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Mayor Strickland extends State of Emergency (7-21)

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

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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (7-20)

Data points

In the chart below, you will see how the virus has progressed over the last few months. Wearing a mask or facial covering in public, washing your hands and staying home if you’re sick is even more important now than it was several weeks ago.

To report a business that you feel is not complying with our mask ordinance or the Shelby County Health Directive, please call 311.

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

COVID-19 Cases
Shelby County Cases16,767
New Cases Today304
Deaths244
Total Tested in Shelby County174,888

Tennessee Total Cases
78,115
*As of 2:00 p.m. 7/19/20
Other Jurisdictions

Tipton County, TN
798

Desoto County, MS
2,347
Crittenden County, AR944
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 7/20/2020

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 (7-16)

For the last several weeks, we’ve been enforcing our Mask Ordinance within the City of Memphis. I’m pleased to say that overall, we have seen significant improvement with many of you wearing masks and facial coverings.

Keep it up.

So far, we have processed a total of 324 mask complaints.  Of those visits, 229 resulted in a finding of compliance.  We have issued 124 warnings and issued two summonses to date.

MASCARILLAS ARRIBA MEMPHIS

Over the last several months, we’ve seen how this virus disproportionately affects African Americans and our Latinx communities.

To help ensure we’re doing everything we can to slow the spread, we announced earlier today a partnership with La Prensa Latina on a new website and ad campaign called MASCARILLAS ARRIBA MEMPHIS. The website address is mascarasarribamemphis.com and it provides localized COVID-19 information in Spanish.

If we’re going to beat this virus, it’s essential to make all current information regarding COVID-19 and how to stop it accessible where the community can find it.

At the end of the day, we are all in this together, and it will take all of us working together to get through it.

Shelby County Health Department COVID-19 Daily Update: July 16, 2020

COVID-19 Cases
Shelby County Cases15,270
New Cases Today466
Deaths233
Total Tested in Shelby County165,520

Tennessee Total Cases
69,061
*As of 2:00 p.m. 7/15/20
Other Jurisdictions

Tipton County, TN
740

Desoto County, MS
2,112
Crittenden County, AR893
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 7/16/2020

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 Criminal Justice Center at 201 Poplar:

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 (7-15)

Now, I know there is a looming question out there for many of our parents. I know this because, as a parent of a student, I have the same one.

“What are we going to do about school this fall?”

It’s a good question, but unfortunately, it’s one that I don’t have an answer to. And, even if I did, that responsibility does not rest with the city mayor.

While I don’t have an answer, I do have a suggestion. I mentioned this a few weeks back, but we’ve recently been piloting pool testing with promising results, and we just received F.D.A. approval to expand it. If you remember, this method of testing combines multiple patient samples and runs the test of all the samples together. If the result is negative, all samples are cleared. If they come back positive, each pooled sample would then be run individually to determine which may be positive.

At present, there is a national shortage on supplies in our labs that we hope will be resolved soon. As we look to reopen our schools and those supply levels normalize, widespread testing with rapid results will be key to keeping schools open. By using the pooling method, we can rapidly test asymptomatic teachers and students to quickly know when someone is infected and stop a potential outbreak before it happens.

Shelby County Health Department COVID-19 Daily Update: July 15, 2020

COVID-19 Cases
Shelby County Cases14,804
New Cases Today249
Deaths229
Total Tested in Shelby County162,448

Tennessee Total Cases
66,788
*As of 2:00 p.m. 7/14/20
Other Jurisdictions

Tipton County, TN
727

Desoto County, MS
2,050
Crittenden County, AR879
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 7/15/2020

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 Criminal Justice Center at 201 Poplar:

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

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Mayor Strickland extends State of Emergency

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

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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (7-14)

Today’s number of new cases was the largest we’ve had yet, but I wanted to take a second and dig into that before we get too far down that road.

Not only was it the largest number of positive cases returned to us, it was also a very large number of tests. The key takeaway from today’s numbers is that not all 700 positive cases were from yesterday. The numbers included test results over a 17-day timespan dating all the way back to the end of June. They just all happened to come into the Shelby County Health Department at the same time.

While it is a large number, it is not indicative of a huge single-day spike in cases. We’re still averaging around 350 new cases per day, which is much too high, and why we must keep wearing masks, washing and sanitizing our hands, and staying home if we’re sick.

Data Points

To keep you informed of where we are each day in the fight against this virus, I’m going to include some of the key metrics in this daily update that we’re using so that everyone is on the same page.

