As COVID-19 continues gripping our nation, our Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner (who is known for working non-stop) is doing his best to mitigate it’s spread and “flatten the curve”. We have compiled a list of tweets that are relevant to slowing the progression of the Coronavirus.
Being Houston-based, but having a global reach, the HFR team has researched how COVID-19 has affected various countries across the world (we are an international team that can research in multiple languages) and created dozens of articles to make social distancing a little easier, more active, and more fun at home.
HFR founder Samir Becic has been following world news since the start of the outbreak and has very encouraging things to say about Mayor Turner and the city’s actions at slowing the spread of the virus. “Measures put in place by Mayor Sylvester Turner and the City’s leadership are a great balance between keeping citizens safe and maintaining essential businesses. I believe that they’re doing a great job given the circumstances, especially since I’ve been staying updated on other major cities’ responses. I’m asking all Houstonians to follow the advice given to the best of their abilities because long-term, this will save lives.” says Samir.
Mayor Turner is encouraging a sense of community during this time
In #Houston, we #LightItBlue for those who work tirelessly to ensure our city remains safe and healthy.— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) April 10, 2020
Whether it’s our police officers, firefighters, doctors, nurses, and those who support them, our city appreciates you and may we continue to be #HoustonStrong. #Covid19 pic.twitter.com/2kt9115ltj
Urging people to stay home during Easter weekend
I know the #EasterWeekend is traditionally a time when families flood our parks for barbecues and Easter egg hunts. This year, I am asking everyone to #StayHome and continue #socialdistancing.— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) April 10, 2020
We must do everything possible and work together to blunt the progression of #COVID19. pic.twitter.com/BDx6rhskK4
Mayor @SylvesterTurner joins Baptist Ministers of Houston encouraging people to worship at home #EasterWeekend. 7 of 11 #COVID19 deaths were people of color with underlying conditions. “To protect vulnerable communities,we must keep them away from large crowds.” #FlattenTheCurve pic.twitter.com/sSxAvvH4yz— Mary Benton (@IAmMaryBenton) April 8, 2020
Asking everyone to continue social distancing
April is a critical month and “it’s going to require all of us to continue to engage in social distancing … wearing face coverings … and being mindful when away from home and at grocery stores,” @SylvesterTurner said. Estimates show we’re saving lives.https://t.co/i5U1mUd4oe pic.twitter.com/1FkRaDVqES— Kinder Institute (@RiceKinderInst) April 8, 2020
Requesting more PPE for underserved communities
Our federal partners are not pulling out. I would like to make the request for more PPE resources that can be allocated in neighborhoods that are underserved.— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) April 8, 2020
We need to get into communities of colored and get them more testing. #COVIDー19
Mayor Sylvester Turner is holding daily news conferences to update citizens
🚨TODAY at 3pm🚨— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) April 8, 2020
I will hold my daily news conference to provide an update on our city’s ongoing response to #COVID19. We will be at Minute Maid Park to see the results of today’s PPE Supply Drive.
Streaming of the news conference will be available on our social media channels. pic.twitter.com/Am35sLcs9y
Mayor Turner is helping healthcare workers get access to childcare
Mayor @SylvesterTurner announces new resource to help essential workers find child care during the #COVID19 health crisis.— Mary Benton (@IAmMaryBenton) April 6, 2020
Harris County, Collaborative for Children, Texas Workforce Solutions partner with City of Houston to provide child care during health crisis pic.twitter.com/Bme6vdt37a
The City took down basketball nets, closed restrooms, and water fountains to promote social distancing and slow the spread of the virus
With our parks, we will be intentional about enforcing #socialdistancing.— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) April 6, 2020
Last week, I asked @HPARD to take down the basketball goals & this past weekend, they have taken down volleyball nets.
Our parks have begun a monitoring program to not encourage recreational grouping.
We thank Mayor Sylvester Turner for helping us spread the message about what the Houston Parks and Recreation Department is doing to keep the public safe, including removing all basketball goals and dispatching parks monitors to ensure compliance with parks rules. pic.twitter.com/4cfvsd5cxs— HPARD (@HPARD) April 2, 2020
Mayor Turner is recognizing the efforts of and cheering on healthcare workers, first responders, and essential workers who are critical to keeping the city healthy, safe, and running
In this unprecedented time of the #COVIDー19 public health emergency, I deeply appreciate City of Houston employees and all essential employees’ dedication to help their fellow Houstonians. We want your children to be taken care of while you are busy taking care of others. pic.twitter.com/EmNwbsvVDh— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) April 6, 2020
The City of Houston continues to feed children while schools are closed
Tomorrow, @HoustonISD will resume their food distribution with updated procedures and additional safety measures.— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) April 5, 2020
For more information and to see a map of the locations on a particular day, please visit: https://t.co/pLfoA0Bo2s#COVID19 pic.twitter.com/rcPPnYYJGs
Promoting self-care during this stressful time
It’s important to prioritize self care during this stressful time.— City of Houston (@HoustonTX) April 2, 2020
Here are a few tips to manage #COVID19 stress:
📺 Take a break from the news.
🧘♀️ Make time to unwind.
📱 Connect with others.
Remember to be supportive, be careful, be alert, and be kind!
Extending the #StayHomeWorkSafe order until April 30th to #flattenthecurve
Mayor @SylvesterTurner stands with @HarrisCoJudge Hidalgo to announce the #StayHomeWorkSafe order is extended to April 30. The goal is the same, “to blunt the progression of #COVID19 and not overwhelm our health care system.” pic.twitter.com/pGAONPqkz1— Mary Benton (@IAmMaryBenton) March 31, 2020
Broadcasts are also in Spanish so more people can hear information from the city
He’s visiting grocery stores and local businesses to promote donating goods to Houstonians in need
Yesterday, I visited @kroger’s Oak Forest location and was able to get two packages of toilet packages which I donated to our @GFToday and city’s senior non perishable drive. I also thanked our grocery store workers.— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) March 30, 2020
You can drop off your donated items at any Kroger store. pic.twitter.com/p1u8t3ybyW
As a reminder, @MattressMack and @GFToday are in need of volunteers to help deliver non perishable items to our seniors.— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) March 20, 2020
If you are able to volunteer, please visit the Gallery Furniture locations below.
Let’s continue to be #HoustonStrong during this time. #COVID19 #HouNews pic.twitter.com/AfzEzlt8zz
I appreciate Congresswoman @JacksonLeeTX18 for joining us and giving an update to her ongoing work on the federal level.— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) March 15, 2020
When we work together, we can accomplish more. #COVIDー19 pic.twitter.com/lTh262aTHY
He’s being proactive in finding more beds for COVID-19 patients
Last week, I mentioned how the city was looking into different properties to help increase bed capacity for individuals who needed medical attention for #COVID19.— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) March 30, 2020
Today, I toured @kindredhealth’s @HoustonHeights location to see how they have transformed a former hospital. pic.twitter.com/CV1IdETWWI
Promoting healthy lifestyle while social distancing at home
Mayor @SylvesterTurner has suggested that although the city’s parks remain open, we should not rush and flood them- a logical suggestion! Here is an article on staying fit as a family at home while #SocialDistancing. https://t.co/ncOSaO9J8N— Samir Becic (@SamirBecic) March 24, 2020