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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (5-28)

As more businesses are opening back up and more people are going back to work, I know many of you are concerned with childcare.

I want you to know we’re aware of this issue, and we’ve been working very closely with our partner, the YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South to find a solution.

Earlier today, we announced in partnership with the Y, starting next Monday we will be offering free childcare to essential workers at eight of our community centers and will later expand to another 15 for a total of 23 sites.

We’ve added additional safety procedures like health screenings, smaller groups, additional cleaning staff assigned to each group with increased cleaning, and modified the program framework to ensure safe social distancing for all participants.

Over the course of their long history, the YMCA has made so many significant contributions to every community in which they serve.

Throughout this pandemic, they have remained true to that legacy. They have been nothing short of a fantastic partner, and adding this much needed service for essential workers as we work to reopen our city will be invaluable.

For more information about the program and how to register, visit www.ymcamemphis.org

Additional info on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

After reading our daily update yesterday, my good friend and our Congressman, Steve Cohen, aptly pointed out that Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) also have the ability to make PPP loans through the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. Specifically, the bill set aside $60 billion broken down as following:

  • $30 billion for banks and credit unions, including minority depository institutions (MDIs), with more than $10 billion in assets but less than $50 billion in assets that are PPP lenders; and
  • $30 billion for banks and credit unions with less than $10 billion in assets, as well as all Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), MDIs, certified development companies (CDCs), and microlenders that are PPP lenders.

Thanks for pointing out this great information, Congressman.

Shelby County Health Department COVID-19 Daily Update: May 28, 2020

COVID-19 Cases
Shelby County Cases4703
Deaths105
Total Tested in Shelby County69,208
Tennessee Total Cases21,306
*As of 2:00 p.m. 5/27/20
Other Jurisdictions:
Tipton County, TN428
Desoto County, MS493
Crittenden County, AR301
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 5/28/2020

Shelby County Health Department is tracking clusters in facilities that serve certain vulnerable populations:

Here is information about clusters considered to be resolved. A cluster is considered resolved once a facility has gone 28 days without a new case.

Date Cluster IdentifiedFacility NameNumber of DeathsPositive ResidentsPositive Staff
3/26/2020Carriage Court Assisted Living Facility471

Here is the most recent testing and case information provided by the Shelby County Division of Corrections:

The testing positivity rate is the percentage of all tests conducted that are found to be positive. The chart below shows Shelby County’s testing positivity rates over time, as of May 18, 2020.

Shelby County Health Department has added a data page to its COVID-19 webpage: www.shelbytnhealth.com/coronavirus.  It includes information about the geographic distribution of COVID-19 cases in Shelby County.

All of Shelby County, including the municipalities and the unincorporated areas are under Safer at Home orders. Some non-essential businesses may reopen under the guidance of Shelby County Health Directive #4, issued on May 18, 2020, which can be viewed here:  www.shelbytnhealth.com/healthdirectives.

For more information about the Safer at Home order or to register concerns, the public may contact:

· The Shelby County Mayor’s Action Line: 901-222-2300

· The Shelby County Health Department’s COVID-19 Hotline: 833-943-1658

· Email shelbytnhealth@shelbycountytn.gov.

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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (5-27)

For all our business owners out there—we know many of you have been hit hard by the pandemic, and we want to remind you that there is help available to you if you need it.

On the federal level, the Small Business Administration (SBA) still has ample funds in their Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). If you’re not familiar with this loan, it was designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities.

There are many banks around town (including First Horizon, Bank of Bartlett, Bank Tennessee, Paragon Bank, and Renasant Bank) that are willing and able to help you navigate through these difficult times, even if you’re not a customer of that bank. To learn more about the program and how to apply, you can go here or stop by one of our local banks.

On a local level, The City’s Division of Housing & Community Development and Office of Business Diversity & Compliance are partnering on the Small Business Resiliency (SBR) loan fund, which offers loans from $5,000 to $35,000 and will delay repayment for 90 days. Applicants must show proof of being denied by the Small Business Administration or an SBA lender. They must be located within a distressed community within Memphis and be in business for at least three years.

The funds for the program are from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.

The Economic Hardship Emergency (EHE) loan fund will offer loans from $2,000 to $5,000, and no interest for six months.

Businesses and their owners must be located within the City of Memphis, have less than $1 million in annual revenue and be in business for at least three years.

