Alert Center

Alert Center allows you to view all alerts and emergencies in your area. If there are alerts or emergencies, they will be listed below by category. To be instantly notified of alerts and emergencies subscribe to Notify Me or RSS.

Official COVID-19 Employee Notifications

21 Alerts
October 1, 2021 3:57 PM

10/01/2021 - Hope & Caution

An update from Fire Chief Danny Kistner

McKinney employees,

Cases of the Covid-19 Delta variant appear to have peaked and are trending down. Fire Department Covid-19 responses are down as well. This is encouraging news, and we are hopeful the downward...

Learn more
September 10, 2021 2:47 PM

09/10/2021 - Trending Upward

Updated situational flowchart for positive or exposed employees
The City of McKinney has updated its situational flowchart for employees who show symptoms of Covid-19, have...

Learn more
August 26, 2021 11:47 AM

08/26/2021 - Boosters and where to find the vaccine

A message from Fire Chief Danny Kistner

Booster shots
Recently, the Federal Government outlined a plan to offer booster shots eight months after an individual’s second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. Boosters will be available...

Learn more
August 19, 2021 1:32 PM

08/19/2021 - Message from Chief Danny Kistner

McKinney Employees,

The upward Covid-19 trending continues. The current hospital positivity rate increased from 3% on July 7 to 18.36% today. To put this in perspective, Governor Abbott previously benchmarked a 15% positivity rate to remove the mask...

Read On...
July 29, 2021 10:44 AM

07/29/2021 - Delta variant causes rising number of cases

A message from Fire Chief Danny Kistner

McKinney employees,

I was hoping continuation of the Covid-19 Employee Update would not be necessary. Unfortunately, the Delta variant of the Covid-19 virus is proving to be more communicable than the original...

Learn more
May 27, 2021 3:36 PM

05/27/2021 - Transition to Phase 4 on June 14, 2021

This is a memo I have been looking forward to writing for quite some time now. As cases continue to decline across the country and more people are becoming vaccinated, our Executive Leadership Team is pleased to announce that we’ve established a timeline...

Learn more
May 18, 2021 8:59 AM

05/17/2021 - Employee Face Covering Policy Suspended Indefinitely

Following new CDC guidance, the City of McKinney’s Face Covering Policy has been indefinitely suspended effective May 17. The updated guidance explains fully vaccinated people can continue their normal daily activities indoors and outdoors without a face...

Learn more
May 6, 2021 11:27 AM

05/06/2021 - Employee memo moving to monthly distribution

As the city transitions to more normal operations and the amount of new information slows, we will now distribute the Employee Covid-19 Update monthly and on an as-needed basis. The memo will be sent on the first Thursday of the month.

Share your...

Learn more
April 22, 2021 11:58 AM

04/22/2021 - Give your opinion on the City's COVID-19 response for employees

Now that we have entered Phase 3 of our reopening plan, city leadership is interested in your thoughts on how the city has handled its Covid-19 response for employees.

This survey link contains two questions, and the responses are anonymous. Please...

Learn more
April 8, 2021 3:30 PM

04/08/2021 - Some positive news from Chief Kistner

Good afternoon McKinney employees,

As you are undoubtedly aware, Governor Abbott lifted the mandatory mask order as long as Covid-19 hospitalizations remain below 15%. Texas was trending down, and it seems as if life is returning to some semblance of...

Read On...
March 25, 2021 3:45 PM

03/25/2021 - No additional McKinney HUB vaccine opportunities

While it was initially in the city’s long-term plan to vaccinate both employees and spouses, the State direction changed after the city received its initial allotment. Therefore, the city does not have plans to offer additional vaccine opportunities to...

Learn more
March 15, 2021 4:11 PM

03/15/2021 - Closure of McKinney Vaccine Hub

A message from City Manager Paul Grimes on the closure of the vaccination hub

After more than 35,000 shots given since late December, we have decided to phase out operations at our vaccination hub and facilitate the transition to private...

Read On...
March 11, 2021 2:10 PM

03/11/2021 - Important Update from Chief Kistner regarding Covid-19

Good afternoon McKinney employees,

We have now been dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic for 12 months. We find ourselves in transition from a state of a pandemic to one more of an endemic. This virus is here to stay; however, we have vaccinations and...

Read On...
March 9, 2021 2:34 PM

03/09/2021 - Moving to Phase 3 Reopening

Tomorrow Governor Abbott will lift the mask mandate in Texas and increase the capacity of all businesses and facilities in the state to 100 percent. In light of these changes, our Executive Leadership Team met Monday to discuss how this will affect...

Learn more
March 5, 2021 3:29 PM

03/05/2021 - Employee Pay Increase Update

Message from City Manager Paul Grimes to all City of McKinney Employees

Last fall, employees received a 1.5% pay adjustment in lieu of the standard step increase as laid out in our compensation program due to the economic hardships experienced...

Learn more
March 3, 2021 10:24 AM

03/03/2021 - City's mask policy remains in effect for employees

Message to Employees from City Manager Paul Grimes

As you are likely aware, yesterday Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order (GA-34) lifting the mask mandate in Texas and increasing capacity of all businesses and facilities in the state to 100...

Learn more
February 25, 2021 5:06 PM

02/25/2021 - Taking the Long View and Celebrating Milestones

Cases trending downward, safety measures still necessary
In a bit of good news, Covid-19 cases are trending downward. We are headed in the right direction. However, all city employees are still required to wear a face covering that covers...

Learn more
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...

Read On...
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...

Learn more
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...

Learn more