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

COVID-19 Cases
Shelby County Cases14,555
New Cases Today700
Deaths223
Total Tested in Shelby County161,069

Tennessee Total Cases
65,274
*As of 2:00 p.m. 7/13/20
Other Jurisdictions

Tipton County, TN
717

Desoto County, MS
2,009
Crittenden County, AR865
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 7/14/2020

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 Criminal Justice Center at 201 Poplar:

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.

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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (7-13)

In last week’s The Tennessee Journal (a weekly newsletter on Tennessee government, politics, and business) there was a quote from the Cleveland, TN Mayor on wearing masks. He said, “I am a rule follower. I am a hand-washer. I am a hand-sanitizer. I am a social distancer. Alone, these actions were not enough. We also need to add wearing masks in public areas.”

He made this public statement after recently being diagnosed with COVID-19. His words serve as a very simple reminder that by wearing a mask you’re helping protect the people around you as well as yourself.

To see Cleveland, TN Mayor Kevin Brooks full statement, go here.

Shelby County Health Department COVID-19 Daily Update: July 13, 2020

COVID-19 Cases
Shelby County Cases13,855
New Cases Today153
Deaths222
Total Tested in Shelby County155,836
Tennessee Total Cases61,960
*As of 2:00 p.m. 7/12/20
Other Jurisdictions

Tipton County, TN
698

Desoto County, MS
1,959
Crittenden County, AR841
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 7/13/2020

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 Criminal Justice Center at 201 Poplar:

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 July 12, 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, 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.

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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (7-8)

As I’ve mentioned to you before, the number of COVID-19 infected patients in our hospitals are continuing to rise. Six weeks ago on May 23rd as you will see in the chart below, we had 125 people hospitalized due to COVID-19. On July 4th, that number had risen to 282.

Our number of patients in ICU are also continuing to rise. On May 23rd, there were 53 patients in our ICU’s across Shelby County. By July 4th, that number had risen to 106.

As you see in the chart below, we have a total of 2,636 acute care beds under normal circumstances with 2,255 of those beds in use and 477 intensive care units under normal circumstances with 412 in use. If needed, the hospitals, can the hospital can surge to 3,184 acute care beds and 711 intensive care units.

Compliance

On July 7th, we received an additional 50 mask complaints and issued 12 warnings for mask ordinance violations. To submit your complaint, please call 311.

To view the mask ordinance and Shelby County Health Directive, click below:

Mask Ordinance

Shelby County Health Directive No. 8

Data points

Shelby County Health Department COVID-19 Daily Update: July 8, 2020

COVID-19 Cases
Shelby County Cases12,467
New Cases Today302
Deaths201
Total Tested in Shelby County145,679
Tennessee Total Cases53,514
*As of 2:00 p.m. 7/7/20
Other Jurisdictions
Tipton County, TN653
Desoto County, MS1,724
Crittenden County, AR786
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 7/8/2020
   

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 Criminal Justice Center at 201 Poplar:

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 July 7, 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 strongly encouraged to stay at home and minimize in-person contact with people not in the same household, except when engaging in essential activities such as employment or exercise or other activities outlined in the Directive. Some non-essential businesses, including bars/limited service restaurants have been ordered to close, under Health Directive No. 8, which goes 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, starting July 9, 2020. Health Directive No. 8 can be viewed here:  www.shelbytnhealth.com/healthdirectives.

For more information about Health Directive No. 8 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 (7-7)

As more and more people are going back to work, we received one particular question over and over “I tested positive for COVID-19. When is it ok for me to be around others and go back to work?”.

You’re in luck. The CDC has specific guidance on this situation. 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 Directive

As I mentioned to you yesterday, the Shelby County Health Department issued today a new health directive. Beginning tomorrow at midnight, bars will be closed for business until further notice. Restaurants can remain open, but will be required to close daily at 10 p.m. For more information on the new directive, please visit the Shelby County Health Department website.

Mask Ordinance reminder

As you know by now, there is a mask ordinance within the Memphis City limits. Please familiarize yourself with it. Click the image below to do so.

Compliance

Yesterday, we received an additional 36 complaints for mask ordinance violations. To submit your complaint, please call 311.

Shelby County Health Department COVID-19 Daily Update: July 7, 2020

COVID-19 Cases
Shelby County Cases12,165
New Cases Today146
Deaths200
Total Tested in Shelby County143,329
Tennessee Total Cases52,155
*As of 2:00 p.m. 7/6/20
Other Jurisdictions:
Tipton County, TN649
Desoto County, MS1,620
Crittenden County, AR783
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 7/7/2020
   

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 Criminal Justice Center at 201 Poplar:

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 July 6, 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.

On July 3, 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.

The 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. 

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

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 #7, 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 State of Emergency (7-7)

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