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Coronavirus in Texas

In Lubbock, pandemic fatigue sets in as hospitalizations rise

Experts and officials say people are exhausted with coronavirus restrictions and have begged them to don face coverings, socially distance and take “personal responsibility” for keeping themselves and their neighbors safe.

A line forms outside of Mesquites Bar and Grill in Lubbock on Oct. 17.
Friends have drinks at Little Woodrow's during the Texas Tech home coming game against West Virginia on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Lubbock.
Fans in Jones AT&T Stadium watch Texas Tech's home coming game against West Virginia on Saturday in Lubbock. Texas Tech Athletics has reduced attendance to 25% of the general seating capacity of Jones AT&T Stadium. Oct. 24, 2020.
Fans watched Texas Tech's home coming game against West Virginia at Texas Tech University on Saturday in Lubbock, Texas. Texas Tech Athletics has reduced attendance to 25% of the general seating capacity of Jones AT&T Stadium.
Aaron Ramsey prepares food for family and friends at their tailgate party before Texas Tech's home coming game against West Virginia at Texas Tech University on Saturday. Oct. 24, 2020.
Charlie McBride throws a football before Texas Tech's home coming game against West Virginia at Texas Tech University on Saturday in Lubbock. Oct. 24, 2020.
Texas Tech University President Lawrence Schovanec talks to Keith Kiser before Texas Tech's home coming game against West Virginia at Texas Tech on Saturday in Lubbock. Oct. 24, 2020.
A doorman takes temperatures outside of Mesquites Bar and Grill before customers entered in Lubbock on Oct. 17, 2020.
Dustin Allison works behind the bar at Savage Tavern in Lubbock on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020.

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