The City of Lubbock COVID-19 Dashboard is currently reporting no additional deaths and 219 new cases on Friday, September 24. A total of 127,748 Lubbock County residents have been vaccinated, up 778 from Wednesday’s report, 56.76% of Lubbock County’s population over 12 years old have now received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
In a letter to TEA Commissioner Mike Morath, federal officials said the investigation will focus on whether or not students with disabilities who are at greater risk for severe illness from COVID-19 are prevented from safely returning to in-person education, which would violate federal law, wrote Suzanne B. Goldberg, the acting assistant secretary for civil rights.
The City of Lubbock Public Health Department will host a clinic offering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and school vaccinations at the Lubbock High School cafeteria on Saturday, September 18, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Gov. Abbott announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission is receiving up to $5 million in federal funding from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as part of an innovative program to help serve underserved Texans in rural hospitals throughout the state.
Covenant Health states while they are not currently requiring COVID-19 vaccines for caregivers, they are strongly encouraging health care workers and the public to get vaccinated, adding they are monitoring for updates to requirements from government officials.
During the city’s covid news conference today, we mostly heard about the need to vaccinate. But there was another strong message from that panel today, that if you get sick, there is treatment if you act early.
Trinity staff are prepared to do At Home Learning for a short period before returning to in person classes. The email states while the illness has not hit the student population hard, it has affected staff at a time when they say they are short substitute teachers.
Beginning Monday, Aug. 30, the Amarillo VA Health Care System is asking patients to refrain from bringing visitors to the clinics, except for a caregiver. These clinic locations include Amarillo, Childress, Clovis, Dalhart and Lubbock.
The order comes two days after the FDA granted full approval to the Pfizer vaccine. That raised questions about the fate of a previous Abbott order that prohibited vaccine mandates, but only for vaccines with emergency authorization.
Summer P-EBT, covering June through August, provides a one-time benefit of $375 per eligible child and can be used in the same way as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits to pay for groceries.
The Mississippi Poison Control Center sent out a health alert Friday warning health leaders of potential toxicity related to a drug used to deworm livestock that some are using to treat and prevent COVID-19.
This operation follows the Governor’s directive on August 9th that DSHS utilize staffing agencies to provide out-of-state medical personnel to Texas health care facilities to mitigate the surge of COVID-19 cases in Texas.
Doctors say concerns about pregnancy and fertility are preventing some people from getting their COVID-19 vaccine. TTUHSC El Paso's Dr. Sireesha Reddy says the data indicates real concern lies with pregnant women infected with COVID-19.
The plan, as outlined by the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other top authorities, calls for an extra dose eight months after people get their second shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. The doses could begin the week of Sept. 20.
Officials with Covenant Health have changed the visitation policy due to rising COVID-19 cases in our communities. The visitation has been scaled back to help with the safety of the patients, caregivers, and visitors.
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has arranged for the deployment of more than 2,500 medical personnel to help hospitals care for the increasing number of COVID-19 patients across Texas.
The Dallas Independent School District issued a temporary mask mandate effective Tuesday, August 10, “to protect staff and students from the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus.”
The Governor has also sent a letter to the Texas Hospital Association asking hospitals to voluntarily postpone elective medical procedures, for which a delay will not result in loss of life or the deterioration of a patient’s condition, in order to increase hospital capacity for COVID-19 patients.
On Saturday, Aug. 7, every Amigos location will host a health fair with free medical screenings as well as COVID-19 vaccinations from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. No appointment is required for any of these offerings.
With the rise in COVID-19 cases, particularly the delta variant, Plainview - Hale County Health Authority Dr. Sergio Lara and Mayor Charles Starnes encourage the public to follow CDC guidelines and get vaccinated.
The City of Lubbock Public Health Department will work with LISD to offer school vaccinations as well as Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations to students and parents on August 6, at Monterey High School, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dr. Jason Loos, a pathologist at Covenant Health, chose not to get vaccinated. He and his family were doing fine until one of his children got sick during the last week of school. After 8 days of fever, he woke up unable to breathe and had to take his first-ever ambulance trip to the hospital.