Watch, Lubbock ISD plans for COVID safety and flexible options for families


LUBBOCK, Texas — Lubbock ISD scheduled a press conference for Thursday morning at 9:00 about district’s COVID-19 planning efforts and educational options for the upcoming school year.

The live event is over. Use the video player above for a replay.

LISD said families can choose between online instruction or in-person classes. For those who come to class, the adults will wear masks except when providing direct instructions. Students will wear masks “as appropriate.”

LISD also said the school building will undergo frequent deep cleaning. Lunch periods will be expanded to reduce the number of students together at any one time. Desks will be spread out in the classroom as far as possible.

As far as temperature checks for anyone entering a school building, LISD said a decision has not yet been made.

As of Wednesday evening, the Lubbock Health Department reported 2,457 total cases of COVID-19 or coronavirus with 51 deaths in the city and Lubbock County combined. The health department said 1,076 recovered. continues ongoing coverage of coronavirus (COVID-19) recovery efforts in Lubbock and the South Plains

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