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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (8-31)

Covid-19 Data Points

Shelby County Health Department COVID-19 Daily Update: August 31, 2020

Shelby County COVID-19 Cases
Total Shelby County Cases27,587
New Cases Today120
Deaths Total382
Deaths Reported Last 24 Hours4
Total Tested in Shelby County255,678

Tennessee Total Cases
153,115
As of 2:00 p.m. 8/30/20
Other Jurisdictions
Tipton County, TN1,455
Desoto County, MS4,585
Crittenden County, AR1,641
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 8/31/20

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.

Below is a graph of cases by specimen collection date (date of testing).

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. 11, which went into effect on Monday, August 24, 2020. Health Directive No. 11 also orders all restaurants in Shelby County to close no later than 10:00 p.m. each night.

The full text of Health Directive No. 11 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 August 24, 2020, the Shelby County Health Department issued a revised 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 (8-27)

Yesterday, I announced in partnership with City Council, we contributed $3.5 million in CARES Act funding to MIFA that will go to fund utility assistance programs (up to $200 per participant), as well as programs that offer food, rent and other assistance.

I want to make a couple more quick clarifying statements as we’ve had some questions.

To receive this utility assistance, you must be a Memphis resident with a COVID-19 related loss of income. Applications for those programs are expected to open next week, and we will share those specific application dates and more specific details about this program at that time.

As a reminder, MIFA provides utility assistance under other programs annually. Check their website for more information.

Mask Enforcement

DATA AND ACTIONS FOR AUGUST 26

Received 11 complaints

  • City Mask Ordinance
  • Code completed 21 inspections based on processed complaints.
  • 10 businesses received warnings. 
  • 0 businesses received a summons.
  • 0 businesses received a second summons
  • H.D. Mask and Other Violations
  • Code completed 8 inspections based on processed complaints
  • 0 businesses received warnings

ENFORCEMENT STATUS TO DATE – CITY MASK ORDINANCE

To date, 930 City Mask Complaints have been inspected by Code:

  • 818 complaints have been resolved as “compliant” following inspection by Code
  • 36 current open matters.  The following is a breakdown of the open matters:
  • 16 pending inspections 
  • 10 businesses on 1st Violation
  • 2 businesses on 2nd Violation
  • 0 businesses on 3rd Violation
  • 5 businesses have been issued first summons
  • 2 businesses have been issued second summons 
  • 1 business was closed at first inspection

ENFORCEMENT STATUS TO DATE – HEALTH DEPARTMENT DIRECTIVES

To date, 179 H.D. related complaints have been inspected by Code:

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

WRITTEN VIOLATIONS SUMMARY

To date, 457 City Mask Ordinance violations have been issued (this is the cumulative total for violations issued in closed and open matters)

To date, 54 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: August 27, 2020

Shelby County COVID-19 Cases
Total Shelby County Cases26,903
New Cases Today247
Deaths Total370
Deaths Reported Last 24 Hours3
Total Tested in Shelby County249,500

Tennessee Total Cases
147,353
As of 2:00 p.m. 8/26/20
Other Jurisdictions
Tipton County, TN1,356
Desoto County, MS4,421
Crittenden County, AR1,602
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 8/27/20

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.

Below is a graph of cases by specimen collection date (date of testing).

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. 11, which went into effect on Monday, August 24, 2020. Health Directive No. 11 also orders all restaurants in Shelby County to close no later than 10:00 p.m. each night.

The full text of Health Directive No. 11 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 August 24, 2020, the Shelby County Health Department issued a revised 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 (8-26)

I just wanted to take a second to commend the great work of the YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South. Throughout the course of this pandemic, they have been an invaluable partner, especially through their free childcare for essential workers program housed at 22 of our community centers. Below is a chart showing the utilization for June, July and August.

Through this partnership, we’ve helped 14,684 children by providing a safe and happy environment while their parents go to work.

