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City of Lubbock monitoring novel coronavirus outbreak

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From the City of Lubbock: 

Novel Coronavirus Disease, or COVID-19, continues to be a rapidly evolving situation. As of March 11, 2020, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lubbock County.

The City of Lubbock Health Department is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Texas Department of State Health Services and other health partners in monitoring the developing outbreak and will promptly report any confirmed cases in our jurisdiction.

The risk to the general public from COVID-19 remains low. Those at risk are individuals who have traveled to an area with sustained community transmission and vulnerable populations, such as seniors and those with chronic medical conditions.

Although the risk is low we should all be following basic hygiene steps that are effective in limiting the spread of COVID-19 and all respiratory illnesses. For updated case counts, travel advisories and answers to frequently asked questions visit the City of Lubbock Health Department’s COVID-19 page at https://www.mylubbock.us/covid19.

The City of Lubbock Health Department is prepared should there be a case of novel coronavirus disease or COVID-19. Preparations include:

• Regular communication with our medical providers, schools and nursing homes
• Reassignment of staff to handle the increased call volume 
• Daily communication with region, state and national partners

For more information on COVID-19 visit the City of Lubbock Health Department website or by calling 806-775-2933.  

 

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