COVID Resources

Precinct One Cares: COVID-19 Response, Resources for Relief & Recovery

We must protect the health and safety of our community.

Guided by our commitment to public service, and our unwavering duty to ensuring that all Harris County residents are served equitably, Precinct One staff has been on the ground in the neighborhoods responding to the needs of the individuals and communities we serve since the Coronavirus pandemic began.

Inequalities that existed well before this crisis have caused many Precinct One residents to be some of the first and hardest hit. Under-employment, the lack of living wages and worker protections, food deserts, and reduced access to healthcare already existed in many communities within Precinct One. When paired with a global pandemic, those conditions have been exacerbated. We are working with community partners to craft our relief efforts to best meet the needs of those we are privileged to serve.

Protecting the health and safety of our community remains Precinct One’s highest concern. We are committed to providing Harris County residents with the latest information about novel coronavirus (COVID-19) so you can make informed decisions for you and your family. We will get through this pandemic together. Below you will find the latest information from trusted sources compiled by Precinct One. Check back often for updates!

COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit in English and Spanish

Online Resources

Everyone has a part to play in overcoming this pandemic.

Harris County's new website - Stay Smart. Do Your Part. - will give you the latest information about vaccines, testing, tips on staying healthy, guidelines that you can follow to help our community and a social media toolkit so you can play a big part in helping to end the spread of this deadly virus.

Harris County's free COVID-19 hotline: 832-927-7575

(8 am to 5 pm Monday - Saturday)

Harris County's current level of risk is Level 1 (Red) - the system's highest threat level

Level 1 signifies a severe and uncontrolled level of COVID-19 in Harris County, meaning outbreaks are present and worsening and that testing and contact tracing capacity is strained or exceeded. At this level, unvaccinated residents take action to minimize contacts with others wherever possible and avoid leaving home except for the most essential needs like going to the grocery store for food and medicine. Unvaccinated individuals should continue to mask, physical distance, and avoid all medium and large gatherings. Fully vaccinated individuals may resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.

For a complete list of indicators, guidance, and related information visit

Getting your vaccine is easy!

Whether you get it from a local pharmacy or our county or city public health department, no proof of insurance, residency, or citizenship is required and the vaccine is completely free, with no out of pocket costs.

The COVID-19 vaccine is a crucial step for our community to get back to normal and the Moderna, Pfizer and the Johnson & Johnson vaccines have all been cleared after rigorous review by the FDA and are safe and effective.
Learn more about the vaccines.

Everyone over the age of 16 is now eligible to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine. You can now register and schedule an appointment on demand. Walk-ins are also welcome at certain sites including NRG Park in Harris County. Enter Gate 16A off of Main Street and staff will be there to help you when you arrive.

To Schedule a Vaccine Appointment:

Harris County Public Health | 832-927-8787

If you do not have transportation for your vaccination appointment, please contact the HCPH Vaccine Hotline at 832-927-8787.


6/28/21 -- Last week, we reported that COVID-19 cases were no longer decreasing, due partly to a highly contagious variant. Now, we’re seeing a troubling trend as Delta cases continue to rise rapidly, now accounting for more than a fifth of all U.S. cases. The percentage of Delta cases has doubled in the past week, and areas with low vaccination numbers have been hit particularly hard.

As the Delta variant spreads, unvaccinated or partially vaccinated people are in danger of COVID-19 infection, serious illness, hospitalization, and death. If you’ve only received the first dose of a two-dose vaccine or are less than two weeks out from your last shot, you are considered to be only partially vaccinated and are still at risk. While a relatively small number of fully vaccinated people have been infected with the Delta variant, known as “breakthrough cases,” the evidence still shows vaccines are highly effective at protecting the majority of people from infection. Of the breakthrough cases reported in fully vaccinated people, vaccination dramatically reduced the risk of serious illness and hospitalization from the Delta variant.

Precinct One Weekly Food Distribution

Through our partnership with the Houston Food Bank, 4.3M pounds of food are distributed each month. As part of our effort to meet the needs of working families during the pandemic, Precinct One staff organizes a weekly food distribution at our community centers.

The food distribution schedule can be found here.