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Houston Health Department reports 11 new COVID-19 cases

Mar 25, 2020
HOUSTON – The Houston Health Department announced 11 new positive coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases on Wednesday, bringing the total to 66.   

Information about the cases’ gender, age range, travel and health condition is currently unavailable but the department will release it when obtained and verified.  

Investigations conducted by the department will identify potential contacts exposed to the virus. The department will provide close contacts guidance about the virus and monitor them for the development of symptoms.

Social distancing guidance for all Houstonians:Avoid gatherings of 10 or more people.Maintain at least 6 feet of separation from other people.Avoid eating or drinking in bars, restaurants, and food courts – use drive-thru, pickup, or delivery options.Avoid discretionary travel, shopping trips, and social visits.Do not visit nursing homes or retirement or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical care situations.Practice healthy hygiene habits:Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer when you can’t wash your hands.Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and throw the tissue away. If you don’t have a tissue, use the elbow of your sleeve.Don’t use your hands to cover coughs and sneezes.Avoid close contact with people who are sick, especially if you are at higher risk for coronavirus.Get plenty of rest, drink plenty of fluids, eat healthy foods, and manage your stress to keep your immunity strong.Work or engage in schooling from home whenever possible.Human coronaviruses most commonly spread from an infected person to others through:Respiratory droplets released into the air by coughing and sneezing.Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands.Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands.Privacy protection laws only permit the release of limited patient information. The health department is unable to release any additional patient information.

Houstonians may visit HoustonEmergency.org/covid19 for updated information about local risk, routine protective actions, frequently asked questions, communication resources, rumor control, emergency preparedness tips and more
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Mayor Turner asks Houstonians to follow “Stay Home, Work Safe” Order

Mar 25, 2020
HOUSTON –  Mayor Sylvester Turner joined Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and local health officials Tuesday to announce details of a “Stay Home, Work Safe” Order issued by Harris County that requires individuals to remain at home or a place of residence, with exceptions for essential work and activities. 

View the complete City of Houston Order HERE.


“The Stay Home, Work Safe” Order is a more strategic way to blunt the progression of COVID-19, avoid overwhelming the health care system and balance the needs of families, businesses and the city’s economic realities,” Mayor Turner said.

The Order goes into effect at 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, March 24 and will last until April 3 unless modified, to further contain the spread of COVID-19 in Houston and Harris County.  Essential businesses can remain open. The Stay Home, Work Safe Order exempts essential workers covered in 16 CISA categories. The list of critical business can be found here.Individuals may leave their residence only to perform “Essential Activities”People working from home do not have to shelter in place or lock down. Groceries stores, pharmacies, gas stations, parks and other areas will remain open. Bars and nightclubs will remain closed; restaurants will offer only food takeout and deliveryPeople should practice social distancing Social distancing guidance for all Houstonians: Avoid gatherings of 10 or more people.Maintain at least 6 feet of separation from other people.Avoid eating or drinking in bars, restaurants, and food courts – use drive-thru, pickup, or delivery options.Avoid discretionary travel, shopping trips, and social visits.Do not visit nursing homes or retirement or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical care situations.Practice healthy hygiene habits:Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer when you can’t wash your hands.Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and throw the tissue away. If you don’t have a tissue, use the elbow of your sleeve.Don’t use your hands to cover coughs and sneezes.Avoid close contact with people who are sick, especially if you are at higher risk for coronavirus.Get plenty of rest, drink plenty of fluids, eat healthy foods, and manage your stress to keep your immunity strong.Work or engage in schooling from home whenever possible. 
Human coronaviruses most commonly spread from an infected person to others through:
 Respiratory droplets released into the air by coughing and sneezing.Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands.Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands.Privacy protection laws only permit the release of limited patient information. The health department is unable to release any additional patient information.Houstonians may visit HoustonEmergency.org/covid19 for updated information about local risk, routine protective actions, frequently asked questions, communication resources, rumor control, emergency preparedness tips and more.
 
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City of Houston accepts medical supplies donation to help curb COVID-19

Mar 23, 2020
Mayor Turner accepts donation of $42,000 in medical supplies from Asian American Chamber of Commerce to help with City’s COVID-19 response
HOUSTON – The Asian American Chamber of Commerce donated today over $42,000 in medical supplies to the City of Houston following our urgent calls for personal protective equipment. The supplies will be instrumental in the City’s work to blunt the spread of COVID-19 and protect employees who may work directly with groups considered to be high risk.

