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HIGHS IN THE 70s LOWS IN THE 40s AND 50s
Cold front moved through the area bringing the Hgusty northeast wind that will stay 20-30mph through the morning. Sunny and cooler day with highs in the 70s and calming wind after noon. Clear tonight with a chill in the air with temperatures in the 40s and low 50s. We do warm next few days with mid 90s returning by Thursday and more wind. Temperatures to drop again to end this week and stay cooler for the weekend.
The city reports another death from coronavirus bringing the total to 45
The city also confirmed six new cases through testing yesterday- bringing that total to 560. Of those, two more are confirmed to be health care workers for a total of 34. The city hasn't reported a new case in a nursing home since last Tuesday. Investigations are pending on 14 cases. The city reports the majority of people testing positive are in their 20s, with 92 cases.There are three testing sites available today. You must show symptoms to get a test. More details here.
Mayor Dan Pope said for the most part, businesses are complying with the governor's orders to reopen
The Lubbock Economic Recovery Task Force reports confirming 381 businesses as "Lubbock Safe." That's the voluntary set of guidelines the city created - with higher health standards than the state's mandates. More than 1,300 businesses have signed up to get certified. The city, state, and federal guidance limits you to ten people in a group. We have links to all that guidance, including how to join the "Lubbock Safe" program here.
The city's public health authority says your compassion will help protect your neighbors
Dr. Ron Cook said he saw many people without facial coverings or maintaining social distance last weekend. During the city's update yesterday morning, Dr. Cook said that goes against Lubbock's reputation as a caring community. When you *are* wearing a facial covering, Dr. Cook said make sure it's covering your nose and your mouth.
After announcing it would reopen yesterday, Zach's Club West now reports it will wait
On Friday the owners said it was a violation of their rights to be forced closed when the gym is taking steps to ensure health. On Sunday, the city gave guidance from the attorney general's office. It clarified, wen the governor said "people shall avoid" - he meant those businesses should stay closed. Yesterday morning the owners of Zach's Club met with city leaders and said they were pleased with how the city listened. They agreed to stay closed for a couple days - pending further guidance from Governor Abbott. We'll hear from the governor today at 2:30. You can watch live on FOX34 and in the FOX34 news app.
The 78th ABC Pro Rodeo will be postponed until next year
The rodeo committee announced yesterday that it was the only viable option in consideration of Governor Abbott's declaration. The rodeo committee still hopes to host small events and fundraisers throughout this fall to continue raising money for the Boys and Girls Club of Lubbock. For ticket refunds, contact the location where you purchased your tickets for refund procedures. The next rodeo is expected to be at the Mallet Event Center in Hockley County early next April.
Meredith Aldis features our local businesses and an in-depth look at how their servicing the community while upholding the federal, state, and local orders during the coronavirus pandemic. She takes a look today at how this business is helping you live healthy in this time and why that's so important.
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