Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 causes a respiratory illness with fever and cough, which may lead to severe pneumonia and is similar to the SARS and MERS Coronaviruses. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

City Management has developed a Readiness Response Plan to assist in monitoring and communicating our actions during this unprecedented situation. The City of Corinth is taking appropriate measures to protect our community and employees by limiting person to person exposure. As the spread of the virus becomes more widespread, city management will adapt our service levels and modify staff schedules to ensure we are able to respond to community needs.

COVID-19 causes a respiratory illness with fever and cough, which may lead to severe pneumonia and is similar to the SARS and MERS Coronaviruses. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

City Management has developed a Readiness Response Plan to assist in monitoring and communicating our actions during this unprecedented situation. The City of Corinth is taking appropriate measures to protect our community and employees by limiting person to person exposure. As the spread of the virus becomes more widespread, city management will adapt our service levels and modify staff schedules to ensure we are able to respond to community needs.

  • July 2, 2020 COVID-19 Safety Measures Survey Results

    02 Jul 2020
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    With the recent spike in the number of cases in our community, the City of Corinth inquired among residents regarding their thoughts on requiring masks and social distancing to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

    The seven-question survey features questions about businesses, social distancing, and face coverings.

    The results to the survey can be viewed at the link below.

    2020 COVID-19 Safety Measures Survey Results

  • June 16, 2020 Corinth Readiness Plan Update

    28 Jun 2020

    Corinth, TX, June 16, 2020 - The City of Corinth transitioned to Level Yellow on the COVID-19 Readiness Response Plan on Monday, June 15, further opening city operations. Recognizing the uncertainty related to the spread of the disease, city officials have taken measures to evaluate and adjust the Response Plan based on new conditions.

    “City staff is continually reviewing the COVID Response Plan to ensure the health of the community and employees,” stated Bob Hart City Manager. “Our current plan is to hold at level yellow for several weeks, if not months. As the number of active cases increases daily, we want to ensure the City can provide uninterrupted city services.”

    City facilities remain open to the public Monday – Thursday, and Friday by appointment only. Many services, including permits, business license applications, payment of water bills, court fines, and the submittal of concerns, can be performed on the City Hall On-Demand website.

    “It is important for our residents to continue social distancing practices and to wear masks when out in public,” stated Hart. “We encourage everyone to contact us online, by phone or email, to limit person-to-person exposure.”

    City Council and board meetings will transition to in-person meetings while still providing a virtual option for board members and members of the community. Municipal Court will continue providing virtual court dockets following guidelines established by the Office of Court Administration. Hart also announced the reopening of the athletic fields for use by small groups.

    For more information, please visit the Coronavirus Information Page on the City of Corinth website. We also encourage residents and businesses to visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for updated recommendations at www.cdc.gov/covid19.



  • April 2, 2020: Denton County Coronavirus Update

    02 Apr 2020
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    Denton County’s updated case counts of COVID-19 now show 4 cases in Corinth, with 8 total throughout the Lake Cities. Stay Home Corinth! #CorinthCares #StayHomeCorinth

  • March 30, 2020: COVID Denton County Update

    02 Apr 2020
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    With the updated numbers provided by Denton County Public Health, we now have 3 confirmed cases within the City of Corinth, and 7 total throughout the Lake Cities. We ask you to please be vigilant and only leave your home for essential items, or if you are working in an essential occupation. We’re in this together, stay strong Corinth! #CorinthCares #StayHomeCorinth

  • March 30, 2020: Corinth Announces Facility Closures

    28 Mar 2020

    In response to COVID-19 concerns, the City of Corinth is taking additional steps to ensure the health of our community, employees and the continuity of City services. To best comply with Federal, State, and Local Disaster Declarations and Emergency Mandates the City of Corinth is currently transitioning to LEVEL RED on the Readiness Response Plan. Effective Monday, March 30, 2020, all City facilities will be closed to the public.

    City management will adapt our service levels and modify staff schedules to ensure we are able to respond to community needs and encourages the use of resources available on the City’s website. The City provides a number of services online including permits, business license applications, payment of water bills and court fines. These services and more can be found on our City Hall On-Demand website.

