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Health News & Advisories

Coronavirus Public Health News and Advisories
Notice: The Collin County Commissioners Court voted May 29 in special session to have the Department of State Health Services perform all COVID-19 case investigation and contact tracing activities for Collin County's local health authority. Collin County is accessing the state system to obtain data and reports for local jurisdictions.  
 
Aug. 24, 2020: 
Notice: Collin County is providing COVID-19 numbers and data as a convenience to our residents. However, Department of State Health Services (DSHS) officials have acknowledged that the active case count for Collin County is significantly overstated. We advise residents that Collin County lacks confidence in the data currently being provided to us. 
DSHS officials have agreed to immediately redirect resources to correct the issue, but have not provided a timeline on when their reports will be corrected.


Aug. 19, 2020: 
Collin County transferred reports on COVID-19 related deaths to the State Department of Health Services counts. Initially, the state's count may lag with what the county reported in recent days. 

Aug. 18, 2020:

The Collin County Commissioners Court voted Aug. 17 to post the following public notice on the county's COVID-19 dashboard for case reporting and data: 

"Collin County is providing COVID-19 numbers and data as a convenience to our residents. However, because we have been made aware of inaccuracies in the Department of State Health Services' reporting, we must advise residents that Collin County has no confidence in the data currently being provided to us."


June 15, 2020: 

Beginning June 15, the county turned to the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council’s daily snapshots of general and ICU bed occupancy counts for confirmed COVID-19 patients. These numbers are an aggregate of reports compiled five days a week from 25 general and speciality hospitals in Collin County and  licensed by Texas Health and Human Services.

June 11, 2020:

Governor Abbott Extends Disaster Declaration In June 2020 Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

June 3, 2020:

Governor Abbott Announces Phase III To Open Texas

Open Texas checklists

June 1, 2020: 

As of 12 a.m. June 1, the Department of State Health Services assumed responsibility for all NEW COVID-19 case investigation and contact tracing activities for Collin County's local health authority. Collin County will be able to access the state system to obtain data and reports for its jurisdiction. This new system will not be reporting out so-called 'probable' cases -- only confirmed cases of COVID-19 from positive lab test results. The county will continue to report COVID-19 related deaths.