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Official COVID-19 Employee Notifications

31 Alerts
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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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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 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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