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

The City of Lubbock has confirmed 19 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), and 10 more listed as recovered, as of 4:00 p.m. on April 30, 2020. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 535: 268 active, 224 listed as recovered and 43 deaths. All this information can be found on a comprehensive dashboard at www.mylubbock.us/COVID19 Through its investigations into the positive COVID-19 cases, the Health Department has identified Burger King, at 7006 University Avenue, as a possible community exposure site. The possible exposure dates and times are listed below: Burger King 7006 University, Lubbock 4/23 8 am to 3 pm 4/24 8 am to 3 pm 4/25 8 am to 3 pm 4/27 8 am to 4 pm 4/28 8 am to 4 pm

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

The City of Lubbock has confirmed nine new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), and 16 more listed as recovered, as of 4:00 p.m. on April 29, 2020. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 516: 259 active, 214 listed as recovered and 43 deaths. All this information can be found on a comprehensive dashboard at www.mylubbock.us/COVID19 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

LULAC Responds To Trump Administration Declaring Meat Plants “Critical Infrastructure” And Treating

Nation’s Oldest & Largest Latino Civil Rights Organization Reacts to Reports of Forthcoming Executive Order to Keep Meat Processing Facilities Open Washington, DC - Today, Domingo Garcia, National President of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), issued the following statement regarding the safety and wellbeing of essential workers in the meatpacking industry, many of whom are Hispanic. LULAC President Domingo Garcia stated: “Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, President Trump consistently showed American workers that he puts profits over people. The news that the President will invoke the Defense Production Act to secure the nation’s food supply, instead of mandating OSHA to

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

The City of Lubbock has confirmed three new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), and 26 more listed as recovered, as of 4:00 p.m. on April 28, 2020. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 507: 266 active, 198 listed as recovered and 43 deaths. All this information can be found on a comprehensive dashboard at www.mylubbock.us/COVID19 * 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

NEW MAPS REVEAL SEVERE FOOD INSECURITY, LACK OF ONLINE LEARNING ACCESS

LUBBOCK, TX (April 27, 2020) – A shocking 22.5% of children in Texas were food insecure before COVID-19, despite supports like the National School Lunch Program, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and an area food bank. Now, many more children have even less access to food. To increase awareness of this concern, CHILDREN AT RISK has developed maps that reveal neighborhoods in Lubbock County that are grappling with food insecurity. “COVID-19 has burdened Texas families in so many ways,” said Dr. Bob Sanborn, president and CEO of CHILDREN AT RISK. “From school closures to lost jobs, and now limited or no access to food, our children are suffering tremendously, and many may n

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

The City of Lubbock has confirmed five new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), and three additional deaths as of 4:00 p.m. on April 27, 2020. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 504: 289 active, 172 listed as recovered and 43 deaths. All this information can be found on a comprehensive dashboard at www.mylubbock.us/COVID19 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 r

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

The City of Lubbock has confirmed two new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) as of 4:00 p.m. on April 26, 2020. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 499: 293 active, 166 listed as recovered and 40 deaths. All this information can be found on a comprehensive dashboard at www.mylubbock.us/COVID19 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.

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

The City of Lubbock has confirmed 13 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), and 16 additional cases listed as recovered, as of 4:00 p.m. on April 24, 2020. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 494: 288 active, 166 listed as recovered and 40 deaths. All this information can be found on a comprehensive dashboard at www.mylubbock.us/COVID19 Through its investigations into the positive COVID-19 cases, the Health Department has identified Walgreens at 3404 Indiana Avenue and Family Dollar at 106 North University Avenue as possible community exposure sites. Exposure dates and times are as follows: Family Dollar 106 North University Ave, Lubbock 4/6 12 pm to 6 pm 4/7 9 am to 5 pm 4/8 2

Texas recibe autorización para compras de SNAP en línea (English release below)

AUSTIN.– Salud y Servicios Humanos de Texas acaba de recibir autorización federal para que los beneficiarios del programa de alimentos de SNAP en Texas puedan hacer compras en línea durante la pandemia de COVID-19. Se espera que este programa piloto inicie el 28 de mayo en todo el estado. “Al permitir que los beneficiarios de SNAP hagan compras en línea durante la respuesta de Texas ante el COVID-19, estamos eliminando barreras para que muchas familias tengan acceso a alimentos sanos y nutritivos”, dijo el gobernador Greg Abbott. “Agradezco a nuestros socios federales de la USDA el haber aprobado esta solicitud. A medida que el Estado de la Estrella Solitaria continúa respondiendo a la pande

Paycheck Protection Program 2.0 Excludes Businesses of Color, Mom and Pop Businesses Coalition of Ad

(WASHINGTON DC) – Today, the President signed a law that appropriates an additional $310 billion to replenish the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), however it does nothing to ensure access for underserved businesses that were shut out of the first round. Very small businesses, underbanked rural businesses as well as Black and Latino businesses are among the most vulnerable that are unlikely to get access. The hundreds of billions channeled through this emergency financial relief program in the first round flowed primarily through big banks and almost exclusively to their preferred customers, as reported by CNN, "JPMorgan, Ruth's Chris accused of cheating small businesses out of emergency l