Mask Enforcement

DATA AND ACTIONS FOR AUGUST 25

Received 25 complaints

  • City Mask Ordinance
  • Code completed 23 inspections based on processed complaints.
  • 3 businesses received warnings. 
  • 0 businesses received a summons.
  • 0 businesses received a second summons
  • H.D. Mask and Other Violations
  • Code completed 10 inspections based on processed complaints
  • 3 businesses received warnings

ENFORCEMENT STATUS TO DATE – CITY MASK ORDINANCE

To date, 914 City Mask Complaints have been inspected by Code:

  • 811 complaints have been resolved as “compliant” following inspection by Code
  • 28 current open matters.  The following is a breakdown of the open matters:
  • 11 pending inspections 
  • 6 businesses on 1st Violation
  • 1 business on 2nd Violation
  • 0 businesses on 3rd Violation
  • 5 businesses have been issued first summons
  • 2 businesses have been issued second summons 
  • 3 businesses were closed at first inspection

ENFORCEMENT STATUS TO DATE – HEALTH DEPARTMENT DIRECTIVES

To date, 174 H.D. related complaints have been inspected by Code:

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

WRITTEN VIOLATIONS SUMMARY

To date, 446 City Mask Ordinance violations have been issued (this is the cumulative total for violations issued in closed and open matters)

*To date, 52 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: August 26, 2020

Shelby County COVID-19 Cases
Total Shelby County Cases26,656
New Cases Today128
Deaths Total367
Deaths Reported Last 24 Hours1
Total Tested in Shelby County247,503

Tennessee Total Cases
145,417
As of 2:00 p.m. 8/25/20
Other Jurisdictions
Tipton County, TN1,349
Desoto County, MS4,365
Crittenden County, AR1,595
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 8/26/20

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.

Below is a graph of cases by specimen collection date (date of testing).

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. 11, which went into effect on Monday, August 24, 2020. Health Directive No. 11 also orders all restaurants in Shelby County to close no later than 10:00 p.m. each night.

The full text of Health Directive No. 11 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 August 24, 2020, the Shelby County Health Department issued a revised 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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Mayor Strickland extends State of Emergency (8-25)


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 (8-25)

I talked about this a couple times last week, and I want to remind everyone again—get tested if you feel sick. We have plenty of tests and multiple, convenient locations where you can get tested.

By the actions that so many are taking, we are continuing to keep the effective reproduction number below one, and we have pushed the doubling rate of the virus out even further to 45 days.

Additionally, we have made progress in the one area I talked about last week in which we needed to see reductions—our hospitalizations are beginning to trend downwards.

These numbers are still too high, but by your hard work, we’re starting to see some results.

Stay vigilant!

DATA AND ACTIONS FOR AUGUST 24

Received 10 complaints

  • City Mask Ordinance
  • Code completed 30 inspections based on processed complaints.
  • 3 businesses received warnings. 
  • 0 businesses received a summons.
  • 0 businesses received a second summons
  • H.D. Mask and Other Violations
  • Code completed 7 inspections based on processed complaints
  • 0 businesses received warnings

ENFORCEMENT STATUS TO DATE – CITY MASK ORDINANCE

To date, 902 City Mask Complaints have been inspected by Code:

  • 808 complaints have been resolved as “compliant” following inspection by Code
  • 19 current open matters.  The following is a breakdown of the open matters:
  • 3 pending inspections 
  • 4 businesses on 1st Violation
  • 1 business on 2nd Violation
  • 0 businesses on 3rd Violation
  • 5 businesses have been issued first summons
  • 2 businesses have been issued second summons 
  • 4 businesses were closed at first inspection

ENFORCEMENT STATUS TO DATE – HEALTH DEPARTMENT DIRECTIVES

To date, 174 H.D. related complaints have been inspected by Code:

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

WRITTEN VIOLATIONS SUMMARY

To date, 443 City Mask Ordinance violations have been issued (this is the cumulative total for violations issued in closed and open matters)

To date, 51 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: August 25, 2020

Shelby County COVID-19 Cases
Total Shelby County Cases26,528
New Cases Today122
Deaths Total366
Deaths Reported Last 24 Hours0
Total Tested in Shelby County246,493

Tennessee Total Cases
144,604
As of 2:00 p.m. 8/24/20
Other Jurisdictions
Tipton County, TN1,337
Desoto County, MS4,320
Crittenden County, AR1,582
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 8/25/20

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.

