During partial and complete shutdowns, it is often difficult to know what is going on at any particular time. Be aware that if you need a restraining order or protective order in Texas, you can still file to request one from the court.
How the courts are operating varies by Texas county, and also by the particular court.
But, rest assured, there are provisions in place to deal with emergencies.
Video hearings and telephone hearings are being used for some cases. There are also in-person hearings being held when necessary.
If you do go to the courthouse, be prepared to follow all procedures that are in place for safety and social distancing. Inform your attorney if you are not feeling well or have a fever as soon as you are aware so that the court will have time to make alternate plans to keep everyone safe.
If you think you may need a protective order or a restraining order, contact an attorney so that you can understand all of your options.