The chamber of commerce donated the following:10,000 masks40 gallons of sanitizers825 isolation gowns270 goggles500 face shields250 boot covers3600 gloves

“I want to thank the Asian Chamber of Commerce for their generosity,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner. “Despite some business losses and other challenges faced as a result of COVID-19, they never lost faith and continued to give back to the greater community.”

The supplies will be distributed to the Houston Fire Department, Houston Police Department and the Houston Health Department, as well as other City of Houston employees.

Illy Jaffer, an employee with the Houston Health Department and an Asian American Chamber of Commerce board member, was instrumental in coordinating this donation.



“We as a collective body, including Chinese-American, Korean-American, Vietnamese-American, Japanese-Americans, Filipino-Americans and the various other AAPI ethnicities, are in support of helping Houston through this challenging crisis and will stand by Mayor Sylvester Turner and the City of Houston in whatever the needs are,” said Bin Yu, Asian Chamber Board Chair. “The City of Houston has been in support of our Chamber since our existence 30 years ago and we have built our campaign in rallying together where we titled it: ‘Together, Houston is Stronger!’

Contributors to the Asian Chamber of Commerce’s donation campaign include:Houston Tsinghua Alumni AssociationSino Professionals AssociationJJ Clemence Volunteer TeamChinese Civic CenterHouston Beijing University Alumni AssociationGeorge H.W. Bush Foundation – China CoronaVirus Action NetworkHouston Chinese AssociationChinese Association of Professional in Science and TechnologyIf you would like to donate supplies, please email donations@houstonoem.org.
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Mayor Sylvester Turner asks authorities to investigate false social media posts

Mar 23, 2020
Mayor Sylvester Turner asks authorities to investigate false social media posts; assures residents the city of Houston is not shutting down over the weekend
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Mayor Sylvester Turner addresses COVID-19 social media rumors and said he has asked authorities to investigate anyone intentionally sharing false information.
Fire Chief Sam Pena and Police Chief Art Acevedo also attended the news conference to assure the public that first responders are working to protect the community.  
HOUSTON –  The City of Houston is not shutting down over the weekend because of COVID-19. Mayor Sylvester Turner is asking Houstonians to get their information from credible sources such as HoustonEmergency.org and to ignore false social media rumors designed to create anxiety and confusion. 

“There is not going to be a lock-down, the city is not shutting down,” Mayor Turner announced during a Friday evening news conference. “There are only three people in the state of Texas who can make that decision, and that is the mayor, county judge, or governor. At this point, neither one has made the call. We are saying people should practice social distancing, wash their hands and use hand sanitizer.”

The mayor made the rare decision to address false social media reports in response to calls and questions he and other elected officials have received in recent days about a viral social media video and robocall.

The information shared in the social media post is false, and the mayor has called for an investigation into social media posts that are intentionally spreading misinformation about the City’s COVID-19 response.

The Houston Police Department launched an investigation at Mayor Turner’s request.

“Do not spread these social media posts; do not address these social media posts. Get your information from legitimate news sites or legitimate government sites. We’re going to continue to monitor false posts, and we’re going to charge the people responsible for making false posts,” said Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo.

“Social media can be good, but  get your news from the television, the newspaper, or government officials,”  Mayor Turner said. “But the last place to get your information as it relates to this COVID-19 crisis is unverifiable social media.”

The City of Houston has announced several changes in recent days to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and to avoid overwhelming the health care system with people who have tested positive.

On Friday morning, the first of four COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites opened to serve health care workers and first responders experiencing symptoms. Both groups have the highest risk of exposure and the potential to infect others. 

“This is something we all have in our control. We ask you to practice proper hygiene and limit physical contact to avoid the spread of COVID-19. Your Houston Fire Department is here for you. We’re in this together,” said Houston Fire Chief Sam Pena.
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Transmite el mensaje: cinco pasos para eliminar el coronavirus

Mar 23, 2020

La FIFA y la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) han forjado una alianza para combatir el coronavirus (COVID-19). Lo harán a través de una nueva campaña de sensibilización en la que jugadores de renombre internacional hacen un llamamiento a la población mundial para que sigan cinco instrucciones orientadas a detener la propagación de esta enfermedad.

