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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (7-30)

I wanted to reiterate one quick point of clarification that Dr. Haushalter made in the Joint Task Force briefing regarding the positivity rate from today’s reported numbers.

It was reported that the Health Department received 610 test results from yesterday and that 326 of those results came back positive. While both of those numbers are accurate, not all 610 tests were from the day before. The results were spread out over many days. They just all happened to come in to the Health Department at the same time.

All that to say—yesterday’s positivity rate was not 53.4 percent.

As Dr. Haushalter noted, the positivity rate in Shelby County has actually gone down slightly to around 14.1 percent. The week prior the positivity rate was round 16.4 percent.

Keep wearing your masks, washing your hands, and stay home if you’re sick.

Mask Enforcement

DATA AND ACTIONS FOR JULY 29

Received 22 complaints

  • City Mask Ordinance
  • Code completed 47 inspections based on processed complaints.
  • 8 businesses received warnings. 
  • 0 businesses received a summons.
  • 0 businesses received a second summons
  • Health Directive Mask and Other Violations
  • Code completed 16 inspections based on processed complaints
  • 2 businesses received warnings

ENFORCEMENT STATUS TO DATE – CITY MASK ORDINANCE

To date, 577 City Mask Complaints have been inspected by Code:

  • 473 complaints have been resolved as “compliant” following inspection by Code
  • 49 current open matters.  The following is a breakdown of the open matters:
  • 24 pending inspections 
  • 13 businesses on 1st Violation
  • 1 business on 2nd Violation
  • 2 business on 3rd Violation
  • 4_ businesses have been issued first summons
  • 1_ business has been issued second summons 
  • 4 businesses were closed at first inspection (business closed)

ENFORCEMENT STATUS TO DATE – HEALTH DEPARTMENT DIRECTIVES

To date, 64 Health Directive related complaints have been inspected by Code:

  • 28 complaints have been resolved as “compliant” following inspection by Code.
  • 24 current open matters.  The following is a breakdown of the open matters:
  • 18 pending inspections 
  • 4 businesses on 1st Violation
  • 0 business on 2nd Violation
  • 0 business on 3rd Violation 
  • 2 businesses were closed at first inspection (business closed)

WRITTEN VIOLATIONS SUMMARY

To date, 265 City Mask Ordinance violations have been issued (this is the cumulative total for violations issued in closed and open matters)

To date, 12 Health Department violations have been issued (this is the cumulative total for violations issued in closed and open matters)

Shelby County Health Department COVID-19 Daily Update: July 30, 2020

Shelby County COVID-19 Cases
Total Shelby County Cases20,382
New Cases Today326
Deaths Total273
Deaths Reported Last 24 Hours5
Total Tested in Shelby County197,546

Tennessee Total Cases
100,822
*As of 2:00 p.m. 7/29/20
Other Jurisdictions
Tipton County, TN1,026
Desoto County, MS2,970
Crittenden County, AR1,127
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 7/30/20

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:

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

Here is the latest testing data from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, including information about inmates at 201 Poplar, Jail East, and Juvenile Detention:

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.

Each Thursday, the Shelby County Health Department provides a more detailed analysis of the COVID-19 data, including testing and case rate maps, below:

Below is detailed weekly analysis of COVID-19 cases by age, sex, race, and ethnicity:

Below is analysis of COVID-19 deaths by race, sex, exposure and comorbidities:

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, including bars and some limited service restaurants have been ordered to close, under the current Health Directive No. 9. The Health Directive No. 9 also orders all restaurants in Shelby County to close no later than 10:00 p.m. each night.

Health Directive No. 9 also contains some substantive changes regarding 1.) further guidance for individuals and employers, 2.) further limiting risk behaviors in bars and restaurants, and 3.) providing guidance for schools (including colleges and universities). Health Directive No. 9 may be viewed at 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.


On July 3, and updated July 7, 2020, the Shelby County Health Department issued a Health Order and Directive Regarding Masks and Cloth Face Coverings, which may be viewed at www.shelbytnhealth.com/healthdirectives.

The Order and Directive requires the use of masks or cloth facial coverings in most public settings by all persons in Shelby County with the exceptions of children age two or younger and persons who cannot tolerate facial coverings because of certain medical conditions.

