March 16, 2020 2:49 PM
March 16 - State of Disaster for Public Health Emergency Declared
Updated March 16, 2020
The City of McKinney today declared a local state of disaster for the public health emergency related to the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). The City of McKinney is fully engaged and working with local and state authorities to guide its operations and response to the recent spread of COVID-19. The city’s goal is to minimize any disruption to its citizens while also ensuring the health and safety of the community.
Collin County and neighboring cities of Allen, Frisco and Plano are expected to make similar public health emergency declarations today.
“I am convinced that the risks of underreacting are so much greater than the risks of overreacting, and although we hope for the best, we must be prudent and plan for the worst,” said Mayor George Fuller. “It is going to take all of us, working together, to ensure that we put the health and safety of our community above all else, and I have no doubt that is what we will do.”
The city has made several changes to its facilities’ operations and programming. As this information is ever-changing, residents can find the most current information at www.mckinneytexas.org/closures.
While the city has established a dedicated COVID-19 webpage at www.mckinneytexas.org/coronavirus, all residents are highly encouraged to follow the Collin County Health Care Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the most current updates and recommendations relating to COVID-19.
“We are all in this together, and that is how we are the absolute strongest,” said Mayor Fuller.
Declaration of Local State of Disaster Due To Public Health Emergency.
For the latest updates visit McKinneyTexas.org/COVID-19
For information about facility closures please visit McKinneyTexas.org/Closures