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The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is the chief emergency coordinating agency for the Nation's fourth-largest City. OEM works in all four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery to ensure Houston is ready for the next disaster.

Mission: We conduct programs and activities designed to provide our customers, internal and external, with the ability to prepare for, cope with, and recover from the effects of disasters.

Operating as usual

Houston Health Department
11/07/2020

Houston Health Department

We report 472* cases of #COVID19 today, bringing #Houston’s total to 86,919**. There are six newly-reported deaths, bringing the city’s total to 1,368.

*Of the 472 cases reported today, 85% (399) have specimen dates within the last 14 days. **57 cases identified as duplicates were removed from the total case count. #MaskUp, #SocialDistance, #WashHands and #GetTested to crush this deadly virus and put Houston on the road to recovery. #BetterTogether houstonhealth.org

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

Houston Health Department
11/06/2020

Houston Health Department

We report 475* cases of #COVID19 today, bringing #Houston’s total to 86,504**. There are five newly-reported deaths, bringing the city’s total to 1,362.

*Of the 475 cases reported today, 84% (397) have specimen dates within the last 14 days. **42 cases identified as duplicates were removed from the total count.

#MaskUp, #SocialDistance, #WashHands and #GetTested to crush this deadly virus and put Houston on the road to recovery. #BetterTogether #TodosJuntosMejor #hounews Mayor Sylvester Turner City of Houston Office of Emergency Management Harris County Public Health ReadyHarris

#COVID19 has forced many Houston venues to close and events to get postponed. The Houston Mayor's Office of Cultural Aff...
11/06/2020

#COVID19 has forced many Houston venues to close and events to get postponed. The Houston Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs created this program as a resource for #Houston musicians and for-profit and non-profit music venues to sustain their operations during and after the pandemic. Learn more:

AlertHouston: Houston Recovers - City of Houston Announces New Relief Program for Houston's Musicians and Music Venues

Learn more: https://bit.ly/3exyBkN

Houston Health Department
11/05/2020

Houston Health Department

We report 302* cases of #COVID19 today, bringing #Houston’s total to 86,071**. There are four newly-reported deaths, bringing the city’s total to 1,357.

*Of the 302 cases reported today, 70% (211) have specimen dates within the last 14 days. **42 cases identified as duplicates were removed from the total count.

#MaskUp, #SocialDistance, #WashHands and #GetTested to crush this deadly virus and put Houston on the road to recovery. #BetterTogether #TodosJuntosMejor #hounews Mayor Sylvester Turner City of Houston Office of Emergency Management Harris County Public Health ReadyHarris

11/05/2020

If you are using public transportation 🚌🚎🚊, make sure to practice the following:

Limit contact with frequently touched surfaces.
Consider traveling during non-peak hours.
When you arrive at your destination, wash your hands.
Stay at least 6 feet away from others.
Wear a face cover.

#BetterTogether #StopTheSpread

Houston Health Department
11/04/2020

Houston Health Department

We report 312* cases of #COVID19 today, bringing #Houston’s total to 85,811**. There are six newly-reported deaths, bringing the city’s total to 1,353.

*Of the 312 cases reported today, 83% (259) have specimen dates within the last 14 days. **79 cases identified as duplicates were removed from the total count.

#MaskUp, #SocialDistance, #WashHands and #GetTested to crush this deadly virus and put Houston on the road to recovery. #BetterTogether #TodosJuntosMejor #hounews Mayor Sylvester Turner City of Houston Office of Emergency Management Harris County Public Health ReadyHarris

#COVID19 cannot stop us from being #DisasterReady: In August, residents of this senior living community were excited to ...
11/04/2020

#COVID19 cannot stop us from being #DisasterReady: In August, residents of this senior living community were excited to receive hurricane preparedness packages from our office to help them prepare for Hurricane Laura.

Visit www.houstonoem.org for preparedness info.

Houston Health Department
11/03/2020

Houston Health Department

We report 301* cases of #COVID19 today, bringing #Houston’s total to 85,548**. There are five newly-reported deaths, bringing the city’s total to 1,347.

*Of the 301 cases reported today, 88% (264) have specimen dates within the last 14 days. **32 cases identified as duplicates were removed from the total count.

