Here are COVID-19 updates from the Houston Health Department for the week of February 21, 2022.

Overall Situation

Houston’s latest 14-day average COVID-19 positivity rate is 9.7%, down from 15.9% last week and 38.0% in early January. The wastewater virus load is 87%, down from 126% last week and 1,436% in early January. Get vaccinated, get boosted, and mask up to drive the numbers lower.

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Virtual Town Hall

Join Houston’s Deputy Public Health Authority Dr. Janeana White and leaders from the disability community for a virtual town hall on February 24 from 6 to 7 p.m. Register at

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COVID-19 Talk

Don’t miss COVID-19 Talk with Houston Health Department Director Stephen Williams, Houston’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. David Persse, and Harris County Deputy Health Authority Dr. Erika Brown. The show airs live on HTV’s Facebook page every other Thursday at 9 a.m. Here is the latest episode:  

Vaccination and Testing Sites

The Houston Health Department offers dozens of free vaccination and testing sites across Houston. Testing and vaccination is free and does not require proof of residency or insurance.   

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