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Please remember that emergency responders can not diagnose in the field. All individuals arriving at the ER are treated first - on the severity of their symptoms and second - on the order of arrival.
Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2-14 days after exposure, range from mild to severe, and include:
Current understanding about how COVID-19 spreads is largely based on what is known about similar coronaviruses. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. COVID-19 can spread:
A person may get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their mouth, nose or eyes. Surface or object exposure is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, so the best way to protect yourself from illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. Everyday preventative actions can help mitigate the spread of respiratory viruses including:
Not everyone needs to wear a facemask, but there are some individuals that should. Follow the CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask:
If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus, follow the steps below to prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community:
Yes. Please see the Third Revised Declaration of Disaster for Public Health Emergency signed 03/25/2020.
Various departments, such as Code Services of the City of McKinney will respond to complaints regarding declaration compliance. The McKinney Police Officers will not contact community members solely on the basis of determining whether or not their travel is in violation of the Mayor’s Emergency Declaration and Shelter in Place order. Community members are encouraged to voluntarily comply with the Mayor’s order.
For more information on compliance and penalties, refer to Mayor’s Third Revised Declaration of Local Disaster for Public Health Emergency 03-25-2020.
To maintain a continuity of government operations, the McKinney City Council and its necessary attendees shall be exempt from this restriction for scheduled public meetings, whether a regular, work session, special or emergency meeting.
The city is participating on daily conference calls with the Texas Department of State Health Services, disseminating current information and guidance to internal and external stakeholders, and communicating with local partners including Collin County Health Care Services and McKinney ISD. City departments are proactively reviewing protocols and personnel are participating in webcasts conducted by health experts and attending regional meetings and trainings regarding COVID-19. McKinney Fire/EMS is coordinating EMS efforts with Medical Control and local healthcare facilities. The city is analyzing and modeling various scenarios with internal departments and partner agencies fostering proactive discussions and strengthening response plans.
The City of McKinney uses commercial-grade cleaners and sanitizers at its facilities that meet or exceed the CDC’s recommended guidelines and are proven at killing COVID-19. All high-touch surfaces in heavily trafficked areas of our facilities are routinely cleaned and disinfected.
If you want to help out the community by donating food, toiletries and other supplies, contact Volunteer McKinney.
During this time, Volunteer McKinney is coordinating services for non-profits in the city. Volunteer McKinney will send you and your gifts to where hey are needed most right now.
If your business is considered essential by definition, to stay open you must be able to follow approved social distancing guidelines as outlined in Section 8.
A sanitation station should include resources that allow patrons to sanitize their hands and/or shopping carts/baskets prior to being served. Resources can include, but aren’t limited to, a handwashing station, hand sanitizer, diluted household bleach solutions, alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol, and most common EPA-registered household disinfectants should be effective.
No. The County’s Order does not address shelter in place or conflict with McKinney’s Shelter in Place Ordinance. Consequently, the McKinney shelter in place provisions should be followed within the city. See Section 10 of the McKinney Shelter in Place Ordinance.