McKINNEY, TX – The McKinney Chamber of Commerce supports the recent decisions made by the City of McKinney and State of Texas to implement a mask requirement for anyone who enters a store or place of business within the McKinney city limits.

The medical evidence is clear: the wearing of masks or face coverings in public settings, especially when it is not possible to consistently maintain social distancing, is a critical element to preventing the spread of COVID-19. We have seen the impacts this global pandemic has had on the health of our citizens and on our economy. We are supporting the mandate to wear masks so our businesses can stay open and safely provide services.

In recent weeks, Texas has seen a jump in cases. In addition to the increasing health risk to the good people of our community, our small businesses risk of failure increases, and employment is jeopardized for our stakeholders with the potential for additional shutdowns.

The partisan debate as to wearing a mask is coming to an end. Leaders of both political parties and majority of medical experts are encouraging the citizens to do a small but important part to ensure the health of our communities. 

We encourage the use of masks and social distancing to keep our community healthy and open for business.

To help with that, the City of McKinney has made masks available to businesses that need them. If your business needs some face masks, call the McKinney Chamber office at 972-542-0163 to schedule a time to pick up a box. The Chamber office is located at 1700 N. Redbud Blvd. Limited supplies available.