The EDGE grant program, Neighborhood Emergency Economic Development (NEED) offers between $5,000 and $10,000 to businesses that remain open with a 25 percent or greater reduction in revenue and a plan for 90 days of continuous future operation, and $5,000 for businesses that are temporarily closed due to the pandemic but have a plan for reopening within 90 days and staying open for 90 additional days.

NEED recipients must be located within New Market Tax Credit Qualified Census Tracts, have been open before March 1, 2019, and have revenue of less than $1 million. NEED recipients do not have to be SWMBE certified.

For more information on any of these programs and/assistance on applying to the SBA PPP you can contact OBDC Business Navigators by call 901-636-9300 or email bdcinfo@memphistn.gov. For more information about the NEED program, call 901.341.2110 or email NEED@Growth-Engine.org.

Shelby County Health Department COVID-19 Daily Update: May 27, 2020

COVID-19 Cases
Shelby County Cases4581
Deaths102
Total Tested in Shelby County67,789
Tennessee Total Cases21,306
*As of 2:00 p.m. 5/27/20
Other Jurisdictions:
Tipton County, TN427
Desoto County, MS485
Crittenden County, AR297
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 5/27/2020

Shelby County Health Department is tracking clusters in facilities that serve certain vulnerable populations:

Here is information about clusters considered to be resolved. A cluster is considered resolved once a facility has gone 28 days without a new case.

Date Cluster IdentifiedFacility NameNumber of DeathsPositive ResidentsPositive Staff
3/26/2020Carriage Court Assisted Living Facility471

Here is the most recent testing and case information provided by the Shelby County Division of Corrections:

The testing positivity rate is the percentage of all tests conducted that are found to be positive. The chart below shows Shelby County’s testing positivity rates over time, as of May 18, 2020.

Shelby County Health Department has added a data page to its COVID-19 webpage: www.shelbytnhealth.com/coronavirus.  It includes information about the geographic distribution of COVID-19 cases in Shelby County.

All of Shelby County, including the municipalities and the unincorporated areas are under Safer at Home orders. Some non-essential businesses may reopen under the guidance of Shelby County Health Directive #4, issued on May 18, 2020, which can be viewed here:  www.shelbytnhealth.com/healthdirectives.

For more information about the Safer at Home order or to register concerns, the public may contact:

· The Shelby County Mayor’s Action Line: 901-222-2300

· The Shelby County Health Department’s COVID-19 Hotline: 833-943-1658

· Email shelbytnhealth@shelbycountytn.gov.

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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (5-26)

This past Sunday, Dr. Deborah Birx said, “And out of respect for each other, as Americans that care for each other we need to be wearing masks in public when we cannot social distance. It’s really critically important, we have the scientific evidence of how important mask wearing is to prevent those droplets from reaching others.”

I could not agree more with those words. I know I’m probably starting to sound like a broken record, but covering your face when in public is critical to our success moving forward. We have made so much progress over these last several weeks. We’ve been able to slowly open up our businesses and get things moving again. We cannot squander all the hard work and the sacrifices you have made to get us where we are today.

When you’re out in public, please wear some type of face covering, thoroughly wash your hands and use hand sanitizer, and if you’re feeling sick—get tested. Even though things are starting to open up, you’re still safer at home.

To see the full interview with Dr. Birx, go here.

Breaking down the numbers

Below is a chart that takes a look at our data points over the last several weeks.

Shelby County Health Department COVID-19 Daily Update: May 26, 2020

COVID-19 Cases
Shelby County Cases4531
Deaths94
Total Tested in Shelby County66,968
Tennessee Total Cases20,965
*As of 2:00 p.m. 5/26/20
Other Jurisdictions:
Tipton County, TN427
Desoto County, MS474
Crittenden County, AR293
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 5/26/2020

Shelby County Health Department is tracking clusters in facilities that serve certain vulnerable populations:

Here is information about clusters considered to be resolved. A cluster is considered resolved once a facility has gone 28 days without a new case.

Date Cluster IdentifiedFacility NameNumber of DeathsPositive ResidentsPositive Staff
3/26/2020Carriage Court Assisted Living Facility471

Here is the most recent testing and case information provided by the Shelby County Division of Corrections:

The testing positivity rate is the percentage of all tests conducted that are found to be positive. The chart below shows Shelby County’s testing positivity rates over time, as of May 18, 2020.

Shelby County Health Department has added a data page to its COVID-19 webpage: www.shelbytnhealth.com/coronavirus.  It includes information about the geographic distribution of COVID-19 cases in Shelby County.