Please note, face masks with expiratory vents or valves are not recommended. The vents allow potentially infectious respiratory droplets to be expelled into the air and therefore do not prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Approved masks may be picked up, while supplies last, at all Shelby County Health Department locations listed below during the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., with the exception of the Collierville clinic, which is open Tuesday and Thursday only. No appointment is needed to pick up a mask. 

Health Department Main Office
814 Jefferson Avenue, 38105

Cawthon Public Health Clinic

1000 Haynes, 38114

Collierville Public Health Clinic (Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

167 Washington St., 38017

Hickory Hill Public Health Clinic

6590 Kirby Center Cove, 38118

Millington Public Health Clinic (Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

8225 Highway 51 North, 38053

Shelby Crossing Public Health Clinic

6170 Macon Road, 38133

Southland Mall Public Health Clinic

1287 Southland Mall, 38116

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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (7-29)

Mask Enforcement

Data and Actions for July 28

Received 36 complaints (which must be processed and are not yet open).

      City Mask Ordinance

  • Code completed 42 inspections based on processed complaints.
  • 8 businesses received warnings. 
  • 1 business received a summons.
  • 0 businesses received a second summons
  • Health Directive Mask and Other Violations
  • Code completed 11 inspections based on processed complaints
  • 2 businesses received warnings

Enforcement Status To Date – City Mask Ordinance

To date, 506 City Mask Complaints have been inspected by Code:

  • 453 complaints have been resolved as “compliant” following inspection by Code
  • 51 current open matters.  The following is a breakdown of the open matters:
  • 31 pending inspections 
  • 9 businesses on 1st Violation
  • 1 business on 2nd Violation
  • 2 business on 3rd Violation
  • 4_ businesses have been issued first summons
  • 1_ business has been issued second summons 
  • 3 businesses were closed at first inspection (NOH)

Enforcement Status TO DATE – Health Department Directives

To date, 47 Health Directive related complaints have been inspected by Code:

  • 21 complaints have been resolved as “compliant” following inspection by Code.
  • 26 current open matters.  The following is a breakdown of the open matters:
  • 20 pending inspections 
  • 3 businesses on 1st Violation
  • 0 business on 2nd Violation
  • 0 business on 3rd Violation 
  • 3 businesses were closed at first inspection (business was closed)

WRITTEN Violations Summary

To date, 255 City Mask Ordinance violations have been issued (this is the cumulative total for violations issued in closed and open matters)

To date, 10 Health Department violations have been issued (this is the cumulative total for violations issued in closed and open matters)

COVID-19 Data Points

Shelby County Health Department COVID-19 Daily Update: July 29, 2020

Shelby County COVID-19 Cases
Total Shelby County Cases20,056
New Cases Today362
Deaths Total268
Deaths Reported Last 24 Hours5
Total Tested in Shelby County196,936

Tennessee Total Cases
99,044
*As of 2:00 p.m. 7/28/20
Other Jurisdictions
Tipton County, TN1,000
Desoto County, MS2,882
Crittenden County, AR1,113
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 7/29/20

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:

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

Here is the latest testing data from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, including information about inmates at 201 Poplar, Jail East, and Juvenile Detention:

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.

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, including bars and some limited service restaurants have been ordered to close, under the current Health Directive No. 9. The Health Directive No. 9 also orders all restaurants in Shelby County to close no later than 10:00 p.m. each night.

Health Directive No. 9 also contains some substantive changes regarding 1.) further guidance for individuals and employers, 2.) further limiting risk behaviors in bars and restaurants, and 3.) providing guidance for schools (including colleges and universities). Health Directive No. 9 may be viewed at 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.

On July 3, and updated July 7, 2020, the Shelby County Health Department issued a Health Order and Directive Regarding Masks and Cloth Face Coverings, which may be viewed at www.shelbytnhealth.com/healthdirectives.

The Order and Directive requires the use of masks or cloth facial coverings in most public settings by all persons in Shelby County with the exceptions of children age two or younger and persons who cannot tolerate facial coverings because of certain medical conditions.

Please note, face masks with expiratory vents or valves are not recommended. The vents allow potentially infectious respiratory droplets to be expelled into the air and therefore do not prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Approved masks may be picked up, while supplies last, at all Shelby County Health Department locations listed below during the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., with the exception of the Collierville clinic, which is open Tuesday and Thursday only. No appointment is needed to pick up a mask. 

