"People are starting to get back in the habit of going out, and I think that's good. It's not a lightswitch kind of thing. I don't think we thought it would be, and I think we know it was not. You know, it's more of a gradual rebuild," Pope said.
"We will continue to monitor this. We don't want, as I mentioned yesterday during the meeting, we do not want to close down our city. That is not our intent. And we don't want to put fear into citizens. What we're trying to do is make sure that everybody understands social distancing from each other... We have plenty of soap, we have plenty of water, and everybody needs to continue to wash their hands," Griffith said.
The filing deadline for the May Municipal Election ended on Friday with two City Council candidates running unopposed. Mayor Pope has one challenger, and Lubbock City Council District 1 is a three-man race.