Denton County Public Health Department is the local public health authority and will share the most updated information. 

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Denton County Public Health COVID-19 information hotline: (940) 349-2585

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About the COVID-19 Information Hotline

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

What is COVID-19 (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.

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).

  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

  • Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands; and rarely, fecal contamination.

CDC Tips

Protect Yourself and Your Family

Symptoms of COVID-19

Plan in Case Outbreak Occurs in Your Community

What To Do If You Are Sick

Resources for Businesses & Employees

Who is at Higher Risk?

Follow the CDC’S Recommendations for Using a Facemask:

Facemasks are not recommended for those who are well to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.

Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others or by health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).

State and Federal Agency Resources

CARES Act: College and Graduate Federal Student Loan Relief

Denton County Public Health Information

Texas Department of State Health Services

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

CDC Fact Sheets