Fighting the Virus

Where to Find COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots in Houston

Omicron is fueling a rise in coronavirus hospitalizations in Harris County and surrounding areas, and extra vaccine doses are available for free.

01/07/2022 By Shelby Stewart

Flu Season

Health Experts Share Tips To Stay Safe During Flu Season

Flu season is projected to be more severe than usual this year.

10/19/2021 By Sofia Gonzalez Edited by Shelby Stewart

Vax for cash

Harris County Offers $100 Incentive for Residents to Get Vaccinated

Lasting until the end of the month.

08/25/2021 By Shelby Stewart

some crappy news

Tips on How to Stay Safe Swimming This Summer 

How to avoid contaminated waters. 

07/12/2021 By Jaisal Kalapatapu

Safe to Drink

City of Houston Has Lifted the Boil Water Notice

Be sure to flush your systems before consuming water from your taps, though.

02/17/2021 By Dianna Wray

Mask Up, Wash Up, Stay Apart

Here's What We Know about the New Covid-19 Variant Cases in Houston

The Houston Health Department has confirmed three new cases.

02/08/2021 By Dianna Wray

Shots, shots, shots

It's Even More Important Than Ever to Get a Flu Shot This Year

A Houston doctor tells us why.

09/22/2020 By Raven Wuebker

Sign of the Times

Face Masks Complicate Communication for Houston’s Deaf Community

It’s also putting unwanted attention on the Bayou City’s ASL interpreters.

05/07/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Glamorously Giving

Beyoncé and Other Houston Celebrities Give Back During Coronavirus Crisis

Don't you just love it when our celebs use their power for good?

05/07/2020 By Emma Schkloven

What’s Happening, What’s Not

What's Still on the Books for Houston's Arts & Culture

A list of cancelled, postponed, and rescheduled cultural happenings.

04/22/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Houston, We Have Hope

UH Physicist’s Nanotechnology Could Stop Coronavirus in its Tracks

There’s more than just water-repelling mask coating in the works.

04/08/2020 By Emma Schkloven

It's the little things

Things About Houston We Actually Miss During the COVID-19 Lockdown

Staying home to mitigate the coronavirus outbreak, and we even miss the traffic.

03/25/2020 By Craig Hlavaty

COVID-19

Harris County Has Issued A "Stay Home" Order

The order will extend through April 3 to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

03/24/2020 By Dianna Wray

Love in the Time of Corona

The (Final) To-Doux List: March 20–Indefinitely

This weekend brings more efforts to tamp down our collective anxiety.

03/19/2020 By Abby Ledoux

Meals on Wheels

Interfaith Ministries Needs Donations to Feed Seniors During COVID-19 Crisis

The organization plans to deliver week-long emergency food kits to homebound seniors, but needs help financing the project.

03/11/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Public Health

Houston-area COVID-19 Cancellations, Closures, and Postponements

We've pulled together a list.

03/11/2020 By Houstonia Staff

Public Health

RodeoHouston Cancelled Over Coronavirus, While Houston, Harris County to Declare Emergency

Officials are ending the event early, and cancelling others due to COVID-19 concerns.

03/11/2020 By Dianna Wray

The Rundown

Here's What You Need to Know about the Coronavirus in Houston

An ongoing round-up of what we know about Covid-19.

03/09/2020 By Dianna Wray and Catherine Wendlandt

Under the Microscope

An "Outbreak" at the Health Museum

The Smithsonian exhibit is spreading knowledge about epidemics amid coronavirus fears

02/24/2020 By Brittanie Shey

Cover your cough

Will I Get the Coronavirus in Houston?

You're more likely to get the flu.

01/31/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt