Dr. Doug Klepper suggested that all children over age 2 should be wearing a face mask during the pandemic. Also, he says parents should set that example, just as we encourage kids to wear a helmet on a bicycle.
As measures to battle COVID-19 across the Lone-Star State and closer to home begin to ease, a local doctor of audiology is utilizing new technology in order to better reach and connect with a specific group of patients who are still considered the most “at risk” population.
As the city first began to respond to the presence of Coronavirus in the Hub City, officials were not sure what to expect on the other side. Specifically, what this would mean for crime. However, the numbers in many categories have indicated a positive trend that Lubbock Police hope will continue.
Frenship ISD and Aramark have announced they will continue to provide curbside meals at no cost to children in the community until further notice, after distributing more than 200,000 meals to kids since March 23.
Governor Greg Abbott today directed the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to expand COVID-19 testing to all patients, residents, and staff at the 23 state-operated inpatient psychiatric hospitals and living centers throughout Texas.
The City of Lubbock and Lubbock Area United Way are partnering to sell Lubbock Strong t-shirts. The shirts both benefit the South Plains COVID-19 Response Fund and applaud the strength of the Lubbock community during this unprecedented time.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture has announced that the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to America’s farmers and ranchers that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Tammy Camp is a Pediatrician and Texas Tech Physician who also serves as the President of the TPS. She says right now, while families are still at home most of the time, we should take the time to plan with our kids what we would do in response to a disaster.
Sands CISD might have been at home, but the district was forced to graduate on the visitor’s side of its football field, due to TEA COVID-19 guidelines. That side of the field is in Martin County, while Dawson County makes up the other half.
Alan Rhodes, attorney, business professional, and member of the LCU Board of Trustees has found a way to help local nurses, first responders, and doctors in Lubbock and Amarillo with one of their most basic needs—a place to sleep.
A Littlefield high school student will be starting the new year in a new car. The car giveaway was part of an incentive to help boost attendance at the school. The high school principal teamed up with John Roley AutoCenter in Littlefield, and other community sponsors, to provide a 2019 Chevrolet s
Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday announced his next wave of reopenings designed to restart the Texas economy during the coronavirus pandemic, saying child care facilities can reopen immediately, bars can open Friday with limited capacity and sporting events can return without fans at the end of the month.
Spectators gathered north of Covenant Medical Center Hospital to watch the flyover Friday. Just before noon, a U.S. Air Force B-1 Bomber flew over the hospital to show their support for those working on the front lines of the battle against coronavirus.
Starting on Monday, May 18, gyms across the state of Texas will be allowed to open their doors but will be limited to the 25 percent occupancy. During Thursday’s City of Lubbock news conference, Dr. Ron Cook said exercise is the best medicine.
As more businesses will be allowed to reopen under Governor Greg Abbott's latest Executive Order, GA-22, the Lubbock Economic Recovery Task Force (LERT) has updated guidelines on the Lubbock Safe! website.
Doctors knew that someday, Brixton Marshall would need a kidney transplant to survive. Yesterday, Transplant Surgeons at Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth decided he was finally big enough to handle a kidney transplant. That new kidney came from the best match they could find.
With its workforce at the center of a growing coronavirus outbreak in the Texas Panhandle, the massive JBS Beef meatpacking plant north of Amarillo said Wednesday afternoon that it would work with state health officials to begin testing its roughly 3,000 employees. This story from the Texas Tribune.
Congress directed most insurance companies to cover test costs for insured patients in March, and has promised to reimburse providers for testing those who are uninsured. But experts say there are gaps in the protection that can leave patients surprised with bills.
State health officials have identified a rapidly growing cluster of cases tied to the JBS Beef plant in Moore County. The area has the state's highest known coronavirus infection rate. But plant workers aren't being systematically tested.
A pandemic is stressful for most people but it is especially challenging for those who are struggling anyway to recover from an addiction. That’s why the timing may seem perfect for a new program underway now at Covenant Health.
After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), West Texas Paving – a road construction company based in Wolfforth - will pay an employee $1,200 in back wages after failing to provide them paid sick leave under the newly passed Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act aft
Parents were notified and the facility was closed on Friday for deep cleaning. Some children, based on exposure, will be quarantined. The City of Lubbock says the facility is following all health department recommendations.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott was at the White House on Thursday, talking about the state’s effort to contain the coronavirus. President Trump and members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force praised the governor’s containment strategy and his plans to reopen the Texas economy.
Though there has been no spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in Lubbock County, the department of public health says it is still too early to tell if opening up the state and local economy has had an impact on the number.
The Lubbock Economic Recovery Task Force is adding to their Lubbock Safe Program guidelines for a second time after Governor Abbott announced more business openings this Friday, including nail, hair, and tanning salons and barber shops.
Dr. John Culberson specializes in geriatrics at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center. He has this important message to seniors, “There are many people who get Covid in their 70 s, 80s, and 90s who do recover. The majority of those individuals do recover and that needs to be stressed."