Coronavirus Information

Page Updated: March 2
The Denton County Public Health Department is the local public health authority and will share the most updated information. You can visit them at www.dentoncounty.gov/coronavirus

Vaccine Information


Denton County Public Health now offers COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics and the Vaccine Interest Portal is now open. Please visit DentonCounty.gov/COVID19vaccine to sign up to be placed on the waitlist, learn which phases are able to be vaccinated, when registration for DCPH vaccine clinics open/close, and find other providers in Denton County who've received the COVID-19 vaccine.

The Highland Village Fire Department currently does not have vaccines available for the public. We will post to this site when we have vaccines available to administer to those who qualify in Phase 1B. View additional information regarding Phase 1A/1B individuals on the Texas Department of State Health Services website.

View the Texas DSHS COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ online. The FAQ is divided into categories and includes basic vaccine information, planning and distribution, effectiveness, getting vaccinated, safety, and more.
March 2 - Gov. Greg Abbott in a press conference this afternoon announced that he will be rescinding most of his COVID-19-related statewide mandates next week. This will include expanding capacities at all Texas businesses to 100%, and allowing the statewide mask order to expire on Wednesday, March 10. While the statewide mandates are set to expire, Gov. Abbott urges Texans to continue taking precautions to keep themselves and others safe. Additionally, the new order does not prohibit businesses or other establishments from requiring employees or customers to follow additional hygiene measures, including the wearing of a face covering. His latest order also allows for county-level restrictions. Specifically, if a Trauma Service Area sees COVID-19-related hospitalizations above 15% for seven consecutive days, county judges will have the ability to issue limited orders of their own to fight back against the spike. Read the full text of Order GA-34.

February 16 - Trauma Service Area E, which includes Denton County as well as 18 other area counties, saw COVID-19 hospitalizations drop below the 15% threshold for seven consecutive days for the first time since December 3.

Hitting that milestone means our region is no longer consider a “high hospitalization” area as defined by Gov. Greg Abbott’s Executive Order 32. As such:
• Restaurants, retailers, office buildings, gyms, museums, libraries, and manufacturing facilities may return to 75% indoor capacity
• Denton County bars may reopen at 50% capacity
• Elective surgeries at licensed hospitals may resume
Previous Orders:
October 14 - Order GA-32
September 17 - Order GA-30 and Order GA-31
July 2 - Order GA-29
June 26 - 
Order GA-28
June 3 - Order GA-26
May 18 - Phase 2 Order GA-23 
May 5 - Update Order GA-21.
May 1 - Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas  Order GA-18
April 17 - three Executive Orders to begin the process of reopening the state of Texas. 

Updates and guidance can be found at Gov. Abbott's Open Texas website.
For information on how to prevent the spread of germs like COVID–19 please go to https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html