Health Department Main Office
814 Jefferson Avenue, 38105

Cawthon Public Health Clinic

1000 Haynes, 38114

Collierville Public Health Clinic (Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

167 Washington St., 38017

Hickory Hill Public Health Clinic

6590 Kirby Center Cove, 38118

Millington Public Health Clinic (Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

8225 Highway 51 North, 38053

Shelby Crossing Public Health Clinic

6170 Macon Road, 38133

Southland Mall Public Health Clinic

1287 Southland Mall, 38116

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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (7-28)

On this morning’s Joint Task Force conference call, we received a presentation from faculty and students from the University of Memphis Master of Public Health Program in which they went through their findings from measuring the mask use compliance throughout Shelby County. The results were very encouraging.

In the chart below, you will see their results from monitoring mask usage in retail establishments across the county. We still have work to do, but as you can see, the majority of people are wearing masks.

I wanted to show that to you to tell you this next point. The doubling rate of the virus within Shelby County has extended since more people are wearing masks. The doubling rate, if you’re wondering, is the rate at which the number of those infected doubles (hence, the name). The number infected with COVID-19 was doubling every 22 days. Now, that number has moved out to 30 days, meaning we are making some headway in slowing this thing down.

That being said, we still have much work to do. Everyone needs to keep wearing a mask, keep social distancing, and please stay home if you’re sick.

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

Shelby County COVID-19 Cases
Total Shelby County Cases19,694
New Cases Today528
Deaths Total263
Deaths Reported Last 24 Hours1
Total Tested in Shelby County194,192

Tennessee Total Cases
96,489
*As of 2:00 p.m. 7/27/20
Other Jurisdictions
Tipton County, TN966
Desoto County, MS2,849
Crittenden County, AR1,100
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 7/28/2020

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:

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

Here is the latest testing data from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, including information about inmates at 201 Poplar, Jail East, and Juvenile Detention:

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.

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, including bars and some limited service restaurants have been ordered to close, under Health Directive No. 8, which went into effect at midnight on July 8, 2020.
Health Directive No. 8 also orders all restaurants in Shelby County to close no later than 10:00 p.m. each night, beginning July 9, 2020.

Health Directive No. 9 goes into effect on Sunday, July 26, 2020 at midnight. It contains some substantive changes regarding 1.) further guidance for individuals and employers, 2.) further limiting risk behaviors in bars and restaurants, and 3.) providing guidance for schools (including colleges and universities). Health Directive No. 9 may be viewed at 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.

On July 3, and updated July 7, 2020, the Shelby County Health Department issued a Health Order and Directive Regarding Masks and Cloth Face Coverings, which may be viewed at www.shelbytnhealth.com/healthdirectives.

The Order and Directive requires the use of masks or cloth facial coverings in most public settings by all persons in Shelby County with the exceptions of children age two or younger and persons who cannot tolerate facial coverings because of certain medical conditions.

Please note, face masks with expiratory vents or valves are not recommended. The vents allow potentially infectious respiratory droplets to be expelled into the air and therefore do not prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Approved masks may be picked up, while supplies last, at all Shelby County Health Department locations listed below during the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., with the exception of the Collierville clinic, which is open Tuesday and Thursday only. No appointment is needed to pick up a mask. 

Health Department Main Office
814 Jefferson Avenue, 38105

Cawthon Public Health Clinic

1000 Haynes, 38114

Collierville Public Health Clinic (Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

167 Washington St., 38017

Hickory Hill Public Health Clinic

6590 Kirby Center Cove, 38118

Millington Public Health Clinic (Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

8225 Highway 51 North, 38053

Shelby Crossing Public Health Clinic

6170 Macon Road, 38133

Southland Mall Public Health Clinic

1287 Southland Mall, 38116

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Reducing Transmission of COVID: Measuring Mask Use Compliance in Shelby County

Click below to view the presentation.

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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (7-27)

Over the next several weeks, you’ll be seeing a couple different public service announcements from some pretty high-profile Memphians. We’re doing everything we can to remind everyone the importance of wearing masks (it’s also the law now). You’ll be seeing these on all our local stations, as well as, on my and the City of Memphis social media pages. Special thanks to all our local tv stations as well as, the Memphis Brand and Running Pony for putting them together.

I know I say this nearly every day, but by wearing a mask, you are potentially saving someone’s life. So, mask up, Memphis!

Check out the first PSA.

