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Coronavirus in Texas

Out of sight, child abuse in Texas thought to be on the rise

Families are stuck at home, confronting stress and fear. And with many schools and day care centers shuttered, child welfare workers can't rely on teachers to help detect abuse.

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services offices in Austin on Nov. 14, 2019.

Coronavirus in Texas

As the coronavirus spreads across the state, The Texas Tribune is covering the most important health, economic and breaking developments that affect Texans, every day. Watch our Texas unemployment tracker, use our explainer on the coronavirus for essential information, and visit our map tracker for the number of cases, deaths and tests in Texas.

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