All of Shelby County, including the municipalities and the unincorporated areas are under Safer at Home orders. Some non-essential businesses may reopen under the guidance of Shelby County Health Directive #4, issued on May 18, 2020, which can be viewed here:  www.shelbytnhealth.com/healthdirectives.

For more information about the Safer at Home order or to register concerns, the public may contact:

· The Shelby County Mayor’s Action Line: 901-222-2300

· The Shelby County Health Department’s COVID-19 Hotline: 833-943-1658

· Email shelbytnhealth@shelbycountytn.gov.

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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (5-21)

As we move deeper into Phase II, I wanted to highlight a few organizations that are opening back up and their new procedures for visitors and customers. Both the Memphis Zoo and Memphis Botanic Garden have opened their doors recently and have more than adequate precautions in place to keep you as safe as possible while you visit.

The Zoo even has a real-time capacity counter so you can check out the activity levels before you head over.

To see a full list of protocols, follow these links to the Memphis Zoo and Memphis Botanic Garden.

Memphis Restaurant Association

Yesterday, the Memphis Restaurant Association held a press conference at one of our city’s oldest establishments—Arcade Restaurant—to let everyone know that our restaurants are open, they are adhering to all City, County, and State guidance, and they need our business.

Since the beginning, we’ve pushed hard for everyone to help support our local restaurants and was the driving reason for starting the Mayor’s Meal Challenge. Now is the time, if you can, to double-down and keep our great local restaurants serving the food we all love and our city is known for making. If you don’t feel comfortable going in to sit down and eat a meal, place an order to go.

To see a great listing of places to get your next meal, check out the I Love Memphis blog.

Breaking down the numbers

Below is a chart that takes a look at our data points over the last several weeks.

Shelby County Health Department COVID-19 Daily Update: May 21, 2020

COVID-19 Cases
Shelby County Cases4034
Deaths91
Total Tested in Shelby County57,967
Tennessee Total Cases18,961
*As of 2:00 p.m. 5/20/20
Other Jurisdictions:
Tipton County, TN409
Desoto County, MS418
Crittenden County, AR250
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 5/21/2020

Total COVID-19 Cases Recovered in Shelby County as of 05/20/2020

The Shelby County Health Department is investigating clusters of infection in a number of facilities that serve vulnerable populations.

Here is information about clusters considered to be resolved. A cluster is considered resolved once a facility has gone 28 days without a new case.

Date Cluster IdentifiedFacility NameNumber of DeathsPositive ResidentsPositive Staff
3/26/2020Carriage Court Assisted Living Facility471

The testing positivity rate is the percentage of all tests conducted that are found to be positive. The chart below shows Shelby County’s testing positivity rates over time, as of May 20, 2020.

Shelby County Health Department has added a data page to its COVID-19 webpage: www.shelbytnhealth.com/coronavirus.  It includes information about the geographic distribution of COVID-19 cases in Shelby County.

All of Shelby County, including the municipalities and the unincorporated areas are under Safer at Home orders. Some non-essential businesses may reopen under the guidance of Shelby County Health Directive #4, issued on May 18, 2020, which can be viewed here:  www.shelbytnhealth.com/healthdirectives.

For more information about the Safer at Home order or to register concerns, the public may contact:

· The Shelby County Mayor’s Action Line: 901-222-2300

· The Shelby County Health Department’s COVID-19 Hotline: 833-943-1658

· Email shelbytnhealth@shelbycountytn.gov.

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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (5-20)

As I told you yesterday, I presented to City Council my vision for spending the roughly $113 million the City of Memphis received from the federal CARES Act. Within my presentation along with many other items, I requested a total of $12 million for enhanced testing and another $8.7 million that would go to the Shelby County Health Department for contact tracing.

To get the ball rolling on increased contact tracing, we presented a resolution for $2.7 million (which is a portion of the overall $8.7 million) that will go to the health department right now.

I want to publicly thank the members of the Memphis City Council for their unanimous approval of that resolution. I would also like to thank the roughly 40 City of Memphis employees we reassigned who for the last six weeks now have been doing contact tracing for the health department.

This new funding will go a long way towards hiring much needed workers and will help us box in the virus to stop the spread.

As you all know, we moved into Phase II of our Back-to-Business plan on Monday. We were able to move into this next phase largely because of you—Memphians have been doing your part—washing your hands, covering your face in public, and adhering to social distancing.

