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Disaster Declarations from State and Local Authorities
Governor Abbott’s Executive Order Regarding COVID-19
Denton County Judge Eads Disaster Declaration Regarding COVID-19
Oak Point Mayor Palmer’s Disaster Declaration Regarding COVID-19
Denton County Public Health Department is the local public health authority and will share the most updated information. COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. The CDC and Denton County Public Health Department will provide updated information as it becomes available, in addition to updated guidance.
For the latest information from the Denton County Public Health Department, visitwww.dentoncounty.gov/coronavirus.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Symptoms may appear two to 14 days after exposure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
There are simple everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
Follow the CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask: