McKinney city services to begin reopening May 1

McKinney city services are starting to reopen this week. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
McKinney city services are starting to reopen this week. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

McKinney city services are starting to reopen this week. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Starting May 1, McKinney’s retail, restaurants and movie theaters can open at 25% of an establishment's listed occupancy.

This comes after McKinney City Council voted to amend its emergency ordinance at an April 28 special meeting to align with Gov. Greg Abbott's revised plan to reopen Texas announced April 27.

Museums and libraries will be allowed to open at 25% capacity as well, according to Phase 1 of Abbott's plan. No hands-on or interactive components will be allowed.

McKinney government offices are reopening, such as the development services department, Senior Communications and Media Specialist Frances La Rue said. The Roy and Helen Hall Memorial Library is reopening book drop-off services May 1, and curbside pickup will begin May 4, she said. Public bathrooms at the McKinney Performing Arts Center for downtown visitors will reopen this weekend as well, La Rue said.

The fire marshal’s office walk-up window will reopen May 4, she added, but the office is continuing to encourage submittals and payments online.


The city’s play structures and facilities are remaining closed for the time being, La Rue said.

The most recent changes regarding the city’s response to the coronavirus can be found at this link.
By Miranda Jaimes
Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 covering Tarrant County news, and is now back in Collin County as the editor of the Frisco and McKinney editions.


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