TIMELINE: Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo: A coronavirus timeline of messages

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo has been part of the response to the coronavirus pandemic since the beginning. That’s not the point.” Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo on May 14, 2020May 20, 2020‘No safer’: Hidalgo extends ‘stay home, work safe’ order for Harris County until June 10“When folks ask, ‘Are we safe?’ I say, ‘We are no safer than we were in March.’” Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo on May 20, 2020May 26, 2020TRUST INDEX: Checking the accuracy of Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo’s statement about COVID-19 in Houston vs. New York CityOn Thursday, May 21, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo was talking about her new stay home order when she made a statement about Houston’s fight against COVID-19 compared to another large city. Minimize all contacts.” Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, as cited on June 25, 2020June 26, 2020Harris County moved to ‘red alert’ on coronavirus threat scale“Today, we find ourselves careening toward a catastrophic and unsustainable situation.” Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo on June 26, 2020June 27, 2020Selection process underway as thousands apply for Harris County COVID-19 Relief Fund“It is clear that people are hurting, so we’re moving as quickly as possible to get these funds out the door.” Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo on June 27, 2020June 28, 2020Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo self-quarantining after potential COVID-19 exposure“Given what we have learned, I will be quarantining at home. We are breaking down silos between city and county because it is a historic investment.” Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo on July 1, 2020July 1, 2020Internal messages reveal crisis at Houston hospitals as coronavirus cases surgeThe shifting messages upset Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, the county’s top elected official. But the sudden change in data reporting brought criticism from Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo.