The PEDC team is working closely with the City of Pasadena and other regional partners to ensure we can provide the Pasadena community with the most up-to-date information. This page is designed to provide resources and information around the virus to businesses and individuals in our city and region. We will continue to update this page as new information becomes available at the local, regional and federal levels.
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Covid-19 Testing Sites in Pasadena
- SITE 1: Walgreens at 101 Southmore @ Shaver.
Testing will run 7 days a week from 9am - 4pm. Testing consists of a free self-administered nasal swab. The results will be ready in 1-2 days. Applicants must be pre-screened online prior to coming in for testing.
- SITE 2: Pasadena Health Center (FREE TESTING SITE)
- COVID 19 Test are Available Now by Appointment only. Pasadena Health Center asks that you complete the CDC online test or Harris County Test online and bring them with you when you go to get tested. For more information call 713.554.1091 and ask for Rafael Martinez.
- SITE 3: San Jacinto College Central
8060 Spencer Hwy, Pasadena, TX 77505
Residents should register and use the self-assessment tool available at readyharris.org or by calling 832.927.7575.
SITE 4: MedExpress Pasadena
4750 Fairmont Pkwy, Pasadena, TX 77504
Testing 7 days per week, 8 am - 7 pm
For more information call 281.998.0912
SITE 5: Neighbors Emergency Center Pasadena
7215 Fairmont Pkwy, Pasadena, TX 77505
Rapid COVID-19 Testing
Click here to learn more
Interactive GIS Data COVID-19 Mapping Tool
(Source: GIS Planning)
The data tool below updates daily and maps the following variables for the U.S. as a whole and each county:
- Chmura's JobsEQ Job Loss Vulnerability Index
- Total Cases
- Total Deaths
- Cases Growth
- Cases % Growth
NOTE: Click on "COVID-19" to select the layer of information you wish to learn more about.
WHO CAN GET THE VACCINE NOW?
According to Harris County, it is estimated that the vaccine will be available for the general public sometime in Spring 2021. As of right now, they are in a phased plan:
Phase 1A - Front-line healthcare workers and residents at long-term care facilities AND
Phase 1B - People over 65 or with a chronic medical condition that puts them at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19
Phase 1B recipients include:
- People 65 years of age and older
- People 16 years of age and older with at least one chronic medical condition that puts them at increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19, such as but not limited to:
- Chronic kidney disease
- COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
- Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
- Solid-organ transplantation
- Obesity and severe obesity (body mass index of 30 kg/m2 or higher)
- Sickle cell disease
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus
If I’m eligible for a vaccine now, how do I get one?
The week of January 11, Texas will direct most COVID-19 vaccines received to large sites or hubs around the state to vaccinate more than 100,000 people.
Hub providers will be published Sunday, January 10. Please check back.
- The goal of this plan is to provide more people with the vaccine and a simpler way to sign up for an appointment.
- Providers will focus on vaccinating areas and populations hardest hit by COVID-19.
If you are in Phase 1 and eligible to receive the vaccine, please check the websites of vaccine providers listed on the Texas COVID‑19 Vaccine Provider Locations map to see if they have enough vaccine supply at this time.
Vaccine supply is limited, but more arrives every week and it will take some time to get everyone vaccinated.
If you have more questions, please visit the FAQ page from the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Business Assistance Resources
The Paycheck Protection Program -
The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll.
SBA will forgive loans if all employee retention criteria are met, and the funds are used for eligible expenses.
**NEW AS OF JANUARY 2021
Included in the new $900 Billion Stimulus Package Bill is economic assistance for struggling small businesses by providing over 284 billion for the first and second forgivable paycheck protection program loans. It also expands the PPP eligibility for non-profit organizations and news outlets.
The bill provides $15 billion for the entertainment industry, including music clubs, cultural institutions, movie theatres, and entertainment venues.
The package includes $20 billion targeted grants through the Economic Injury Disaster programs.
The legislation provides a tax break for corporate meal expenses.
We have already seen an outpouring of support within our community. Pasadena EDC continues to encourage you to support small businesses during this critical time. Local business is essential for our economy. They bring growth and innovation to our communities. They provide employment and create entrepreneurship opportunities and support the local communities and neighborhoods.
There are many ways that we can help #KeepPasadenaStrong and support those businesses that make our community so unique. Below are just a few ideas on the various ways that you can support our local businesses.
- Purchase gift cards to use at a later time
- Order food from your favorite restaurant for delivery or take out
- Order products you need online
- Give them an online review to help spread the word
- Share local delivery menus and specials on social platforms
- Tip extra when you can
- Give a donation
- Stay home if you are sick
- Say thank you every chance you get
- Share your ideas on how they can boost their business
- Share reliable sources such as this email with those who may not have access to it
If you are a business owner and looking for ways to share your operating hours or services you can share that information here. For more ways to engage and to learn about the importance of shopping locally visit www.PasadenaLovesLocal.biz
Resources for the Workplace and Employers
- FEMA's Business Continuity Plan
- Resources for unemployment benefits through the Texas Workforce Commission
- Texas Workforce Commission Shared Work Program
- Resources for job seekers through the Texas Workforce Commission
- Resources for employers through the Texas Workforce Commission
- Safety Guidelines from the CDC
- Business Pandemic Planning Checklist
- Interim Planning and Responding Guideline for Businesses & Employers
- Key Facts on COVID-19
- Resources from the Office of the Governor
Resources at the Local, Regional & State Level
Pasadena EDC is in constant communication with our local, regional, and state allies to monitor the situation and ensure we can provide you with the latest news. For additional information, we encourage you to visit the following pages with additional information.
- City of Pasadena
- Harris County
- Office of the Governor
- Pasadena Chamber of Commerce
- Greater Houston Partnership
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