The Houston Health Department is taking additional steps to protect the health of our community by making requirements and recommendations meant to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and reduce the number of people infected.
Effective March 17, 2020 at 8 a.m.:
Bars and nightclubs in the city of Houston must cease operations for 15 days.Food service establishments in the city of Houston must cease on-site dining service for 15 days.
Restaurant carry-out, delivery and drive-thru service, third-party delivery services, and grocery stores are not affected by the requirements.
The Houston Health Department broadened its COVID-19 social distancing guidance for the general public. The department now recommends all Houstonians stay away from groups of ten or more people where there will be close contact with others.
For more information visit https://houstonemergency.org/covid19/