McKINNEY, TX -- As the situation concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, we want to ensure that we’re following the recommendations set forth by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Without question, the health and wellness of our community is critically important to us, so we want to reiterate the very latest guidelines to all of you as you consider the precautions you and your team will take in the coming days.
First and foremost, if you are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 – including a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, please refrain from attending meetings, committees, or events.
Having said that, we also want to underscore the impact that a wide-spread panic can have on local businesses. We will make every effort to continue with our regularly scheduled programs to support our business and community leaders through these uncertain times.
Precautions we are taking – and we recommend you take as well – include the following list:
- Frequently and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash, or use your inner elbow or sleeve.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Stay home if you’re sick and keep your children home if they are sick.
- Clean surfaces in your home and personal items, such as cell phones, using regular household products.
- Consider an “elbow bump” instead of a hug or handshake.
Our goal is to minimize the impact on our community by looking to our public health experts for guidance related to COVID-19. Here are some additional resources for your reference.
- Texas Department of State Health Services
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Guidance for Businesses and Employers – CDC
- Risk Assessment Guidance – CDC
We hope to maintain business as usual, but also want to ensure we’re aligning with best practices to do all we can to keep our community healthy.