#MaskUp, #SocialDistance, #WashHands and #GetTested to crush this deadly virus and put Houston on the road to recovery. #BetterTogether #TodosJuntosMejor #hounews Mayor Sylvester Turner Harris County Public Health City of Houston Office of Emergency Management ReadyHarris

As we head into the winter holidays, remember you are not alone. The Houston Health Department has a free mental health ...
11/03/2020

As we head into the winter holidays, remember you are not alone. The Houston Health Department has a free mental health helpline to support those negatively impacted by COVID-19. Call 713-999-9442 from 1 - 11 PM. This service is free and open to everyone.

Mientras nos acercamos a los días festivos de invierno, recuerde que no está solo. El Houston Departamento de Salud tiene una línea de ayuda de salud mental para los afectados negativamente por COVID-19. Llame 713-999-9442 de las 1 – 11 PM. Este servicio es gratuito y está abierto a todos.

#BetterTogether #TodosJuntosMejor

City of Houston Office of Emergency Management
11/03/2020

City of Houston Office of Emergency Management

City of Houston Office of Emergency Management
11/03/2020

City of Houston Office of Emergency Management

11/03/2020

It’s election day🗳️! When voting today:

Avoid direct contact by waiting in line 6 feet apart.

Wash or sanitize your hands before and after voting.

Wear a mask whenever around people not of your household.

Be prepared for long lines. You can check estimated wait times for polling locations at www.harrisvotes.com/WaitTimes

Are you planning to vote tomorrow? Be prepared for long lines and consider bringing:😎Sunscreen and sunglasses🍎A snack an...
11/02/2020

Are you planning to vote tomorrow? Be prepared for long lines and consider bringing:

😎Sunscreen and sunglasses
🍎A snack and water
🖊️Your own pen if needed

Check estimated wait times at Harrisvotes.com/WaitTimes.

Remember to avoid direct contact, mask up, and wash your hands.

Houston Health Department
11/02/2020

Houston Health Department

#Houston's latest #COVID19 positivity rate is 6.7%, holding steady with last week but up from early October. Let's #MaskUp, #SocialDistance, #WashHands and #GetTested to crush the uptick and drive the rate back down. houstonhealth.org #hounews #BetterTogether Mayor Sylvester Turner City of Houston Office of Emergency Management

AlertHouston
11/02/2020

AlertHouston

AlertHouston: Houston Health Department, Partners Announce Free COVID-19 Testing Schedule For Week Of November 2

Learn more: https://bit.ly/3jJVcvy

Houston Health Department
11/01/2020

Houston Health Department

We report 299* cases of #COVID19 today, bringing #Houston’s total to 85,038**. There is one newly-reported death, bringing the city’s total to 1,341.

*Of the 299 cases reported today, 76% (228) have specimen dates within the last 14 days. **45 cases identified as duplicates were removed from the total count.

#MaskUp, #SocialDistance, #WashHands and #GetTested to crush this deadly virus and put Houston on the road to recovery. #BetterTogether #TodosJuntosMejor

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

Houston Health Department
10/31/2020

Houston Health Department

We report 512* cases of #COVID19 today, bringing #Houston's total to 84,784**. There are seven newly-reported deaths, bringing the city's total to 1,340. *Of the 512 cases reported today, 91% (465) have specimen dates within the last 14 days.

**35 cases identified as duplicates were removed from the total count. #MaskUp, #SocialDistance, #WashHands and #GetTested to crush this virus and put Houston on the road to recovery. http://houstonhealth.org #BetterTogether #TodosJuntosMejor

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

Proper mask wear has been shown to help slow the spread of #COVID19.  #MaskUp and learn more at HoustonEmergency.org/COV...
10/31/2020

Proper mask wear has been shown to help slow the spread of #COVID19.

#MaskUp and learn more at HoustonEmergency.org/COVID19.

#BetterTogether #StopTheSpread

⏰Don't forget to turn your clocks back an hour⏰#DaylightSavingTime comes to an end tonight! While you enjoy your extra h...
10/31/2020

⏰Don't forget to turn your clocks back an hour⏰
#DaylightSavingTime comes to an end tonight! While you enjoy your extra hour of Halloween fun, don’t forget to celebrate safely:

Wash your hands
Mask up
Social distance
Get tested

Visit HoustonEmergency.org/COVID19 for more info.

