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During a joint press conference with Covenant Medical Center and University Medical Center, Texas Tech Public Media spoke with Covenant's chief medical officer, Dr. Craig Rhyne.

For those people who need to be hospitalized, what’s the capacity at Covenant?

Lubbock County is now up to 23 confirmed cases of COVID-19 according to a press release sent out by the city of Lubbock this afternoon. You can read the release below.

From the City of Lubbock:

Two employees of Whisperwood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center have tested positive for coronavirus. The City of Lubbock Health Department announced the positive results in a press release this morning, which you can read below.

From the City of Lubbock:

Lubbock Impact works to help the working poor throughout Lubbock. In the wake of COVID-19 hitting Lubbock, they've had to rethink how they continue their work.
Weston Davis

On a typical Wednesday night, Rory Thomas And her volunteer staff at Lubbock Impact would be rushing from kitchen to dining room, placing hot casseroles, bags of donuts and other donated goods onto their decorative tables. Normally they’d provide a space for family dining to nearly 300. But With the spread of Coronavirus, or COVID-19, they’re having to rethink the way they serve the community.

Local Restaurant Quick to Adapt to COVID-19

Mar 23, 2020

Jason Diehl describes himself as the eternal optimist. And while the outbreak of COVID-19 in the Lubbock area has altered his business model as a restaurant owner, the circumstances haven’t changed his tone.

“It’s just a really fluid situation,” he says, “So it’s really important for us to keep an open mind and kind of be creative with the way we’re trying to do things.” 3:24