COVID-19: La Porte Responds

  1. Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  2. Executive Orders & Declarations
  3. Resources
  4. Confirmed Case Count
  5. Impact to City Services
  6. FAQs
  7. COVID-19 Testing
  8. Stay Informed
  9. All Communications

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The City of La Porte Office of Emergency Management and City officials are supporting the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A novel coronavirus was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China in December 2019. On February 11, 2020, the World Health Organization named the disease Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID‑19). This virus is causing an outbreak of respiratory disease in countries around the world. Though this outbreak was originally linked to a seafood and animal market (suggesting animal-to-person spread), person-to-person transmission was confirmed as the outbreak spread to individuals without exposure to the animal market. The US reported the first case of person-to-person transmission on January 30, 2020. (CDC, Emerging Infectious Disease)

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released new guidelines for quarantine measures for individuals exposed to someone with COVID-19. The guidance of a 14-day quarantine period is still considered the safest way to prevent spreading the infection to others.

The CDC has also identified two alternate quarantine periods as outlined below:

  • 10-day quarantine period – No testing required AND only if there are no symptoms during daily monitoring. Monitor symptoms until day 14.
  • 7-day quarantine period – If a PCR or antigen test is negative AND there are no symptoms during daily monitoring. The test may be performed on days 5, 6 or 7 of quarantine but not before. If the test is negative, quarantine can end on day 8 with continued daily monitoring for symptoms until day 14.

With both the 7- and 10-day methods of release from quarantine, individuals should continue to monitor themselves closely for any symptoms. If COVID symptoms begin after release from quarantine, individuals should immediately isolate again and contact their primary care doctor or the health department for evaluation and possible testing.

Individuals are encouraged to strictly adhere to all quarantine protocols as defined above to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

For most recent updates or information from a call out please click on "All Communications". 

Within these pages, you will have access to:

  • Executive Orders and Declarations for the City, County, & State
  • Community resources
  • Confirmed case count number for the City, County, and State
  • Information on City services and facilities
  • Answers to Frequently Asked Questions 
  • Information on COVID-19 testing
  • How to stay informed 
  • A transcript of all communications from the City to the public regarding COVID-19

Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19:

  • Stay home.
  • Avoid social gatherings. Do not host block parties or BBQ’s. Do not visit friends and family, or have play dates with children. 
  • Limit the number of times per week you go to the grocery store and, while at the store, avoid stock piling or hoarding. 
  • Only send one person to the store whenever possible and/or consider having groceries delivered or using a curbside pickup. 
  • Whenever in public, wear a face covering - cloth masks are suggested.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • If you believe you have COVID-19 symptoms, please take the online assessment provided by Harris County Public Health

Important Notice: Harris County Public Health is the lead agency for information on COVID-19 for our area. We encourage the public to visit Harris County Public Health for more information.


COVID-19 Won't Stop Us! 

Comments, Questions or Concerns regarding the City's response to COVID-19? Please call 281-470-0010
or email OEM@laportetx.gov