Mask Enforcement

Data for July 26

Received 9 complaints

     City Mask

     Code completed 42 inspections based on processed complaints.

     4 businesses received warnings. 

     1 business received a summons.

     0 businesses received a second summons

     Non-City Mask and Other Non-City Violations

     Code completed 9 inspections based on processed complaints

     2 businesses received warnings

Enforcement Status to Date

To date, 504 City Mask Complaints have been processed by Code:

  • 425 businesses have come into compliance following Code’s response to complaint.
  • 51 complaints were closed out as Other (most are duplicates)
  • 28 current open matters.  The following is a breakdown of the open matters:
  • 7 pending inspections 
  • 9 businesses on 1st Violation
  • 2 business on 2nd Violation
  • 1 business on 3rd Violation
  • 3 businesses have been issued first summons
  • 1 business has been issued second summons 
  • 5 businesses were closed at first inspection (NOH)

To date, 32 Non- City Mask and other related violations have been processed by Code:

  • 13 businesses have come into compliance following Code’s response to complaint.
  • 6 complaints were closed out as Other (most are duplicates)
  • 12 current open matters.  The following is a breakdown of the open matters:
  • 6 pending inspections 
  • 1 business on 1st Violation
  • 0 businesses on 2nd Violation
  • 0 businesses on 3rd Violation 
  • 5 businesses were closed at first inspection (NOH)

Violation Summary

To date, 235 City Mask Ordinance violations have been issued (this is the cumulative total for violations issued in closed and open matters)

To date, 6 Non-City Mask Ordinance violations have been issued (this is the cumulative total for violations issued in closed and open matters)

COVID-19 Data Points

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

Shelby County COVID-19 Cases
Total Shelby County Cases19,166
New Cases Today402
Deaths Total262
Deaths Reported Last 24 Hours0
Total Tested in Shelby County190,801

Tennessee Total Cases
93,936
*As of 2:00 p.m. 7/26/20
Other Jurisdictions
Tipton County, TN931
Desoto County, MS2,818
Crittenden County, AR1,090
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 7/27/2020

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

Here is the latest testing data from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, including information about inmates at 201 Poplar, Jail East, and Juvenile Detention:

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.


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, including bars and some limited service restaurants have been ordered to close, under Health Directive No. 8, which went into effect at midnight on July 8, 2020.
Health Directive No. 8 also orders all restaurants in Shelby County to close no later than 10:00 p.m. each night, beginning July 9, 2020.

Health Directive No. 9 goes into effect on Sunday, July 26, 2020 at midnight. It contains some substantive changes regarding 1.) further guidance for individuals and employers, 2.) further limiting risk behaviors in bars and restaurants, and 3.) providing guidance for schools (including colleges and universities). Health Directive No. 9 may be viewed at 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.

On July 3, and updated July 7, 2020, the Shelby County Health Department issued a Health Order and Directive Regarding Masks and Cloth Face Coverings, which may be viewed at www.shelbytnhealth.com/healthdirectives.

The Order and Directive requires the use of masks or cloth facial coverings in most public settings by all persons in Shelby County with the exceptions of children age two or younger and persons who cannot tolerate facial coverings because of certain medical conditions.

Please note, face masks with expiratory vents or valves are not recommended. The vents allow potentially infectious respiratory droplets to be expelled into the air and therefore do not prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Approved masks may be picked up, while supplies last, at all Shelby County Health Department locations listed below during the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., with the exception of the Collierville clinic, which is open Tuesday and Thursday only. No appointment is needed to pick up a mask. 

Health Department Main Office
814 Jefferson Avenue, 38105

Cawthon Public Health Clinic

1000 Haynes, 38114

Collierville Public Health Clinic (Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

167 Washington St., 38017

Hickory Hill Public Health Clinic

6590 Kirby Center Cove, 38118

Millington Public Health Clinic (Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

8225 Highway 51 North, 38053

Shelby Crossing Public Health Clinic

6170 Macon Road, 38133

Southland Mall Public Health Clinic

1287 Southland Mall, 38116

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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (7-24)

I wanted to take a quick second today to highlight another area in which a tremendous amount of work and collaboration is happening as a result of the pandemic.

On Wednesday of this week, the Joint Task Force hosted a call with hundreds of representatives from Shelby County Schools, the municipal school systems, independent school systems, and the Shelby County Health Department. This call was a coordinated effort for school administrators to ask questions and the Health Department to provide the administrators with expert medical guidance prior to schools opening in just a few weeks.

