Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo to Hold COVID-19 Briefing

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – Judge Harris Lina Hidalgo and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner are expected to hold a joint news conference Wednesday after seeing an increase in COVID-19 numbers. It is not known what they will say, but Houstonians wonder about the impact of any possible new restrictions in the area.

Hidalgo and Turner will be joined by Harris County Director of Public Health for Nutrition and Chronic Disease Prevention, Dr. Sherri Onyiego, and Houston Medical Director Dr. David Persse.

The 15:00 briefing will be broadcast live in the video player above.

“People are just hanging on now,” said Houstonian Jason Millis.

While new COVID-19 restrictions have just been announced that will impact Galveston and other counties in Southeast Texas, many hope this will not be the case in Houston.

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“Everyone is just trying to survive and it’s hard,” Sammie Tran told Vietopia in southwest Houston.

Tran saw many friends closing the store and said it was heartbreaking. Another stop or reduction could force more to close its doors permanently.

“When we were left with the food, it wasn’t enough. We need people sitting around drinking,” Tran said.

The spoon from Montrose was also hung. They have expanded out to provide customers with peace of mind when eating.

“It was very difficult from the beginning. We reduced the hours of many people,” said Cuchara general manager Lorena Tejeda.

Fortunately, no one was let go, but it’s always a scary thought. Cuchara lost about 40% of its business in the pandemic.

“Hopefully, [our local leaders] don’t cut it too bad, “Millis said

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