But, I want to strongly remind everyone—this is a marathon and not a sprint.

Simply because we’ve seen progress and we’re starting to open back up, it doesn’t mean that all those great practices are no longer necessary. It’s actually quite the opposite. Since more people are out and about, doing all those things are even more crucial.

I’m going to use a sports analogy. Longtime Lipscomb Basketball Coach, Don Meyer, used to say, “You don’t win championships unless you make layups and free throws”. Think about it—the best basketball players in the world play in the NBA, and they shoot layups before every game.

In The Last Dance, the greatest player of all time, Michael Jordan, practiced in the gym more than anyone else—shot after shot, including free throws.

We are in a battle with COVID-19. We have done well for the first two months, but it’s not over. If we want to win the championship, we must make our layups and free throws—which are cleaning our hands for a full 20 seconds, using hand sanitizer, covering our faces when in public, and practicing social distancing.

Testing update from Memphis Housing Authority

I told you last week that Memphis Housing Authority (MHA) would be partnering with the state to offer testing to any one of their residents who wanted it. So far, it has been a great success, and the state complemented us saying it was the most organized and well attended event they’ve participated in so far. Below is quick rundown of those numbers.

Total tested 485

  • Montgomery Plaza=165
  • Bishop G.E. Patterson Point=65
  • Legends Park North=44
  • Jefferson Square=178
  • Kefauver=33

Across all sites, there are roughly 890 total residents at MHA properties. So, almost 50% of residents chose to get tested.

Shelby County Health Department COVID-19 Daily Update: May 20, 2020

COVID-19 Cases
Shelby County Cases4005
Deaths90
Total Tested in Shelby County56,543
Tennessee Total Cases18,532
*As of 2:00 p.m. 5/19/20
Other Jurisdictions:
Tipton County, TN407
Desoto County, MS404
Crittenden County, AR241
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 5/20/2020

Total COVID-19 Cases Recovered in Shelby County as of 05/19/2020

The Shelby County Health Department is investigating clusters of infection in a number of facilities that serve vulnerable populations.

The testing positivity rate is the percentage of all tests conducted that are found to be positive. The chart below shows Shelby County’s testing positivity rates over time, as of May 18, 2020.

Shelby County Health Department has added a data page to its COVID-19 webpage: www.shelbytnhealth.com/coronavirus.  It includes information about the geographic distribution of COVID-19 cases in Shelby County.

All of Shelby County, including the municipalities and the unincorporated areas are under Safer at Home orders. Some non-essential businesses may reopen under the guidance of Shelby County Health Directive #4, issued on May 18, 2020, which can be viewed here:  www.shelbytnhealth.com/healthdirectives.

For more information about the Safer at Home order or to register concerns, the public may contact:

· The Shelby County Mayor’s Action Line: 901-222-2300

· The Shelby County Health Department’s COVID-19 Hotline: 833-943-1658

· Email shelbytnhealth@shelbycountytn.gov.

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Mayor Strickland extends Safer at Home directive

Mayor Jim Strickland has extended the Safer at Home directive. Click below to read the executive order. 

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Mayor Strickland extends State of Emergency order

Mayor Jim Strickland has extended the State of Emergency. Click below to read the executive order. 

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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (5-19)

As I said I would two weeks ago, today I made a presentation to City Council laying out my vision for how we should spend the federal dollars we received from the recently passed CARES Act. 

Most notably, we allocated $12 million towards enhanced testing and another $8.7 million for the Shelby County Health Department to greatly expand its capacity to conduct contact tracing. These two areas are crucial to our success as we continue to reopen our economy. We must have tests to administer, and equally as important, we must have people to track down those who may have come in contact with COVID-19 if we’re going to box in the virus. If you or someone you know would like to apply to be a contact tracer, you can do so here.

In addition to funding the public health efforts, I proposed offering hazard pay to our frontline workers. We’ve assigned employees into two groups—Tier I and Tier II. Tier I employees are directly responding or mitigating Covid-19, citizen-facing, and/or have potential for direct exposure or threat of Covid-19. Tier II employees are not citizen-facing, but are directly assisting with Covid-19. As it stands, 5,388 employees will receive this benefit. Currently only 685 employees are receiving hazard pay. This will add 4,791 new employees with an average of a 3.70% increase in pay for March 1, 2020 – Dec 30, 2020.

