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Statement from Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo on George Floyd and Protests in Harris County

(Harris County, Texas) - May 31, 2020, County Judge Lina Hidalgo today issued the following statement in response to the death of George Floyd and ongoing protests occurring in Harris County:

Harris County to Open Free COVID-19 Testing Sites in Pasadena and Cy-Fair

(Harris County, Texas) - May 28, 2020, County Judge Lina Hidalgo and the Harris County Department of Public Health today announced the county’s two largest COVID-19 test sites will be moved to new locations. The testing sites will move to Pasadena and Cy-Fair from Baytown and Katy and will begin services June 1 , weather permitting. Saturday, May 30, will be the last day the Baytown and Katy sites will be open and residents in those areas who need to be tested are encouraged to take action to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Smaller mobile sites will continue to visit the Baytown and Katy area periodically.

Harris County $30 Million COVID-19 Relief Fund Established To Support Most Vulnerable in County

(Houston, TX) - May 28, 2020– Harris County has established the Harris County COVID-19 Relief Fund to provide much-needed relief to Harris County residents most impacted by the global pandemic. The $30 million fund, which will be administered by Greater Houston Community Foundation, aims to strategically serve a large number of the most vulnerable people, in particular county residents who may not be eligible for other COVID-related funding and/or who cannot afford to wait for assistance.

Harris County Judge Announces Worker Protection Guidelines for Businesses, Manufacturing & Construction Reopening during Pandemic

(Harris County, TX) - May 21, 2020, County Judge Lina Hidalgo today announced worker protection guidelines for retail businesses and construction sites as they reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic. The recommended guidelines, which include screening workers for symptoms, conducting routine disinfection, and staggering shifts when practicable, intend to provide baseline safeguards to ensure employees and customers are protected as facilities open for business and construction activity increases.

Statement from Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo on the Resumption of Eviction and Debt-Collection Proceedings

(Harris County, TX) - May 18, 2020, County Judge Lina Hidalgo today issued the following statement in response to theTexas Supreme Court’s removal of emergency protections halting eviction and debt-collection proceedings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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