La campaña «transmite el mensaje y elimina el coronavirus» promueve cinco acciones fundamentales para que las personas protejan su salud siguiendo las indicaciones de la OMS; la campaña se centra en el lavado de manos, la forma adecuada de estornudar, así como la importancia de evitar tocarse la cara, mantener la distancia física adecuada y que quienes no se sientan bien se queden en casa.

«Desde el principio, la FIFA y el presidente Gianni Infantino han estado activamente involucrados en la comunicación de este mensaje contra la pandemia —afirmó el director general de la OMS Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus en el lanzamiento virtual de la campaña en la sede de la OMS en Ginebra (Suiza)—. A través de campañas o de financiación, la FIFA le ha plantado cara a esta nueva enfermedad, y estoy muy satisfecho al comprobar que el fútbol mundial está apoyando a la OMS para atajar el coronavirus. No me cabe ninguna duda de que, con este tipo de ayudas, entre todos vamos a lograr la victoria».

Por su parte, el presidente de la FIFA Gianni Infantino declaró lo siguiente: «Necesitamos trabajar en equipo para combatir el coronavirus. La FIFA y la OMS han aunado fuerzas porque la salud es lo primero. Quisiera apelar a la comunidad global del fútbol para que nos ayuden a difundir esta campaña y que el mensaje llegue aún más lejos. Algunos de los futbolistas más importantes de la historia del deporte rey han querido sumarse a la campaña y se han unido para difundir el mensaje que dejará al COVID-19 fuera de juego».

Esta campaña digital, que se difundirá en trece idiomas, cuenta con la colaboración de 28 futbolistas.

Sami Al Jaber (KSA)                 

Alisson Becker (BRA)               

Emre Belözoğlu (TUR)

Jared Borgetti (MEX)               

Gianluigi Buffon (ITA)              

Iker Casillas (ESP)

Sunil Chhetri (IND)                  

Youri Djorkaeff (FRA)              

Han Duan (CHN)         

Samuel Eto’o (CMR)               

Radamel Falcao (COL)             

Laura Georges (FRA)               

Valeri Karpin (RUS)                  

Miroslav Klose (GER)               

Philipp Lahm (GER)                  

Gary Lineker (ENG)                  

Carli Lloyd (USA)                     

Lionel Messi (ARG)                  

Mido (EGY)                             

Michael Owen (ENG)               

Park Ji-sung (KOR)                   

Carles Puyol (ESP)                    

Célia Šašić (GER)                     

Asako Takakura (JPN)

Yaya Touré (CIV)                     

Juan Sebastián Verón (ARG)    

Sun Wen (CHN)                       

Xavi Hernández (ESP)

La campaña (disponible para descargar aquí para uso editorial) se publicará en los canales digitales de los jugadores y de la FIFA, y los archivos individuales se difundirán, adaptados a cada audiencia local, entre las 211 federaciones miembro de la FIFA y las agencias de prensa junto con un paquete de material gráfico para la transmisión del mensaje en las redes sociales.

Manos:

«Empieza por tus manos —dice Alisson Becker, embajador de buena voluntad de la OMS para la promoción de la salud, guardameta del Liverpool FC y la selección brasileña y Premio The Best al Guardameta de la FIFA 2019—. Por favor, lava tus manos frecuentemente con agua y jabón o con una solución basada en alcohol».

El lavado frecuente con agua y jabón o, preferiblemente, un desinfectante a base de alcohol, mata a los virus que puedas tener en las manos. Es muy fácil de hacer, y a la vez muy importante.

Codos:

«Por favor, cubre tu boca y nariz con el interior del codo cuando tosas o estornudes—dice Carli Lloyd, bicampeona del mundo con la selección estadounidense—. Si utilizas pañuelos de papel, deséchalos inmediatamente y lávate las manos».

Las gotas en suspensión diseminan el coronavirus. Con una buena higiene respiratoria, estarás protegiendo a las personas de tu entorno frente a virus como el resfriado, la gripe y el coronavirus.