Lastly, we proposed allocating funds for community investments.  Two weeks ago, $10 million was set aside for the Council Relief Fund for small business assistance, and today we proposed grants to nonprofits that had previously been cut from the City’s operating budget due to declining revenue.

This plan is subject to the city council’s input and approval, but there is no doubt that these federal funds have helped City government’s budget.  And, there still may be more federal relief coming in the future.

Shelby County Health Department COVID-19 Daily Update: May 19, 2020

COVID-19 Cases
Shelby County Cases3877
Deaths88
Total Tested in Shelby County54,842
Tennessee Total Cases18,378
*As of 2:00 p.m. 5/19/20
Other Jurisdictions:
Tipton County, TN405
Desoto County, MS391
Crittenden County, AR237
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 5/19/2020

Total COVID-19 Cases Recovered in Shelby County as of 05/18/2020

The Shelby County Health Department is investigating clusters of infection in a number of facilities that serve vulnerable populations.

The testing positivity rate is the percentage of all tests conducted that are found to be positive. The chart below shows Shelby County’s testing positivity rates over time, as of May 18, 2020.

Shelby County Health Department has added a data page to its COVID-19 webpage: www.shelbytnhealth.com/coronavirus.  It includes information about the geographic distribution of COVID-19 cases in Shelby County.

All of Shelby County, including the municipalities and the unincorporated areas are under Safer at Home orders. Some non-essential businesses may reopen under the guidance of Shelby County Health Directive #4, issued on May 18, 2020, which can be viewed here:  www.shelbytnhealth.com/healthdirectives.

For more information about the Safer at Home order or to register concerns, the public may contact:

· The Shelby County Mayor’s Action Line: 901-222-2300

· The Shelby County Health Department’s COVID-19 Hotline: 833-943-1658

· Email shelbytnhealth@shelbycountytn.gov.

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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (5-18)

As you may have heard earlier, we are moving in to Phase II of our Back-to-Business plan effective today. Based on our data over the last two weeks and the opinions of our medical experts, we felt that we could safely move into this next phase.

When we moved into Phase I two weeks ago, one of the doctors advising us noted that our new positive cases had plateaued at between 60-90 per day and our COVID-19 hospitalizations were between 100-120 each day and that this data allowed us to proceed into the first phase.

At this time, these numbers remain the same with the exception of a slight increase in hospitalizations over the last five days. This weekend, the Health Department, the doctors advising us, and the hospital administrators met by phone and determined that there was sufficient capacity at our hospitals, which taken together with other data (significant increase in testing and the reduction of the positivity rate to 7.2%) allowed us to proceed into Phase II more safely.

The notable changes between Phase I and II are:

  • Acceptable group numbers grow from 10-50; however, social distancing is still required and wearing masks strongly encouraged
  • Library capacity grow from 25% to 50%
  • Gyms/fitness facilities capacity grow from 25% to 50%
  • Recreation facilities (bowling centers, mini-golf, driving ranges, arcades, dance classes, axe throwing venues) Open at 50 percent capacity. All persons must remain in groups of less than 10 people, and groups should maintain at least six feet separation from and avoid physical contact with other persons or groups outside of their own groups. Compliance with these guidelines: https://www.tn.gov/governor/covid-19/economic-recovery/recreation-guidelines.html
  • Contact sports facilities (basketball courts, baseball fields, martial arts, etc.) Open, following all industry-specific protocols HERE
  • Car washes open, with restrictions outlined HERE
  • Other personal appearance businesses (nail salons, tattoo shops, spas, etc.) open, with additional industry-specific protocols HERE
  • Pools open to allow fitness-focused swimming and reduced recreational swimming with safety precautions. Follow all additional industry-specific protocols HERE

For more information on Phase II, visit here.

Breaking down the numbers: Below is a chart that takes a look at our data points over the last several weeks.

Shelby County Health Department COVID-19 Daily Update: May 18, 2020

COVID-19 Cases
Shelby County Cases3761
Deaths85
Total Tested in Shelby County52,227
Tennessee Total Cases18,011
*As of 2:00 p.m. 5/18/20
Other Jurisdictions:
Tipton County, TN403
Desoto County, MS386
Crittenden County, AR234
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 5/18/2020

Based on the four criteria the COVID-19 Joint Task Force has been monitoring, including the growth in new cases, health care systems capacity, public health system capacity, and testing capacity,  the Task Force has made the decision to begin Phase II of the Back to Business plan today.