Getting our children back to school in as safe a way as possible is everyone’s top priority. While you may not hear about everything happening behind the scenes, know that much hard work is being done.

Shelby County Health Department COVID-19 Daily Update: July 24, 2020

Shelby County COVID-19 Cases 
Total Shelby County Cases18,058 
New Cases Today374 
Deaths Total259 
Deaths Reported Last 24 Hours3 
Total Tested in Shelby County183,183 

Tennessee Total Cases
86,987
*As of 2:00 p.m. 7/23/20
 
Other Jurisdictions 
Tipton County, TN877 
Desoto County, MS2,668 
Crittenden County, AR994 
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 7/24/2020 

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:

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

Here is the latest testing data from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, including information about inmates at 201 Poplar, Jail East, and Juvenile Detention:

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.

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, including bars and some limited service restaurants have been ordered to close, under Health Directive No. 8, which went into effect at midnight on July 8, 2020.
Health Directive No. 8 also orders all restaurants in Shelby County to close no later than 10:00 p.m. each night, beginning July 9, 2020.

Health Directive No. 8 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.

On July 3, and updated July 7, 2020, the Shelby County Health Department issued a Health Order and Directive Regarding Masks and Cloth Face Coverings, which may be viewed at www.shelbytnhealth.com/healthdirectives.

The Order and Directive requires the use of masks or cloth facial coverings in most public settings by all persons in Shelby County with the exceptions of children age two or younger and persons who cannot tolerate facial coverings because of certain medical conditions.

Masks may be picked up, while supplies last, at all Shelby County Health Department locations listed below during the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., with the exception of the Collierville clinic, which is open Tuesday and Thursday only. No appointment is needed to pick up a mask. 

Health Department Main Office
814 Jefferson Avenue, 38105

Cawthon Public Health Clinic

1000 Haynes, 38114

Collierville Public Health Clinic (Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

167 Washington St., 38017

Hickory Hill Public Health Clinic

6590 Kirby Center Cove, 38118

Millington Public Health Clinic (Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

8225 Highway 51 North, 38053

Shelby Crossing Public Health Clinic

6170 Macon Road, 38133

Southland Mall Public Health Clinic

1287 Southland Mall, 38116

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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (7-23)

Since March of this year, we have been in the fight against COVID-19, and I just wanted to take a minute and thank the members of the COVID-19 Joint Task Force for their work.

It is in times of crisis when you see someone’s true character, and I’m happy to say I’ve seen the best of what Memphis and Shelby County have to offer.

What began as a City of Memphis Task Force, has grown to include Shelby County Government, the Shelby County Health Department, all the municipal mayors, leadership from our surrounding counties, Shelby County Schools, municipal school systems, independent school systems, leadership from every local hospital, and multiple nonprofit organizations.

I would like to thank City of Memphis COO, Doug McGowen for chairing the effort and for helping to navigate through these uncharted waters.

I’m extremely proud of the work we’ve done so far, but the work of this group is unfortunately far from over. We still have much to do if we’re going to slow the spread of this virus as you will see in the chart below.

DateCOVID-19 Hospitalizations
4/22101
5/22149
6/22221
7/22333

We must stay vigilant!

Mask Enforcement

Data for June 22

Received 3 complaints

Code completed 46 inspections based on processed complaints.

14 businesses received warnings. 

1 business received a summons.

0 businesses received a second summons

Enforcement Status to Date

To date, 458 Mask Complaints have been processed by Code:

  • 373 businesses have come into compliance following Code’s response to complaint.
  • 49 complaints were closed out as Other (most are duplicates)
  • 36 current open matters.  The following is a breakdown of the open matters:
  • 13 pending inspections 
  • 14 businesses on 1st Violation
  • 3 business on 2nd Violation
  • 1 business on 3rd Violation
  • 3 businesses have been issued first summons
  • 1 business has been issued second summons (*Error in yesterday’s report. No second summons issued to South Memphis Market. They were in compliance at the follow-up inspection.)
  • 1 business was closed at first inspection (NOH)

Violation Summary

To date, 212 violations have been issued

Shelby County Health Department COVID-19 Daily Update: July 23, 2020

COVID-19 Cases 
Shelby County Cases17,684 
New Cases Today429 
Deaths256 
Total Tested in Shelby County180,902 

Tennessee Total Cases
84,417
*As of 2:00 p.m. 7/22/20
 
Other Jurisdictions 
Tipton County, TN840 
Desoto County, MS2,619 
Crittenden County, AR994 
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 7/23/2020 

Due to a delay in data reporting, HRTS Hospital Resource Tracking System Data is not available for 7/22/20. This is the most recent data available:

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:

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

Here is the latest testing data from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, including information about inmates at 201 Poplar, Jail East, and Juvenile Detention:

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.

