Texas courts were strikingly well-prepared for COVID-19
Oct 25, 2020
Technology upgrades and legislation on court procedures after a disaster put the Texas judiciary in a strong position to continue operating during the pandemic.
Although governments at all levels have struggled to respond to COVID-19, Texas courts have remained largely open, processing cases electronically and conducting thousands of hearings since the March shutdown. And while many governmental initiatives — school closings, dining and entertainment restrictions, even mandatory face coverings — have generated controversy, changes to judicial operations have been widely accepted, and court functions have been both accessible and safe.