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Confirmed Cases in Carrollton by County*
 County Confirmed Cases Deaths 
Dallas County 16 0
Denton County 31
 Collin County 0 0

*As of 4/6/20.  

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Latest Updates

4/3/20 Denton County Reports First Coronavirus Death in Carrollton & Dallas County Extends Disaster Declaration Order through May 20 

Denton County Public Health (DCPH) confirmed Thursday, April 2 that a Carrollton resident in his 70s who contracted the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has died. The resident was previously reported hospitalized and was a locally transmitted COVID-19 case in Denton County.

To respect the resident’s family, no additional personal information about the resident will be released by Denton County.

DCPH also announced 23 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County on Thursday, including two new cases in Carrollton. This brings Denton County's Carrollton total to 21. Sixteen Carrollton residents who live in Dallas County have also been confirmed to have the virus for a total of 37 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the City of Carrollton.

More than 99 percent of Carrollton residents are occupants of Dallas or Denton County, where Stay at Home/Shelter in Place Orders are in place requiring all individuals in those Counties to stay at home except for certain essential activities and essential business.

The Dallas County Commissioners Court voted on Friday, April 3 to extend its Disaster Declaration through 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20 and the Public Health Order that was previously set to expire tonight through 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 30. Denton County’s order is currently in effect through 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7.

In an amended order issued on Thursday, April 2, Dallas County added safety rules for manufacturers and distributors, capped late fees for rent at $15 per month, required employees of essential businesses to telecommute when possible, prohibited employers from requiring a negative COVID-19 test or a physician’s note before a recovered employee can return to work, and clarified that limits on purchases of toilet paper and other essential items do not apply to essential businesses or government offices.

Less than 1 percent of Carrollton residents live in Collin County, which rescinded its public health order that was issued last week and is enforcing Governor Greg Abbott’s most recent executive order without issuing its own stricter order. Abbott’s order requires every person in Texas to minimize social gatherings and in-person contact with people who are not in the same household except where necessary to provide or obtain essential services, among other requirements.

For more information and a variety of information resources from Dallas County Health and Human Services, Denton County Public Health, Collin County Health Care Services, the Texas Department of State Health Services, and the CDC, visit

4/1/20 Denton County Extends Stay at Home Order & Dallas County Issues Amended Shelter in Place Order

The Denton County Commissioners Court extended its public health order Tuesday, March 31 requiring all individuals in Denton County to stay at home except for certain essential activities and essential business through 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7. 

The order matches similar restrictions and requirements put in place by Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins that are currently in effect through 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 3 in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. This means the majority of Carrollton residents remain under a Shelter in Place/Stay at Home order. The Court will review the order again during its next regular meeting on April 7.

Dallas County also issued an amended public health order on Tuesday, March 31 with specific instructions for laboratories operating within Dallas County, added safety rules for essential retailers, and language clarifying that COVID-19 may cause property loss or damage to help trigger business interruption insurance. The order requires all employees involved in essential retail activity to take their temperature before arriving to work, to remain at home if their temperature is above 99.6 degrees Fahrenheit, and to keep a 6 foot distance between people at all times unless the work performed requires multiple individuals for the safety of the workers, as well as requiring essential retailers to restrict the number of customers who are physically present so that six foot spacing can be maintained, among other requirements.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins also issued an executive order in effect through 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 3 allowing Dallas County departments in possession of unused or unneeded medical equipment and supplies to provide them to nursing homes, long-term care facilities, organizations serving homeless individuals, and hospitals in Dallas County. 

3/31/20  Governor Greg Abbott Issues New Executive Order Superseding Original Social Distancing Order

Governor Greg Abbott issued a new executive order that supersedes his original social distancing order (GA-08). The new order extends through April 30, 2020. Also, he has closed all Texas schools through May 4, 2020, and that date may be extended. 

  • Every person in Texas shall, except where necessary to provide or obtain essential services, minimize social gathering and minimize in-person contact with people who are not in the same household.
  • Essential services are those defined by TDEM according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
  • All Texans should follow the President’s and CDC’s hygiene guidelines.
  • All Texans should avoid eating out, but take advantage of carry out and drive-thru restaurants.
  • It does not prohibit people from accessing essential services or engaging in essential daily activities, such as going to the grocery store or gas station, providing or obtaining other essential services, visiting parks, hunting or fishing, or engaging in physical activity like jogging or bicycling, so long as the necessary precautions are maintained to reduce the transmission of COVID- 19 and to minimize in-person contact with people who are not in the same household.
  • Texans should stay away from nursing homes and similar facilities.
  • Schools shall remain temporarily closed to in-person classroom attendance and shall not recommence before May 4, 2020.

To read the full order, click here