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Following the guidance from the Texas Supreme Court, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Office of Court Administration, and in conjunction with Denton County Public Health, the Denton County District Courts recognize the concerns about COVID-19.
Governor Abbott has declared a state of disaster in all 254 counties in the State of Texas.
If you are included in the vulnerable population, as described above, pleasecontact the Court Administrator for the court you are scheduled to appearin.
Recognizing the need to ensure the health and safety of participants, the courts will implement the following protective measures.
First Amended Denton County District Courts Joint Statement and Temporary Standing Order Regarding Possession and Access (PDF)
Supplemental guidelines until COVID-19 ends
Hearing Guidelines until COVID-19 Crisis Ends
Texas Supreme Court 22nd, 23rd, and 24th Emergency Orders Regarding the COVID-19 State of Disaster
Seventh Amended Denton County District Courts Temporary Guidelines Regarding Health and Safety Concerns
Operating Plan for Denton County Judiciary
Notice to vulnerable populations about COVID-19
Texas Supreme Court - Eighteenth Executive Order Regarding COVID-19 State of Disaster
In conjunction with the Denton County Health Department and the Office of Court Administration, the Denton County Justices of the Peace recognize the concerns about COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus).
Pursuant to his powers as Governor of the State of Texas, Greg Abbott has issued the following Executive Order GA-31 relating to hospital capacity during the COVID-19 disaster.
Pursuant to his powers as Governor of the State of Texas, Greg Abbott has issued the following Executive Order GA-30 relating to the continued response to the COVID-19 disaster as Texas reopens.
Disaster Declaration and Executive Order of the Denton County Commissioners Court - 09/08/2020
The Governor's Office has issued an executive order regarding the use of face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.