• Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

  • The Houston Independent School District is closely monitoring COVID-19 pandemic 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.


  • 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:

Press Releases

Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

  • What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

  • What are the symptoms?

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

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

  • 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?

COVID-19 Testing

  • How and where to get tested for COVID-19

    The HISD Health and Wellness Centers are now available for COVID-19 testing at no cost to employees. Visit here for more details.

    BinaxNOW Rapid Testing available at all campuses, Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center. Visit here for more details.

    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

Questions about COVID-19?

  • Houston Health Department COVID-19 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.