Good morning! Here is what's on Good Day Lubbock this morning 5-9 a.m. on FOX34.
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Breezy, sunny , and warm today
Breezy morning for our area with wind speeds 12-20 mph, dropping during the afternoon hours. Sunny with temperatures a few degrees cooler than yesterday, high near 78. Mostly clear tonight with the low near 45.Temperatures will climb next few days with 80s tomorrow, then nearing 90s Thursday. Then temperatures drop for the weekend with strong wind.
A 4th disaster declaration for Lubbock takes effect today
It clarifies what businesses are essential. Grocery stores, hospitals, and gas stations will remain open, with proper social distancing and hygiene in place. But salons, barbershops, and retail stores will be forced to close, at least until April 3. Mayor Pope says as long as people follow the orders, a shelter-in-place rule will not be needed. The declaration takes effect tonight at 6. Terry and Gaines counties reported each county's first case. Those are counties to our southwest, which include Brownfield and Seminole.
New Mexico Governor Lujan Grisham has issued a stay-at-home order that takes effect this morning
The state is up to 83 COVID-19 cases including the first in Lea county, which includes Hobbs and Lovington. All New Mexicans ordered to remain in their homes except for outings that are absolutely necessary for health, safety, and welfare. This specifically targets gatherings of five or more people in outdoor spaces. It goes into effect this morning at 8 and lasts until April 10.
Lubbock ISD is offering curbside meal pickup for anyone under the age of 18
It's to help with the missed out school lunches. Families can pick up lunch and next day's breakfast at 16 campuses. a link to a live interactive map of pickup locations and bus routes is in the FOX34 news app.
Another big need right now: blood donations
There's a blood drive today from 8:30 - 4 at Covenant Children's. To minimize the number of donors entering the facilities, the drive will be held inside two trailers in the main parking lot at the hospital. The hospital wants you to know donations are safe, and there is no risk of contracting COVID-19 or any other virus through donations. You must be at least 16-years-old, weigh at least 110 pounds be in good health and have not donated within eight weeks. You will also need your ID to give blood.
Top congressional and White House officials negotiating the nearly $2T coronavirus rescue package say they expect to reach a deal sometime today
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer say they spoke by phone with President Trump late last night. The legislation would include direct payments of $1,200 to many American adults and $500 for each child they have. Democracts are concerned about a $500B fund Republicans want to create for loans and loan guarantees for major corporations. Democrats call it a slush fund as the treasury secretary would get to pick who gets money and there's no oversight for how these corporations could use the money with worries about bonuses for execs and buying back stock. House democrats are working on their own coronavirus response legislation which is adding pressure on the senate to reach an agreement. The third senate vote on the matter could come sometime today.
Look Around Lubbock: Arts & Crafts
Meredith Aldis will take home art projects from Miss Megan's Make Room to keep the kids entertained during extended spring break.
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