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, including bars and some limited service restaurants have been ordered to close, under Health Directive No. 8, which went into effect at midnight on July 8, 2020.
Health Directive No. 8 also orders all restaurants in Shelby County to close no later than 10:00 p.m. each night, beginning July 9, 2020.

Health Directive No. 8 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.

On July 3, and updated July 7, 2020, the Shelby County Health Department issued a Health Order and Directive Regarding Masks and Cloth Face Coverings, which may be viewed at www.shelbytnhealth.com/healthdirectives.

The Order and Directive requires the use of masks or cloth facial coverings in most public settings by all persons in Shelby County with the exceptions of children age two or younger and persons who cannot tolerate facial coverings because of certain medical conditions.

Masks may be picked up, while supplies last, at all Shelby County Health Department locations listed below during the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., with the exception of the Collierville clinic, which is open Tuesday and Thursday only. No appointment is needed to pick up a mask. 

Health Department Main Office
814 Jefferson Avenue, 38105

Cawthon Public Health Clinic

1000 Haynes, 38114

Collierville Public Health Clinic (Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

167 Washington St., 38017

Hickory Hill Public Health Clinic

6590 Kirby Center Cove, 38118

Millington Public Health Clinic (Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

8225 Highway 51 North, 38053

Shelby Crossing Public Health Clinic

6170 Macon Road, 38133

Southland Mall Public Health Clinic

1287 Southland Mall, 38116

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Announcements

COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (7-22)

Fewer industries have been hit harder by this pandemic than the restaurant business, and ours here at home is no different. To help ease the burden caused by COVID-19 and to increase space for restaurants and patrons to safely dine, today we announced restaurants in the City of Memphis who are permitted to operate under the current Shelby County Health Directive may expand their outdoor dining space in a manner that continues to ensure public health and safety.

Generally, two types of expansions are possible – 1) onto private property adjacent to the restaurant’s structure, such as a parking lot; and 2) onto public right-of-way such as a sidewalk or street.

Over the last several months, we’ve worked extremely hard to do all we can to help our restaurants many of which are locally-owned. To see the full policy guidelines, go here.

Mask Enforcement

Data for June 21

  • Received 39 complaints.
  • Code completed 48 inspections based on processed complaints.
  • 7 businesses received warnings. 
  • 1 business received a summons.
  • 1 business received a second summons.

Enforcement Status to Date

To date, 455 Mask Complaints have been processed by Code:

  • 361 businesses have come into compliance following Code’s response to complaint.
  • 47 complaints were closed out as Other (most are duplicates)
  • 47 current open matters.  The following is a breakdown of the open matters:
  • 30 pending inspections 
  • 10 businesses on 1st Violation
  • 1 business on 2nd Violation
  • 1 business on 3rd Violation
  • 3 businesses have been issued first summons
  • 2 businesses have been issued second summons
  • 1 business was closed at first inspection

Violation Summary

To date, 196 violations have been issued

Shelby County Health Department COVID-19 Daily Update: July 22, 2020

COVID-19 Cases
Shelby County Cases17,255
New Cases Today277
Deaths251
Total Tested in Shelby County178,572

Tennessee Total Cases
81,944
*As of 2:00 p.m. 7/19/20
Other Jurisdictions

Tipton County, TN
835

Desoto County, MS
2,474
Crittenden County, AR972
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 7/22/2020

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:

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

Here is the latest testing data from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, including information about inmates at 201 Poplar, Jail East, and Juvenile Detention:

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.

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, including bars and some limited service restaurants have been ordered to close, under Health Directive No. 8, which went into effect at midnight on July 8, 2020.
Health Directive No. 8 also orders all restaurants in Shelby County to close no later than 10:00 p.m. each night, beginning July 9, 2020.

Health Directive No. 8 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.

