Harris County has officially increased the COVID-19 threat level to RED, in response to the rise in hospitalizations. Those who are unvaccinated are urged to stay home except for essential errands (grocery store, etc.) and to wear a mask.
As conditions in the area worsen, we’re seeing some of the same things we did during the last surge, including: Houston-area hospitals are suspending elective surgeries, local public (non-governmental) facilities are tightening up their mask rules again, and people are wearing masks in public in higher numbers than just last week.
We encourage everyone to be careful and take the measures that make sense for you and your family.
- Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo raises COVID-19 threat level to red, urges unvaccinated to stay home | Culturemap
- Hidalgo moves Harris County back to highest COVID threat level, urging unvaccinated to stay home | Houston Chronicle
- Harris County / City of Houston COVID-19 Data Hub
- Houston-area hospitals suspend elective surgeries as delta variant rages, hospitalizations increase | Houston Chronicle