Cara:

«Evita tocarte la cara, sobre todo los ojos, la nariz y la boca, para prevenir que el virus entre en tu cuerpo» añade el delantero del FC Barcelona y la selección argentina Lionel Messi, Premio The Best al Jugador de la FIFA 2019 y ganador en varias ocasiones del FIFA Ballon d’Or.

Las manos están en contacto con muchas superficies y pueden atrapar virus rápidamente. Las manos contaminadas pueden transmitir el virus a tu cara, desde la cual se introduce en el cuerpo y te causa malestar.

Distancia:

«En las relaciones sociales, da un paso atrás —explica Han Duan, quien defendió en 188 ocasiones los colores de la RP China en sus once años de trayectoria internacional—. Mantén un mínimo de un metro de distancia con otras personas».

Al guardar esta distancia social, estás evitando respirar las gotas emitidas por personas que estornuden o tosan cerca de ti.

«Sensaciones: conoce tus síntomas:

«Si te encuentras mal, quédate en casa —concluye Samuel Eto’o, exdelantero del FC Barcelona y de la selección de Camerún, con la que sumó las 114 internacionalidades —. Por favor, sigue las instrucciones de la autoridad sanitaria local».

Si tienes fiebre, tos y te cuesta respirar, busca atención médica y llama antes de hacerlo.

Mantente informado; las autoridades sanitarias locales informan sobre la situación actual en tu zona. Sigue las instrucciones específicas y llama antes para que te indiquen a qué centro médico debes acudir. Estas medidas servirán para protegerte y para frenar el avance del virus y otras infecciones.

La FIFA también ha puesto 10 millones de USD a disposición del Fondo de Respuesta Solidaria a la COVID-19 de la OMS.

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New Guidelines for Houston City Council Meetings

Mar 23, 2020
HOUSTON –  As the City of Houston and local health professionals work to blunt the progression of COVID-19, Mayor Sylvester Turner has implemented new guidelines for 
Houston City Council meetings to comply with social distancing requirements.

Members of the media will be asked to spread out in the council chamber instead of standing by the media tables. Media can also watch the meeting on the Houston Municipal Channel. (Comcast Channel 16)


The following guidance was shared Monday afternoon with Houston City Council Members

Tuesday City Council Public SessionsMeeting will begin at 2 p.m. instead of 1:30 p.m.All proclamation presentations canceled Only 10 public speakers at a time will be allowed in the Council chamber. Overflow speakers will wait in the Houston City Hall Legacy Room.  
Wednesday City Council Agenda MeetingsOnly city council members will be allowed in the chamber. Council aides will asked to remain in their offices. Council Members  will be spaced around the horseshoe, at the podium, and at the media tables for the meeting. They can also sit in the audience, if they choose. Council Members will not use the touchscreens to request to speak. The City will use a paper process.    The General Services Department has been assigned to disinfect and sanitize all touch points inside council chambers including doors, doorknobs, door push-pulls, light switches, elevators, stair rails, restrooms, restrooms’ faucets and flushing handles. GSD  will also wipe down the Council table top in the horseshoe.

For more information and updates about COVID-19, please go to www.HoustonEmergency.org.
 
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Mayor Turner cancels city events through April and announces new public meeting guidelines

Mar 17, 2020
City extends emergency disaster declaration;
Mayor Turner cancels city events through April and announces new public meeting guidelines 
HOUSTON –  In a special called meeting Tuesday morning, Mayor Sylvester Turner and Houston City Council members voted to indefinitely extend the proclamation of a local state of disaster due to a public health disaster for the City of Houston. The measure passed 15-1 with District G Council Member Greg Travis voting against it. The order allows Mayor Turner to make decisions to work with the county, state, and federal officials to contain and mitigate COVID-19 spread and protect members of the public.

