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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Texas Legal Services Center has created this page to provide the public with aggregated links to news and information about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic from credible sources such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), legal aid organizations, and Texas government and health authorities. As this is a rapidly evolving situation, this page will be routinely updated.

Low-income Texans can call the toll-free legal hotline (800-504-7030) to be connected to local legal service providers for help with civil legal issues related to the COVID-19 crisis. Local legal aid providers can also be found using our Legal Help Finder tool.

Check out our Events Page for information on ongoing virtual and phone legal clinics. Our Live Chat online tool is also available for legal assistance.

Know Your Rights During COVID-19: Legal Resources and FAQs

Employment and Financial Resources


Estate Planning

  • See this section for information about advance directives, designations of guardian in advance, powers of attorney, small estate affidavits, supported decisionmaking, transfer on death deeds, and more.


Family Law 


Health and Public Benefits


Property and Landlord-Tenant 


Individual Rights and Court Procedures

Court Emergency Orders, Closures, Postponements, and Updated Procedures Due to COVID-19

For information regarding Texas court emergency orders, court postponements, closures, and updates due to COVID-19, read more here.


COVID-19 Resources for Texans (Non-Legal)

For information regarding community resources like meals for schoolchildren and seniors, local social services, and consumer assistance programs, read more here.


City and County-Specific Resources

Texas Free Wifi Map

Check out the Texas Free WiFi Map for an interactive mapping tool that provides the geographic location for public WiFi hotspots in Texas. These hotspots can be used for remote learning, telehealth visits, remote work and virtual court appearances during the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.