    City Administration: City facilities will be closed except for essential personnel. Members of the public are encouraged to conduct business with city staff online and through phone calls and emails. Visit the Staff Directory for phone numbers and emails. Residents can reach city hall at (940) 498-3200. Residents can reach the City Secretary at Citysecretary@cityofcorinth.com.

    Report a Concern Center: The Report a Concern Center is an online and mobile resource for submitting non-emergency service requests to the City. If you live or work in Corinth, or are visiting and you have a request for the City to make a repair or address an issue, you can use the Center to notify us.

    Utility Billing: Need to transfer service? Submit a moving request? Pay your utility Bill? All of these services and more can be viewed on the Utility Billing Online Center. Utility Billing may also be contacted at utilitybilling@cityofcorinth.com or (940) 498-3202.

    Municipal Court: Court proceedings through May 15 are cancelled. Information on court procedures can be viewed on the Municipal Court website. Citations may be paid online on the Municipal Court Payment Site. Court staff can be contacted at court@cityofcorinth.com or by phone at (940) 498-3201.

    Planning & Development Services: The Planning & Development department encourages the use of digital submittal or resubmittal of Building Permits, Site Plans, and Zoning Requests. Until further notice, the City is no longer accepting plat submittals until the Denton County Clerk's office is reopened. Please E-mail your plans along with any pertinent supporting documentation to Submittals@cityofcorinth.com. If you have any questions regarding the City's digital submittal process please send those questions to the submittal E-mail.

    Building Inspections: The City is still performing building and civil construction inspections. Please contact the Building Services department at Permits@cityofcorinth.com to schedule an inspection or call (940) 498-3270.

    Code Enforcement: Code Enforcement will continue to operate during this time. Submit a Code Compliance concern online or contact the Code Enforcement officer at (940) 498-3274 or CodeEnforcement@cityofcorinth.com.

    Police and Fire Services: The Corinth Police Department and the Lake Cities Fire Department will continue to operate during this time, but the front administrative desks at the Public Safety Complex will be closed to the public. Please call 9-1-1- for immediate safety or medical concerns. For non-emergency calls, please call (940) 349-1600, option 9. Non-emergency requests can also be submitted online through the Report a Concern Center for both departments. Fire permits, inspections and plan review services will be limited. To schedule please call (940) 279-4590.

    Animal Control Services: Requests for animal control can be submitted on online through the report a concern center. Any Animal Service call received will be answered by the Denton County Sheriff's Department at (940) 279-1500, option 9 and dispatched to a Corinth Animal Services Officer. If you are the victim of or need to report an animal bite and it is an emergency, please dial 911.

    Public Works: Streets, Drainage, Parks, Water and Wastewater crews will continue to operate during this time. We encourage residents to submit concerns or requests through the Report a Concern Center. Staff can also be reached at DLPublicworksManagers@cityofcorinth.com or by calling 940-498-7510. Concerns after hours can be directed to (940) 349-6698.

    Park and Sports Facilities: All City sports facilities will be closed for use by the public and local sports leagues. City Parks remain open; however, the city has elected to temporarily close ALL playgrounds equipment within the city. Any concerns regarding Park Maintenance can be reported online or by calling (940) 498-7501. Concerns after hours can be directed to (940) 465-6692.


  • March 27, 2020: Denton County Announces First Case Within The City Of Corinth

    28 Mar 2020
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    Denton County Public Health has updated the counts of COVID-19 confirmed cases in Denton County. The updated list includes one confirmed case within the City of Corinth. We are monitoring the situation closely and will continue to provide updates to our community! Keep in mind-if you were in contact with the individual in our city with the confirmed case of COVID-19, you will be contacted directly by Denton County. We urge you all to continue to practice social distancing and stay home when possible! We’re all in this together! #CorinthCares


  • March 24, 2020: Corinth COVID-19 Readiness Response Plan

    28 Mar 2020

    In response to COVID-19 concerns, the City of Corinth is taking additional steps to ensure the health of our community and the continuity of City services.

