Court Coronavirus Information

COVID-19 Emergency Orders 

The Supreme Court of Texas and Court of Criminal Appeals, working with the Office of Court Administration are committed to ensure that justice continues to be served to all Texans in the current pandemic situation.

Current Emergency Orders Issued

In response to COVID-19, the Supreme Court has issued the following Emergency Orders that are still in effect.

Forty-Ninth Emergency Order  (Effective immediately, Expires 6/1/2022)

The Supreme Court issued the Forty-Ninth Emergency Order that replaces the previous general emergency order (Forty-Fifth) that was set to expire on April 1.

The Forty-Ninth Emergency Order expires on June 1, 2022, unless extended by the Chief Justice.


Forty-Eighth Emergency Order  (Effective Immediately, expires 5/1/2022)

The Supreme Court issued the Forty-Eighth Emergency Order extending the Court’s Forty-Sixth Emergency Order which had addressed the closing of the Texas Eviction Diversion Program to new applicants by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Services.

The Forty-Eighth Emergency Order expires on May 1, 2022, unless extended by the Chief Justice.