I guess this is how we're breaking in the new digs, right?

You may also have been exposed. As outlined in the press release below, the person worked on the first floor. If you had to deal with the city at that time, you may want to get yourself checked out.

The city is also expecting a temporary slowdown due to time set aside for cleaning and the self-quarantining of the other employees.

It sure sounds like everything has been taken care of, but it also kind of goes to show that bringing all city services under one roof could end up being a not-so-good thing.

We'd like to wish the sick employee well and hope those exposed have not contracted this horrible virus.

Here is the City of Lubbock's press release about the case:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 9, 2020
City Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19, Development Services Affected

On Monday, June 8, 2020, the City of Lubbock was notified that an employee in the Development Services Division tested positive for COVID-19. The employee worked at the Development Services Counter on the first floor of Citizens Tower. Following the guidelines set forth by the CDC and the City of Lubbock Health Department, the employee who tested positive. as well as others in their immediate work area, are self-isolating. The entire first floor of Citizens Tower was professionally sanitized on June 8, 2020. The City of Lubbock is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of employees and citizens. Concerned customers should contact the Public Health Department at 806.775.2933.

The City of Lubbock will continue to receive and process applications for building permits, land development, plats, water and wastewater taps, and more. However, there will likely be a delay in processing timeframes due to the temporary reduction in workforce. Customers are encouraged to apply online through the Citizen Self Service (CSS) portal at http://egovaccess.ci.lubbock.tx.us/EnerGov_Prod/SelfService/#/home.

For more information on development needs, please visit the City of Lubbock website at www.mylubbock.us.