DPS Reminds Motorists April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

LUBBOCK – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding motorists that April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and during the rest of the month and throughout the year, it’s important for all drivers to reduce distractions every time they get behind the wheel. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were more than 96,000 crashes involving distracted driving in 2018, and these crashes led to more than 2,300 serious injuries and over 390 deaths. DPS wants to remind you that distracted driving of any kind can be dangerous. In just three seconds, when you take your eyes off of the road while driving at 70 mph, your vehicle travels over the length of a

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

The City of Lubbock has confirmed 11 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), and one additional death as of 4:00 p.m. on April 23, 2020. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 481: 292 active, 149 listed as recovered and 40 deaths. All this information can be found on a comprehensive dashboard at www.mylubbock.us/COVID19 Through its investigations into the positive COVID-19 cases, the Health Department has identified Food King, at 5725 19th Street, as a possible community exposure site. The possible exposure time was Tuesday, April 14, from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The store is cooperating with the City of Lubbock. City Environmental Inspectors have been on site to verify that a Level 3 c

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

The City of Lubbock has confirmed 12 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), and one additional death as of 4:00 p.m. on April 22, 2020. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 470: 288 active, 143 listed as recovered and 39 deaths. All this information can be found on a comprehensive dashboard at www.mylubbock.us/COVID19 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 o

Alianza Americas and Over 100 Organizations Urge Congress to Protect Immigrants During a Pandemic

WASHINGTON – While the federal government continues to exclude immigrants in numerous ways from emergency COVID-19 relief, Alianza Americas and over 100 other organizations are urging members of Congress to extend vital health and aid resources to immigrants, many of whom are performing essential jobs and still feeling the negative economic repercussions of the pandemic. The group of organizations sent a letter to key members of Congress today expressing concern for the over 300,000 hard-working individuals with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and their more than 250,000 U.S. born children, 700,000+ Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) beneficiaries, and an estimated 11 million h

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

The City of Lubbock has confirmed 13 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), and two additional deaths as of 4:00 p.m. on April 21, 2020. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 458: 286 active, 134 listed as recovered and 38 deaths. All this information can be found on a comprehensive dashboard at www.mylubbock.us/COVID19 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

COVID-19: Latinas in Business Inc. compartirán recursos públicos y privados para minorías, mujeres y

(ENGLISH VERSION BELOW) COVID-19: Latinas in Business Inc. compartirán recursos públicos y privados para minorías, mujeres y otras pequeñas empresas y sesión de preguntas y respuestas NUEVA YORK, NY - 21 de abril de 2020 - (LATINX NEWSWIRE) - Latinas in Business Inc. llevará a cabo una reunión virtual, COVID-19: Recursos de NY para mujeres y pequeñas empresas minoritarias (públicas y privadas), el 22 de abril de 2020 a la 1pm EST para compartir asistencia financiera y otros recursos del gobierno federal, estatal y municipal, y el sector privado. La reunion virtual sera en ingles. La oradora invitada incluirá a Wendy García, Directora de Diversidad de la Oficina del Contralor de la Ciudad de

Alianza Americas Rebukes Trump’s Decision to Suspend Immigration Over Coronavirus

WASHINGTON – Following his announcement in a tweet late Monday night, President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order temporarily suspending immigration to the U.S. The executive order - which can be signed as early as this week - will be the latest move aimed at minimizing movement across borders, following travel restrictions from Europe and China. Alianza Americas Executive Director, Oscar Chacón had the following statement: “The president’s tweet was a transparent attempt to distract from his own failures in responding to this health crisis, and from the corporate giveaways that are leaving out so many small businesses. It’s ludicrous that during a time when many im

Border Network for Human Rights Condemns Trump’s Immigration Restrictions to Fight Coronavirus

Statement from Fernando Garcia, Executive Director at Border Network for Human Rights: “Once again, the president is using immigrants as scapegoats for this pandemic and for the ramifications of an economic slowdown. Blaming immigrants during this crisis, makes more evident his failed leadership, and makes it clear that he will always use them to advance his political agenda. Instead of working toward solutions, he presents incoherent and dangerous messages. Even though the Trump administration will very likely include exceptions for farmworkers and healthcare workers, his approach will only cause more fear among the essential workers that are providing the services to keep the country

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

The City of Lubbock has confirmed 15* new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), and four additional deaths as of 4:00 p.m. on April 20, 2020. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 445: 285 active, 124 listed as recovered and 36 deaths. All this information can be found on a comprehensive dashboard at www.mylubbock.us/COVID19 *Please note we are reporting 15 cases today, but there are only 14 cases reported on the chart. A case from an outlying county was moved to the Lubbock County count. 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 continu

Texas State Parks Reopen for Day-Use

AUSTIN—Texas State Parks will begin reopening for day-use only April 20 as part of a broader effort to begin reopening the state of Texas. Per Governor Abbott’s direction, new restrictions in effect include requiring visitors to wear face coverings and maintain a six-foot distance from individuals outside of their party, and prohibiting the gathering of groups larger than five. “As we navigate through these challenging times, it is essential that outdoor experiences and opportunities are available for Texas families. We have been diligently working with our partners in local communities across the state to help safeguard our state park visitors, volunteers and staff when they return to Tex

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