Lubbock orders non-essential businesses to close, watch replay

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LUBBOCK, Texas — The City of Lubbock on Monday held a press conference at 6:00 pm Monday with an update on the fight to stop or slow the spread of COVID-19 or coronavirus.

Mayor Dan Pope wanted to clarify the issue of essential versus non-essential business.

Use the video player above to watch a replay. App users might need to CLICK HERE for a better view of the player. (Replay added at 6:46 pm. It might take a few minutes for it show up.)

Related Story: Lubbock mayor issues sweeping order closing all non-essential businesses

No new cases were reported Monday in Lubbock. The official case count in Lubbock remained at 10.

Mayor Dan Pope issued a fourth declaration of disaster. The declaration, as of Tuesday at 6:00 p.m., orders the closure of nail salons, barber shops, malls, tattoo parlors, piercing shops, tanning salons and certain other businesses. (More to come shortly on the updated declaration.)

The following is a press release from the City of Lubbock:

City of Lubbock to Hold Weekly News Conference

The City of Lubbock will hold a news conference regarding the latest information on the Coronavirus and the coordinated efforts to address concerns within the community. To limit unnecessary exposure, this conference is for MEDIA and INVITED GUESTS ONLY.

What: News Conference
When: 6:00 p.m. Monday, March 23, 2020
Where: City Council Chambers, Lubbock City Hall, 1625 13th Street

*The news conference will be streamed at, and broadcast via Facebook Live. continues ongoing coverage of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), its impacts and vaccination efforts.

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