    City Management has developed a Readiness Response Plan to assist in monitoring and communicating our actions during this unprecedented situation. The City of Corinth is taking appropriate measures to protect our community and employees by limiting person to person exposure. As the spread of the virus becomes more widespread, city management will adapt our service levels and modify staff schedules to ensure we are able to respond to community needs.

    “We understand our community is concerned about the spread of this disease in our area," stated Bob Hart. "We would like our residents and businesses to know that your city staff is here ready to Serve, Protect, and Inform."

    LEVEL GREEN
    Normal Operations: No outbreak concerns.
    • Normal operations for all city facilities.
    • No restrictions on gatherings

    LEVEL YELLOW
    Limited Confirmed COVID-19
    • City facilities open while limiting person-to person exposure.
    • Where feasible, we encourage members of the public to conduct business with city staff online and through phone calls and emails rather than in person.
    • Community rentals of City Facilities suspended.
    • Large public meetings, gatherings and events will be suspended or canceled based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as Governmental Declarations.
    • All City sports facilities will remain open for use by the public and local sports leagues. The sports leagues may make their own determinations on continuing games and Practices.

    LEVEL ORANGE
    Broad Confirmed COVID-19
    • City facilities open with modified staffing schedules.
    • Service levels will be transitioning to on-line, phone calls and emails. In person services will be limited.
    • Small public meetings, gatherings and events will be suspended or canceled based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as Governmental Declarations.
    • All public places of business are encouraged to adhere to recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as Governmental Declarations limiting person-to-person exposure.
    • All City sports facilities will be closed for use by the public and local sports leagues.


    LEVEL RED
    Widespread Confirmed COVID-19
    • City facilities closed except for essential personnel
    • Members of the public are to conduct business with city staff online and through phone calls and emails.
    • All public places of business are required to adhere to recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as Governmental Declarations eliminating person-to-person exposure.
    • City Council and Boards will move to teleconferencing meetings consistent with the Open Meetings Act.

    During this time, the City encourages the use of resources available on the City’s website. Online services include certain permits, business license applications, payment of water bills and court fines. Please find all of these online services on our virtual city hall website.

    Recognizing that this is a fluid situation, measures included above may be updated to reflect new conditions. Please follow us on Facebook to stay informed and engaged on all the most recent developments.

    For more information, please visit the Coronavirus Information Page on the City of Corinth website. We also encourage residents and businesses to visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for updated recommendations at www.cdc.gov/covid19

  • March 16, 2020: Corinth Update on COVID-19

    28 Mar 2020

    To help minimize the potential spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) City Manager Bob Hart announced the suspension or cancellation of certain events and operations for eight weeks in coordination with the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    At this time, there are no confirmed COVID-19 cases in the City of Corinth. City personnel will continue to monitor the local, regional, and national impact of the virus to ensure the health and safety of our community and our employees.

    Corinth City Hall, Public Safety Complex:
    All City Facilities will remain open during normal weekday hours of Monday - Thursday, 7:30am - 5:00pm and Friday, 7:30am - 11:00am. Where feasible, we encourage members of the public to conduct business with city staff through phone calls and emails rather than in person.

    Municipal Court:
    The Corinth Municipal Court has canceled all court dockets through May 10, 2020. All court dates and cases will be rescheduled. The Court office will remain open for in person service.

    City Events:
    The State of the City event will be rescheduled in August 2020. The following City events are canceled: Easter Egg'stravaganza, KCB Big Event, Kona Ice Chill Free Day, KCB Rain Barrel Workshop, and Fish N Fun.

    Parks:
    All City sports facilities and fields will remain open for use by the public and local sports leagues. The sports leagues may make their own determinations on continuing games and practices.

    Facilities:
    Community rental of the City Council Chambers, Public Safety Complex Training Room, Fire House No. 1 Community Room and the Woods Building has been suspended until May 10, 2020.

    The Lake Cities Fire Department is in constant contact with the Denton County Public Health, the Texas Department of State Health Services as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention monitoring the situation and the impact of COVID-19. The public is encouraged to take action to limit the spread of germs at home, at work, and in the community.

    For more information, please visit the Coronavirus Information Page on the City of Corinth website.