“As a city, we must work together. This is a crisis that is going to be with us for several weeks, if not several months,” Mayor Turner said. “It is gravely important for us to take definitive steps to slow the COVID-19 spread. The measures we have put in place will help save lives.”Last week, Mayor Turner signed the disaster declaration, which was in effect for seven days. Mayor Turner also announced Tuesday:All city-produced, sponsored and permitted events are canceled through the end of April.Starting Tuesday, March 24, no proclamation presentations will be made during the city council public sessionThe city of Houston remains open for business. However, employees are encouraged to limit exposure to members of the public and handle business online, if possibleCity of Houston Department Directors have the discretion to allow employees to work from home/telecommute The Houston Public Library will remain closed through the end of March. The HPL suspension includes all public programs and events. However, free online resources and digital services are available 24/7 with a MY Link Library Card at www.houstonlibrary.org, including e-books and e-audiobooks, streaming TV, movie and music services, online classes and tutoring, and databases.On Monday, Mayor Turner ordered all city of Houston bars, nightclubs, and restaurant dining rooms in the city of Houston to close for 15 days.Restaurants may only offer take-out, pick-up, and delivery options for 15 days. However, customers may still go inside a restaurant dining room or at a fast-food establishment,to place a carryout order.The city of Houston expects to begin COVID-19 testing this week. Mayor Turner will announce the testing site procedures and logistics later this week. 
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Statement from the FIFA President

Mar 17, 2020

The world is facing an unprecedented health challenge and clearly a global and collective response is needed. Cooperation, mutual respect and understanding must be the guiding principles for all decision makers to have in mind at this crucial moment in time.  

Particularly in football, finding appropriate and fair solutions at global level is imperative. This requires unity, solidarity and a shared sense of responsibility and we need to think of all those around the world potentially impacted by our decisions.  

With this in mind, FIFA has constantly been discussing with confederations, member associations and other stakeholders from around the world, also bearing in mind that firstly health and secondly sporting solidarity are paramount considerations for the world of football. 

In this respect, FIFA has received the requests from CONMEBOL and UEFA to postpone respectively the 2020 Copa América and the UEFA EURO 2020 to the June/July of 2021 in a slot previously reserved for the FIFA Confederations Cup and now currently reserved for the new FIFA Club World Cup.

it is important at this stage to remember that the main purpose of FIFA’s competitions, including those mentioned above, is to ensure both global football development and worldwide solidarity programmes and that the vast majority of Member Associations around the world depend on FIFA’s solidarity programmes for their activities for both women’s and men’s football to take place. It is therefore essential that their interests, both sporting and economic, are protected as well.

Nevertheless, with the aim of finding balanced solutions for the good of football and to protect the interests of all stakeholders and competition organisers, whether they be national, continental or worldwide, I have called for a Bureau of the Council conference call tomorrow to see how we can progress matters collectively. During this call, I will suggest the following next steps: 

  • to accept the postponements of the CONMEBOL 2020 Copa América and the UEFA EURO 2020 to the June/July of 2021;
  • to decide at a later stage – when there is more clarity on the situation – when to reschedule the new FIFA Club World Cup, later in 2021, in 2022 or in 2023;
  • to discuss with the Chinese FA and the Chinese Government the postponement of the new FIFA Club World Cup from 2021 in order to minimise any negative impact; and
  • to discuss the impact of these changes on the calendar with the confederations, Member Associations and other stakeholders and work on the current International Match Calendar with the objective of finding appropriate solutions for everyone to be proposed as soon as the circumstances allow, hopefully before the end of April.

In the meantime, and thanks to its solid financial situation, FIFA is in a position to propose proactive solidarity measures specifically targeting the corona virus disease crisis.  Concretely, I will therefore also suggest:

  • A direct USD 10 million contribution from FIFA to the World Health Organisation WHO COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund;
  • Discussing the possibility of establishing a Global Football Assistance Fund to help members of the football community affected by this crisis; and
  • Encourage everyone in football to contribute to these efforts.

FIFA will also consult with professional football stakeholders to be able to shortly announce any necessary amendments or temporary dispensations to the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players’ to protect contracts for both players and clubs.

With regard to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, I kindly refer you to the statement of the IOC issued today.

Finally, it goes without saying that FIFA will keep in regular contact with all members of the football community during this difficult period. As I stated yesterday, challenging circumstances offer the opportunity for people to come together, show what they can do in a collective spirit, and emerge stronger and better prepared for the future.  And this is what FIFA is aiming to do here.

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Mayor Turner orders changes to operating procedures for restaurants, bars and clubs

Mar 17, 2020
Mayor Turner announces changes to operating procedures for city of Houston bars, nightclubs and restaurants;
Houston Health Department broadens COVID-19 social distancing guidance for all Houstonians
HOUSTON – Mayor Sylvester Turner joined Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and local health officials Monday afternoon to announce new measures to help contain and mitigate COVID-19.