On July 3, and updated July 7, 2020, the Shelby County Health Department issued a Health Order and Directive Regarding Masks and Cloth Face Coverings, which may be viewed at www.shelbytnhealth.com/healthdirectives.

The Order and Directive requires the use of masks or cloth facial coverings in most public settings by all persons in Shelby County with the exceptions of children age two or younger and persons who cannot tolerate facial coverings because of certain medical conditions.

Masks may be picked up, while supplies last, at all Shelby County Health Department locations listed below during the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., with the exception of the Collierville clinic, which is open Tuesday and Thursday only. No appointment is needed to pick up a mask. 

Health Department Main Office
814 Jefferson Avenue, 38105

Cawthon Public Health Clinic

1000 Haynes, 38114

Collierville Public Health Clinic (Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

167 Washington St., 38017

Hickory Hill Public Health Clinic

6590 Kirby Center Cove, 38118

Millington Public Health Clinic

8225 Highway 51 North, 38053

Shelby Crossing Public Health Clinic

6170 Macon Road, 38133

Southland Mall Public Health Clinic

1287 Southland Mall, 38116

Categories
Announcements Health Department

City announces outdoor dining expansion guidelines

Restaurants in the city of Memphis permitted to operate under the current Shelby County Health Directive may expand their outdoor dining space in a manner that continues to ensure public health and safety.

Generally, two types of expansions are possible – 1) onto private property adjacent to the restaurant’s structure, such as a parking lot; and 2) onto public right-of-way such as a sidewalk or street.

Click here to read the outdoor dining expansion guidelines. 

Categories
Announcements

COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (7-21)

As was noted earlier today in the Joint Task Force update, we along with many other cities around the country are experiencing longer than normal wait times between people getting tested and when they receive their results as labs around the country are overwhelmed and trying to catch up. The delays are caused by a nationwide shortage in testing supplies and reagents.

In the meantime, we’re asking everyone to please only get tested if you’re experiencing symptoms or have been in close contact (within six feet for more than fifteen minutes) with a person known to be infected with COVID-19.

Additionally, for all our employers—to help conserve time and resources for our testing sites, employees who have been sick do not need to be retested prior to returning to work. The CDC has provided specific guidance on this situation. After being sick, you can be with others after:

  • 3 days with no fever and
  • Respiratory symptoms have improved (e.g. cough, shortness of breath) and
  • 10 days since symptoms first appeared

For more guidance on other possible scenarios and answers to questions you might have, you can view the CDC guidance here.

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

COVID-19 Cases
Shelby County Cases16,978
New Cases Today211
Deaths244
Total Tested in Shelby County176,750

Tennessee Total Cases
79.754
*As of 2:00 p.m. 7/20/20
Other Jurisdictions

Tipton County, TN
809

Desoto County, MS
2,394
Crittenden County, AR957
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 7/21/2020

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:

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

Here is the latest testing data from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, including information about inmates at 201 Poplar, Jail East, and Juvenile Detention:

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.

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, including bars and some limited service restaurants have been ordered to close, under Health Directive No. 8, which went into effect at midnight on July 8, 2020.
Health Directive No. 8 also orders all restaurants in Shelby County to close no later than 10:00 p.m. each night, beginning July 9, 2020.

Health Directive No. 8 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.

On July 3, and updated July 7, 2020, the Shelby County Health Department issued a Health Order and Directive Regarding Masks and Cloth Face Coverings, which may be viewed at www.shelbytnhealth.com/healthdirectives.

The Order and Directive requires the use of masks or cloth facial coverings in most public settings by all persons in Shelby County with the exceptions of children age two or younger and persons who cannot tolerate facial coverings because of certain medical conditions.

Masks may be picked up, while supplies last, at all Shelby County Health Department locations listed below during the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., with the exception of the Collierville clinic, which is open Tuesday and Thursday only. No appointment is needed to pick up a mask. 

Health Department Main Office
814 Jefferson Avenue, 38105

Cawthon Public Health Clinic

1000 Haynes, 38114

Collierville Public Health Clinic (Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

167 Washington St., 38017

Hickory Hill Public Health Clinic

6590 Kirby Center Cove, 38118

Millington Public Health Clinic (Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

8225 Highway 51 North, 38053

Shelby Crossing Public Health Clinic

6170 Macon Road, 38133

Southland Mall Public Health Clinic

1287 Southland Mall, 38116