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COVID-19

Mayor Turner’s Statement on New Outdoor Mask Requirements for Fully Vaccinated Americans

HOUSTON - Earlier today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that fully vaccinated people are no longer required to wear masks outdoors unless in crowded settings and venues.  Please attribute the following statement...

Texas A&M Prof. Discovers New Therapy for Refractory Epilepsy

HOUSTON - Dr. Samba Reddy, professor at Texas A&M University College of Medicine has identified a new approach to blocking frequent epilepsy seizures. Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder characterized by unpredictable...

Project Firstline offers FREE CDC Infection Control Training for Healthcare Workers

HOUSTON - The Houston Health Department is proud to locally launch Project Firstline, a CDC-led infection control training collaborative designed to meet the diverse needs of healthcare personnel. Project Firstline seeks to empower Houston’s healthcare workers with the...

Harris County Launches On Demand COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment System; 55,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Now Available for the Week of April 19

HARRIS COUNTY - Harris County Public Health (HCPH) today announced that it has opened 55,000 COVID-19 vaccines for the week of April 19th. In response to vaccine supply starting to meet demand, residents who sign up for...

Houston Health Department, partners announce free COVID-19 testing schedule for week of April 19

HOUSTON - The Houston Health Department and its agency partners are announcing the schedule for sites offering free COVID-19 tests the week of April 19, 2021. Twenty-one FREE+FAST+SAFE testing sites across Houston are on the schedule for the week.

Houston Health Department offering 9,000 COVID-19 vaccination appointment slots for week of April 19

HOUSTON - The Houston Health Department is offering approximately 9,000 COVID-19 vaccination appointment slots for the week of April 19, 2021. Appointments are for first doses of Moderna vaccine, approved for people 18 and...

Renew your DL or ID now! Wavier deadline expired

AUSTIN, TX – The countdown is over! The temporary waiver of the certain vehicle title and registration requirements, announced by Governor Greg Abbott due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ended yesterday April 14th. Texas DPS encourages...

Governor Abbott Announces 35 Participating Counties For Seventh Week Of Save Our Seniors Initiative

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Division of Emergency (TDEM), the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), and the Texas Military Department (TMD) have announced 35 counties participating in the seventh...

Houston Health Department provides COVID-19 second dose schedule for week of April 12

HOUSTON - The Houston Health Department is providing its COVID-19 second dose schedule for the week of April 12, 2021.People who received their first dose of Moderna vaccine from the health department during the week of March 15, 2021...

Houston Health Department offering 7,900 COVID-19 vaccination appointment slots for week of April 12

HARRIS COUNTY - The Houston Health Department is offering approximately 7,900 COVID-19 vaccination appointment slots for the week of April 12, 2021.Appointments are for first doses of the Moderna vaccine, approved for people 18 and older.Visit HoustonEmergency.org/covid19 starting at noon on...

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Brazil tops 15 million coronavirus cases

Brazil hit a grim milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic of Friday (May 7), registering over 15 million...

S&P 500, Dow end at record highs as weak jobs data eases rate worries

The S&P 500 and the Dow hit record highs on Friday (May 7), while megacap growth stocks drove a recovery on Nasdaq...

‘One of the most disappointing jobs reports of all time,’ says analyst

U.S. employers hired far fewer workers than expected in April, likely frustrated by labor shortages, leaving them scrambling to met booming demand...

Indian Muslims throng markets for Eid shopping amid raging pandemic

 Indian Muslims crowded markets and mosques in India's southern city of Hyderabad on the last Friday (May 7) of the holy month...

Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms will not seek re-election

Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who was seen as a possible running mate for Joe Biden in last year's U.S. presidential election,...