Mayor Turner and Judge Hidalgo ordered bars and nightclubs to close and food-service establishments to stop in-service dining for 15 days, effective at 8 a.m. on March 17, 2020.

The order does not affect restaurant carry-out, delivery or drive-thru services, third-party delivery services, or grocery stores. The goal is to gain compliance, but violations could result in citations.

“We are making tough decisions in the best interest of the city of Houston,” Mayor Turner said. “We must take deliberative action to protect ourselves and our loved ones, and do everything possible to stop coronavirus from spreading.”
The Houston Health Department also broadened its COVID-19 social distancing guidance for the general public. The department now recommends all Houstonians stay away from groups of 10 or more people where there will be close contact with others.”While most healthy people will recover from COVID-19, older adults and people with weakened immune systems are at increased risk of serious health consequences,” said Dr. David Persse, local health authority for the Houston Health Department. “If everyone avoids large gatherings, we will reduce the likelihood of young, healthy people giving their grandparents or immune-compromised friends a virus from which they may not recover.”Last week, Mayor Turner signed a proclamation declaring a Local State of Disaster Due to a Public Health Emergency to help contain and mitigate COVID-19 spread. As a result of the emergency order, the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo closed and city-sponsored, produced, and permitted events were postponed or canceled through the end of March.City council will meet in emergency session at 9 a.m., Tuesday, March 17 to consider extending the order indefinitely. Mayor Turner and the Houston Health Department continue to encourage employers to allow their employees to work in ways that minimizes close contact with large groups of people. Suggestions include telecommute options, offering scheduling flexibility, and staggering start and end times.”This is not a lock-down,” Mayor Turner said. “Our goal is to flatten the curve and slow the progression of COVID-19 so that it does not overwhelm our health care system.”Most people with COVID-19 will feel like they have a bad cold or the flu. Some people will require hospitalization. People who are at most risk for severe illness are elderly or have other health conditions.While COVID-19 is a new respiratory virus, daily precautions recommended to prevent respiratory illnesses are the same:Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer when you can’t wash your hands.Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and throw the tissue away. If you don’t have a tissue, use the elbow of your sleeve. Don’t use your hands to cover coughs and sneezes.Avoid close contact with people who are sick.Stay home when you are sick and keep children home when they are sick.Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.Get a flu shot. (Although the flu shot does not protect against COVID-19, it is flu season.)Houstonians should visit HoustonEmergency.org for updated information about local risk, routine protective actions, frequently asked questions, communication resources, rumor control, emergency preparedness tips, and more.
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BARRIENTES TWINS AND ZAMORA III WIN IN MEXICO

Mar 17, 2020
BARRIENTES TWINS AND ZAMORA III WIN IN MEXICOPhotos by Kyte Monroe – Pound-4-Pound Boxing
LAS VEGAS, NV (March 16, 2020) – Angel and Chavez Barrientes, as well as their stablemate Demler “DJ” Zamora lll, all won this past Saturday night at the Big Punch Arena in Tijuana, Mexico.
Chavez Barrientes (2-0, 2 KOs) picked up the second win of his professional career knocking out his opponent in the first round.  Chavez, who campaigns at super bantamweight, has won every fight by way of knockout in his career.
“It feels great to get the knockout,” said Chavez Barrientes. “To fight on the same card as my brother, and for both of us to get knockout wins, was awesome.  I am going to stay active and look to fight again soon.”
Super bantamweight Angel Barrientes (2-0, 2 KO) won via a third-round knockout after dropping his opponent once in the first round, and again in the second.  His opponent’s corner threw in the towel in round three after taking to much punishment. 
“I am really happy with the performance, my opponent was tough,” said Barrientes, the 17-year-old boxing prospect. “I am confident in my ability and I know when I make my USA debut it will be special. I’m hoping to fight in America in my next fight.”
Also featured on the card, super featherweight DJ Zamora lll (3-0, 2 KOs) won a four-round unanimous decision. Zamora dominated the fight for the entire four rounds.
“It was a great fight to get me to where I need to go,” said the 16-year-old Las Vegas standout. “I am improving with each fight and this was a fight that will make me better.”
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