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Official COVID-19 Employee Notifications

39 Alerts
February 11, 2021 4:22 PM

02/11/2021 - Vaccine providers for spouses & other family members in Phases 1A & 1B

Vaccine providers listed below for spouses, family members in Phases 1A and 1B
This week, Collin County commissioners paused new registrations to the Covid-19 vaccine waitlist due to an imbalance of available doses and demand for them. The McKinney Fire...

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February 4, 2021 2:52 PM

02/04/2021 - Masks are required, even for vaccinated employees

As a reminder, all city employees are required to wear a face covering that covers both the nose and mouth when interacting with each other and with the public. For maximum protection, face coverings must be two-ply. Gators may be worn if it is two-ply or...

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January 14, 2021 3:34 PM

01/14/2021 - Message from Chief Kistner regarding COVID-19

Good afternoon McKinney employees,

Many of you received the first dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine and are anxiously awaiting the second and final dose. We are in the queue from the Department of State Health Services to receive the second dose, but...

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December 31, 2020 10:58 AM

12/31/2020 - Employee vaccine update

Thank you to all employees who received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine the past two weeks. We vaccinated approximately 360 employees, marking an important milestone in bringing this pandemic to an end.


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December 28, 2020 5:03 PM

12/23/2020 - Unused COVID-19 Emergency Paid Leave Update

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Update

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act that provided for the Covid-19 related Emergency Paid Leave will expire Dec. 31. However, the city is voluntarily making unused Emergency Paid...

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December 17, 2020 1:42 PM

12/17/2020 - Employee Update from Chief Kistner

Good afternoon McKinney employees,

We were excited to learn of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine emergency use authorization (EUA) from the FDA and expect a similar EUA for Moderna any moment. Two other pharmaceutical firms have their product in the FDA pipeline...

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December 3, 2020 4:58 PM

12/03/2020 - Employee Updates

City Covid-19 vaccine distribution

The city has taken initial steps to begin its Covid-19 vaccine distribution program. We have ordered specialized freezers needed to store the vaccines and have requested enough doses for all city...

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November 12, 2020 4:55 PM

11/12/2020 - Message from Chief Kistner

Good afternoon McKinney employees,

We are 10 months into the Covid-19 pandemic and it seems we are adjusting to the new normal – at least for now. We are hopeful for a vaccine by spring or summer 2021, and many successful treatment regimens have...

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October 20, 2020 9:47 AM

10/20/2020 - Ordering PPE

Departments who need additional PPE like masks, gloves, hand sanitizer or disinfecting spray should email Procurement Services at The email should include the type of PPE...

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September 21, 2020 4:22 PM

09/21/2020 | COVID-19 Testing Centers and Other Resources

If you are considering getting a COVID-19 test, here are some resources available to you.

First things first: check your symptoms
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August 13, 2020 2:36 PM

08/13/2020 - Employee Update | FY21 Pay Increases

As we all witnessed this year, the national, state and local economy slowed considerably due to COVID-19. Because of this unexpected economic turndown, we have worked hard to identify ways to balance the city’s budget, and that means we must make some...

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August 5, 2020 1:36 PM

08/05/2020 - Policy Modification | 2020 Vacation Cap Limits

As we continue to work amid the challenges of a global health pandemic, we recognize that many employees have not been able to use their accrued vacation leave due to travel restrictions and work requirements and demands. To support our employees and...

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June 24, 2020 2:00 PM

06/24/2020 - Employee Directives in Response to COVID-19 Updates

Good afternoon McKinney employees,

It is great to see things beginning to open again, albeit in a modified fashion. With the opening, however, we must remain vigilant and maintain a heightened sense of awareness as COVID-19 is still very present.


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May 19, 2020 3:18 PM

05/18/2020 - Employee Update: Phased Reopening Process Update

City of McKinney Employees,

We want to keep you regularly updated on our operations and our Phased approach to reopening City of McKinney services.

As you know, we entered Phase One of our reopening process on May 4. While many of you are able to...

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April 29, 2020 10:41 AM

04/29/2020 - Message to Employees - Phase 1 Reopening

On Monday, April 27, Governor Abbott laid out a framework for the state to begin the process of gradually returning to a more normal way of life. With the benefit of this new guidance, the City of McKinney will also be taking a phased approach to...

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April 27, 2020 8:58 AM

04/27/2020 - Child Care Options for Essential Workers

The Frontline Child Care website at offers information to help essential workers locate child care in their area, to learn if financial assistance for child care is...

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April 24, 2020 10:20 AM

04/23/2020 - City Manager COVID-19 Employee Update

To all employees,

Although all of us would love to get back to business as usual, the City also wants to make sure we are taking the necessary precautions to ensure that, as it is deemed appropriate and safe for city facilities to reopen and for...

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April 23, 2020 1:35 PM

04/23/2020 - Employee Directives in Response to COVID-19 Updates

These directives are in effect and subject to change as the situation continues to develop. All previously stated directives remain in effect unless updates below supersede them.

Table of Contents
1. Emergency Paid Sick Leave Policy

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April 7, 2020 8:31 AM

04/07/2020 - Pcard remote processing instructions

Transactions for the current billing period should be available on Wednesday, April 8. At this time you have an option to send your statement and receipts to AP via email to accountspayable@mckinneytexas...

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April 2, 2020 5:13 PM

04/02/2020 - Emergency Paid Sick Leave Coding Update

On March 13, the City of McKinney offered paid leave to employees with a presumptive positive, a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19, or an official quarantine directive. This offer was later extended to those who traveled to restricted areas and cruise...

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April 2, 2020 1:11 PM

04/02/2020 - COVID-19 Cost Recovery: Payroll & Purchasing Tracking

To assist the COVID-19 Cost Recovery Task Force, a project number has been established for all purchases and payroll hours related to COVID-19 response work. This project number needs to be included on all timekeeping, purchase requisitions, pcard...

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April 2, 2020 11:37 AM

04/02/2020 - FFCRA Employee Rights

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Employee Rights requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for...

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April 1, 2020 1:42 PM

04/01/2020 - Notice of Workplace Exposure to a Communicable Disease

In an effort to be as proactive as we can possibly be in keeping employees informed about how the city is handling the challenges of the COVID-19 illness without raising concern within the workforce, we have implemented the following steps in the event an...

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March 17, 2020

Texans can call 211 to access COVID-19 information

211 Texas activated a COVID-19 option within the 211 platform. 211 specialists across the state are available 24/7 to answer the most frequently asked, non-medical, questions based on material provided by DSHS and CDC. Questions 211 specialists can’t...

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March 15, 2020

03/15/2020 - Employee Directives in Response to COVID-19 Updates

The following message from the City Manager’s Office regarding COVID-19 was emailed to staff on March 15. All employees should read in its entirety.
March 15, Update Employee Directives in Response to COVID-19 - PDF...

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March 13, 2020

03/13/2020 - New Employee Directives, All Hands Meeting Postponed

In light of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance to avoid large gatherings, we have decided to postpone next week’s All Hands Meetings on March 19 as well as the Employee Service Awards on April 2. This decision...

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March 2, 2020

COVID-19 Email Scam Alert

As part of the international effort to contain the Coronavirus, scammers have begun to exploit people’s fears and uncertainty using phishing emails that appear to be from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) or World Health Organization (WHO). Hackers are...

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