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Lubbock Impact pushes forward legacy of Rory Thomas

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Volunteers at Lubbock Impact gather outside for a photo before starting the Thanksgiving meal distrubtion.
Kaysie Ellingson

Volunteers circle the lobby of Lubbock Impact, preparing the day’s task. Krystal Bennett gives instructions for distributing 275 Thanksgiving meal kits. Cars have been lined up in the parking lot since 7:30 this morning. Each one gets a turkey and two sacks containing ingredients for casseroles and pies.
 

Lubbock Health Authority Dr. Ron Cook said a safe Thanksgiving celebration is possible. At a Tuesday news conference, Cook shared what his family will be doing for the holiday.

“There’s about 10 of us,” Cook said. “We’re going to set up the food in the garage. We’re going to be eating outside. We’re going to isolate ourselves by family units that live together.”

He said each family member will serve themselves, sanitizing their hands before touching any shared utensils. They’ll sit at distanced tables, households grouped together, and wear masks when they’re not eating.

More than 500 coronavirus diagnoses Monday

Nov 23, 2020

The City of Lubbock has confirmed 503 new cases of COVID-19 and seven additional deaths as of 4:00 p.m. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 29,378 with 5,311 listed as active, 23,760 listed as recovered, and 307 related deaths.

From the City of Lubbock: 

As of 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 23, 2020, the City of Lubbock confirmed 503 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), 500 recoveries and seven additional deaths. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 29,378: 5,311 active, 23,760 listed as recovered and 307 total deaths.

Eddie Gaspar/Texas Tribune

From The Texas Tribune: 

Health care workers will be the first people in Texas to receive a COVID-19 vaccine once one receives emergency approval from the U.S. government, and on Monday a state panel of vaccine experts and politicians revealed which workers in the health field will receive top priority.

The “first-tier” recipients, according to the panel’s new guidelines, include:

The City of Lubbock has confirmed 483 new cases of COVID-19 and four additional deaths as of 4:00 p.m. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 28,474 with 5,703 listed as active, 22,135 listed as recovered, and 296 related deaths.

From the City of Lubbock:

As of 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 22, 2020, the City of Lubbock confirmed 505 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), 456 recoveries and one additional death. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 28,873: 5,376 active, 23,197 listed as recovered and 300 total deaths.

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