The City of Lubbock health department reported 26 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases Monday, bringing the total to 77 cases and one death.
The city reports a significant number of new cases are at what it terms the “ongoing outbreak” at the Whisperwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The health department and staff from UMC’s drive-through clinic screened Whisperwood residents and employees this weekend. 12 residents tested positive.
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The health department is working with regulatory agencies to ensure appropriate care is provided to residents. Additional screening at the facility is planned Tuesday.
During a news conference webinar Sunday evening, health director Katherine Wells reported about eight of the confirmed cases involved people who have recovered and completed the required quarantine period. The first case was reported in Lubbock about two weeks ago.
Mayor Dan Pope Sunday issued a stay-at-home order, which maintained restrictions on businesses that were already in place from a prior disaster declaration. The new order prohibits any gatherings outside of a single household. It is not a shelter-in-place order. More information on the latest order is below.
All dine-in options are prohibited at restaurants throughout the city. The city advises restaurants should keep dining rooms closed to the public. All orders must be delivered curb-side or at a drive-through window.
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