Vital Statistics Lobby to Close at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 2

Due to continued public health concerns with COVID-19, the City of Lubbock Vital Statistics Office will suspend all lobby services as of Thursday, April 2, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. Citizens can still submit applications for documents via mail, email or fax. We continue to be available by phone to assist you with any Vital Statistics questions you have. For more information on what is required to obtain a birth or death record, visit us at https://ci.lubbock.tx.us/departments/city-secretary/birth-and-death-certificates Contact Information: Email: ocs@mylubbock.us Mail: Vital Statistics Office, PO Box 2000, Lubbock Texas 79457 Phone: 806-775-3069 – Birth Certificates 806-775-2934 – Death Certific

City of Lubbock Confirms Additional Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

The City of Lubbock has confirmed 26 additional cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) as of 5:00 p.m. on March 30, 2020. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 77. A significant number of new cases is associated with the ongoing outbreak at Whisperwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Over the weekend the health department, with the help of staff running the UMC Drive-Through Clinic screened residents and employees. Unfortunately, 12 residents tested positive. The health department is working with regulatory agencies to ensure appropriate care is provided to residents. Additional screening at the facility is planned for Tuesday, March 31. In addition to the reported Lubbock cases

Stay At Home Order Issued for the City of Lubbock - Updates & Guidance Links (English & Span

LUBBOCK, Texas — The City of Lubbock today announced a stay at home order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to go in effect tonight at midnight. The order means that residents should not leave their homes except for essential matters. Essential matters include going to the grocery store, seeing a health care provider, taking care of people or pets and picking up food from a restaurant. Mayor Dan Pope read the Stay-at-Home Order via a virtual press conference that included local media. He said that ff you do not work for an essential business do not leave your home. Also adding that those sick are required to stay home. He also said that visiting of nursing homes would not be allowed. Whil

City of Lubbock Confirms Additional Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases - 51

The City of Lubbock has confirmed 10 additional cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) as of 5:00 p.m. on March 29, 2020. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 51. The City of Lubbock Health Department and other response agencies are prepared and have employed standard response plans designed to address and resolve public health issues. The Department will continue monitoring individuals as indicated by the CDC. The Department’s disease surveillance team will continue working diligently to ensure the public remains at a low risk of contracting COVID-19. The City of Lubbock Health Department and our health care partners will continue to monitor COVID-19 in the Lubbock area to prep

Coronavirus Tele-Town Hall: La salud de nuestras familias

We recognize that there is a great need to share culturally-relevant information in Spanish to many in our community. With Telemundo, we are assembling experts that will offer critical information on how to stay healthy and what families can do now to stay safe in light of COVID-19. We ask that you join us and/or share with anyone that you think would benefit. Please join this tele-town hall by calling 1-224-225-1234 and using the code 6678# on Tuesday, March 31 at 6 p.m. ET, 5 p.m. CT and 3 p.m. PT. Moderated by Nicole Suarez, Noticias Telemundo Correspondent, this call will have the participation of: Janet Murguía, UnidosUS’s President and CEO Kathleen Page, M.D., Associate Professor in th

City of Lubbock Confirms First Coronavirus (COVID-19) Related Death

The City of Lubbock has confirmed its first death related to the novel coronavirus COVID-19. The person who died was a male in his 60s with underlying health conditions. He was a resident of Lubbock. The City of Lubbock has confirmed 10 additional cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) as of 5:00 p.m. on March 28, 2020. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 41. In addition to the reported Lubbock cases, the Texas Department of State Health Services is reporting additional cases on the South Plains including Hockley County (7), Terry County (1), Gaines County (1), Hale County (1) and Yoakum County(1). The City of Lubbock Health Department and other response agencies are prepared and h

Lubbock ISD to provide childcare for employees of Lubbock's two largest health systems

