Covid-19 in Collin County
Regardless of where you live or your health situation, the Coronavirus/COVID-19 is currently the topic of every conversation. Everyone should stay calm, be prepared with basic necessities and do your research.
For a community like ours, always on-the-go, carpooling to rec sports, attending events, and enjoying all that North Texas has to offer, choosing to cancel plans and stay home is a little uncomfortable.
But for now, it’s the right thing to do.
Keep up to date with information from your schools by following Facebook and the website for your school district. Most have sent out information relating to Spring Break travel and delayed starts to returning to school after Spring Break.
Many schools are offering free breakfast and lunch to go meals for students who need them while they are out of school. For juniors and seniors, please check with The College Board and the ACT website for the latest test cancellations.
*On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, the WHO declared the Coronavirus and subsequent COVID-19 a pandemic, meaning that it is a world-wide spread of disease. Please follow all CDC recommendations for disease prevention. If you are feeling sick or otherwise “off”, please contact your health care provider and/or stay home/remove yourself from social situations.
The City will be posting regular daily updates on all social channels and on the City’s dedicated COVID-19 website: share.plano.gov/COVID-19update
Update: March 27, 2020
Plano Closures & Cancellations:
- All Parks & Recreation facilities are closed until April 27, at which time the closure will be reassessed.
- All Library facilities are closed until April 27, at which time the closure will be reassessed.
- All meetings at the Plano Event Center, Special Events, and Facility rentals will be offered refunds of deposit and/or fees for events.
- All City Board and Commission meetings, except for Plano City Council, Planning and Zoning, and any other meeting required by law, will be postponed until their normal May meeting.
- All sports leagues utilizing City of Plano fields/facilities will be suspended through April 27 for practice and play at which time the closure will be reassessed.
- Municipal Court lobby is currently closed to the public but citations can be paid online at municipalonlinepayments.com/planotx or they can contact the Clerk’s Office at 972-941-2199 for further information.
- The City of Plano Municipal Court announced all court hearings and Teen Court sessions scheduled for the remainder of March, April and May have been reset.
- The Teen Court sessions scheduled for the evenings of March 16 and March 30 have been cancelled.
- Restaurants with or without drive-in or drive through services; drive-in restaurants; drive-through restaurants; or microbreweries, micro-distilleries, or wineries may only provide take out, delivery, or drive-in or drive- through services as allowed by law effective March 18 at 5 p.m. until April 27 (may be revisited or repealed by the Mayor or City Council at an earlier date).
- All bars, lounges, or taverns; theaters; gyms; and private clubs are closed effective March 18 at 5 p.m. until April 27 (may be revisited or repealed by the Mayor or City Council at an earlier date).
- To speak at the Council Meeting, registration is required at the following URL location: https://plano.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_e_zaLmkFQcKRA3EL5NjnRgComments will be received via broadcast by webinar.
**The Meeting will also be broadcast on planotv.org**
***Please register ONLY if you wish to address the Council***
- Executive Session begins at 5 p.m., followed by the Preliminary Open Meeting. The Regular Meeting will begin at 7 p.m.
- Emails may also be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. the day of the meeting.
- Comments regarding Planning & Zoning agenda items should be sent electronically by 5 p.m. to PZComments@plano.gov
- View the City Council and Planning & Zoning Commission meetings live on:
- Municipal Center remains open to the public during regular business hours. To protect our citizens and employees we are limiting social contact including waiting for city service. Please return to your vehicle and call the department you need to visit from lists available in each facility. Please wait in your vehicle until you are called to receive excellent service. The front counter is also closed to walk-in traffic. Payments can be made by phone, online, nigh drop, mail or through authorized Fidelity Express locations.
- Large gatherings should be restricted throughout the City of Plano according to guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).All residents are encouraged to practice preventative health measures and show social responsibility.
