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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.

Major Agencies and Websites with the Latest Information

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

  • World Health Organization (WHO)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

  • Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)                                                                                                                                                                                      

  • John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center                                                                                                                                                                                                

  • Texas Tribune

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

Employment and Financial Resources (For information on unemployment benefits, employee wage and leave rights, resources for small businesses, estate planning, bankruptcy and more)

 

Family Law (For information on how the COVID-19 crisis has affected family law issues such as child visitation, child support, CPS matters, domestic violence issues and more)

 

Health and Public Benefits (For information on navigating health care access and resources during the COVID-19 crisis)

 

Property and Landlord-Tenant (For information on how the COVID-19 crisis has affected issues like evictions, utility services, mortgage payments, foreclosures and more)

 

Individual Rights and Court Procedures (For information on participating in court proceedings remotely, delaying hearings, consumer protection issues, voting rights, immigrant rights, disability rights, shelter-in-place orders and other miscellaneous individual rights)

 

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, review this article.

 

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