Offices Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday: All county offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23, and Friday, Nov. 24, for the holiday. This includes parks offices, public works, courts and all other administrative offices. Offices will re-open Monday, Nov. 27.

Public Health Emergency Preparedness

The department of Public Health Emergency Preparedness works to prepare our community for natural and man-made disasters. Through the development of plans, training, and community involvement we make Collin County a safer place to live.

Objective and Activities
  • Develop plans and train staff to prepare for natural and man-made public health emergencies

    • This includes plans and training to distribute medication to all of Collin County within 48 hours in the event of a nationally declared emergency.

  • Educate the community on disease prevention and control

  • Organize and conduct training and exercises for Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) deployment, redundant communications, and other response activities

  • Oversee the Collin County Medical Reserve Corps

  • Improve inter-agency and inter-jurisdictional coordination through development of agreements and routine interaction with:

    • Hospitals

    • Schools

    • City emergency management departments

    • Adjacent county departments

    • Texas Department of State Health Services

    • North Central Texas Council of Government

    • North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council

    • Private partners

    • Non-profit, faith-based and community organizations