Harris County COVID threat level lowered to Yellow or Moderate

Judge Lina Hidalgo today announced that she is lowering the county’s COVID-19 Threat Level from Level 2: Orange to Level 3: Yellow. (KPRC)

HOUSTON – Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced on Thursday that she is lowering the county’s COVID-19 threat level from Orange (Level 2) to Yellow (Level 3). Hidalgo cites lower hospitalization rates and COVID-19 cases dropping at a safer level.

City officials, however, still urge residents who are unvaccinated to get their vaccine as soon as possible.

According to Harris County Public Health, Level 3 - Yellow signifies a “moderate but controlled” level of COVID-19 in the county. Unvaccinated residents should continue to wear masks and physically distance, while vaccinated residents should wear a mask or physically distance where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.

To learn more about Threat Level 3 - Yellow, click here.

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