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COVID-19 Recession in Texas

As Texas businesses reopen, a short-lived coronavirus safety net is dismantled

Evictions and debt collections have resumed, child care subsidies will be discontinued and those who are out of work will again have to prove they are searching for a job in order to receive unemployment benefits.

The Central Texas Food Bank hosts a food drive at the Toney Burger Activity Center in Austin on April 30, 2020.

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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