Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Update Regarding Reporting of COVID-19 Case Data:
(September 1, 2020) Due to the ongoing swings in the data Frisco receives, the city will no longer provide a cumulative Frisco COVID-19 tracking report effective immediately. The cumulative weekly report distributed to subscribers will also be discontinued. Those interested may still access data from Collin and Denton County health authorities, as well as the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). Thank you for understanding.
For latest COVID-19 case data, please visit the following dashboards:
Free COVID-19 Saliva Testing Underway in Frisco - Extended through October 31
Free COVID-19 saliva testing to continue here in Frisco through October 31.
Testing hours will continue to be available 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Dr Pepper Ballpark (Follow this link for a PDF of the site map.) Appointment is required.
Testing is open to all North Texans, regardless of county or city residency. However, anyone interested in getting a free COVID-19 test is required to register for an appointment at Texas.curativeinc.com.
The saliva tests take less than 10 minutes to self-administer. Results will be received within 48 – 96 hours. The Curative Korva lab reports its test has an 89-percent accuracy rate. ‘Positive’ tests will be reported to county health departments. The free test is provided by the Texas Division of Emergency Management.
Follow this link for video instructions showing what participants can expect.
Latest Government Updates - Declarations, Notices and Orders
These are a summary of the most recent actions provided below. View a more complete listing of all State, County and City declarations, notices and orders here.
NEW - Governor Abbott Expands Capacity for Certain Services in Texas; Bars to open up to 50% (October 7, 2020)
Governor Greg Abbott Expands Capacity for Certain Services in Texas and issued Executive Order GA-30 (PDF), relating to the continued response to the COVID-19disaster as Texas reopens.
Frisco City Council Amends Emergency Ordinance, Extends Disaster Declaration (September 15, 2020)
On September 15, the Frisco City Council amended its Emergency Ordinance (PDF) continuing the Mayor's amended disaster declaration of public health emergency. This ordinance will remain in effect through October 6, 2020 unless extended by Council.
Masks Required Statewide in Public Spaces
(July 2, 2020) Governor Abbott issued an Executive Order GA-29 (PDF) requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces. Exceptions include, but not limited to, children under 10; eating, drinking or seated in restaurants; exercising outdoors; swimming; and driving with family passengers. This order became effective Friday, July 3 at noon. Read full release
On September 17, Governor Greg Abbott issued a revised Executive Order GA-30 (PDF) to ‘Open Texas’ which makes way for more business openings, increases capacities. See recommended state checklists for specific guidance for different types of businesses, venues, facilities, employers and customers.
Open Frisco at a glance guide (Updated: September 18, 2020)
To learn more, access our Open Frisco, Open Texas web page where businesses can calculate its business capacity and find information about expedited processes for city permitting to help any business that may need the assistance.
Collin and Denton County Emergency Housing and Living Assistance Grants - Still Accepting Applications!
DEADLINE ** Applications close Sunday, November 1, 2020 **
You must have a completed application in the system no later than November 1, 2020 to be considered for assistance. No new applications will be accepted after this date.
Emergency Housing & Living Assistance (EHLA) Grants through Collin County are now available to Frisco residents in Collin County. CARES Funding from the US Treasury will fund programs for residents that meet the requirements of the program. Learn more in this FAQ about Collin County’s EHLA Program.
- Help Desk Available M-F, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.: EHLAGrant@mckinneytexas.org, or 972-547-9001
Denton County Commissioners unveiled their plans this week for $147 million from the Coronavirus Relief Fund, the CARES Act that provided payments to states and local governments impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. See full Release
For further information, please email Community Development Manager Sarah Carroll.
DSHS COVID-19 Call CenterThe Department of State Health Services established a COVID-19 Call Center and set up an email box to receive incoming questions from the general public.
DSHS COVID-19 Call Center: 877-570-9779 or 2-1-1
City of Frisco E-News & Updates
The City of Frisco uses an e-news platform to email our residents, businesses and stakeholders.
Register your email address on our online portal to receive emails from the city, including press releases, traffic alerts and our Focal Point Newsletter. Messages will come from "firstname.lastname@example.org".
Coronavirus Rumor Control
Child Care Options for Texas Frontline Workers
The U.S. Department of Health and Services provides this website to to help essential workers locate child care as well as employers, providers, and school districts interested in funding or providing child care.
Outpatient Screening Services:
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends you contact your primary care physician (PCP) if you are sick.
- Find more information at CDC.gov/coronavirus.
If you don’t have a primary care physician, free standing emergency rooms and urgent care clinics are also available. Here is a list of private Frisco facilities offering outpatient screening services.
- Baylor Scott & White Frisco
- Baylor Scott & White - Centennial
- Texas Health Resources Hotline: 682-236-7601
- Medical City Frisco
Additional State and County Testing Resources:
- Texas Department of State Health Services COVID-19 Test Collection Sites
- Denton County Public Health drive-thru COVID-19 testing centers
- Collin County offering Free COVID-19 testing for uninsured
- Governor Abbott, CVS Health Announce 44 New COVID-19 Drive-Thru Test Sites In Texas (including locations in Frisco)