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Coronavirus in Texas 3/13: Shuttered schools can provide students' lunches, Texas courts allowed to change deadlines

Our staff is closely tracking developments on the new coronavirus in Texas. Check here for live updates.

Gov. Greg Abbott is briefed on the coronavirus outbreak, in Austin on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020.

Coronavirus in Texas

As cases of the new strain of coronavirus grow worldwide, The Texas Tribune will continue to cover developments in Texas and nationally so our audience can stay as safe and informed as possible. Check back here for up-to-the-minute news, and visit our explainer on the coronavirus for essential information, including the number of cases in Texas and things everyone should know about the virus.

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March 13's biggest developments:

Students can still get meals from shuttered schools, thanks to waiver

Emergency order allows Texas courts to change deadlines, take other steps to avoid risks

Some fear recent federal immigration raids will keep sick migrants from seeking medical care

San Antonio gets Texas' first drive-through coronavirus testing facility

Officials, businesses say raids on grocery stores aren't necessary

Coronavirus casts shadow of uncertainty over airlines, including Texas' American and Southwest

Three more people test positive in Fort Bend County

Gov. Greg Abbott names Phil Wilson acting health commissioner

Texas lawmaker says legislators missed chance to be better prepared for coronavirus

D/FW Airport to receive flights from restricted European countries

UT-Austin president says his wife tested positive and he's self-quarantining

Abbott says Texas is on verge of ramping up testing capacity

Three people in Tyler test positive for new coronavirus

Fiesta San Antonio postponed until November

San Antonio announces its first travel-related coronavirus case

Bell County identifies positive coronavirus case

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz extends self-quarantine

Collin County sheriff suggests avoiding arrests for nonviolent crimes

Two in Austin test positive; UT and Austin schools close for the day

Dallas County officials: Community spread has occurred in North Texas

Governor, health commissioner and emergency chief to discuss coronavirus response

Texas officials have yet to say how many Texans have been tested

As cancellations mount and social distancing sets in, Texans worried about economic impact

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