LUBBOCK, Texas — Mayor Dan Pope recorded an interview Friday for air Sunday morning on KAMC’s weekly political coverage, Talking Points. In the interview, Pope said “it looks like” the greater Lubbock area would face a rollback of economic reopening.
Starting in March, state and local governments restricted certain business activities to slow the spread of COVID-19. More recently the governor allowed non-essential businesses in most of Texas to reopen to 75 percent capacity.
On Friday, Lubbock was over the limit set by the governor for percentage of COVID-positive hospital patients for five days in a row. An order will be triggered from the governor’s office if it reaches seven days in a row.
Use the video player above to watch the mayor react to that possibility. The mayor also took questions on many other topics.