The stakes are high. Yesterday, Texas reported 50 deaths statewide, the most in any one day since mid-March, and added more than 1,000 new cases of COVID-19, the biggest one-day increase in infections in three weeks.
These past few weeks, our lives have been uprooted as our community has taken crucial and extensive measures to protect ourselves from the COVID-19 epidemic. We have declared a public health emergency in Harris County.
This month, invitations to respond to the 2020 Census, the constitutionally mandated count of every person living in the United States, will go out to every home in Harris County.
Last month, an explosion at a manufacturing plant rattled a large portion of Harris County at 4:30 in the morning, shifting the ground beneath houses and jolting people awake.
Happy New Year! I hope you’ve had a joyous and restful holidayseason. Here at the County Judge’s Office, we have already set our sights onsome exciting goals and initiatives for the new year, and we are roaring andready to go.