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Denton City Council Extends Order Regarding Face Coverings

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Direction Also Provided to Resume Utility Disconnections, Fund Utility Assistance

DENTON, TX, July 29, 2020 – On Tuesday, July 28, the Denton City Council voted to extend the health and safety requirements for certain commercial and nonprofit entities in the City of Denton. Entities that provide goods or services directly to the public must continue to implement and post their Health and Safety Policy, as defined by the order, through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31, or until otherwise terminated, extended, or modified by the Council.

The Health and Safety Policy must, at minimum, require that all employees and visitors to the entity’s business premises or other facilities wear face coverings that cover the nose and mouth when in an area or while performing an activity that will necessarily involve close contact or proximity to co-workers or the public. The policy must also be posted conspicuously at or near all entrances of the commercial or nonprofit entity in clear view of any employees or members of the public entering the premises.

The Order also incorporated the state requirement that outdoor gatherings in excess of 10 people are prohibited unless specifically permitted by Gubernatorial Executive Order GA-28, authorized by the mayor, or otherwise permitted by a subsequent state order.

Additionally, the council provided direction that utility disconnections for nonpayment may occur, beginning the first week of August. There are currently funds available to residents in need of assistance to pay their utility bill. To get connected to assistance and to avoid a disconnection of utility service, customers who have an outstanding balance should call Customer Service at (940) 349-8700.

Requirements under the Order regarding face coverings, resources and FAQs, and additional information for businesses are available online at www.cityofdenton.com/facecoverings. A copy of the Order of Council is available online at www.cityofdenton.com and is also available here.

Contact: Ryan Adams, (940) 349-8565, Ryan.Adams@cityofdenton.com

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