2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)  Information

An update from Sugar Land’s public health authority

Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Dr. Joe Anzaldua, Sugar Land’s public health authority, continues to work closely with local, state and Federal health officials responding to the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19.

The threat in the United States remains low. Just one confirmed case has been identified in Texas – a person who flew from China aboard a government-sponsored flight directly to Lackland Air Force Base, where they remain quarantined. Recommended preventative actions include frequently washing hands; avoiding the touching of eyes, noses and mouths with unwashed hands; sanitizing frequently touched surfaces; and staying home when sick.

For accurate information and updates, visit the Texas Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The public may also contact the state health department’s COVID-19 hotline at 1-877-570-9779.

Initial Statement from Sugar Land’s Public Health Authority

Posted: Friday, January 24, 2020

Dr. Joe Anzaldua, Sugar Land’s public health authority, is working closely with regional and state public health officials as part of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s investigation into the worldwide outbreak of the novel coronavirus. The CDC believes that the immediate risk to the American public continues to be low at this time, but the situation continues to evolve rapidly. Read more >>

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City Resources

Emergency Preparedness Guide
A comprehensive guide on what to do before, during, and after an emergency situation.

Emergency Notification System
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Infographic - Preventing the Spread
Downloadable informational flyer on steps to take to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses.

Additional Information and Resources