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Posted on: July 12, 2020

July 12th: Important COVID-19 related information from Dallas County and the State of Texas

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Dallas County’s Press Release for July 12th reports 1,174 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths on Sunday. Half of all new COVID-19 cases since June 1st have been persons in the 18-39 age group. They attribute the growth in this younger category to ...

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Posted on: July 11, 2020

July 11th: Important COVID-19 News from the State of Texas and Dallas County

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Governor Abbott Extended the Statewide COVID-19 Disaster Declaration on 7/10/2020: https://www.ci.desoto.tx.us/DocumentCenter/View/17487/DISASTER_renewing_covid19_disaster_proclamation_IMAGE_07-10-2020

TDEM Statewide COVID-19 Situation Report for July 11th...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

City of DeSoto Offers Water Bill Credits

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UTILITY BILL RELIEF:

The DeSoto City Council approved a plan at their May 19th meeting to offer payment relief to City of DeSoto water and sewer utility customers impacted by the COVID‐19 shutdown. 

 The plan has three components: ...

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

A Message From Mayor Curtistene S. McCowan on Dallas County's Business Mask Requirement

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Dear DeSoto Businesses:

On June 19, 2020, Dallas County passed an Executive Order in response to a dangerous surge in new COVID-19 cases and a very disturbing rise in hospitalizations. June 24, 2020, was the day that this order took full effect. I am writi...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

DESOTO GOES BACK TO THE FUTURE: COUNCIL, BOARDS & COMMISSION MEETINGS GOING VIRTUAL IN JULY

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 Given the surge in COVID-19 cases in Dallas County and the rest of Texas, along with a dramatic increase in hospitalizations, the City of DeSoto has taken this precaution while reminding our residents that they will still be able to participate ...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

July 10th: Extensive COVID-19 Info from Dallas County, State of Texas, CDC, and DeSoto

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Dallas County’s News Release for July 10th reports 1,164 new COVID-19 cases with a continued number of deaths (9) in Dallas County today. New COVID-19 hospitalizations, ICU admissions, and ER visits continue to tick upward and illustrate the nee...

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

July 9th: Key COVID-19 Info from Dallas County, the State of Texas, and the CDC

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Dallas county issued a news release for July 9th reporting 1,201 additional COVID-19 cases and 10 deaths. The key indicators during this pandemic (hospitalizations, ICU admissions, and ER visits) continue to rise and put tremendous strain on our health ca...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

July 8th: Key COVID-19 Information from Dallas County and the State of Texas

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Dallas County is reporting 1,029 new COVID-19 cases today, and that means that Dallas County has gone over the 1,000 mark for new cases for the sixth straight day. The truer indicator of the dangerous community spread can be confirmed by the reco...

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

The DeSoto Chamber Can Provide Face Masks For DeSoto Businesses

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Employees of DeSoto Businesses should be wearing facemasks to protect their customers and the busineses should also be willing to provide facemasks to customers who are not already wearing them. It is the right thing to do. Not only does this help to comb...

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

July 7th: Important New COVID-19 information from Dallas County & the State of Texas

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Dallas County reported 1,077 new cases of COIVD-19 and we’ve also seen a rise in hospitalizations with 100 more inpatient cases than we saw on Monday. Both reflect a wide community spread of Coronavirus and of the need to take more targeted acti...

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

July 6th: Critical COVID-19 Information from Dallas County and State of Texas

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Here is the latest COVID-19 information from Dallas County and the State of Texas. 

A record number of new COVID-19 cases, 1,214, were reported in Dallas County on July 6th along with 6 deaths. One of those who died was a DeSoto man in his 40&...

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Posted on: July 5, 2020

July 5th: Important COVID-19 Updates From Dallas County & State Of Texas

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Dallas County reported 1,062 new COVID-19 cases Sunday which is still dangerously high. Fortunately, there were no new deaths reported.  Community spread remains rampant and hospitalizations in Dallas County and statewide continue to hit record l...

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Posted on: June 23, 2020

FACE MASKS REQUIRED AT DESOTO BUSINESSES/MÁSCARAS DE CARA REQUERIDAS EN NEGOCIOS DESOTO

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FACE MASKS ARE NOW REQUIRED AT DALLAS COUNTY (DESOTO) BUSINESSES:

 Effective as of 11:59 p.m. on June 19, 2020, and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on August 4, 2020.

Effective June 19, 2020, all commercial entities in Dallas County providing goods or ...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

CITY COUNCIL ACTS TO PROVIDE COVID-19 IMPACT RELIEF TO DESOTO'S WATER & SEWER CUSTOMERS

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The City of DeSoto is in the process of implementing a plan approved by the DeSoto City Council at their May 19th meeting to offer payment relief to our water and sewer utility customers impacted by the COVID‐19 shutdown. 

The plan approved by the...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

$129 Billion Left In Paycheck Protection Program Loans. SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans

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Read the US Small Business Administration’s press release alerting area small businesses and non-profits to $129 Billion that is still available under its Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). But qualified small businesses and non-profits will nee...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

London Calling: The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Speaks to Mayor McCowan about Juneteenth

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DeSoto Mayor Curtistene S. McCowan spoke to the BBC in London earlier in the week, and one of the main portions of their discussion involved the importance of the Juneteenth Holiday, especially at this time in our history. Here is their report that was pr...

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

"DeSoto Together" COVID-19 Resource Document For DeSoto Residents

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The DeSoto Economic Recovery Advisory Task Force has been working hard to help move DeSoto forward during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Pastor Marcus D. King is Chair of the Task Force’s Target Populations Sub Committee, and he and his team have produc...

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

DESOTO PARKS ENTERING THE NEXT PHASE OF REOPENING

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View this release in PDF with active links: /DocumentCenter/View/17160

DeSoto Parks & Recreation has taken its next steps in a phased reopening of the park system designed to allow for increased activity by residents while exercising caution due to ong...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

STATEMENT FROM MAYOR MCCOWAN ON THE TRAGIC KILLING OF GEORGE FLOYD AND ITS IMPACT ON OUR NATION

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STATEMENT FROM MAYOR CURTISTENE S. MCCOWAN ON THE TRAGIC KILLING OF GEORGE FLOYD AND ITS IMPACT ON OUR NATION:

There have been many times in history that our nation has faced tragedy and imminent threats, yet each time we came together as one to get throug...

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

May 26th: News Release on Democratic Primary Runoff Election

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The Dallas County Elections Department has put out a press release about the upcoming Democratic Primary Runoff Election on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. To Vote in this Election you must be registered by Monday - June 15, 2020

Read the Press Release in English:...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: May 21, 2020

DeSoto Chamber of Commerce Chamber Update

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The DeSoto Chamber of Commerce has issued its Chamber Update. We would like to share this with you via this link: /DocumentCenter/View/16914

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Stop The Spread: Mask It

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Beginning Saturday, April 18th, all visitors and employees of essential businesses in Dallas County will be required to wear a cloth face covering when at an essential business or while using public transportation. Stop the Spread...Mask It!

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Posted on: April 19, 2020

THANKING DESOTO’S COVID-19 FRONTLINE HEROES WITH STRINGS ATTACHED

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(View this release in PDF at /DocumentCenter/View/16535)  You’ve seen them popping up around the country. Beautiful white ribbons posted in front of locations where first responders, medical professionals, and frontline workers in the f...

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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: 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: 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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