Denton County extends stay-at-home order through April 30

Denton County’s stay-at-home order was extended to the end of this month and could continue beyond that.

County commissioners matched the governor’s statewide order. It closes non-essential businesses and bans large social gatherings until April 30.

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Tarrant and Dallas counties have similar orders in place through April 30, although Dallas County’s public health emergency declaration lasts until May 20.

Collin County rescinded its own stay-at-home order that deemed all businesses essential after the governor released his statewide order.

Denton County has at least 366 confirmed COVID-19 cases with seven deaths. Many of the cases are connected to a state-supported living center for people with disabilities.

Commissioners also set aside $60,000 to help people impacted by the crisis.

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