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Posted on: April 6, 2020

City of DeSoto COVID-19 Response

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Follow this link to view the City of DeSoto’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

City Facilities In The Town Center Complex Are Closed To The Public

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As part of a coordinated effort with national, state, county and local partners to combat the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the City of DeSoto has closed the City Hall Complex to the public until further notice but staff is working intern...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

April 7th: Texas Division of Emergency Management State COVID-19 Summary

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You can view the State of Texas COVID-19 Summary for April 7, 2020, here: /DocumentCenter/View/16414

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Dallas County COVID-19 Data: News Release, Summary, Map, Positive Case Race/Ethnicity Background

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Dallas County has issued several items related to COVID-19 and we are providing you with links to this information followed by an abstract of their news release that is also included in these links.

Dallas County’s April 7th COVID-19 News Release...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

April 6th: Judge Jenkins Amended COVID-19 Order + Summary of Changes

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You can view Judge Jenkins Amended April 6th COVID-19 Order for Dallas County and a short summary of the changes on our website. 

View the Amended Order here:/DocumentCenter/View/16396

View a summary of the changes here: /DocumentCenter/View/16397

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

April 6th: Dallas County COVID-19 News Release

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Dallas County has issued a News Release for April 6th reporting 43 new cases of COVID-19. View it on our website at /DocumentCenter/View/16392

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Posted on: April 4, 2020

04032020 DeSoto Mayor McCowan Amended COVID-19 Order

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Mayor Curtistene S. McCowan issued Amended COVID-19 Orders on behalf of DeSoto that both mirror and support those issued by Judge Clay Jenkins for the people of Dallas County. It is a part of the coordinated effort within the County to combat the spread o...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Trash Collection: Working together to keep things safe

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Trash Collection: Working together to keep things safe

To help protect the health and safety of our sanitation waste haulers, all household trash must be placed in bags and properly secured. Please do not dispose of loose trash in your garbage can or place...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

April 3: Judge Jenkins Extends Disaster Declaration & Safer At Home Order

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Two key documents were issued this evening by Judge Clay Jenkins. One is the Safer at Home Order reflecting a new extension date of April 30 to align with Governor Abbott’s order. View it here: /DocumentCenter/View/16375

The other is the disaster...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

COVID-19 RESOURCES FROM THE DEDC

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Updated listing from the DEDC of restaurants providing take-away or drive-up service during Shelter in Place:

Link to Page One: https://www.ci.desoto.tx.us/DocumentCenter/View/16324/DESOTO-LIST-OF-RESTAURANTS---COVID-19---Updated-April-1-2020_Page_1

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

March 30th: Mayor McCowan Issues Amended Rules & Order In Fight VS COVID-19

Mayor Curtistene S. McCowan has issued two amended orders and one set of rules on behalf of DeSoto to mirror those just issued by Dallas County in the battle against the spread of the COVID-19 Pandemic.  You can view these documents via the follo...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

DESOTO MOVES FORWARD DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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Although city hall is closed as a part of the coordinated effort to combat the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), city government remains working behind the scenes to deliver essential services and to keep DeSoto moving forward.

On Thursday evening, March 2...

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Posted on: March 28, 2020

DeSoto's Restaurants Preparing Food Daily For Pick-Up & Delivery

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The DeSoto Economic Development Corporation has compiled a listing of DeSoto restaurants ready to serve you on a pick-up or delivery basis. Please keep them in mind for your daily dining during this difficult period: /DocumentCenter/View/16265

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

President Invokes The Defense Production Act Requiring GM To Mass Produce Ventilators

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President Trump has issued a statement about his invoking the Defense Production Act. You can read it here: /DocumentCenter/View/16256

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Adversity Generates Opportunity: COVID-19 Creates People Need

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Those needing workers and those seeking work should be aware of these opportunities posted by the State of Texas. www,workintexas.com

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Governor Announces Approval Of Major Disaster Declaration/ Acts To Boost Hospital Capacity

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We have combined two March 25th news releases from Governor Greg Abbott’s Office and you can view that combined news release here: /DocumentCenter/View/16227

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

March 24th COVID-19 Executive Order from Governor Abbott

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On March 24th Governor Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order related to COVID-19. You can view that order here: /DocumentCenter/View/16218

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Spanish Version of Dallas County "Shelter in Place" Order from March 23: Refugio en orden

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We previously provided our residents with a copy of the amended Shelter in Place order related to COVID-19 from Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins along with a list of frequently asked questions. We have also obtained the order and FAQ sheet in Spanish and ...

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Posted on: March 22, 2020

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins has just issued a "Shelter In Place" Order

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The "Shelter in Place" Order just issued by Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins can be viewed here: /DocumentCenter/View/16171

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Posted on: March 21, 2020

DESOTO CLOSING CITY HALL ON MONDAY (3/23)/ DELIVERING ONLY ESSENTIAL SERVICES:

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DeSoto (March 21, 2020) - As part of a coordinated effort with national, state, county and local partners to combat the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the DeSoto City Hall Complex will be closed to the public beginning Monday, Mar...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

March 20TH: Governor Relays Good News From SBA For Qualifying Small Businesses Hit By COVID-19

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Governor Abbott Announces Approval Of Emergency Designation For Small Business Disaster Loans From U.S. Small Business Administration

March 20, 2020 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the U.S. Small Business A...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

DeSoto Police Building closed to the public

NOTICE OF CLOSURE

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic across the United States the DeSoto Police Department has decided to close the front lobby to the public until further notice.

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Message from Mayor Curtistene S. McCowan about DeSoto's efforts to combat Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Good Morning DeSoto! 

Just checking in to reassure you that TEAM DESOTO is continuing to communicate and coordinate with federal, state, county and other local government officials on the COVID 19 Coronavirus crisis. We, like other cities around t...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

DeSoto Counts! 2020 Census Information

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Getting a complete and accurate count in 2020 requires everyone’s help, as results will determine which communities will benefit from hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding over the next decade, impacting areas such as health clinics...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

STATEMENT FROM MAYOR MCCOWAN ON DESOTO’S ACTIONS TO PROTECT RESIDENTS FROM CORONAVIRUS

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Dear Residents of DeSoto:

The City of DeSoto has been in constant contact with our national, state and local partners to share information and closely coordinate efforts to protect our residents from the spread of the Coronavirus. 

The Centers for ...

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

Register Here To Receive CodeRED Emergency Alerts

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Stay Safe

 Code Red Weather Warning sends you automated alerts after a severe thunderstorm warning, tornado warning, or flash flood warning has been issued by the National Weather Service. You must opt in to receive these special alerts. ...
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Posted on: February 19, 2020

DESOTO PICKS BRANDON WRIGHT: CONCLUDES NATIONWIDE SEARCH FOR A NEW CITY MANAGER

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The DeSoto City Council has selected Brandon Wright, who currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer/Assistant City Administrator for the City of Davenport, Iowa, as their choice to become the City of DeSoto’s next City Manager. He is expect...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

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Posted on: November 18, 2019

DESOTO GETS “IT” ONCE AGAIN: WINS 4TH CONSECUTIVE DIGITAL CITIES AWARD

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The City of DeSoto has won its fourth consecutive Digital Cities Award from the Center for Digital Government (CDG) by placing in the top ten of all participating US Cities with a population of fewer than 75,000. The California based Center for Digital Go...

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Posted on: August 16, 2019

Parking Ordinance

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In response to issues with trash collection and mail delivery caused by non-residents parking in the neighborhoods near DeSoto High School, the DeSoto City Council adopted Ordinance Number 12.610, titled, “Stopping, Standing and Parking&rdqu...

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