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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
Information hotline: (940) 349-2585
(available weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
 
City Facility Reopening Schedule has been Updated

DENTON, TX, July 5, 2020 – In a response to the rise in local COVID-19 cases, the City of Denton has modified the extent to which its facilities are open to the public. These changes not only help to reduce the possible risk of COVID transmission within City facilities, but to also support the continuity of services in the event City staff are significantly impacted by the virus. In a related measure, City employees, where possible, will practice telecommuting as a preventative measure. 
 
Additionally, consistent with Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-29, all persons entering a City facility will be required to wear a face covering unless they are exempted under GA-29.

Click here to see the updated Facility Reopening Schedule.


Governor Abbott Establishes Statewide Face Covering Requirement, Issues Proclamation To Limit Gatherings

July 2, 2020 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with few exceptions. The Governor also issued a proclamation giving mayors and county judges the ability to impose restrictions on some outdoor gatherings of over 10 people, and making it mandatory that, with certain exceptions, people cannot be in groups larger than ten and must maintain six feet of social distancing from others. 

"Wearing a face covering in public is proven to be one of the most effective ways we have to slow the spread of COVID-19,” said Governor Abbott. “We have the ability to keep businesses open and move our economy forward so that Texans can continue to earn a paycheck, but it requires each of us to do our part to protect one another—and that means wearing a face covering in public spaces. Likewise, large gatherings are a clear contributor to the rise in COVID-19 cases. Restricting the size of groups gatherings will strengthen Texas’ ability to corral this virus and keep Texans safe. We all have a responsibility to slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep our communities safe. If Texans commit to wearing face coverings in public spaces and follow the best health and safety practices, we can both slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep Texas open for business. I urge all Texans to wear a face covering in public, not just for their own health, but for the health of their families, friends, and for all our fellow Texans.”

Additionally, the Governor released a new video message to coincide with his Executive Order, encouraging Texans to do their part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and keep their communities safe. The video can be downloaded at this link and can also be viewed on YouTube.

View the Governor's Executive Order.

View the Governor's Proclamation.
 

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.