Galveston County developed a COVID-19 related resource list. Please see below for organizations prepared to help as of April 2, 2020.
For Questions & Testing Information
Galveston County Health District (GCHD)
Phone: 409-938-7221, Option #1
Hospitals and Healthcare
UTMB 24/7 Access Line
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
Mental Health and Social Services
Gulf Coast Wellness Center (GCWC) Crisis Line
Resources for Assistance
St. Vincent’s House
Galveston County Food Bank
United Way of the Mainland
Resources for Businesses
Small Business Administration (SBA)
On March 13, 2020, the Galveston County Health District announced its first presumptive positive COVID-19 case in a Galveston County resident. The City of La Marque will continue to publish updates as they become available. Please register for News Flash e-notifications and Connect CTY Emergency Alerts at connect.cityoflamarque.org and follow @cityoflamarque on social media.
The City of La Marque is working with local, state and federal partners to closely monitor Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), formerly known as 2019 Novel Coronavirus. This is a rapidly evolving situation.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) resources from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC):
The CDC’s website has resources including symptoms, older adults & medical conditions, travel, children and more. Please visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus for the latest recommendations.
- What You Need to Know English (downloadable PDF)
- What you Need to Know Spanish (downloadable PDF)
- What to do if You’re Sick English (downloadable PDF)
- What to do if You’re Sick Spanish (downloadable PDF)
- Symptoms of Coronavirus English (downloadable PDF)
- Symptoms of Coronavirus Spanish (downloadable PDF)
- Stop the Spread of Germs English (downloadable PDF)
- Stop the Spread of Germs Spanish (downloadable PDF)
- Community Mitigation Strategy English (downloadable PDF)
Implement limited re-use of facemasks.
- The facemask should be removed and discarded if soiled, damaged, or hard to breathe through.
- Not all facemasks can be re-used.
- Facemasks that fasten to the provider via ties may not be able to be undone without tearing and should be considered only for extended use, rather than re-use.
- Facemasks with elastic ear hooks may be more suitable for re-use.
- Facemasks should be carefully folded so that the outer surface is held inward and against itself to reduce contact with the outer surface during storage. The folded mask can be stored between uses in a clean sealable paper bag or breathable container.
CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.