials for healthcare - in particular, those that apply to Healthcare Professionals and Frontline Workers - refer to the Guidance for Healthcare Professionals resources.
Resources for Manufacturing can be found below.
Resources for Meat and Poultry Processing and associated facilities can be found below.
Resources for Retail can be found below.
Resources for Supermarkets, Grocery Stores, and other Food Retail establishments can be found below.
Resources for Transportation, including Public Transportation, can be found below.
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) provides an FAQ page specifically for veterinarians and veterinary clinics on COVID-19. AVMA has additional resources and information that are updated frequently at avma.org/coronavirus
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also provides interim guidance for public health professionals managing the home care and isolation of people with COVID-19 who have pets or other animals in the same home. Visit the CDC web page for more information.
Resources for Veterinarians compiled by HCPH can be found below.
Resources for the Wedding Industry, such as venues and vendors, can be found below.