McKinney Mayor Dealing With COVID19 Lawsuit, Daughter's Diagnosis

Chris Sommer
March 30, 2020 - 8:08 am
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MCKINNEY (1080 KRLD) - The city of McKinney is facing a lawsuit over its current shelter-in-place order, which is more strict than the coronavirus restrictions laid out by Collin County Judge Chris Hill.

Local real estate agent Derek Baker sued the city, claiming its ordinance violates the county order. 

Last week, Judge Hill ordered Collin County residents to remain at home, "except for travel related to essential activities."  However, Hill also ruled that all businesses in the county are considered essential at this time.

The city ordinance in McKinney ordered most businesses closed until further notice.

A hearing over the suit was originally scheduled for Monday, but has now been delayed until Tuesday. 

McKinney Mayor George Fuller told KRLD he spoke several times with Judge Hill over the weekend. Fuller hoped to bring the city order into alignment with the county restrictions.

Meanwhile, Mayor Fuller is also dealing with COVID-19 on a personal level.  He said his 19-year-old daughter was diagnosed with coronavirus, and remains in isolation. 

Fuller said his daughter, a local college student, was tested on Friday after showing symptoms for several days.  Her positive test came back Sunday night.

Fuller spoke with KRLD's Chris Sommer.