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Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has Announced Three Additional Denton County Community Members have Died as a Result of COVID-19

By Jennifer Rainey | Denton County

Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced three additional Denton County community members have died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total to 28 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County.  The deaths reported today include: ·        A hospitalized male in his 70s who was a resident of the City of Denton ·        A hospitalized male in his 60s who was a resident of The Colony ·        A hospitalized female in her 70s who was a resident of southwest Unincorporated Denton County “So far, the majority of reported deaths…Read More

Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 21 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County.

By Jennifer Rainey | Denton County

Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 21 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County.  This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 989 confirmed COVID-19 cases.   DCPH is also reporting 11 newly recovered cases of COVID-19. DCPH is providing a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing center in the Little Elm-Aubrey area on Friday, May 15, 2020.  Community members must call to pre-register for testing at 940-349-2585.  The testing center will be held at Braswell High School at 26750 E University Drive in Aubrey from 8 AM – 12 PM.  Eligibility…Read More

Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced one additional Denton County resident has died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total to 19 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County.

By Jennifer Rainey | Denton County

Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced one additional Denton County resident has died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total to 19 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County.  The patient, a male resident of Denton in his 60s, was a previously reported home isolated, local transmission COVID-19 case in Denton County. “As we report the loss of a nineteenth life to COVID-19 in Denton County today, please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers,” said Denton County Judge Andy Eads.  “We know that each life lost…Read More

Denton County Now at 17 Deaths Due to COVID-19

By Jennifer Rainey | Denton County

Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced one additional Denton County resident has died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total to 17 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County.  The patient, a male resident of Dallas in his 70s, was a hospitalized, local transmission COVID-19 case in Denton County. “As we report the loss of a seventeenth life to COVID-19 in Denton County today, we hope everyone will take a moment to keep our fellow residents affected by this pandemic in your thoughts and prayers,” said Denton County…Read More


A Doctor’s Note from Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D.

By Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. | Denton County

April 19, 2020 Dear Friends, Last night I spoke with Jon Scott on the Fox Report  about the steps states are taking to re-open. While I understand that we are all experiencing serious cases of cabin fever, I believe Governor Abbott’s approach to phrase in re-opening is the best move. This will not be like switching a switch but more like turning a dimmer switch. We will get there; however, it will take some patience. National Update: The American Hospital Association announced a partnership with industry groups to launch a personal protective equipment app. This…Read More

Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 21 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County.

By Jennifer Rainey | Denton County

Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 21 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County.  This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 585 confirmed COVID-19 cases. The laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 Denton State Supported Living Center (DSSLC) resident total remains 54.  The cumulative, countywide long-term care facility (LTCF) resident total remains 17.  Staff whom test positive for COVID-19 from DSSLC and over 100 LTCFs in Denton County are included within the totals for the town, city, unincorporated area, and/or county in which the staff person resides. Visit www.dentoncounty.gov/COVIDstats for local COVID-19 data including interactive heat maps, charts, and city and zip code data.  Visit www.dentoncounty.gov/COVID19 for COVID-19 health and safety information. ###   Jennifer Rainey Public Information OfficerRead More

Rules for Denton County Golf Courses

By Dawn Cobb | Denton County

DENTON COUNTY, TX– Denton County Commissioners Court Golf Course Rules v1 04/14/2020 EXHIBIT A Rules for Denton County golf courses This document provides guidelines for personnel and businesses associated with golf courses on the meaning and application of the executive order issued by Denton County Commissioners Court April 14, 2020. Denton County Judge Andy Eads held a video conference call on Thursday, April 9, with the COO of PGA Americas, and roughly 30 golf course owners or general managers, where it was discussed and agreed if the courses reopened they…Read More

DISASTER DECLARATION AND EXECUTIVE ORDER OF THE DENTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT

By Dawn Cobb | Denton County

DISASTER DECLARATION AND EXECUTIVE ORDER OF THE DENTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT WHEREAS, pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 418.108, Denton County Judge Andy Eads issued the first Executive Order on March 13, 2020, due to a novel coronavirus now designated SARS- CoV2 which causes the disease COVID-19; and WHEREAS, County Commissioners issued a renewal as a Disaster Declaration on March 17, 2020 in Court Order 20-020, the first amendment was issued by County Judge through Executive Order on March 18, 2020, and a second amendment was issued by County Judge through Executive Order on March 22, 2020, and a third amendment was issued by County Judge through Executive Order on March 24, 2020; and WHEREAS, the on-going evaluation of circumstances…Read More

Countywide total to 507 confirmed COVID-19 cases

By Jennifer Rainey | Denton County

Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 25 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County.  This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 507 confirmed COVID-19 cases.  DCPH is also announcing 51 newly recovered COVID-19 cases within the county. The laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 Denton State Supported Living Center (DSSLC) resident total increased to 53.  The cumulative, countywide long-term care facility (LTCF) resident total increased to 17.  Staff whom test positive for COVID-19 from DSSLC and over 100 LTCFs in Denton County are included within the totals for the town, city, unincorporated area, and/or county in which the staff person resides. Visit www.dentoncounty.gov/COVIDstats for local COVID-19 data including interactive heat maps, charts, and city and zip code data.  Visit www.dentoncounty.gov/COVID19 for COVID-19…Read More

Committee Leaders Statement on Provider Relief Included in CARES Act

By 380news | Denton County

Committee Leaders Statement on Provider Relief Included in CARES Act WASHINGTON, D.C. – Energy and Commerce Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) and Subcommittee on Health Republican Leader Dr. Michael Burgess (R-TX) released the following statement on how provider relief from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act is being disbursed: “As health care providers continue to provide care during the pandemic, it’s important Congress and the administration work hand in glove to get them the resources they need. There is broad, bipartisan support for alleviating the strain being…Read More

Now 32 New COVID-19 Cases in Denton County

By Jennifer Rainey | Denton County

pril 8, 2020 – Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 32 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County.  This increases the countywide total to 398 confirmed COVID-19 cases. The laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 Denton State Supported Living Center (DSSLC) resident total remains at 50 and the DSSLC staff total increased to 47.  The 4 new DSSLC staff cases are all residents of Denton County and are included within the counts for the city or town in which they reside.  To protect patient confidentiality, no further personal information will be released.…Read More

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