Through our mayor, Sylvester Turner, and city council, we are working tirelessly during this COVID-19 pandemic. These are unprecedented times, and it will require each of us to collectively work together to overcome the challenges ahead. Please know that every day we are discussing and implementing many policy changes and strategic plans to keep Houstonians safe.
National Civil Rights Group and Hundreds of Medical Professionals Call on the Trump Administration and States to Release Racial Data for COVID-19 Tests, Cases and Outcomes
Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and nearly 400 medical professionals issued a demand letter to the United States Department of Health and Human Services and its relevant sub-agencies including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) calling for the release of daily racial and ethnic demographic data related to COVID-19 testing, cases, and patient outcomes. The Lawyers’ Committee also filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the CDC seeking race and ethnicity data for COVID-19 tests, cases and outcomes.
As Texans heed warnings about social distancing and stay at home directives, more and more are seeking comfort through food. According to Psychology Today, people tend to associate certain foods with social gatherings, family, and people taking care of us.
An office worker assigned to the METRO administration building has tested positive for COVID-19 (the coronavirus). The employee was last on the job March 20 and had no interaction with the public.
Gas Turbine System Technician (Electrical) 2nd Class Carina Valle, from Houston, operates an integrated computer assessment system during maintenance aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98).
Statement from Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul about COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments for Beneficiaries
“I want to provide an update to people who receive benefits from the Social Security Administration.
Chancellor John Sharp will host, conduct interviews with experts
Scientists and other experts from throughout The Texas A&M University System will speak with Chancellor John Sharp about their roles in the fight against COVID-19 on a new television series beginning 7 p.m. Thursday.
Fueled Fashion & Art Gala Tentatively Rescheduled to December 1, 2020
To limit exposure to the COVID-19 virus, The Fueled Fashion & Art Gala is tentatively rescheduled to December 1, 2020. We will continue to monitor the situation and will communicate further information as it develops.
Houston Ballet announces its cancellation of the rest of its 2019-2020 season due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Performances effected include the rescheduled dates for Forged in Houston (May 21-31), Romeo & Juliet (June 4-14) and From Houston to the World, which was in the works to be rescheduled later in the season. Additionally, its community performances at Miller Outdoor Theater and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and much-anticipated tour to Spain this summer have also been canceled.
The coronavirus has impacted enormous numbers of people, but the disease is suspected to have started in animals.