Coronavirus Update: Lubbock officials hope to slow spread so local hospitals not overwhelmed when COVID-19 comes

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LUBBOCK, Texas — The City of Lubbock held a press conference on Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. to update citizens on the city’s preparations for Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19. carried the event live on our website and on social media.

The live event is over. Use the video link above to watch a replay.

Local officials in the press conference said they hope to slow the spread of COVID-19 when it comes to Lubbock so that local hospitals do not get overwhelmed all at once with too many patients.

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

The City of Lubbock Health Department, along with community partners, continues monitoring and proactive preparations regarding Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19. The Health Department will hold a news conference Wednesday, March 11, 2020, to provide an update on those preparations. Speakers at the news conference include Lubbock City Manager Jarrett Atkinson, Director of Public Health Katherine Wells and local health authority, Dr. Ronald Cook.

  • What: City of Lubbock Health Department News Conferenc
  • When: 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2020 
  • Where: Lubbock Fire Rescue Auditorium, 1515 E. Ursuline Street

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