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!

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) - Severe

This level signifies a severe and uncontrolled level of COVID-19 in Harris County, which means that outbreaks are present and worsening. To learn more about Harris County's strategic response to COVID-19, benchmarks for reopening, county orders, case counts for both Harris County and City of Houston, and additional information about both testing and vaccine distribution, visit Harris County Public Health's website.


Two COVID-19 vaccines have been authorized by the FDA so far.

Harris County's "Smart Waitlist" portal will allow individuals, who meet the State of Texas eligibility for the vaccine (phases 1A or 1B), to be placed on a waitlist and contacted once vaccines and appointments are available. Those who are not qualified to receive the vaccine under 1A or 1B will still be able to be placed on the waitlist but will not be contacted to schedule an appointment until the State of Texas expands eligibility beyond 1A and 1B, likely not until the Spring or Summer.

Residents can access the online waitlist here or call 832-927-8787

Priority phases:

  • Phase 1A: Individuals in Phase 1A who register for the waitlist will be prioritized before those in Phase 1B to ensure everyone in Phase 1A has an opportunity to receive the vaccine. Within Phase 1A, individuals will be selected at random from the following age cohorts, with oldest cohorts prioritized first: 75+, 65-74, 55-64, 45-54, 35-44, 25-34, 18-24.
  • Phase 1B: Individuals in Phase 1B who register for the waitlist will be selected at random from the following age cohorts, with oldest cohorts prioritized first: 75+, 65-74, 55-64, 45-54, 35-44, 25-34, 18-24.
  • Future Phases: Individuals who are not qualified to receive the vaccine under Phases 1A or 1B will still be able to register for the waitlist. However, they will not be contacted to schedule an appointment until the Texas DSHS expands eligibility beyond Phases 1A and 1B.

In order to ensure fair access for elderly residents, working families, and vulnerable populations, registrants on the waitlist will instead be selected through a prioritization and randomization process in accordance with state guidelines.


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.