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We offer mental health support through a free helpline staffed by trained mental health professionals. Call 713-999-9442...
11/26/2020

We offer mental health support through a free helpline staffed by trained mental health professionals. Call 713-999-9442. October 1 – December 24. Seven days a week. From 1 to 11 p.m.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is a very common disorder. Chronic heartburn is the most common symptom of GER...
11/26/2020

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is a very common disorder. Chronic heartburn is the most common symptom of GERD. Acid regurgitation (refluxed material into the mouth) is another common symptom.

Learn more: http://ow.ly/Ch3t50CtqiA

We are not providing daily #COVID19 case updates Nov. 26-27 because of the Thanksgiving holiday. Daily reporting resumes...
11/26/2020

We are not providing daily #COVID19 case updates Nov. 26-27 because of the Thanksgiving holiday. Daily reporting resumes Saturday, Nov. 28. houstonhealth.org

#hounews Mayor Sylvester Turner City of Houston Office of Emergency Management

We report 1,288* cases of #COVID19 today, bringing #Houston's total to 95,714**. There are two newly-reported deaths, br...
11/25/2020

We report 1,288* cases of #COVID19 today, bringing #Houston's total to 95,714**. There are two newly-reported deaths, bringing the city’s total to 1,423.

*Of the 1,288 cases reported today, 96% (1,237) have specimen collection dates within the past 14 days. **95 cases identified as duplicates were removed from the total case count.

Keep doing the small things: #MaskUp, #SocialDistance, #WashHands and #GetTested to crush COVID-19. #DontStopDontForget houstonhealth.org
#hounews Mayor Sylvester Turner Harris County Public Health City of Houston Office of Emergency Management ReadyHarris

El Departamento de Salud de Houston aconseja al público limitar las reuniones en persona a los miembros del hogar durant...
11/25/2020

El Departamento de Salud de Houston aconseja al público limitar las reuniones en persona a los miembros del hogar durante la temporada de las fiestas con el fin de detener la propagación de la #COVID19 y prevenir otro aumento de casos este invierno. http://ow.ly/sXT250CuArA

Mayor Sylvester Turner City of Houston Office of Emergency Management Houston Parks - HPARD City of Houston Department of Neighborhoods (DON)

#HappyThanksgiving⁠⁠, Houston! This year, we're thankful for everyone doing their best to keep us all safe from #COVID1...
11/25/2020

#HappyThanksgiving⁠⁠, Houston! This year, we're thankful for everyone doing their best to keep us all safe from #COVID19. City offices are closed Thursday and Friday to observe the #holiday.

#HappyThanksgiving Houston! This year, we're thankful for the people who have done & are continuing to do their best to keep themselves and their loved ones safe. City offices will be closed tomorrow and Friday to observe the #holiday.

You may feel fine and even recently tested negative for #COVID19, but that does not mean you are not infectious by the t...
11/25/2020

You may feel fine and even recently tested negative for #COVID19, but that does not mean you are not infectious by the time you sit down to #Thanksgiving dinner. Please limit holiday gatherings to household members. http://ow.ly/QvIm50CtnE8

#hounews #DontStopDontForget Mayor Sylvester Turner City of Houston Office of Emergency Management

✔️ Encuesta Sobre la Vacuna Contra el #COVID19 | Esta información ayudará a implementar las iniciativas necesarias para ...
11/25/2020

✔️ Encuesta Sobre la Vacuna Contra el #COVID19 | Esta información ayudará a implementar las iniciativas necesarias para garantizar que los residentes de Houston estén bien informados y actualizados cuando la vacuna esté disponible. La encuesta no solicita información personal y podrá responderla en 7 a 10 minutos.

- Spanish: https://bit.ly/COVIDvaxSPN
- English: https://bit.ly/COVIDvax

#BetterTogether #DontStopDontForget Mayor Sylvester Turner City of Houston Office of Emergency Management City of Houston Department of Neighborhoods (DON) Houston Parks - HPARD

✔️ #COVID19 Vaccine Survey | Help inform efforts to ensure #Houstonians are educated about the #vaccine when it’s availa...
11/25/2020

✔️ #COVID19 Vaccine Survey | Help inform efforts to ensure #Houstonians are educated about the #vaccine when it’s available. The survey does not request personal information and should take about 7-10 minutes to complete. Thank you.

