On March 24, Denton County Judge Andy Eads issued a Mandatory Stay-at-Home Order for all of Denton County. Lewisville City Council has previously voted to abide by orders from Denton County or the State of Texas during the current disease outbreak response related to COVID-19.
Denton County Mandatory Stay-at-Home Order (updated 3/27/2020): Effective as of 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 this Disaster Declaration shall continue through March 31, 2020 by order of the Denton County Commissioners Court unless rescinded by the County Judge, pursuant to 418.108(b) of the Government Code.
All residents of Denton County are encouraged to stay home as much as possible, making only necessary trips as described in the order and shown below.
The order also requires nonessential businesses to close temporarily. Essential businesses are defined in the order and are described below. Any business not listed in the order as essential must close to the public, and Denton County residents working for a nonessential business are required to stay home and not travel to their place of employment.
Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 418.173, failure to comply with the order is an offense punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000, confinement in jail for a term not to exceed 180 days, or both. Any other lawfully available enforcement measures may be taken including, but not limited to, revocation of a certificate of occupancy.
The intent of the county’s order is to slow the spread of COVID-19 infection and minimize loss of life related to the disease.