LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The City of Lubbock confirmed 155 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), 79 recoveries and one death on Tuesday. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 10,681: 2,355 active, 8,206 listed as recovered and 120 deaths.
Texas Tech is reporting 1,375 total cases as of Thursday, Sept. 17. 1,236 students and 139 employees, with 186 active.
Texas Tech University and the City of Lubbock issued a joint statement to clarify how positive Coronavirus cases at the university are reported and counted in the overall Lubbock County case count:
“The City of Lubbock Health Department is the authoritative source for the official COVID-19 case count for Lubbock County. Positive test results from Texas Tech University are reported to the Health Department daily, and are made available on the university’s COVID-19 dashboard daily. However, due to the constant efforts to reconcile data accurately, Texas Tech’s numbers may not be reflected in the Health Department/City of Lubbock’s case count the same day they are reported, which leads to different reporting numbers. The Texas Tech positive case numbers will always be included in the official Lubbock County case count, but ONLY after necessary information is carefully gathered and properly vetted.”
Tailgating and Public Events
The city issued this reminder on Saturday, Sept. 19
For Texas Tech home football games, those wishing to have a tailgate off of the university campus, must follow guidelines set by the City of Lubbock. For outdoor tailgate events with 10-49 participants, a Small Tailgate Approval Checklist must be submitted to email@example.com a minimum of five days before the event.
An outdoor tailgating event with an anticipated 50 participants or more must submit a separate plan for consideration by the Mayor of the City of Lubbock detailing how safety concerns regarding COVID-19 will be addressed. These plans should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org a minimum of five days prior to the event for approval.
To request approval from the Mayor for other outdoor events with anticipated gatherings of 10 or more people, visit mylubbock.us/lubbocksafe where you will find an approval checklist. Completed checklists should be submitted to email@example.com a minimum of ten days prior to the event for approval.
COVID-19 Relief Funds
The City and partner organizations, are using the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) to help citizens directly impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic. The programs available include: Rental, mortgage and utility assistance as well as daycare assistance. For more information, call the Community Development Department at 775.2296, or go to mylubbock.us/communitydevelopment
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