Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
The City of Frisco submitted an application January 4 to Texas Health & Human Services (DSHS) for additional doses to operate a vaccine clinic for the general public. If DSHS approves and provides, Frisco commits to administering 1,000 doses each day.
At this time, we do not have surplus doses for the public who may qualify for vaccination under Phase 1B (PDF). The limited number of COVID-19 vaccinations allocated to the Frisco Fire Department were designated for staff who are emergency response healthcare workers under Phase 1A (PDF) vaccine profiles. A limited number of remaining doses were administered to city employees who qualified under Phase 1B
Please check the Texas Department of State Health Services website for a list of vaccine providers. The Frisco Fire Department has set up an information-only phone line at 972-292-6306. The message will be updated as the Frisco Fire Department learns more about vaccine distribution.
Denton County establishes Vaccine Interest Portal
Denton County's Vaccine Webpage offers community members an opportunity to verify eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine under the current Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) eligibility requirements. Follow this link to find Denton County's Vaccine Interest Portal. Please note: Denton County advises your submission does not schedule you for DCPH vaccine clinic. Vaccine demand and availability will impact how long it will take for you to receive your invitation for an appointment.
Collin County sets up wait list for COVID-19 vaccine
Collin County launched a vaccine wait list on January 5, 2021, for Collin County residents who meet Texas Department of State Health Services Phase 1A and 1B categories for receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. The online form will take requests in the order received, let the registrant know where they are in line for the vaccine, then notify them when vaccines become available from the county’s health department and schedule appointments. Read additional details from Collin County.
Effective Dec. 5, businesses must ‘roll back’ operation capacities to 50% because Trauma Service Area (TSA) Region E has experienced a 15% COVID-19 hospitalization rate for seven consecutive days since Nov. 27 (per Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Order GA-32 (PDF) ). Visit this Open Frisco 'At A Glance' document for your convenience. (Updated December 5, 2020 following update of Texas Department of State Health Services website)
What does TSA-E stand for?
- Trauma Service Area. The ‘E’ represents the North Texas Region, which includes Frisco. Our city is in two counties, Collin and Denton. TSA-E includes 19 area counties with a total population of approximately 8 million and 16,890 staffed hospital beds. Follow this link to learn where the hospitalization rate for TSA-E stands today.
What happens if we (TSA-E) reach a COVID-19 hospitalization rate of 15%?
- Nothing changes until our region maintains a 15% or higher COVID-19 hospitalization rate for seven ( 7 ) consecutive days.
What happens if we (TSA-E) get to 15% for 7 consecutive days?
- Businesses must limit their occupancy rate to 50%, per the Governor’s Executive Order 32 (issued Oct. 7, 2020).
- Hospitals must postpone all surgeries and procedures not considered “medically necessary” to diagnose or correct a serious medical condition or preserve life, per the Governor’s Executive Order 31 (issued Sept. 17, 2020).
- Hospitals must reserve at least 10-percent of its hospital capacity to treat COVID-19 patients. A hospital may reserve less than 10-percent of its capacity for COVID-19 patients if it belongs to a ‘hospital system’ (more than one hospital) where the cumulative capacity reserved throughout the system is at least 10 percent, per the Governor’s Executive Order 31 (issued Sept. 17, 2020).
When can businesses go back to operating at 75% capacity?
- Not until the TSA-E’s COVID-19 hospitalization rate is below 15% for 7 consecutive days.
For latest COVID-19 case data, please visit the following dashboards:
- Collin County COVID-19 Update Dashboard
- Denton County COVID-19 Update Dashboard
- Frisco ISD Active COVID-19 Cases
- Prosper ISD Active COVID-19 Cases
- Public Health Awareness Dashboard, includes Hospitalization Rates and COVID Vaccine Providers
- Texas Health & Human Services COVID-19 Dashboard
Update Regarding Reporting of COVID-19 Case Data:
Free COVID-19 Saliva Testing in Frisco Available at Toyota Soccer Center
The FREE COVID-19 drive-thru saliva testing continues 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday - Saturday, in the Red Corolla parking lot at Toyota Soccer Center. The site is the NW Corner of Technology Drive at World Cup Way. (Follow this link for a PDF of the site map.) Testing is not located inside the stadium. The testing site will be closed on January 1, 2021.
Please note: Test results are taking longer due to the increased demand for testing statewide and increases in seasonal shipping volume. Please allow 48-96 hours to receive results.
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. 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.
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 (November 17, 2020)
On November 17, 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 January 5, 2021 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: December 5, 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.
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 "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)