Good Day Lubbock: Wednesday, March 18 - FOX34 Lubbock

Good Day Lubbock: Wednesday, March 18

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Good morning!   Here is what's on Good Day Lubbock this morning 5-9 a.m. on FOX34.       

 

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Fog leads to a warm afternoon

Dense fog advisory again for part of our area until 8 am, then becoming partly cloudy. A warm and muggy afternoon with the high near 74. The chance for storms increases into the afternoon hours and continues into the early AM. Some of these storms likely to become severe with large hail, damaging wind, and even an isolated tornado can not be ruled out. Clearing out of the precipitation tonight, then a very strong wind Thursday up to 25-35 mph.

 

 The City of Lubbock has confirmed 2 coronavirus cases in Lubbock

They are both travel related, but not connected to each other.  We don't know where they visited. The first case is a person from Lubbock County, the other, from Hockley County.  Neither one was hospitalized, but instead self-monitored. Now it's up to the health department to identify the people who may have had contact with the patients.


Lubbock, Lubbock-Cooper and Frenship ISD students have another week off for spring break

Trustees approved the change for Lubbock ISD students at an emergency meeting last night. Along with that, they approved distance learning work. That way, classes can continue remotely if necessary. Last Friday, the district sent chrome books home with every student in second grade and above. Initially, the focus on coronavirus has been on travelers. Now, the City of Lubbock is also looking at how to protect our most vulnerable populations, including people who are homeless. Grace Campus is one shelter in our area taking precautions against COVID-19. To prevent the spread, the shelter has stopped all on-site volunteers, and implemented social distancing and stricter hygiene rules.

Any patients with symptoms of the coronavirus will be sent to UMC's COVID-19 drive-up screening starting Friday

The screening location will be located on the far south end of the UMC campus. The hospital will also cancel any elective procedures requiring anesthesia. That decision will be revisited in two weeks. For now patients are encouraged to use UMC virtual visits. All visitors will have their temperature taken on arrival and will be referred to the drive-up location as needed.

Covenant Health Services is holding emergency blood drives over the next few weeks

The need for blood has risen drastically due to canceled drives at Texas Tech and a lack of donors due to concerns over the coronavirus. Blood transfusions are crucial for day to day operations and supplies can only replenished through donations. Donating is safe. There is no risk of contracting the coronavirus while donating. There'll be a blood drive today and tomorrow from 8:30-4 at the Knipling Education and Conference Center. To donate blood, you must be at least 16-years-old, and weigh at least 110 pounds. More information on when and where the drives will be held in the FOX34 news app.

The Women's Protective Service is in need of donations

Board members are asking for help securing toilet paper, diapers, and baby wipes for shelter residents. The shelter serves an average of 200 people per week. for more information on how to donate check the FOX34 news app.


President Trump is proposing a nearly trillion dollar economic package to rescue the economy

The president is pushing congress to approve the stimulus package within days. The goals is to send emergency checks for $1,000 to the public within two weeks.

 

Joe Biden is closer to the democratic nomination for president after sweeping three more states primaries

The former vice president with decisive victories in Florida, Illinois and Arizona, placing him nearly 300 delegates ahead of Senator Bernie Sanders. This could be the last major primary night for some time. Georgia, Louisiana and Ohio have all delayed theirs. Sanders will face increasing pressure now to drop out.

 

FOX34 Corner Kitchen: Caramelized cabbage and corned beef sandwich

 

Meredith Aldis is learning this healthy recipe from nutritionist Brenda Garcia. Click here for the recipe.

  

Do you know someone celebrating a birthday? Let us know, so we can announce it on-air around 6:55 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. e-mail birthdays@fox34.com.

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