8 Things You Can Still Do in Lubbock Under the Current Stay-at-Home Order
Sunday night, March 29th, Mayor Dan Pope updated the Declaration of Disaster in Lubbock to include a Stay-at-Home Order that continues until at least Friday, April 3rd.
The question is, what exactly is a stay-at-home order?
The key points of the order include:
- Staying at home unless you are traveling to an essential job or to get food or medical treatment.
- No more gatherings, public or private, outside of a single household. That means no more game nights or house parties.
- Anyone who is sick or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or has tested positive MUST STAY-AT-HOME, unless they require necessary medical or emergency care. No curbside pickups if you have symptoms.
- Nursing homes, retirement homes, and long-term care facility visitation have been canceled until further notice.
The City of Lubbock has provided these eight examples of when you can leave your home:
- Visit a doctor, dentist or healthcare provider.
- Go to a grocery store.
- Pick up food from restaurant, though Mayor Pope recommended opting for contactless delivery.
- Go to work at an essential business (no change from prior declaration)
- Pickup up pet supplies or veterinary appointments
- Go to Home Improvement or related stores
- Individual outdoor activities while maintaining social distance. Parks and golf courses are still open but please maintain proper social distancing.
- Care for family members or pets at another household
The City and Lubbock Police Department also reiterated that you do not need a Travel Permit to get around town, debunking some rumors circulating on social media.
You can read the latest declaration in its entirety at the City of Lubbock's coronavirus page.