Starting at 11:59 p.m. Monday, March 23rd, no more than 10 people can gather in one location. That means all bars, bingo halls, gyms, beauty and barbershops, and event halls must close. Restaurants can only remain open for curbside and delivery to-go orders.
Businesses can remain open as long as they enforce social separation: grocery stores, stores selling essential household goods, convenience and package stores, pharmacies and drug stores, daycare facilities, and medical facilities.
According to the declaration, “This Declaration does not prohibit gatherings of people in multiple, separate enclosed spaces (including separate cubicles) in a single building such as different floors of a multi-level office, residential building, or hotel, so long as not more than 10 people are present in any single space at the same time.”
The order will be in effect until March 30 unless either rescinded or amended before that date.
At this time, Denton County reports 30 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Read the full Declaration from the Denton County website.