The Lubbock Independent School District, in collaboration with the two largest health systems in our region, will begin providing childcare next week for healthcare workers due to the COVID-19 medical emergency. Lubbock ISD and University Medical Center have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to provide this service. Beginning March 30, Lubbock ISD paraprofessionals and employees of UMC will staff a childcare center at Miller Elementary School for the employees of UMC. The center will be staffed between 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, until the schools are reopened by the Texas Education Agency and Governor Greg Abbott. UMC estimates that 170 children, between the

City of Lubbock Confirms Additional Cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The City of Lubbock has confirmed four additional cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) as of 4:00 p.m. on March 27, 2020. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 31. In addition to the reported Lubbock cases, the Texas Department of State Health Services is reporting additional cases in the South Plains including Hockley County (5), Terry County (3), and Gaines County (1), Hale (1), Yoakum (1). The City of Lubbock Health Department and other response agencies are prepared and have employed standard response plans designed to address and resolve public health issues. The Department will continue monitoring individuals as indicated by the CDC. The Department’s disease surveillance team

Lubbock Banking Community Contributes more than $280,000 to South Plains COVID-19 Response Fund

(Lubbock,TX)- The Lubbock Banking Community has pooled its resources to commit more than $280,000 to the South Plains COVID-19 Response Fund. This extraordinary partnership shows their collective commitment to not only their customers but our South Plains communities as a whole. The Community Foundation of West Texas and Lubbock Area United Way announced their partnership to establish the South Plains COVID-19 Response Fund on March 27, 2020. The Response Fund is intended to rapidly deploy resources to community-based organizations who are tackling the effects of the coronavirus outbreak in the region. Local banks are among the first within the business community to commit their support for

City of Lubbock Confirms Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Local Nursing Home

The City of Lubbock has confirmed six additional cases of COVID-19 associated with Whisperwood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, located at 5502 4th Street. The health department is also investigating three suspected cases and is waiting for test results. These cases were identified through the contact investigation and screening process that occurred over the last two days. Additional testing and screening will continue over the next few days. The health department and state regulatory agencies have recommended control measures for the facility, to which it is compliant and working to implement all of the changes. Additional personal protective equipment was delivered to the facility on Marc

Frenship ISD Bond Election Postponed to November

(Wolfforth, TX) - The Frenship ISD May 2, 2020 bond election will now be held on November 3, 2020. The Frenship ISD Board of Trustees unanimously authorized the postponement during their regularly scheduled school board meeting on Thursday. On March 18, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation allowing for political subdivisions to postpone their May 2, 2020 special or general elections. With businesses remaining closed, restrictions on the size of groups, and concerns for the safety and wellbeing of the Frenship community, the Board of Trustees approved changing the election to November 3, 2020. “We feel postponing the election was the appropriate decis

COVENANT HEALTH MAKING CHANGES TO DONATION DROP-OFF

Because of the high winds we are having over the next couple of days, we are making some changes to our donation drop-off. Donation drop-off will be moved to the first floor of the west parking garage off 21st and Louisville. Drop-offs are 12 to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Because of the overwhelming community support we have received, this weekend we will also be collecting donations on Saturday, March 28 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Regular collection will continue off 21st and Indiana on Monday at noon. At this time, Covenant Health would also like to ask the community to donate any new thermometers they may have. Covenant Health wants to say a big thank you to all who have made donations to our drop

Now You Can Blog from Everywhere!

We’ve made it quick and convenient for you to manage your blog from anywhere. In this blog post we’ll share the ways you can post to your Wix Blog. Blogging from Your Wix Blog Dashboard On the dashboard, you have everything you need to manage your blog in one place. You can create new posts, set categories and more. To head to your Dashboard, open the Wix Editor and click on Blog > Posts. Blogging from Your Published Site Did you know that you can blog right from your published website? After you publish your site, go to your website’s URL and login with your Wix account. There you can write and edit posts, manage comments, pin posts and more! Just click on the 3 dot icon ( ⠇) to see all the