Let’s look out for each other as we celebrate. This Halloween, take steps to protect yourself and others against COVID-1...
10/31/2020

Let’s look out for each other as we celebrate. This Halloween, take steps to protect yourself and others against COVID-19 and the flu. If trick-or-treating:

🟠Avoid direct contact with trick-or-treaters.
🟠Set up a station with individually bagged treats for kids.
🟠Wash hands before handling treats.
🟠Wear a mask.

Visit HoutonEmergency.org/COVID19 for more info.

#BetterTogether #StopTheSpread

Celebre el Día de los Muertos en casa o virtualmente para proteger su hogar. Celebrar y:🌼Quédese en casa y toque la músi...
10/30/2020

Celebre el Día de los Muertos en casa o virtualmente para proteger su hogar. Celebrar y:

🌼Quédese en casa y toque la música que disfrutaron sus seres queridos fallecidos.
🌺Haga un altar en su casa.
🌸Coloque almohadas y mantas en su hogar para el querido fallecido.

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at home or virtually to protect your household. Celebrate and:

🌼Stay home and playing music that your deceased loved ones enjoyed.
🌺Make an altar at home.
🌸Set out pillows and blankets in your home for the deceased

#TodosJuntosMejor #BetterTogether

Houston Health Department
10/30/2020

Houston Health Department

We report 353* cases of #COVID19 today, bringing #Houston's total to 84,307**. There are three newly-reported deaths, bringing the city’s total to 1,333.

*Of the 353 cases reported today, 84% (297) have specimen collection dates within the past 14 days. **64 duplicates were removed from the total case count.

#MaskUp, #SocialDistance, #WashHands & #GetTested to crush this virus and put Houston on the road to recovery. Visit http://HoustonEmergency.org/covid19 or call 832-393-4220 for free, fast, safe testing sites. #BetterTogether #hounews Mayor Sylvester Turner City of Houston Office of Emergency Management Harris County Public Health ReadyHarris

🗳️Today is the last day of early voting! 🗳️ In addition to avoiding direct contact, wearing a mask, and washing your han...
10/30/2020

🗳️Today is the last day of early voting! 🗳️ In addition to avoiding direct contact, wearing a mask, and washing your hands, you can make voting as safe as possible by:

🔴Knowing your polling options
⚪Preparing your documents like an ID and sample ballot
🔵Planning your transportation

#StopTheSpread #ProtectTheH #BetterTogether

10/30/2020
Halloween PSA: Party Ghouls

🎃Halloween 🎃may be different this year, but it can still be fun! Resist the urge to attend large gatherings. A super spreader event is more than just spooky

Instead, help protect those around you with these safer alternatives:

🖥️Virtual costume parties🎉

😱Visit a haunted forest🌲

🎥At-home scary movie marathon🍿

Visit HoustonEmergency.org/COVID19 for more info

#BetterTogether #StopTheSpread

Voting is safest when crowding is minimized! That means checking out www.HarrisVotes.org/WaitTimes for your best polling...
10/29/2020

Voting is safest when crowding is minimized! That means checking out www.HarrisVotes.org/WaitTimes for your best polling location options.

Wash your hands
Mask up
Social distance
Get tested

P.S. There are 8 polling locations open 24 hours today.

Houston Health Department
10/29/2020

Houston Health Department

We report 241* cases of #COVID19 today, bringing #Houston's total to 84,018**. There are 11 newly-reported deaths, bringing the city’s total to 1,330.

*Of the 241 cases reported today, 75% (181) have specimen collection dates within the past 14 days. **38 duplicates were removed from the total case count.

#MaskUp, #SocialDistance, #WashHands & #GetTested to crush this virus and put Houston on the road to recovery. Visit http://HoustonEmergency.org/covid19 or call 832-393-4220 for free, fast, safe testing sites. #BetterTogether #hounews @mayor sy' City of Houston Office of Emergency Management Harris County Public Health ReadyHarris

I scream, you scream, we all scream for  🎃 pumpkin spice.  Participate in outdoor activities instead of indoor activitie...
10/29/2020

I scream, you scream, we all scream for 🎃 pumpkin spice.