- English: https://bit.ly/COVIDvax
- Spanish: https://bit.ly/COVIDvaxSPN

#BetterTogether #DontStopDontForget Mayor Sylvester Turner City of Houston Office of Emergency Management City of Houston Department of Neighborhoods (DON) Houston Parks - HPARD

“Residents of Harris County are healthier thanks to Dr. Shah’s passion, dedication, and achievements,” said Dr. David Pe...
11/24/2020

“Residents of Harris County are healthier thanks to Dr. Shah’s passion, dedication, and achievements,” said Dr. David Persse, chief medical officer for the City of Houston.

“I’ve had the pleasure of working side-by-side with Dr. Shah during routine public health initiatives and now a once-in-a-lifetime global pandemic. No matter the scale of a challenge, Dr. Shah always provides strategic and calm leadership, guiding Harris County Public Health’s response. Our loss locally is the State of Washington’s gain,” Persse continued.

IN THE NEWS:
Harris County’s Top Health Official Has a New Gig - Reform Austin

Read the full article here: https://www.reformaustin.org/healthcare/harris-countys-top-health-official-has-a-new-gig/

We report 546* cases of #COVID19 today, bringing #Houston's total to 94,521**. There are four newly reported deaths, bri...
11/24/2020

We report 546* cases of #COVID19 today, bringing #Houston's total to 94,521**. There are four newly reported deaths, bringing the city’s total to 1,421.

*Of the 546 cases reported today, 96% (522) have specimen collection dates within the past 14 days. **13 cases identified as duplicates were removed from the total case count.

Keep doing the small things: #MaskUp, #SocialDistance, #WashHands and #GetTested to crush COVID-19. #DontStopDontForget houstonhealth.org
#hounews Mayor Sylvester Turner Harris County Public Health City of Houston Office of Emergency Management ReadyHarris

Apply for a free refurbished computer today!The City of Houston is providing  CARES Act Funding to get computers into th...
11/24/2020
Computer Access Program

Apply for a free refurbished computer today!

The City of Houston is providing CARES Act Funding to get computers into the hands of low-income Houston residents who need them the most.

Learn more by calling 888-469-8365 or visiting www.computeraccessprogram.org

Computer Access ProgramThe City of Houston is providing CARES Act Funding to get computers into the hands of low-income Houston residents who need them the most. SIGN UP for Updates Suscríbete para más información About the program Comp-U-Dopt, through funding from the City of Houston will provi...

請勿停止。請勿忘記。戴口罩。 社交距离。 洗手。 接受检测 。houstonhealth.org
11/24/2020

請勿停止。請勿忘記。

戴口罩。
社交距离。
洗手。
接受检测 。
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11/24/2020

Đừng dừng lại. Đừng quên.

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We can help you with Medicare open enrollment, which is through December 7. Call us today: 832-393-4301 or 800-213-8471V...
11/24/2020

We can help you with Medicare open enrollment, which is through December 7.

Call us today: 832-393-4301 or 800-213-8471
Visit us on the Web: http://ow.ly/Wwzg50Cm8xP

11/24/2020

Our Dr. David Persse joins ABC13-Marla Carter for "Countdown to the Vaccine" tonight (Nov. 24) at 6:30 live on ABC13 Houston and streaming services.

#COVID19 #DontStopDontForget #BetterTogether Mayor Sylvester Turner City of Houston Office of Emergency Management Go Healthy Houston Houston Parks - HPARD

449,984 people have been tested at HHD-affiliated #COVID19 testing sites as of Nov. 23, 2020.- 2,478 March 20-31-18,977 ...
11/24/2020

449,984 people have been tested at HHD-affiliated #COVID19 testing sites as of Nov. 23, 2020.

