Saturday afternoon, the City of Lubbock confirmed three more cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing Lubbock County's total number of cases to eight.

All three of the new cases were identified through the drive-thru testing provided by University Medical Center over the past few days. Two are adults over the age of 40, and the third case is a person between 20-30 years old.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE CITY OF LUBBOCK HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Update on Case Investigations
Lubbock

As of March 21, 2020 3:00 pm

Lubbock Case Information

CaseReport DateAgeExposureCounty of ResidenceInvestigation Status
001March 1715-25Travel out of countryLubbockComplete
003March 1840-50Travel out of countryLubbockComplete
004March 2030-40Travel out of countryLubbockComplete
005March 2015-25To be determinedLubbockOngoing
006March 2140-50Travel out of countryLubbockComplete
007March 2140-50Exposure to Known caseLubbockComplete
008March 2150-60To be determinedLubbockOngoing
009March 2120-30To be determinedLubbockOngoing
Total Cases for Lubbock County: 8

 

 

Out of Jurisdiction Investigations

 Report DateAgeExposureCounty of ResidenceInvestigation Status
002*March 17Over 60Travel out of stateHockleyComplete
*Case was previously included in the Lubbock count but was removed on 03/21/2020.

 

 

Possible Community Exposure in Lubbock County

Exposure DateLocationRisk
March 15Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport between 8:45 pm to 9:15 pmLow
March 15Rosa’s Café at 4th and Quaker from 9:30 pm until close (11:00 pm)Low
March 14Sunset Church of Christ – Graduation CeremonyLow
March 16Walmart 4th and Frankford between 9:30 am and 11:00 amLow
March 16Hobby Lobby 76th Street between 9:30 am to 11:00 amLow
March 16Market Street Quaker and 19th Street between 9:30 am and 11:00 amLow
March 16Dollar General 5004 34th Street between 2:00 pm and 3:00 pmLow
March 13One Guy from Italy on 50th from 11:30 am to 12:00 pmLow
March 16Rudy’s South Loop 289 – 6:30 pm to 8:30 pmLow
March 16Blazing Bouncers, 11401 Hwy 87 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pmLow
March 17Rosa’s Café on 50th from 11:30 am to 12:00 pmLow
March 18Mama Rita’s Slide and Loop 289 from 11:30 to 12:00 pmLow
The health department will report community exposures when there is no way to individually identify those who may be exposed.

 

Risk Categories for COVID-19                                                           

 Exposure to a
symptomatic confirmed case
Management
HighLiving in the same household as,
being an intimate partner of,
or providing care in a non-healthcare setting (such as a home) for a person with symptomatic laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 infection without using recommended precautions for home care and home isolation 
Active Monitoring -  Daily contact with the health departmentRestriction to home
Immediate isolation and notification to the health department if symptomatic.
MediumClose contact with a person with symptomatic laboratory-confirmed COVID-19. Living in the same household as, an intimate partner of, or caring for a person in a non-healthcare setting (such as a home) to a person with symptomatic laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 infection while consistently using recommended precautions for home care and home isolationSelf-Monitoring- take temperature daily watch for signs and symptoms Recommendation to remain at home or in a comparable setting
Practice social distancing
Immediate isolation and notification to the health department if symptomatic. 
LowBeing in the same indoor environment (e.g., a classroom, a hospital waiting room) as a person with symptomatic laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 for a prolonged period of time but not meeting the definition of close contactSelf-observation self-assess for temperature and symptomsPractice social distancingImmediate isolation if becomes symptomatic.  Stay at home.  Seek medical advice if you develop severe symptoms.

 

Last updated 03/19/2020

Anyone at high risk for complications should talk to their healthcare provider for more information.