Open Frisco, Open Texas
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. All essential businesses remain open under the operating guidelines previously provided by the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
"At a glance" guides for your convenience:
- Open Frisco at a glance (June 4, 2020)
- Frisco Facilities at a glance (May 19, 2020)
- Office, Manufacturers Reopenings (May 15, 2020)
- Retail To-Go at a glance - effective April 24
Now Accepting - Collin and Denton Emergency Housing and Living Assistance Grants:
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.
Governor Abbott’s Executive Order allows for more business openings, increased capacities under Phase III:
*A state recommended ’checklist’ is provided for each business type, as well as a ’checklist’ for patrons. For the Latest updates to these ’checklists’ please visit the Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas webpage.
(June 3, 2020) Governor Abbott Announces Phase III To Open Texas
Governor Greg Abbott today announced the third phase of the State of Texas’ plan to safely open the economy while containing the spread of COVID-19. Under Phase III, effective immediately, all businesses in Texas will be able to operate at up to 50% capacity, with very limited exceptions. Business that previously have been able to operate at 100% capacity may continue to do so, and most outdoor areas are not subject to capacity limits.
Check out the latest Open Frisco ’At A Glance’ guide to learn more.
VisitFrisco guide for Dine-In Reopened Restaurants
Does My Business Qualify?
Use this City of Frisco tool to calculate your business capacity.
Enter your business name or address and hit ‘return’. The tool will show your approved maximum occupancy and calculate your capacity. You’ll also find a color-coded column signaling whether you can ‘open’ under Phases I or II of the ‘Open Texas’ plan. Similar to a traffic signal, ‘Green’ means ‘Yes, you can open’. ‘Red’ means ‘No, you cannot open yet’ and ‘Yellow’ means ‘Slow down and call us.’
Need help? Call 972-292-6495 or email OpenFrisco@FriscoTexas.gov
If your business is listed but does not return an occupancy or you believe the occupancy is incorrect, you may submit a request for Maximum Occupancy Determination or Appeal to the Building Inspections Division for consideration by emailing the attached for to the email address above. Maximum Occupant Load Determination Form (PDF)
Expedited Permitting Process
We are excited there is movement toward opening Texas businesses back up in a phased and safe manner. We’re providing information to assist businesses preparing to open as soon as possible after restrictions are lifted.
While the documents do not change any current emergency ordinance provisions in place, the documents do provide information about an expedited process for any permitting businesses that may need to re-open or continue to operate on a limited-service basis. Please feel free to contact us by email or phone (listed in the documents) with any questions. We look forward to assisting you!
Resources for Small Businesses
- Learn more from the Frisco Economic Development Corporation’s resource page.
- Update on US Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
- Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
- Texas Workforce Commission resources for Employers
- DSHS Guidance for Employers, Employees, and Customers of Reopened Retail Services
- CDC Resources for Businesses and Employers
Resources for Texas Workers
- Unemployment: The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) encourages you to apply for benefits by utilizing the online claim portal, or by calling the Tele-Center at 1-800-939-6631 any day between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. if you your employment.
- Job seekers: Visit TWC’s webpage or discover which businesses are hiring in our area by visiting WorkInTexas.com.
- Need training? For training or assistance in finding a job, job seekers can connect with local workforce and job resources including Workforce Solutions North Central Texas which serves our area.