Important Information About Potential Changes in Occupancy
In an effort to keep you informed, please note that the TSA-E (see explanation below) exceeded 15% COVID-19 hospitalization rate on Friday, November 27, 2020. We want our businesses in both Collin and Denton Counties to be prepared for temporary changes per Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA 32 in occupancy should we remain above 15% for seven consecutive days. As we receive more information, we will continue to keep you informed via email and on our recovery resource web pages.
Please see the information below being provided on the City of Frisco’s website. The City of Frisco previously put together a tool to help your business calculate occupancy. Should occupancy rates change, this tool will be updated. Please bookmark this link.
TSA-E Hospitalization Rates
What does TSA-E stand for?
- Trauma Service Area. The ‘E’ represents the North Texas Region, which includes Frisco. Our city is in two counties, Collin and Denton. TSA-E includes 19 area counties with a total population of approximately 8 million and 16,890 staffed hospital beds. Follow this link to learn where the hospitalization rate for TSA-E stands today.
What happens if we (TSA-E) reach a COVID-19 hospitalization rate of 15%?
- Nothing changes until our region maintains a 15% or higher COVID-19 hospitalization rate for seven ( 7 ) consecutive days.
What happens if we (TSA-E) get to 15% for 7 consecutive days?
- Businesses must limit their occupancy rate to 50%, per the Governor’s Executive Order 32 (issued October 7, 2020).
- Hospitals must postpone all surgeries and procedures not considered “medically necessary” to diagnose or correct a serious medical condition or preserve life, per the Governor’s Executive Order 31 (issued September 17, 2020).
- Hospitals must reserve at least 10-percent of its hospital capacity to treat COVID-19 patients. A hospital may reserve less than 10-percent of its capacity for COVID-19 patients if it belongs to a ‘hospital system’ (more than one hospital) where the cumulative capacity reserved throughout the system is at least 10 percent, per the Governor’s Executive Order 31 (issued September 17, 2020).
When can businesses go back to operating at 75% capacity?
- Not until the TSA-E’s COVID-19 hospitalization rate is below 15% for 7 consecutive days.
For the latest COVID-19 case data, please visit the following dashboards.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out should we be of any assistance to you or your business. We’re all in this together!