Coronavirus Information

Page Updated: March 31, 2020, 10:42 a.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 www.dentoncounty.gov/coronavirus

Denton County Public Health COVID-19 information hotline: (940) 349-2585 Calls will be answered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call the hotline if you have questions or need information about COVID-19. Please be advised the hotline is not for clinical advise or to provide diagnosis. If you are ill, please contact your healthcare provider.

Denton County Disaster Declaration

Denton County Judge Andy Eads has amended the executive order for a disaster declaration for public health emergency to preserve public health and safety. This amended order is effective at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. The order:
  • All individuals currently living within Denton County are ordered to ST A Y AT HOME or their current place of residence. For the purposes of this Order, residences include hotels, motels, shared rentals, and similar facilities. To the extent individuals are using shared or outdoor spaces, they must at all times as reasonably as possible maintain social distancing of at least six feet from any other person when they are outside their residence. All persons may leave their residences only for Essential Activities, travel to businesses outside Denton County, provide or perform Essential Governmental Functions, or to operate Essential Businesses, all as defined in Section 2.
  •  All businesses operating within Denton County, except Essential Businesses as defined below in Section 2, are required to cease all activities at facilities located within Denton County. To the greatest extent possible, all Essential Businesses shall comply with the Social Distancing Guideline set forth by the CDC, including maintaining six-foot social distancing for both employees and the general public.
  •  All public or private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a single household or living unit are prohibited, except as otherwise provided herein. Nothing in this Order prohibits the gathering of members of a household or living unit (an apartment or house for use by one family).
  • Restaurants and beverage bars with or without drive-in or drive-through services and microbreweries, micro-distilleries, or wineries may only provide take out, delivery, or drive-through services as allowed by law.
  • Religious and worship services may only be provided by video and teleconference. All individuals must follow the Social Distancing Guidelines as set forth by the CDC, including the six-foot social distancing.
  • All elective medical, surgical, and dental procedures are prohibited anywhere in Denton County. Hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, dental offices, and other medical facilities are directed to identify procedures that are deemed "elective" by assessing which procedures can be postponed or canceled based on patient risk considering the emergency need for the redirection of resources to COVID-19 response.
This order will be effective until March 31, 2020, unless extended by the Denton County Commissioners Court or rescinded by the Denton County Judge.

View the full order for the definition of "essential activities" and "essential businesses."

Highland Village Disaster Declaration Extended through May 13, 2020

City Council ratified and extended the declaration of the state of local disaster to 5:00 p.m. on May 13, 2020, however where there is a conflict the County declaration supersedes the City. Read the City declaration here

The City of Highland Village is taking the following steps:

  • City offices are closed to the public. Business with the City can be conducted through our online services found on our city website or over the phone. Appointments can be made on an as needed basis at the discretion of City staff.
  • City parks and trails are open however playgrounds, restrooms and drinking fountains are closed.
  • Municipal Court for March 26 has been cancelled.
  • The Robert & Lee DuVall Center is closed for public use through the duration of the disaster order. All community programs have been cancelled and refunds will be provided to those who have already signed up to participate.
  • The Kids Kastle Community Build project will be postponed to a yet to be determined later date.
  • All City recreation programs, classes, events and activities are cancelled through the duration of the disaster order.
  • Senior All Star programming, events, and trips has been suspended through the duration of the disaster order.
  • The Easter Egg Hunt, scheduled for April 4, is cancelled.
  • The Fire Department Open House, scheduled for April 11, will be postponed to a later date.
  • The April 14 Highland Village Business Association Quarterly luncheon is cancelled.
  • PFC Aaron M. Hudson Memorial Bridge Dedication that was to take place on April 18 will be rescheduled.
  • Paper Shredding Day, scheduled for April 23, is cancelled.
  • The City will not issue solicitor or peddler permits through the duration of the declaration
  • The City strongly encourages compliance with social distancing recommendations.

Since the public visits several City facilities, we respectfully request anyone who has recently visited the countries with widespread, sustained transmission or a state or locality with widespread transmission to not patronize City facilities for 14 days after their return. Furthermore, if they recently have visited these areas, they should self-quarantine at their home for 14 days, according to the CDC recommendations.

City facilities and programs will be evaluated according to a risk assessment by the Highland Village Emergency Operations and public health authorities. Residents should watch the city website and our social media channels for any additional announcements.

For information on how to prevent the spread of germs like COVID–19 please go to https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html