- 2,478 March 20-31
-18,977 April 1-30
- 41,646 May 1-31
- 78,504 June 1-30
- 95,301 July 1-31
- 55,130 Aug 1-31
- 30,905 Sept 1-30
- 48,339 Oct 1-31
- 78,704 Nov 1-23

Find a free, fast, safe nearby testing site at houstonemergency.org/covid19 or by calling 832-393-4220.

#hounews Mayor Sylvester Turner City of Houston Office of Emergency Management

Community Re-Entry Network Program classes are now online.  Our multi-disciplinary staff helps the “whole” person with i...
11/24/2020

Community Re-Entry Network Program classes are now online. Our multi-disciplinary staff helps the “whole” person with innovative programs. #BrightFuture #CommityReEntry

Call us today: 832-393-5467
One the web: http://ow.ly/CqHE50C2faL

The Harris County Area Agency on Aging offers COVID-19 in-home health testing. To find out how you, a friend, or family ...
11/24/2020

The Harris County Area Agency on Aging offers COVID-19 in-home health testing. To find out how you, a friend, or family member can get this service.

Call us today: 800-213-8471
On the web: http://ow.ly/Zrjy50Cpbrp

Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or dementia often involves a team of people. Whether you provide daily caregiving, ...
11/23/2020
Caregiving

Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or dementia often involves a team of people. Whether you provide daily caregiving, participate in decision making, or simply care about a person with the disease — here are resources to help.

Learn more: http://ow.ly/wZsf50Cqo0t

Get information and resources for Alzheimer's and other dementias from the Alzheimer's Association.

Multiple #COVID19 vaccines are being developed and manufactured in the United States, and the first vaccines could be cl...
11/23/2020

Multiple #COVID19 vaccines are being developed and manufactured in the United States, and the first vaccines could be cleared for use by the FDA in the coming weeks.

Initial doses will be allocated for critical populations, including health care workers, other essential workers, and people more likely to develop severe disease, like older adults and those with underlying health conditions.

As vaccine availability increases in 2021, people will be able to get vaccinated at doctor’s offices, pharmacies, hospitals and other “usual” sites. Vaccine will be provided at no cost by CDC and shipped directly to vaccine providers along with supplies.

HHD will serve in its traditional safety net provider role, offering vaccine at its health centers, multi-service centers and deploying other strategies to ensure vaccine is available to all Houstonians, as needed.

Each vaccine recipient will receive a card with information about the vaccine they received, and doses administered will be recorded in ImmTrac2, the state immunization registry, so that providers and recipients can ensure they receive the correct second dose.

Even when vaccines are available, people will need to #MaskUp, #SocialDistance and #WashHands hands to help stop the spread of COVID-19 as people get vaccinated and we learn more about the immunity produced by the vaccines.

Learn more: houstonemergency.org/covid-19-vaccines/

#hounews Mayor Sylvester Turner City of Houston Office of Emergency Management

#Houston’s #COVID19 positivity rate is now 8.8%, continuing a trend in the wrong direction. Limit holiday gatherings, #M...
11/23/2020

#Houston’s #COVID19 positivity rate is now 8.8%, continuing a trend in the wrong direction. Limit holiday gatherings, #MaskUp, #SocialDistance, #WashHands & #GetTested to crush the virus and put Houston on the road to recovery. #DontStopDontStop houstonhealth.org

#hounews Mayor Sylvester Turner City of Houston Office of Emergency Management

We report 463* cases of #COVID19 today, bringing #Houston's total to 93,988**. There are three newly reported deaths, br...
11/23/2020

We report 463* cases of #COVID19 today, bringing #Houston's total to 93,988**. There are three newly reported deaths, bringing the city’s total to 1,417.

*Of the 463 cases reported today, 76% (354) have specimen collection dates within the past 14 days. **8 cases identified as duplicates were removed from the total case count.

