• Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

  • The Houston Independent School District is closely monitoring the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), and is in contact with the Centers for Disease Control, Texas Department of State Health Services and Houston Health Department to ensure all students and staff members are safe and updated with the latest information.

  • Communications

    The Houston Independent School District remains in regular contact with local, state and federal health officials for the latest information and will continue to provide updates to the HISD Community when warranted. The following communications have been shared with the district community, beginning with the most recent:

  • Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

  • What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

  • Are there any confirmed cases of COVID-19 in HISD?

  • What are the symptoms?

  • How is the virus spread? Is there a vaccine?

  • What can I do to prevent the spread of the virus?

  • Is HISD going to close due to COVID-19?

  • Where can I find the latest information and updates about the impact of COVID-19 on HISD?

HISD Enhanced Cleaning Procedures

  • How are you keeping schools clean?

  • Does HISD have enough supplies?

  • Why doesn’t my teacher or classroom have cleaning supplies?

  • Are HISD custodians trained?

  • How is my bus being cleaned?

Campus visitation — Childcare, tutoring, student work programs, meetings

  • Can I still visit a school?

  • Will this impact students involved in work-based learning opportunities?

Campus & District Events

  • Are any district or campus events canceled?

Updated Absence & Attendance

  • Are there any updates to the student absence policy due to COVID-19 concerns?

  • Are there any updates to the student attendance policy due to COVID-19 concerns?

Free COVID-19 Testing

  • Various free COVID-19 testing sites are available across Houston

    Call 832-393-4220 for access code and directions to nearest site.

    Visit the Houston Health Department website for more information.

Resources for employees

Download Parent Fact Sheet
Click here to view parent fact sheet
Summer Meals begin June 1
Houston Food Bank

Questions about COVID-19?

  • Houston Health Department
    Call Center

    Houstonians can call 832-393-4220
    to speak to a member of the HHD staff.
    Mon-Fri: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
    Sat: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.