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COVID-19 Antibody (Seroprevalence) Surveys (November 15 - December 15)

In an effort to better understand how many people in Harris County may have already been infected with COVID-19, officials with Harris County Public Health (HCPH) will be conducting a survey of randomly selected homes. The survey will identify people infected in the past with COVID-19 by the presence of antibodies, proteins the body’s immune system makes to fight infections. County residents agreeing to participate in the survey will be tested for the presence of these antibodies.

HCPH outreach teams will be in different county areas November 15 – December 15, 2020, from 8am – 5pm, visiting randomly selected homes seeking residents willing to participate in the survey. Only homes approached by the teams are eligible to participate and participation is voluntary. 

View the full press release here.

Flu Season & Flu Vaccine Clinics

Reducing the spread of respiratory illnesses, like flu, this fall and winter is more important than ever due to COVID-19. Influenza (flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is caused by infection with a new coronavirus (called SARS-CoV-2) while flu is caused by infection with influenza viruses. Because some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, it may be hard to tell the different between them based on symptoms. Testing for either virus may be needed to confirm a diagnosis.

The most important step in preventing flu is to get a flu shot each year - and this is not the year to skip it! Even though there is not yet a vaccine for COVID-19, we can still hope to reduce the spread of the flu with the flu vaccine shot. 

Find more resources for this flu season here as well as upcoming flu vaccine clinics here.

Reporting COVID-19 Violations

Reporting Violations

To report violations of County orders, residents can call 832-839-6941 or fill out the State/County COVID-19 Order Complaint Form online.

Harris County Summary

Harris County Public Health (HCPH) is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Texas Department of State and Health Services (DSHS), and other health partners in monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our department receives daily updates from hospitals, medical facilities, and other health officials across Harris County as well as the City of Houston regarding testing, confirmed cases, and the development of COVID-19. For these updates, refer to the Harris County / Houston COVID-19 Cases Dashboard.

HCPH encourages residents to get tested for COVID-19 if you feel you have it or have been in contact with someone who tested positive. For site locations, visit our resources or use the Houston and Harris County Public Health self-assessment tool to register.

 

HCPH COVID-19 Outreach Information

HCPH is providing community education through digital materials, videos, and flyers. These are provided for personal use or may be used for your business and employees depending on the nature of the material.

Please email [email protected] for any educational materials.

*The outreach email is not where residents can find their test results. If you need helping finding your test results, please call 832-927-7575

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HCPH COVID-19 Social Media Toolkit

In an effort to educate and share awareness regarding COVID-19, we encourage you to utilize and share our social media images through your own social media platforms. 

HCPH Social Media Toolkit (Updated 11/16/20, 12:00 PM CST)


Latest Information on 2019 Novel Coronavirus

HCPH is working with public health organizations at the local, state, federal, and global levels to monitor and educate the public about COVID-19.

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For additional resources, please visit the links below:
2019 Novel Coronavirus (DSHS)
2019 Novel Coronavirus (CDC)

2019 Novel Coronavirus (WHO)