Participate in outdoor activities instead of indoor activities this fall to help contain the spread of #COVID19. Consider the following:

Pumpkin carving
Horror movie marathon with the household
Haunted forests

Visit HoutonEmergency.org/COVID19 for more info.
#BetterTogether #StopTheSpread

Houston Health Department
10/28/2020

Houston Health Department

We report 626* cases of #COVID19 today, bringing #Houston's total to 83,815**. There are three newly reported deaths, bringing the city’s total to 1,319***
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*Of the 626 cases reported today, 87% (543) have specimen collection dates within the past 14 days. **60 duplicates were removed from the total case count. ***One death was moved to another jurisdiction and removed from the Houston death count.

#MaskUp, #SocialDistance, #WashHands & #GetTested to crush this virus and put Houston on the road to recovery. Visit http://HoustonEmergency.org/covid19 or call 832-393-4220 for free, fast, safe testing sites. #BetterTogether #hounews Mayor Sylvester Turner City of Houston Office of Emergency Management Harris County Public Health ReadyHarris

10/28/2020

Keep trick-or-treating🍭 safe this year by setting up a one-way goodie bag table🛍️ at the end of your lawn. Remember to wear your mask and not directly interact with those outside your household. The goal is to minimize spread as much as possible.

Wash or sanitize your hands before making goodie bags. Don't forget to minimize the number of surfaces you touch.

🎃Happy #Halloween!🎃

Visit HoustonEmergency.org/COVID19 for more info.

#BetterTogether #StopTheSpread

Houston Health Department
10/27/2020

Houston Health Department

We report 100* cases of #COVID19 today, bringing #Houston's total to 83,249**. There are two newly reported deaths, bringing the city’s total to 1,317.

*Of the 100 cases reported today, 66% (66) have specimen collection dates within the past 14 days. **9 duplicates were removed from the total case count.

#MaskUp, #SocialDistance, #WashHands & #GetTested to crush this virus and put Houston on the road to recovery. Visit http://HoustonEmergency.org/covid19 or call 832-393-4220 for free, fast, safe testing sites. #BetterTogether #hounews Mayor Sylvester Turner City of Houston Office of Emergency Management Harris County Public Health ReadyHarris

We encourage you to look after the little ones in your household by discussing Halloween plans with them. Make sure they...
10/27/2020

We encourage you to look after the little ones in your household by discussing Halloween plans with them. Make sure they know about wearing their face mask, keeping social distancing, and washing their hands.

Visit HoutonEmergency.org/COVID19 for more info.

#BetterTogether #StopTheSpread

10/27/2020
Healthy Habits

Houstonians, do you practice these healthy habits?
Mask up. Social distance 6 feet. Wash your hands. Get Tested.
These actions can help protect you and your loved ones during the #COVID19 pandemic.

Visit HoutonEmergency.org/COVID19 for more info.
#BetterTogether #StopTheSpread

10/26/2020

👻👻👻BOO! It's Halloween season 🎃👻💀👽!
Don’t let the pandemic scare away your holiday fun. Follow these suggestion to keep your #Halloween spooky and fun but not deadly:

Practice social distancing (📏 6 ft)
Wash your hands 👏🧼
Mask up with a face cover (not just your costume mask) 😷
Get tested regularly

Visit HoustonEmergency.org/COVID19 for more info.
#BetterTogether #StopTheSpread

The final week of #NCSAM examines the future of Internet-connected devices. A strong security infrastructure includes mu...
10/26/2020

The final week of #NCSAM examines the future of Internet-connected devices. A strong security infrastructure includes multiple layers of protection dispersed throughout computers, programs, networks, and YOU.

#BeCyberSmart and learn more at cisa.gov/ncsam.

FREE+FAST+SAFE | Getting tested for #COVID19 empowers you to protect your family. Our sites are free, waits are minimal,...
10/26/2020

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 http://HoustonEmergency.org/covid19 or call 832-393-4220 to find a nearby site. #BetterTogether #hounews

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. http://houstonemergency.org/covid19 o 832-393-4220. #TodosJuntosMejor

AlertHouston: Houston Health Department, partners announce free COVID-19 testing schedule for week of October 26

Learn more: https://bit.ly/3ovnxsY

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