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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. 

COVID-19 Information Hotline: (940) 349-2585 (available weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

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Vaccine INformation

As of December 17, 2020, two COVID-19 vaccines have been authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Vaccines will be shipped directly to enrolled COVID-19 vaccine providers as allocated by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Denton County Public Health will distribute the vaccine in accordance with the DSHS Vaccine Allocation Guiding PrinciplesVaccine supply is very limited at this time.
For more vaccine information, visit Denton County COVID-19 or call the hotline at (940) 349-2585.


State and Local Orders

  • Governor’s Order Requires Bars to Close and Other Businesses to Reduce Capacity to 50% in Denton

    DENTON, TX, Dec. 3, 2020 – Under Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-32, certain businesses within Trauma Service Area-E (TSA-E), including the City of Denton, that have been operating at 75 percent capacity must reduce capacity to 50 percent. Bars that do not qualify as a restaurant under TABC rules must close. Additionally, elective surgeries and procedures are addressed in GA-31, which states every hospital that is licensed under Chapter 241 of Texas Health and Safety Code shall postpone if located in an area with high hospitalizations.

    Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-32 went into effect on Oct. 14, 2020, and allowed for bars to open and businesses, such as retail and restaurants, to operate at 75 percent capacity in areas without high COVID-19 hospitalization rates. The Order defines high hospitalizations as seven consecutive days in which the number of COVID-19 hospitalized patients as a percentage of total hospital capacity exceeds 15 percent within a Trauma Service Area.

    Denton is located in Trauma Service Area E (TSA-E), and for the past seven days, the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in TSA-E exceeded 15 percent, making it an area with high hospitalizations. A press release from Denton County on the GA-31 and GA-32 restrictions is available on their website, www.dentoncounty.gov.

    Click here to read the full press release.
  • Local Orders Currently in Effect

    DENTON, TX, Dec. 18, 2020 – On Thursday, Dec. 17, the Denton City Council voted to extend the Declaration of Local Disaster for Public Health Emergency first executed by Mayor Chris Watts on Friday, March 13. The declaration will now be in effect through 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

    In addition, the Council adopted a new Eleventh Order of Council, which will supersede previous orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new Order shall be in effect beginning 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020 through 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Click here to learn more.

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. Continuing 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. To date, $10.9 million* invested strategically across the County to address emergency needs and long-term recovery from this crisis. (*as of December 11, 2020)

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.