Everything we’ve written about the coronavirus pandemic in Texas.
All of the Observer’s Coronavirus Coverage
Here’s everything we’ve written about the coronavirus pandemic. We’ll continue updating this page with new stories. How is COVID-19 changing your life? Let us know.
A ‘Stay-at-Home’ Order by Any Other Name
As public health experts warned, the time to shut down is before there are confirmed cases.
‘I Think I’m Gonna Die’
In the Valley, about one in three people have diabetes. They’re at higher risk for COVID-19, but those who rely on dialysis can’t stay home.
Peter Hotez: Vaccine Development is ‘Critical to the Security of Our Nation’
“It’s every bit as critical as having a military.”
Migrants Call to Close Detention Centers as COVID-19 Spreads
“What happens next will be determined by actions we take now.”
Families of Sick Prisoners Plead for Compassionate Release
COVID-19 poses a particular threat to prisoners whose health is already failing.
In a Pandemic, Poor Defendants Could Pay With Their Lives
COVID-19 lays bare the fundamental inequalities that a cash bond system creates.
How to Help Your Fellow Texans Endure the Pandemic
Give to your local food bank, donate blood, or support an emergency housing fund.
Texas Republicans’ Pandemic Performance Is True to Form
Patrick performs for Fox News; Abbott dithers; and Cornyn defiantly refuses to log off.
COVID-19 Reveals the Urgent Need to House the Homeless
For myriad reasons, the homeless are likely to suffer severe cases of COVID-19.
COVID-19 is Lurking Along the Texas-Mexico Border
Mexican border cities Matamoros and Juárez both have at least one confirmed case of the virus.
COVID-19 Could Be a ‘Double Whammy’ for Those in Pollution Hotspots
The Houston area is a particular hotspot.
Loneliness in the Age of Coronavirus
As a single parent, I was already struggling with loneliness. Then the coronavirus hit.
The COVID-19 Crisis Points the Way Toward a Better Texas
Once the virus passes, there’s no reason to let the powerful return peacefully to business as usual.
Abortion Access in the Age of COVID-19
Abortion clinics in Texas rely on traveling doctors. Coronavirus is keeping some of them home.
Texas Democratic and Republican Parties Spar Over How to Hold Elections During a Pandemic
Primary runoffs are two months from now.
The Coronavirus Pandemic Exposed Abbott’s Hypocrisy On Local Control
State intervention could be too little, too late.
How Is COVID-19 Impacting the Immigration System?
Migrants on the U.S. border say they are more afraid of staying in Mexico than COVID-19.
Some Texas Officials Want to Divert People from Jail Amid Coronavirus Scare
Reformers have been pushing this step for years.
Coronavirus is Exposing the Faulty Foundations of the Texas Fracking Industry
The oil and gas sector was already having problems.
Seven Austin Workers on How They’re Scrambling After the SXSW Cancellation
Gig workers reported more than $2 million in lost wages after the festival was called off.
With Paid Leave Policies, Cities Tried to Prepare for COVID-19
Too many Texas workers can’t stay home when they’re sick. Two years ago, a movement tried to change that.
Tough Decisions Ahead for School Leaders in Rural Texas
Officials must weigh the health of their students against the health of their communities.