The City of Denton is working closely with state and county health officials as we monitor the developing impacts of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
COVID-19 Information Hotline: (940) 349-2585 (available weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
Denton County COVID-19 Statistics
As of February 27, 2021, three COVID-19 vaccines have been authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Most vaccines are authorized for people 18 years old and older.
- As of May 12, 2021, the FDA has authorized the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for use in individuals 12-years-old and older.
- Individuals 12-17 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at a DCPH vaccination clinic.
- Individuals who do not have a driver's license can utilize another document with date of birth and name including passports, transcripts, previous vaccine or medical records, and more. Please call the DCPH COVID-19 hotline for more assistance.
For more vaccine information, visit the Denton County COVID-19 Vaccine Interest Portal or call the hotline at (940) 349-2585.
Visiting City Facilities
In accordance with GA-36, face coverings are not required; however, we recommend that all visitors follow the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention when entering our facilities by wearing a face covering and practicing social distancing if you are not fully vaccinated.
The following information is from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Click here for more information.
COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting sick. Based on what we know about COVID-19 vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic.
- If you are fully vaccinated, you can resume activities that you did before the pandemic.
- Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.
- If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, find a vaccine.
These recommendations can help you make decisions about daily activities after you are fully vaccinated. They are not intended for healthcare settings.
If you’ve been fully vaccinated:
- You will still need to follow guidance at your workplace and local businesses.
- If you travel, you should still take steps to protect yourself and others. You will still be required to wear a mask on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States, and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations. Fully vaccinated international travelers arriving in the United States are still required to get tested 3 days before travel by air into the United States (or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 3 months) and should still get tested 3-5 days after their trip.
- You should still watch out for symptoms of COVID-19, especially if you’ve been around someone who is sick. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should get tested and stay home and away from others.
- People who have a condition or are taking medications that weaken the immune system, should talk to their healthcare provider to discuss their activities. They may need to keep taking all precautions to prevent COVID-19.
If you are not fully vaccinated, the CDC recommends these practices to protect yourself and slow the spread of COVID-19:
United Way COVID-19 Crisis response
United Way of Denton County leveraged public and private sector relationships to procure over $11.5 million* in funding support in 2020 and continues to work collaboratively with local community leaders to ensure funding is coordinated to cover all COVID-related needs of our community, including rental assistance, food insecurity for children and adults, childcare, etc. Click here to learn more.
UNITED WAY EVICTION PREVENTION PROGRAM
On Tuesday March 2, Denton County Commissioner’s Court approved the Emergency Rental Assistance funding as a continuation of the United Way’s Eviction Prevention program. Through a variety of funding sources including CARES ACT, Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, the Texas Emergency Rental Assistance Program, etc., the eviction prevention program operates to help Denton County residents avoid eviction and stay in their homes while also helping property managers and landlords avoid the eviction process. The Denton County nonprofit community is working collaboratively to help residents in need of rent and/or utility assistance.
Click here to learn more
CITY Updates & Press Releases
To protect the health and safety of the community and our employees and help minimize the potential spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the City of Denton has modified certain services. Updates on City of Denton operations during the pandemic are available on the City Facility Reopening Schedule page
Please check this page regularly for updates.
City Press Releases
- March 17, 2021- Denton City Council Extends COVID-19 Declaration of Disaster and Order
- March 3, 2021- City Provides Update on Impact of GA-34 on Local Businesses, City Services
- December 18, 2020- Denton City Council Extends Declaration of Disaster
- December 3, 2020- Governor’s Order Requires Bars to Close and Other Businesses to Reduce Capacity to 50% in Denton
- September 23, 2020- Denton City Council Extends Declaration of Disaster
- August 26, 2020- Denton City Council Extends Declaration of Disaster
- July 29, 2020- Denton City Council Extends Order Regarding Face Coverings
- July 5, 2020- City of Denton Updates Facility Openings
- June 26, 2020- Denton City Council Adopts Order Regarding Face Coverings
- May 29, 2020- City of Denton to Open Select Facilities June 1
- May 8, 2020- City Schedules Virtual Public Meetings for May 11, 12, and 14
- May 1, 2020- May 5 and 6 Public Meetings to Offer Virtual Public Commenting Options
- April 30, 2020- Denton City Council Extends Declaration of Disaster
- April 22, 2020- Governor Abbott Allows for Retail-To-Go Model
- April 21, 2020- City of Denton & United Way of Denton County Collaborate to Help Residents Access COVID-19 Resources
- April 8, 2020- Council Petitioning State to Consider Additional Housing Protections for Unemployed Residents
- April 7, 2020- Denton City Council to Hold April 7 Emergency Meeting
- April 7, 2020- Denton City Council Adopts New Declaration of Disaster Order
- April 6, 2020- Denton City Council to Hold April 6 Emergency Meeting
- April 1, 2020- City Extends Facility Closures and Suspension of Events and Programming
- March 31, 2020- Governor Abbott Issues New Executive Order for State of Texas
- March 27, 2020- March 31 Special-Called City Council Meeting to be Held Remotely
- March 25, 2020- Message from Mayor Chris Watts
- March 24, 2020- Denton County, City of Denton Issue “Stay at Home” Mandates
- March 20, 2020, 8 p.m.- City Council Amends Declaration of Disaster Order, Postpones General & Special Election to November
- March 20, 2020, 11 a.m.- Emergency City Council Meeting for March 20
- March 17, 2020, 9:45 p.m.- Denton City Council Extends Declaration of Local Disaster for COVID-19
- March 17, 2020, 4:30 p.m.- City Announces Additional Facility Closures
- March 17, 2020, 10:30 a.m.- COVID-19 Designated as Qualifying Event for Small Business Association Economic Injury Disaster Loan
- March 16, 2020- City Announces Council Meeting Procedures During Disaster Period
- March 15, 2020- Denton PD Announces Temporary Response Protocol
- March 13, 2020, 5:30 p.m.- Mayor Issues Declaration of Local Disaster for COVID-19
- March 13, 2020, 1 p.m.- City Implements Precautionary Measures to Reduce COVID-19 Risk
- March 12, 2020- COVID-19 Information: City of Denton Working Closely with State and County Health Officials