Good morning! Here is what's on Good Day Lubbock this morning 5-9 a.m. on FOX34.
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Calm, sunshine, highs in 70s
Much calmer wind today changing from the northwest to south through the day 5-10 mph. Some high clouds with lots of sunshine, high near 72. Clouds increase overnight and mostly cloudy Wednesday with no rain expected. Wind speeds do pick up for the rest of the week 12-22 mph ahead of our next cold front. Temperatures in the 70s tomorrow, 80s Thursday, then 60s Friday.
The City of Lubbock is reporting the largest amount of new COVID-19 cases in a single day
26 more yesterday, about a third of Lubbock's total of 77. Texas Tech is reporting one of the recent cases is a student at the Health Sciences Center. Staffers are conducting a contact and exposure investigation. The health department reports most of yesterday's 26 cases are related to testing at the Whisperwood Nursing and Rehab center. Over the weekend, staff worked with the UMC drive through clinic to test residents and employees. 12 residents have tested positive. There will be more screening today. The city also reiterating the rules for restaurants. No business can allow dine in. Dining rooms should be closed to any public contact. All orders must be delivered by curb-side pick-up, or through a drive-through window. There's also regular delivery. Many restaurants in our area have expanded their work to facilitate those.
There was some confusion Monday morning after the city's stay-at-home order went into effect
It bans any gathering, outside of a single household. LPD clarified that while enforcement is happening you do not need documentation as you travel within the city, and police will not be conducting traffic stops to check. If you do know of a business or individual not following the guidelines you can call LPD's non-emergency line. Penalties could include fines or even jail time.
City of Lubbock libraries suspending curbside and delivery services
They will still provide other services during the closure. E-books and audio books are still available through the "Libby" app and the library also has a large number of resources and tex-share databases online. If you do not have a library card pin or your texshare information, call or email any of the four public library branches. Staff will get you a card and a number over the phone, then you can use those resources.
Lubbock ISD is filling a need for healthcare workers in our area
The district is now offering childcare to employees at UMC and Covenant Health. Yesterday, the district opened Miller Elementary for UMC... and it will open Ramirez Elementary for Covenant Health tomorrow. Superintendent Kathy Rollo says about 170 kids of UMC employees are being served through this program and about 160 kids of Covenant Health employees.
Financial relief for small businesses will be available by the end of the week
The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce reports these 100% federally-backed loans could be available as early as Friday. The "paycheck protection program" only applies to employers with 500 workers or less. The loans will be forgiven if borrowers don't lay off anyone during the crisis or restore their payrolls afterward. It's intended to keep small businesses from having to lay people off.
Good Day Good Dog: Bubbles
She's an 18-month-old boxer mix and is sweet and energetic. Check out 4Legged Friends of Lubbock for adoption info.
Look Around Lubbock: Dog tricks
Meredith Aldis has some tips on teaching your pet some good behaviors. And, we're getting a look at what your dog can do! Post a video to our Facebook page to feature your pet on the newscast this morning.
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