Keep doing the small things: #MaskUp, #SocialDistance, #WashHands and #GetTested to crush COVID-19. #DontStopDontForget houstonhealth.org

#hounews Mayor Sylvester Turner City of Houston Office of Emergency Management

Gift cards are great for family and friends, NOT an option for paying taxes. Gift card scams are on the rise. #IRS urges...
11/23/2020

Gift cards are great for family and friends, NOT an option for paying taxes. Gift card scams are on the rise. #IRS urges you to stay alert: https://go.usa.gov/x79bh #IRSTaxTip

11/23/2020
Better. Together. | COVID-19 and Holiday Safety

This holiday season, remember, it is too soon to return to our normal lives. Share the holiday cheer with your loved ones in ways that are both fun and safe. #COVID19 #BetterTogether #DontStopDontForget

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Dr. David Persse, Chief Medical Officer for the City of Houston, encourages everyone to limit in-person holiday gatherings to household members to slow the s...

Si da positivo en la prueba de COVID-19, elegir trabajar con rastreadores de contacto ayuda a proteger a su familia y su...
11/23/2020
What Your Test Results Mean - YouTube

Si da positivo en la prueba de COVID-19, elegir trabajar con rastreadores de contacto ayuda a proteger a su familia y su comunidad al reducir la propagación. #HazteLaPrueba #HazloSiempreHazQueCuente

Rastreador de Contactos: http://ow.ly/EFnD50CpFyM

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Learn what actions to take to protect yourself and others when you receive either a negative or a positive COVID-19 test result.Comments on this video are allow...

11/23/2020
Los Antibióticos No Son Siempre La Solución

Los antibióticos solo son necesarios para tratar ciertas infecciones causadas por bacterias. http://ow.ly/Uadi50CgXAR #BeAntibioticsAware

Los antibióticos solo son necesarios para tratar ciertas infecciones causadas por bacterias. Los antibióticos no hacen efecto contra los virus, como los que ...

We report 381* cases of #COVID19 today, bringing #Houston's total to 93,533**. There are three newly reported deaths, br...
11/22/2020

We report 381* cases of #COVID19 today, bringing #Houston's total to 93,533**. There are three newly reported deaths, bringing the city’s total to 1,414.

*Of the 381 cases reported today, 78% (297) have specimen collection dates within the past 14 days. **55 cases identified as duplicates were removed from the total case count.

Keep doing the small things: #MaskUp, #SocialDistance, #WashHands and #GetTested to crush COVID-19. #DontStopDontForget houstonhealth.org

#hounews Mayor Sylvester Turner City of Houston Office of Emergency Management Harris County Public Health ReadyHarris

Hacerse la prueba en los sitios asociados con el Departamento de Salud de Houston es gratis, rápido y seguro. Los tiempo...
11/22/2020

Hacerse la prueba en los sitios asociados con el Departamento de Salud de Houston es gratis, rápido y seguro. Los tiempos de espera son mínimos y los laboratorios informan los resultados, en promedio, a los cuatro días. houstonemergency.org/covid19 o 832-393-4220

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FREE+FAST+SAFE | Getting tested for #COVID19 empowers you to protect your family. Our sites are free, waits are minimal,...
11/22/2020

FREE+FAST+SAFE | Getting tested for #COVID19 empowers you to protect your family. Our sites are free, waits are minimal, results average 2-4 days, and safety is top priority. Visit HoustonEmergency.org/covid19 or call 832-393-4220 to find a nearby site. #BetterTogether #DontStopDontForget

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We report 849* cases of #COVID19 today, bringing #Houston's total to 93,207**. There are five newly reported deaths, bri...
11/21/2020

We report 849* cases of #COVID19 today, bringing #Houston's total to 93,207**. There are five newly reported deaths, bringing the city’s total to 1,411.

*Of the 849 cases reported today, 92% (779) have specimen collection dates within the past 14 days. **54 cases identified as duplicates were removed from the total case count.

Keep doing the small things: #MaskUp, #SocialDistance, #WashHands and #GetTested to crush COVID-19. #DontStopDontForget houstonhealth.org

#hounews #DontStopDontForget #BetterTogether Mayor Sylvester Turner City of Houston Office of Emergency Management Harris County Public Health ReadyHarris

Free Drive Thru Flu Vaccinations ✔️ REGISTRATION REQUIRED by calling 832-393-4220Saturday, November 21, 202010 a.m. - 2 ...
11/21/2020

Free Drive Thru Flu Vaccinations

✔️ REGISTRATION REQUIRED by calling 832-393-4220

Saturday, November 21, 2020
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
BakerRipley Harbach Campus | 6225 Northdale St, 77084

#Flu shots are also available by appointment at our health centers. Call 832-393-5427 for information.

