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The City of Denton is working closely with state and county health officials as we monitor the developing impacts of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

The Denton County Public Health Department is the local public health authority and will share the most updated information: www.dentoncounty.gov/coronavirus
mation hotline: (940) 349-2585 (available weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

United Way COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Fund
If you are having trouble paying your bills or are in danger of eviction or foreclosure due to income loss as a result of COVID-19, you may be eligible for rental, utility or mortgage assistance through the United Way of Denton County COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Fund. Visit www.UnitedWayDenton.org/COVIDrelief​ to learn more.

The Denton City Council recently voted to extend the Declaration of Local Disaster for Public Health Emergency first executed on March 13. The Council also adopted a new Tenth Order of Council that supersedes all previous orders related to the pandemic. Both the declaration and the order will remain in effect until Thursday, Dec. 31.
Though not addressed in the Council’s new order, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has a number of statewide orders in place that also provide guidance and mandates for the Denton community.

What You Need to Know:

  • In accordance with Governor Abbott’s order, GA-29, everyone should take caution when in public by practicing social distancing and staying at least six feet apart from those outside your household.
  • GA-30 requires limited occupancy for certain businesses, and outdoor gatherings are currently limited to no more than 10 people. Occupancy limits vary depending on business type. Visit open.texas.gov for details.
  • GA-29 also states that all persons age 10 years and older must wear face coverings when in public where social distancing is not possible. See the order and exemptions at open.texas.gov.
  • All commercial and nonprofit entities in the city of Denton are required to develop and maintain a health and safety policy that incorporates the face covering and social distancing requirements ordered by the state. Safety policies must be posted in clear view of employees and members of the public.
  • On Oct. 7, Governor Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order to open bars and similar establishments at up to 50% capacity in conjunction with county officials. In hospital regions with low COVID-19 hospitalizations, County Judges will be able to opt their county into opening bars beginning October 14th, provided they assist in enforcing health protocols. The Governor's Executive Order also increases the occupancy levels for all business establishments other than bars to 75%.
  • Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas (checklists and resources)

The City of Denton has compiled COVID-19 resources to assist the Denton community during this pandemic. Details and guidelines on for reopening businesses and services is found on the COVID-19 Business Guidelines page. Our Business Resources page provides numerous local, state and federal resources available to assist Denton businesses and employees impacted by the pandemic. Additionally, the City has partnered with United Way of Denton County to expand its Information and Referral program to individuals and businesses navigate and access these resources. Click here to learn more about the program.
The Community Resources page highlights a range of services provided by public sector, community, and economic development partners to help people in the service, event, arts and other industries who need access to critical services.
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 can are available on the City Service and Program Updates page.

City Service FAQs

Please check this page regularly for updates.