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Coronavirus Update

3/26/2020 UPDATE:

The City of Plano has extended the closure of the Visit Plano Visitor Center, Plano Event Center, Plano Parks & Recreation facilities and Plano Libraries through April 27.

Follow the latest COVID-19 updates from the City of Plano here.

Follow the latest blog posts from Visit Plano here.

3/25/2020 UPDATE:

Plano Parks & Recreation has extended the athletic field closure through March 31 to align with the Collin County order.

Follow the latest COVID-19 updates from the City of Plano here.

Follow the latest blog posts from Visit Plano here.

3/24/2020 UPDATE:

, Coronavirus UpdateThis morning Collin County issued an order to “Stay Home, Work Smart.” This order means the County primarily wants you to stay home unless you need to work, then go to work but do it smartly. The Collin County order is in effect as of now for the next 7 days.

Does Collin County’s order mean businesses that are currently closed can now open? Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s orders supersede Collin County’s. We should not see any impact to our order because City of Plano’s is in alignment with the Governor’s order. We have the same social distance requirements:

  • Gathering guideline of 10 people or less
  • Closed gyms, bars and movie theaters
  • Restaurants not allowed to offer dine-in

Collin County’s order emphasizes Staying Home, and if you need to work you should Work Smart. Any business outside of these restrictions will need to decide if they are or aren’t essential.

Read the Collin County order here.

The City has set up a City of Plano COVID-19 Call Line. The number is 972-941-5922. City staff are available M-F, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. to answer questions. Calls after hours can leave a voicemail and it will be returned the next day.

Follow the latest COVID-19 updates from the City of Plano here.

Follow the latest blog posts from Visit Plano here.

3/19/2020 UPDATE:

Today Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced an executive order declaring a disaster and ordered schools, bars, clubs and gyms to close and for restaurants to offer only “to go” service. This declaration goes into effect Friday, March 20 at midnight and will remain in effect until April 3, at which time the declaration may be extended.

Gov. Abbott also signed a waiver allowing Texas restaurants to deliver alcoholic beverages with food purchases. The waiver accounts for beer, wine and mixed drinks.

Find a list of Plano restaurants offering take-out, curbside pick-up, and delivery here.

Follow the latest COVID-19 updates from the City of Plano here.

3/18/20 UPDATE:

Plano City Council members voted on March 17 to extend the City’s public health emergency declaration until April 27 to protect the health and safety of our citizens.

The declaration ordered that a restaurant with or without drive-in or drive through services; drive-in restaurant; drive-through restaurant; or microbrewery, micro-distillery, or winery may only provide take out, delivery, or drive-in or drive- through services as allowed by law. This restriction is in effect March 18 at 5:00 p.m. until April 27, but may be revisited or repealed by the Mayor or City Council at an earlier date.

For the complete declaration, please view the latest press release here.

Follow the latest COVID-19 updates from the City of Plano here.

3/16/20 UPDATE:

The City of Plano today declared a local state of disaster for public health emergency. Extraordinary changes are required in City operations to help contain the spread of the Coronavirus or COVID-19 within our community.

Therefore, as of 5:00 p.m. today, the Visit Plano Visitor Center is closed to the public through March 27, 2020. After that time, the City of Plano will reevaluate the current COVID-19 situation prior to reopening to the public.

COVID-19 Response from Visit Plano

Visit Plano is closely monitoring the evolving situation surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and is encouraging our hotels, meeting venues, restaurants, and attractions to take extensive additional precautionary and sanitary measures beyond their normal exemplary practices.

Plano continues to welcome individual travelers and host meetings and events of all sizes. We recommend visitors to follow the health practices recommended by the CDC, like frequent handwashing, not touching the face, etc. The best way for travelers to stay up-to-date on CDC advice is to visit cdc.gov. For information specifically geared to travelers, visit cdc.gov/travel.

Additionally, Visit Plano is staying in close contact with the U.S. Travel Association and Destinations International to keep abreast of industry best practices and to share information.

If you have concerns or questions regarding the safety of a specific event or business, please direct your questions to the event or property manager directly.

If at any time Visit Plano receives new guidance from the CDC, the City of Plano or the State of Texas, or if concerns begin to escalate due to emerging information, we will immediately update this page.

For More Information:

U.S. Travel Association

Texas Department of State Health Services

COVID-19 Global Cases by John Hopkins

City of Plano

Professional Convention Management Association