“I am grateful for the hard work and many sacrifices of the residents of Shelby County. We have seen encouraging results because of a collective willingness to do all that we can to reduce the spread and embrace new skills, like social distancing. Although we still have a long way to go in Shelby County’s fight against COVID-19, we have made substantial progress and are therefore prepared to enter Phase 2. We all played a role in getting to this important mile marker. We all have a role to play to get to the next one.” –Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris

“Over the last 14 days, we’ve been closely monitoring the data,” Mayor Jim Strickland said. “Based on the opinion of our medical experts, we are ready to move to Phase ll of our Back-to Business plan allowing more Memphians back to work in a safer way.”—City of Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland

“With the necessary precautions we have made the improvements needed to move to Phase 2. I am happy more people can get back to work.”—City of Bartlett Mayor A. Keith McDonald

“Thanks to citizens diligence in social distancing, staying at home, wearing mask and the other things you have done to protect yourselves and others, we are able to move to phase 2.  Keep up the good work!!”—Town of Collierville Mayor Stan Joyner 

The Shelby County Health Department will soon issue a new Health Directive #4 with new orders and recommendations for individuals and businesses as we move into Phase II. Once issued, that Health Directive will be posted on the Shelby County Health Department website here: www.shelbytnhealth.com/healthdirectives

For more information about the Safer at Home order or to register concerns about businesses, the public may contact:

· The Shelby County Mayor’s Action Line: 901-222-2300

· The Shelby County Health Department’s COVID-19 Hotline: 833-943-1658

· Email shelbytnhealth@shelbycountytn.gov.

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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (5-14)

As we begin opening up businesses and everyone slowly starts going back to work, I know this will create a very complicated issue.

What am I supposed to do with my children when I’m required to go back to work?

I want you to know we’re very aware of this issue, and we’re working very closely with our partners like the YMCA of the Mid-South, Memphis Jewish Community Center, the Kroc Center, and Boys & Girls Clubs to find a solution and make sure we’re all on the same page regarding proper protocols and safety measures.

We should have an update on this and our City of Memphis summer programs very soon. When we do, we will be sure to keep you informed.

Breaking down the numbers

Below is a quick look at data points over the last month.

Shelby County Health Department COVID-19 Daily Update: May 14, 2020

COVID-19 Cases
Shelby County Cases3523
Deaths81
Total Tested in Shelby County46,444
Tennessee Total Cases16,370
*As of 2:00 p.m. 5/13/20
Other Jurisdictions:
Tipton County, TN400
Desoto County, MS350
Crittenden County, AR216
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 5/14/2020

Total COVID-19 Cases Recovered in Shelby County as of 05/13/2020

The Shelby County Health Department is investigating clusters of infection in a number of facilities that serve vulnerable populations.

The maps and age breakdown charts below are the most recent available. Demographic breakdowns (age, sex, race, ethnicity), maps, and death analysis will be updated once a week and shared on Fridays. 

Map of COVID-19 testing in Shelby County as of 05/07/2020 (most recent available)

Data Source: National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS)

Map of COVID-19 Case Rate per 100,000 Population, as of 05/07/2020 (most recent available)

Data Source: National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS)

Here is a breakdown of current cases in Shelby County by age range:

COVID-19 Cases in Shelby County by Age as of 05/07/2020 (most recent available)

Data Source: National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS)

COVID-19 Cases in Shelby County by Age as of 05/07/2020 (Most recent available)

Missing/Unknown = 19 (0.6%)

Data Source: National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS)

Shelby County COVID-29 Cases by Race and Ethnicity as of 5/07/20 (Most recent data available)

Data Source: National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS)

Shelby County Health Department has added a data page to its COVID-19 webpage: www.shelbytnhealth.com/coronavirus.  It includes information about the geographic distribution of COVID-19 cases in Shelby County.

All of Shelby County, including the municipalities and the unincorporated areas are under Safer at Home orders. Only essential businesses as spelled out in Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris’s executive order of March 24, 2020, may remain open to the public. All assemblies and gatherings of more than 10 people outside of a private residence are prohibited. The list of essential and non-essential businesses can be viewed here.

For more information about the Safer at Home order or to register concerns, the public may contact:

· The Shelby County Mayor’s Action Line: 901-222-2300

· The Shelby County Health Department’s COVID-19 Hotline: 833-943-1658

· Email shelbytnhealth@shelbycountytn.gov.