Free flu shots available for:
- Adults 19 years and older who are uninsured
- Medicare recipients and children 18 years and younger who are uninsured, underinsured, enrolled in Medicaid, enrolled in CHIP, Alaskan Native or American Indian. houstonhealth.org

Mayor Sylvester Turner
11/21/2020

Mayor Sylvester Turner

🦃 Happening TODAY 🦃 The Mayor’s Office along with @heb & other sponsors host the Family #Thanksgiving Food Distribution from 8-1 or until the turkey & other supplies run out. 🍗 The distribution will include groceries for preparing your own Thanksgiving Feast!🍴

Gratis: Vacunas contra la gripe por ➡️ REGISTRANTE LLAMANDO al 832-393-4220Sábado, 21 de noviembre, 202010 a.m. - 2 p.m....
11/21/2020

Gratis: Vacunas contra la gripe por

➡️ REGISTRANTE LLAMANDO al 832-393-4220

Sábado, 21 de noviembre, 2020
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
BakerRipley Harbach Campus | 6225 Northdale St, 77087

Las vacunas de la gripe están disponibles gratis para:
- Adultos de 19 años o mayor sin seguro médico
- Los beneficiarios de Medicare, los niños de 18 años o menor sin seguro médico, sin suficiente seguro o inscritos en Medicaid y nativos de Alaska o indios americanos. houstonhealth.org

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Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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Did our head of the City Health Department leave or was it the County's top man !?!?
I was watching the Houston Open Golf tournament today and many of the people in the crowd were not wearing masks. Can you call over to the Memorial Park Golf Course and tell them to enforce the safety guidelines they agreed to adhere to. Texas does not need another superspreader event.
Someone should really start visiting these fast food restaurants in Houston. I witnessed a worker use a cash register at Taco Cabana wearing gloves and went into the kitchen and MSG an order of god wrestling the same gloves. I’ve also seen this in a Popeyes restaurant.
WHY DOES IT TAKE 8 WEEKS TO GET A BIRTH CERTIFICATE BY MAIL??? THAT IS RIDICULOUS!!!!
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The United States just passed the 200,000 COVID related deaths. Estimates are that this could increase to over 350,000 by the end of the year. As the Center for Disease Control points out, face masks can prevent the passage of COVID-19 via the air in close proximity. The life saving, business training video "Wearing the Mask" can help save lives and put people at ease when asked to wear a mask. Retail businesses sometimes have problems with customers refusing to wear a mask because they may raise a ruckus. This training video shows employees how they might overcome objections about not wearing a mask while shopping, to protect themselves and others against COVID:19. "Wearing the Mask" can be purchased on DVD for $295.00 (plus shipping) or it can also be set up for online training. The price for online viewing depends on the number of views you anticipate needing. As a government agency your organization qualifies for a 10% discount. The training video also comes with a reproducible .pdf of tips and explanations that can be distributed to employees. Here is a short video preview of the training video "Wearing the Mask." Please, contact Ideas and Training by email [email protected] for more information as well as a full length online video for preview only. We welcome questions.
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Wearing the Mask If your business is asking or obliging clients and customers to wear a mask to help fight Covid-19, then you've likely met opposition regarding the need to protect yourself, your employees, and your customers and to physically distance from others. Research produced fifteen objections to wearing masks at a business or store along with fifteen responses overcoming those objections. In addition we will provide purchasers with their own PDF form to duplicate and distribute to employees as part of the training program "Wearing the Mask." "Wearing the Mask" will help train your employees to safely deal with non-compliant customers! Visit Ideas and Training for a free preview! Brand New Training Video: Only training video of it's kind in America. 10% off for Government and City Agencies!
Thank you to all the Fire Fighters across America. This video is to honor each of you. Please share this in appreciation for all the others. https://www.facebook.com/JohnathanLenMusic/videos/223646775537171