March 17, 2020 3:20 PM
March 17 - Updates to Disaster Ordinance for Restaurants
The City of McKinney today updated its Disaster Ordinance for the public health emergency related to the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) in regards to restaurant services.
According to the ordinance update signed by Mayor George Fuller, beginning today and until 11:59 p.m. Thursday, March 19, all restaurants and bars should limit indoor patron occupancies to 50% of the capacity allowed under their Certificate of Occupancy. Businesses are also required to provide social distancing of at least six feet between each dining party. Beginning Friday, March 20, all dine-in service at restaurants and bars should cease until 11:59 p.m. March 23. On March 24, McKinney City Council will be asked to continue these restrictions until March 31. Drive-thru and carry-out services are not impacted by this ordinance.
“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 webpage at www.mckinneytexas.org/COVID-19, 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.
Second Revised 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