Coronavirus Information

Page Updated: September 17, 4:42 p.m.

The Denton County Public Health Department is the local public health authority and will share the most updated information. You can visit them at

On September 17 Governor Abbott issued Order GA-30 and Order GA-31 which details the criteria for opening more businesses and which ones are included. View the flyer for a summary.

Governor Abbott issues Order GA-29 requiring use of face coverings for people residing in counties with more than 20 COVID-19 cases, with a few exceptions. 

On June 3, Governor Abbott issued Phase 3 of the Open Texas plan in Order GA-26. Updates and guidance can be found at Gov. Abbott's Open Texas website.

Previous Orders:
June 26 - Order GA-28
May 18 - Phase 2 Order GA-23 
May 5 - Update Order GA-21.
May 1 - Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas  Order GA-18
April 17 - three Executive Orders to begin the process of reopening the state of Texas. 

Denton County Disaster Declaration

Denton County Commissioners Court on Tuesday acknowledged the Governor’s Orders shall supersede any local conflicting order issued in response to the COVD-19 disaster and that local officials shall not impose restrictions inconsistent with the Governor’s Orders.

Highland Village Disaster Declaration Extended to Mirror County and State Declarations

City Council extended the disaster declaration on May 12, 2020. The extended declaration adopts Governor Abbott’s Executive Orders in an effort to harmonize with the provisions executed by Denton County and the State. The order will extend for as long as the governor continues the statewide disaster declaration and provides for incorporating any future executive orders. Read the City declaration here

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