First Presumptive Positive Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus in Denton County

Denton County Public Health (DCPH) identified the first presumptive positive, travel-related case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Denton County on Sunday, March 15, 2020.  The test result is considered presumptive positive until confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The patient is a man in his thirties whose permanent residence is … Continue reading First Presumptive Positive Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus in Denton County

DISASTER DECLARATION AND EXECUTIVE ORDER OF THE DENTON COUNTY JUDGE ANDY EADS

EXECUTIVE ORDER AE-20-03 - MARCH 13, 2020 - WHEREAS, beginning in December 2019, a novel coronavirus, now designated SARS­CoV2 which causes the disease COVID-19, has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization; and WHEREAS, symptoms of COVID-19 can range from mild to severe illness and cause further complications including death; and WHEREAS, … Continue reading DISASTER DECLARATION AND EXECUTIVE ORDER OF THE DENTON COUNTY JUDGE ANDY EADS

Denton County Issues Disaster Declaration for Public Health Emergency

Denton County Judge Andy Eads issued an executive order for disaster declaration for public health emergency effective immediately on Friday, March 13, 2020. “Denton County community members’ health is of the utmost importance and this disaster declaration assists us in protecting public health within our county,” states Denton County Judge Andy Eads.  “We strongly urge … Continue reading Denton County Issues Disaster Declaration for Public Health Emergency

Washing hands best prevention to virus spread

As you read about COVID-19 in the news or hear about it from family and friends, I’d like to assure you that our Denton County Public Health is focused on keeping you informed. Although COVID-19 is a new disease, the Denton County Public Health is using existing epidemiology response plans to provide guidance to local … Continue reading Washing hands best prevention to virus spread

MORE REASONS WHY CENSUS IS IMPORTANT

As you know, last month we discussed the financial ramifications of the upcoming census. We learned that for even just a 1% undercount, Denton County would lose more than a million dollars a year in federal and state funds for roads, bridges and schools in our county. Obviously, an undercount should definitely be avoided. MORE … Continue reading MORE REASONS WHY CENSUS IS IMPORTANT