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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Jan. 12, 2021:

Jan. 5, 2021: Collin County launched a vaccine wait list today for people who meet Phase 1a and 1b categories for receiving the COVID-19 vaccine as it becomes available. The online form will take requests in the order received, let the registrant know where they are in line for the vaccine, then notify them when vaccines become available from the county's health department, and schedule appointments.


Collin CARES recovery program
(New) Collin County area food banks list

Guidance on COVID-19: 

TESTING for COVID-19 Uninsured Patients:

Due to accounting deadlines on U.S. Cares Act funding, vouchers from caregivers for free COVID-19 testing ended Nov. 26. As of this time, no vouchers are being processed after that date.


Please note: The Collin County Commissioners Court holds weekly discussions on COVID-19 during their session, which can be viewed online from the 
Commissioners Court Agenda page. The agendas and video archive contain links to additional documents on file with the Court.

Timeline of key events on COVID-19 reporting in Collin County

Nov. 9, 2020: The Commissioners Court voted to remove all statistical components of the COVID-19 dashboard for Collin County -- except the daily hospitalization report -- and refer all other COVID-19 data reporting to the Texas Department of State Health Services:

"Collin County will no longer post COVID-19 case data on this website. Counts of new and confirmed cases, those who have recovered, and COVID-related deaths in Collin County may be obtained from the Department of State Health Services at this link.

Collin County will continue to report hospitalization data, as that information comes from daily polls of local hospitals reporting COVID-19 patients in their facilities."


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. 

May 29, 2020: The Collin County Commissioners Court voted 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.