City updates facility guidelines when Governor Greg Abbott's statewide mask mandate is lifted

McKINNEY, TX – To ensure the safety of our citizens and staff, the City of McKinney encourages citizens to wear masks inside city facilities and practice social distancing when Governor Greg Abbott's statewide mask mandate is lifted March 10. City employees will still be required to wear masks.

"We are all looking forward to a return to normalcy, and the Governor’s removal of the mask mandate is but one hopeful signal that things will be improving in the coming months, particularly as more vaccines are given.  Yet we know this virus is still active in the community and the infection rate is still hovering near 1.0, so we will do our part to stay vigilant," said City Manager Paul Grimes. "Masks in combination with social distancing and proper cleaning minimizes the spread of the virus, so we kindly request our residents to respect their neighbors and help protect everyone inside our facilities."

For more information, visit All residents are highly encouraged to follow the Collin County Health Care Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC for the most current updates and recommendations relating to the pandemic.