Cornyn to tour TTUHSC Tuesday, discuss federal resources for local coronavirus response

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Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool via AP)

LUBBOCK, Texas (NEWS RELEASE) — The following is a news release from Office of U.S. Senator John Cornyn:

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) will join Texas Tech University System Chancellor Dr. Tedd Mitchell, Texas Tech University Health Science Center (TTUHSC) President Dr. Lori Rice-Spearman, and Texas Tech University (TTU) President Dr. Lawrence Schovanec [Tuesday] to see firsthand how the CARES Act, a coronavirus relief bill he supported in March, is helping them combat the coronavirus pandemic in Lubbock.

He will first tour TTUHSC’s drive-thru clinic funded by the CARES Act andview a simulated demonstration of a telehealth visit between rural patients and Texas Tech physicians before learning about the different types of medical equipment the CARES Act helped TTUHSC purchase to help fight the pandemic.

Following the tour, Sen. Cornyn will hold a socially-distanced joint press conference with the three Texas Tech principles, as well as Mayor Dan Pope of Lubbock and President & CEO Mark Funderburk of UMC Medical System, who will each speak to how they have used CARES Act funds to benefit the Lubbock community. 

*All attendees must undergo a temperature check upon arrival, wear a mask, socially distance when possible, and follow all CDC guidelines.

(News release from the Office of U.S. Senator John Cornyn) continues ongoing coverage of coronavirus (COVID-19) recovery efforts in Lubbock and the South Plains

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