Design a Stunning Blog

When it comes to design, the Wix blog has everything you need to create beautiful posts that will grab your reader's attention. Check out our essential design features. Choose from 8 stunning layouts Your Wix Blog comes with 8 beautiful layouts. From your blog's settings, choose the layout that’s right for you. For example, a tiled layout is popular for helping visitors discover more posts that interest them. Or, choose a classic single column layout that lets readers scroll down and see your post topics one by one. Every layout comes with the latest social features built in. Readers can easily share posts on social networks like Facebook and Twitter and view how many people have liked a pos

Grow Your Blog Community

With Wix Blog, you’re not only sharing your voice with the world, you can also grow an active online community. That’s why the Wix blog comes with a built-in members area - so that readers can easily sign easily up to become members of your blog. What can members do? Members can follow each other, write and reply to comments and receive blog notifications. Each member gets their own personal profile page that they can customize. Tip: You can make any member of your blog a writer so they can write posts for your blog. Adding multiple writers is a great way to grow your content and keep it fresh and diversified. Here’s how to do it: Head to your Member’s Page Search for the member you want to

City of Lubbock Confirms Additional Cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The City of Lubbock has confirmed four additional cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) as of 4:00 p.m. on March 26, 2020. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 23. In addition to the reported Lubbock cases, the Texas Department of State Health Services is reporting additional cases on the South Plains including Hockley County (3), Terry County (3) and Gaines County (1). The City of Lubbock Health Department and other response agencies are prepared and have employed standard response plans designed to address and resolve public health issues. The department will continue monitoring individuals as indicated by the CDC. The Department’s disease surveillance team will continue working

Citizen Information for Interacting with City Departments (English & Spanish)

As the unprecedented COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation continues to evolve, the City’s primary focus continues to be on the health and safety of our employees, customers and community. While the need for social distancing is of great importance, we remain committed to supporting the general health and safety needs of the community. Beginning Monday, 23, 2020, City Hall will be closed to the public. Below is information for departments that citizens interact with daily and how they can continue conducting their business with the City. Accounting Please be advised that all payments that have been traditionally made in person at the Accounting Department will now have to be mailed in or you may

City of Lubbock Confirms Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases Associated with Lubbock Nursing Facility

The City of Lubbock Health Department confirmed Wednesday, March 25, 2020, that two employees of Whisperwood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, located at 5502 4th Street, tested positive for Coronavirus. The facility was following the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services guidelines for nursing homes, and the employees were identified through the established screening process. The facility is fully cooperating with the City of Lubbock Health Department and state regulatory agencies as we all work together to maintain the health of this vulnerable population. At this time, there are no additional Coronavirus cases connected to this facility. Over the next two days additional screening and

Se insta a los texanos a usar la línea de ayuda 2-1-1 de servicios sociales de Texas para obtener in

AUSTIN.- Salud y Servicios Humanos de Texas exhorta a todas las personas en el estado que necesiten información sobre la COVID-19, así como derivaciones a los recursos comunitarios, a que llamen a la línea de ayuda 2-1-1 de Texas, las 24 horas del día, los 7 días de la semana. “Al mismo tiempo que exhortamos a la población a usar el distanciamiento social y a quedarse en casa en la medida de lo posible, este recurso estatal puede ayudar al público a estar informado, a mantener la calma y a permanecer protegido”, dijo Wayne Salter, Comisionado Ejecutivo Adjunto de Servicios de Acceso y Participación de Beneficios de HHS. “Nuestro personal cualificado está trabajando incansablemente las 24 hor

Texas HHS Temporarily Suspends Non-Essential Visits to State Hospitals, State Supported Living Cente

AUSTIN – To prevent the spread of COVID-19, Texas Health and Human Services has temporarily suspended visitation and on-campus events at state hospitals and state supported living centers across Texas. “We are working across the state to protect the health and safety of the people we serve and our staff at our state hospitals and living centers,” said Mike Maples, HHS Deputy Executive Commissioner for the Health and Specialty Care System, which operates state hospitals and SSLCs. “We are continuing to keep families informed as we implement these precautionary measures to prevent the spread of infectious disease and protect everyone on campus.” On-campus events such as family association meet

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