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Rental properties ordered to suspend evictions for 30 days in Bexar County

The order is the latest signal of a new normal as the fight to contain the coronavirus impacts businesses, communities and families.

SAN ANTONIO — Editor's note: The above video was originally published on March 13. 

In the latest development of slowing operations in the San Antonio amid the coronavirus outbreak, Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff has instructed property owners to put a hold on evictions "for at least the next 30 days," beginning Monday. 

The order also reminds the community that all jury trials are to be suspended through April 16. Among the most high-profile of criminal trials now on hold is that of Otis McKane, who is charged with capital murder in the 2016 killing of a San Antonio Police detective. 

There are now more than 3,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus across the U.S. In Texas, the number of cases stands at 57, according to the latest update from Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday afternoon. 

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