- The City’s Director of Environmental Health and Sustainability, Rachel Patterson, and Director of Communications, Shannah Hayley, prepared a 6:30 minute video covering basic facts about COVID-19 and frequently asked questions. View the COVID-19 video here. If you listen to the Inside Plano Podcast,
- Answers to Frequently Asked Questions are updated daily and posted on this page.
- All press releases regarding COVID-19 are posted on this page.
WHICH SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE CLOSED?
Dallas ISD, Richardson ISD, Desoto ISD, Lancaster ISD – closed indefinitely
Princeton ISD – closed until May 4
Closed until April 3: Plano ISD, Frisco ISD, McKinney ISD, Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD, Allen ISD, Lovejoy ISD, Wylie ISD, Little Elm ISD, Lewisville ISD
UIL Texas – suspending all UIL sanctioned contests, rehearsals, practices and workouts due to COVID-19 in Texas. Effective March 16, all UIL activities are suspended through May 4.
For additional closures and cancellations: WFAA school closures
OTHER CLOSURES AND CANCELLATIONS
Keep watching as this list will be updated regularly.
The Frisco Roughriders baseball season has been postponed and events have been canceled.
The Heritage Farmstead Museum is closed to the public. All events, programs, field trips, meetings, activities, tours and rentals will be rescheduled if possible. This closure will remain in effect at least through March 31, 2020.
Stonebriar Mall has restricted hours, Monday to Saturday 12 pm – 7 pm and Sunday 12 pm – 6 pm. Kidzania Dallas at the Stonebriar Mall is closed until further notice.
Allen Premium Outlets is Temporarily Closed. Essential retailers such as pharmacies and food delivery/take-out may be available. Please check individual stores for info.
The Shops at Willow Bend will reduce its hours beginning today, Tuesday, March 17, until further notice. Please check with individual stores, restaurants, and any exterior-facing tenants at the center as they may have varying hours so they can continue to provide support and services to our communities. Additionally, all center events have been canceled through Tuesday, March 31.
The temporary mall hours are:
- Monday – Saturday: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Sunday: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
17th Annual Asia Fest in Plano, TX planned for May 2, 2020 has been cancelled.
Ninja Nation Frisco is closed until March 29.
The Plano Wine Walk at Willow Bend originally scheduled for March 26 has been postponed until May 14.
The Dallas Zoo and Children’s Aquarium in Fair Park are closed indefinitely.
PlayStreet Museum is closing at all locations in DFW.
PSA Plano has postponed the Spring Seasons for all sports, clubs, skills training, Martial Arts and Mother’s Day Out. The sports already in season will be interrupted and the starting sports will be given new dates in the future.
ASA (Allen Sports Association) is cancelling all activities indefinitely.
For additional closures and cancellations: WFAA business closures
What do you need at home?
The CDC recommends having 14 days of food supply on hand. Pantry items to stock up on – paper goods, cleaning supplies, canned goods, dry foods, pasta, trail mix, peanut butter, granola bars, cereal, bottled water.
No need to panic buy but stock up on the essentials so you can avoid running to the store if you are unwell. Also consider any prescriptions you may have and stocking up on diapers, formula, baby food and over the counter medication.
Don’t forget about App based services like Door Dash or uber eats – here are some other great local Services to make life easier for Moms!
Please think about our Local Small Business Owners – this will be a testing time for many and we want to support them through this tough time! Consider buying gift cards to use at later dates or ordering online from them or getting delivery to your home if possible.
We recommend calling your healthcare provider with any medical concerns or looking up a local On Call Doctor
Do you need Childcare?
We recommend Babysitting App, Bambino Sitters for local Neighborhood sitters who are recommended by friends and neighbors in our area. Many College sitters are also home due to their Schools being closed, so there are more Sitters available than ever. Here is more info: Your perfect solution to finding a Babysitter
We also heard that Metroplex Gymnastics & Swim are offering full day child care from 7.30am – 6pm for $40 a day.