Save Small Business Fund Grant & NEW Webinar

2020-04-20T15:41:46+00:00April 20th, 2020|Economic Development, Resources|

The Save Small Business Fund is a grant making initiative offering short-term relief for small employers in the United States and its territories. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has launched the Save Small Business Grant Fund to provide $5,000 supplemental grants to small employers who have been harmed financially by the COVID-19 pandemic. The [...]

First Houston COVID-19 Testing Site Expands to Older Adults with Symptoms

2020-03-21T15:08:51+00:00March 21st, 2020|Community, Resources|

The first free COVID-19 drive-thru testing site in Houston will expand services on Saturday, March 21, 2020, to symptomatic people age 65 and older. People 65 and older with cough, difficulty breathing, and fever may call the Houston Health Department COVID-19 call center at 832-393-4220 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to be screened. People [...]

5 Things You Can Do To Help Us Save Lives

2020-03-14T02:54:27+00:00March 14th, 2020|Community, Resources|

Dear friend, Yesterday, we joined together with City of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Fort Bend County Judge KP George, and public health officials from across the region to provide important regional community guidelines to help contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The guidelines are below. Our goal is to make sure that we stay ahead [...]

Rodeo Cancelled to Help Contain Virus Spread

2020-03-12T01:15:43+00:00March 12th, 2020|Community, Resources|

Houston COVID-19 Press Conference Mayor Turner will sign an emergency health declaration today. It will last for 7 days and be assessed then. Rodeo will be cancelled Tour Houston will be re-scheduled or cancelled. All City events for month of March are re-scheduled or cancelled. Dr. David Persse "We are doing this in order to [...]

COVID-19 resources from Houston Health Department

2020-03-13T00:59:38+00:00March 10th, 2020|Community, Resources|

Link: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Updates Our primary webpage with COVID-19 updates, key messages, protective actions, rumor control, communications resources, emergency preparedness tips, and more is at (short url: The page is also accessible through the homepages of and Here are our key messages: The Houston Health Department, in conjunction with [...]

Protect Yourself from Social Security Scams

2020-02-10T14:04:09+00:00February 10th, 2020|Community, Resources|

Scammers are pretending to be government employees. Scammers will try to scare and trick you into giving them your personal information and money. They may threaten you or your family and may demand immediate payment to avoid arrest or other legal action. DON'T BE FOOLED! IF YOU RECEIVE A SUSPICIOUS CALL: Hang up! DO NOT [...]