Beginning June 12, the Town of Prosper will no longer be reporting daily statistics regarding COVID-19. Updates are made available on the Texas Department of State Health Services, Collin County and Denton County websites.
The data found on the Town website and social media channels is the most accurate data available from county and state public health authorities, and the Town uses that information to make data-driven decisions on operations and in our communication efforts. Our primary goal is to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by keeping the community informed, and encouraging everyone to follow safe practices.
December 14 Update: Trauma Service Area E (TSA-E), which encompasses Collin and Denton Counties, has now had more than seven consecutive days in which the number of COVID-19 hospitalized patients has exceeded 15% as a percentage of total hospital capacity. Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-32 is now in effect for the entire TSA-E area. GA-32 requires that certain businesses and restaurants that were at 75% occupancy must reduce their occupancy levels to 50%, until such time as the hospitalization capacity drops below 15% for seven consecutive days. A copy of Executive Order GA-32 is available at the following link:
The Texas Department of State Health Services maintains a list of all Texas TSA areas that have exceeded the 15% capacity. This website will be updated and a letter will be sent to the County Judges if and when the 15% capacity is reached.
The Town encourages everyone to continue to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Our primary goal is the health and safety of the community.
Additional statistics, such as hospitalization, testing, and demographic data, are available on the Collin and Denton County Public Health websites:
The Town of Prosper analyzes data from multiple sources in an effort to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on the community. Reporting methods from state and county authorities have changed over the course of the pandemic, and periodic data cleanups can cause an adjustment in reported cases from time to time.
In addition to Confirmed, Active, Recovered Cases, and Deaths, the Town believes the number of COVID-19 Hospitalized Patients is an important indicator of the severity of the pandemic. Going forward, we will report regional and county hospitalization data from the state’s Trauma Service Area-E (TSA-E), a 19-county area that encompasses the DFW Metroplex, as well as Collin and Denton County hospitalization data.
The Town of Prosper is working to assist local families and businesses through the We Prosper Together campaign. Click the link to find out how you can help.
Residents are encouraged to stay home, continue social distancing and other preventive measures that can have a significant impact on slowing the spread of COVID-19. Visit the CDC website for recommendations: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
For a list of the Town’s current closures and program cancellations, and for more information and resources about COVID-19, please visit prospertx.gov/coronavirus
Prosper Emergency Management personnel are in constant contact with Collin County Health Care Services, Denton County Public Health, the Texas Department of State Health Services, as well as the CDC in order to monitor the daily local and regional impact, and will immediately share any new information with the Town of Prosper, its residents, and the Prosper Independent School District. Questions may be directed to Prosper Fire Rescue Division Chief Bill Bonny at (972) 347-2424 or via email at email@example.com.
The public is encouraged to practice preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Maintain at least six feet of social distance between others not in your household.
- Wear a mask or face covering when you cannot maintain six feel of social distance with others not in your household.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose with the inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.