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Harris County Judge Approves Waiver Enabling HCC to Manufacture Protective Face Shields

(Harris County, TX) - Thursday March 26, 2020 - County Judge Lina Hidalgo on Thursday approved a waiver that will allow Houston Community College to use high-capacity 3D printing labs to produce mass quantities of protective face shields while operating as “Essential Critical Infrastructure.” 

Harris County Launches Online Screening Tool to Streamline COVID-19 Testing, Two Additional Testing Sites for Residents

(Harris County, TX) - Monday March 23, 2020 - Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Dr. Umair Shah, Executive Director of Harris County Public Health, City of Houston partners on Monday announced an online COVID-19 assessment tool for residents who believe they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms such as fever or dry cough. The online screening tool is available now at

Harris County Judge Hidalgo and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner Announce Restaurant and Bar Closures to Help Slow Spread of COVID-19

(Harris County, TX) - Monday March 16, 2020 - Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo joined Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner to announce additional measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 across the Houston metropolitan area. The announcement ordered restaurants, bars, and nightclubs to close with the exception of take out, delivery, or drive-through services.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, Mayor Sylvester Turner and Regional Public Health Officials Release Updated Community Guidelines To Address COVID-19

(Harris County, TX) - Thursday March 12, 2020 - Today, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Executive Director of Harris County Public Health Dr. Umair Shah released new community guidelines designed to augment the regional response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and City of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner Formally Declare Public Health Emergencies in Harris County and the City of Houston

(Harris County, TX) - Wednesday March 11, 2020 - Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo today signed a Public Health Emergency Declaration in response to ongoing efforts to address the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The declaration provides county authorities with additional capabilities to carry out public health orders and provide greater flexibility to attain goods and services on an expedited basis if necessary.
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