Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
COVID-19 Total Confirmed Cases in Frisco (August 11, 2020, 4:30 p.m.)
City of Frisco
Data provided by Collin and Denton Counties
*Please note: The City of Frisco COVID-19 cumulative updates are issued weekly on Fridays. The city’s website will continue to provide daily updates Monday - Friday (generally by 6 p.m.) Links to Collin and Denton County digital dashboards, as well the dashboard for Texas Department of Health Services are also available via the City of Frisco Public Health Awareness Dashboard. The dashboards are updated daily for those who are interested.
FRISCO COVID-19 Case Update (PDF) (Weekly Update - August 11, 2020, 4:30 p.m.)
City of Frisco Public Health Awareness COVID-19 Dashboard (Updated Daily)
The City of Frisco’s Public Health Awareness dashboard provides a graphical representation of data contained in the table. This digital tool also now serves as a gateway to dashboards provided by Collin and Denton Counties, which are our health authorities, as well as Texas Health & Human Services. Please note, the dashboards may differ as not all data is city specific. (This dashboard is updated daily, generally by 7 p.m.)
*Notice from Collin County: As of June 1, 2020, the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) began all COVID-19 and contact tracing activities for Collin County. The data presented here comes directly from DSHS’ Texas Health Trace system – not Collin County’s public health department. Any questions on this data should be directed to DSHS. Collin County conducted a data cleanup on 7/23/20 and CCHS staff adjusted two reporting categories for COVID-19 cases, removing duplicates and out-of-county cases that came from the state’s Texas Health Trace system that had been reported on their dashboard since June 1. The adjustment resulted in a decrease of confirmed, active and recovered cases reported out on 7/22/20. None of the adjusted cases involved so-called “probables.”
**Note from Denton County regarding reporting of recoveries: Starting July 14, 2020, Denton County Public Health (DCPH) is transitioning to a hybrid system utilizing case interview data and a very conservative algorithm to report recoveries. This algorithm utilizes an eight week post-onset window that exceeds the state projection for recovery to capture those recovered individuals we were unable to reach. Any questions about this should be directed to DPCH.
Collin County Confirms Death of 91-Year Old Frisco Man, Frisco's Seventh COVID-19 Related Death (August 11, 2020, 5 p.m.)
(August 11, 2020) A 91 year-old man from Frisco with COVID-19 and underlying health conditions died Sunday, August 9, according to Collin County Health Care Services (CCHCS). No additional information has been provided. Frisco has confirmed a total of seven COVID-19 related deaths between Denton and Collin counties. Read full release.
Free COVID-19 Saliva Testing Underway in Frisco
Free COVID-19 saliva testing to continue here in Frisco through the month of August. The first week of testing at the Dr Pepper Ballpark was so successful the state approved 1,000 tests a day starting Monday, August 10.
Testing hours will be available 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Dr Pepper Ballpark, 7300 RoughRiders Trail
(Follow this link for a 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.
Frisco registration opened at 8 a.m. on Saturday, August 1. (Please note: The city/town names of registration sites are not in alphabetical order.)
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.
Frisco City Council Amends Emergency Ordinance, Extends Disaster Declaration (August 5, 2020)
On August 4, the Frisco City Council amended its Emergency Ordinance continuing the Mayor's amended disaster declaration of public health emergency. This ordinance will remain in effect through August 18, 2020 unless extended by Council.
(July 10, 2020) Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation extending his Disaster Declaration for all Texas counties in response to COVID-19. Originally issued on March 13th, the Disaster Declaration provides the state a number of resources to effectively serve Texans as the Lone Star State continues to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Masks Required Statewide in Public Spaces
(July 2, 2020) Governor Abbott issued an Executive Order GA-29 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
To learn more, access our Open Frisco, Open Texas web page where businesses will find information about expedited processes for city permitting to help any business that may need the assistance.
On June 2, the Frisco City Council amended its emergency ordinance to align with Governor Greg Abbott’s revised Executive Order and The Governor’s Report to ‘Open Texas’ which makes way for more business openings, increases capacities.
Open Frisco at a glance guide (Updated: July 9, 2020)
Collin and Denton County Emergency Housing and Living Assistance Grants - Still Accepting Applications!
Emergency Housing & Living Assistance (EHLA) Grants through Collin County are now available to Frisco residents in Collin County beginning June 1. 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 Servicesestablished 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 "email@example.com".
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)
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.
City of Frisco
- On August 4, the Frisco City Council amended its Emergency Ordinance continuing the Mayor's amended disaster declaration of public health emergency. This ordinance will remain in effect through August 18, 2020 unless extended by Council.
Denton County - Updated
State of Texas
- Governor Abbott Announces Phase III To Open Texas (June 3, 2020)
- Governor Abbott Issued Executive Order 28 limiting certain businesses and services as part of the state’s effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 as part of a targeted response and the reopening of Texas. Read full release (June 26, 2020)
- Governor Abbott issued an Executive Order GA-29 requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces. (July 2, 2020)