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.
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is working with other Texas state agencies to prepare effective guidance for public school districts across Texas. Read here for more on the TEA's guidance, FAQs and information on school closures and Spring Break procedures.
Texas State Law Library has created a research guide to help Texans navigate some of the legal issues they may face during the COVID-19 outbreak. Read more here. Follow their social media for resources too.
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.