The plummet in economic activity caused by the coronavirus pandemic puts Houston in uncharted waters.
Following updated federal guidelines and an order from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Houston ISD officially announced that it would keep schools closed until May 4.
The two new cases follow two of METRO’s other employees that tested positive for the virus.
An undercount in the Houston area could affect federal aid allocations and congressional representation.
Another drive-thru testing site, which will be able to test 250 people per day, will open in Houston on April 1.
Harris County stay-at-home order extended until April 30; some nonviolent inmates to be released from county jail
The order requires Harris County residents to stay home and avoid nonessential travel.
While sectors that are considered nonessential and cannot deliver their goods and services remotely are most at risk, the economist said all jobs are on the line if the shutdown continues after May.
'Now is the time to redouble our efforts': Abbott issues executive order for state on COVID-19 extending school closures, clarifying essential services
Gov. Greg Abbott updated Texans and issued an executive order regarding the state's response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis during a March 31 afternoon press conference.
The industry is contending with effects of the coronavirus outbreak and uncertainty in the oil market following a steep price drop in March.
The hotel rooms will be prioritized for those who cannot self-quaratine at home.
The order was set to expire April 3 but will be extended as cases of COVID-19 spike in the county.
Total cases of COVID-19 in the Greater Houston area continue to rise.
In addition to those, 11 police officers and 7 firefighters have tested positive for COVID-19.
Here are some updates from the last week on how school districts across the Greater Houston area are adapting during the coronavirus outbreak.
Texas Central officials announced multiple employees would be laid off March 27 in the wake of a worldwide coronavirus outbreak.
The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County suspended all Park & Ride routes except those serving the Texas Medical Center, effective March 30.
As counties and cities across the region issue shelter-in-place orders to combat the spread of the coronavirus, find out more information on what they mean for your community in the stories below.
Some restaurants have opted to close completely amid orders to stay home and avoid human contact.
How to help: 11 organizations and initiatives needing support in Houston as coronavirus affects the most vulnerable
The coronavirus pandemic has presented challenges to nonprofits, especially those helping vulnerable populations and those with health concerns.
As of March 26, the end of the first week that most major test centers were open, the City of Houston had tested 1,062 patients at its site and Harris County tested 1,700 patients across its two sites.
As non-essential businesses like bars and music venues are forced to close due to coronavirus concerns, musicians find themselves performing for audiences behind computer screens and asking for virtual tips.
Texas Tribune: Many Texans in Congress scrambled to join vote as US House passes coronavirus spending bill
President Donald Trump is expected to sign the bill into law.
According to Serna, on an average day the Texas Workforce Commission’s four call centers statewide receive 13,000-14,000 calls; on March 22, the agency received 100,000 calls regarding unemployment insurance benefit inquiries.
A total of 441 cases of coronavirus have been identified in the Greater Houston area as of March 26.
Find local businesses and nonprofits to support as they grapple with coronavirus-related restrictions through our area guides.