Large-scale global and local events are perpetually keeping personal injury attorneys on their toes. The latest incident is undoubtedly the vast and cataclysmic spread of COVID-19. With stricter guidelines for limiting exposure to the novel virus coming out each day, the ripple effects of COVID-19 are being felt across the nation.
On March 19, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced an executive order restricting crowds of over 10 people, closing restaurants (still allowing takeout), retail stores, gyms, schools, bars—anywhere people generally gather. Within the week, most Texas counties took the order a step further, telling residents to “shelter in place,” asking them to only leave if they are an essential employee (government official, medical practitioner, supermarket employees, etc.), or to acquire essential items for their household.
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