Below is a graph of cases by specimen collection date (date of testing).

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. Health Directive No. 9 also orders all restaurants in Shelby County to close no later than 10:00 p.m. each night. These orders will remain in place under Health Directive No. 11, which went into effect on Monday, August 24, 2020.

The full text of Health Directive No. 11 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 August 24, 2020, the Shelby County Health Department issued a revised 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 (8-24)

As each week passes, we’re continuing to see improvement in the fight against this virus. Our daily cases and positivity rate continues to drop as more and more people are wearing masks.

To further demonstrate what we’re doing is working, take a look at these numbers. These are averages from the weeks of 7/9/20 through 7/15/20 and 8/9/20 through 8/15/20.

DatesTestsDaily PositivesPositivity Rate
July2,54335615.8
August1,73721711.4

With continued discipline in our mask wearing, handwashing, and social distancing, we can beat this virus.

Keep up the good work, Memphis!

DATA AND ACTIONS FOR AUGUST 23

Received 5 complaints

  • City Mask Ordinance
  • Code completed 21 inspections based on processed complaints.
  • 2 businesses received warnings. 
  • 0 businesses received a summons.
  • 0 businesses received a second summons
  • H.D. Mask and Other Violations
  • Code completed 3 inspections based on processed complaints
  • 1 business received warnings

ENFORCEMENT STATUS TO DATE – CITY MASK ORDINANCE

To date, 891 City Mask Complaints have been inspected by Code:

  • 791 complaints have been resolved as “compliant” following inspection by Code
  • 26 current open matters.  The following is a breakdown of the open matters:
  • 4 pending inspections 
  • 7 businesses on 1st Violation
  • 4 business on 2nd Violation
  • 1 businesses on 3rd Violation
  • 5 businesses have been issued first summons
  • 2 businesses have been issued second summons 
  • 3 business was closed at first inspection (NOH)

ENFORCEMENT STATUS TO DATE – HEALTH DEPARTMENT DIRECTIVES

To date, 171 H.D. related complaints have been inspected by Code:

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

WRITTEN VIOLATIONS SUMMARY

To date, 439 City Mask Ordinance violations have been issued (this is the cumulative total for violations issued in closed and open matters)

To date, 51 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: August 24, 2020

Shelby County COVID-19 Cases
Total Shelby County Cases26,406
New Cases Today289
Deaths Total366
Deaths Reported Last 24 Hours3
Total Tested in Shelby County244,690

Tennessee Total Cases
143,937
As of 2:00 p.m. 8/23/20
Other Jurisdictions
Tipton County, TN1,323
Desoto County, MS4,279
Crittenden County, AR1,573
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 8/23/20

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.

Below is a graph of cases by specimen collection date (date of testing).

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. Health Directive No. 9 also orders all restaurants in Shelby County to close no later than 10:00 p.m. each night. These orders will remain in place under Health Directive No. 10.

Health Directive No. 10, announced on Friday, August 7, 2020, goes into effect on Monday, August 10, 2020. Substantive changes from Health Directive No. 9 include:

  1. Improvements/Set Backs and Responses chart added to show “tripwires” for re-openings/shutdowns. The Health Department will continue to share information about testing capacity, hospital capacity, and public health capacity with the mayors and other medical partners because those “responses” involve actions required by the health department and/or governmental partners.
  2. Sports are addressed based on Governor Lee’s Executive Order 55 (there are also FAQs on the digital site that speak to sports (at the bottom of the page)
  3. County courthouses are addressed (to limit too much traffic coming in)


The full text of Health Directive No. 10 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

Categories
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (8-20)

Mask Enforcement

DATA AND ACTIONS FOR AUGUST 19

Received 15 complaints

  • City Mask Ordinance
  • Code completed 29 inspections based on processed complaints.
  • 9 businesses received warnings. 
  • 0 businesses received a summons.
  • 0 businesses received a second summons
  • H.D. Mask and Other Violations
  • Code completed 6 inspections based on processed complaints
  • 1 business received warning

ENFORCEMENT STATUS TO DATE – CITY MASK ORDINANCE

To date, 866 City Mask Complaints have been inspected by Code:

  • 755 complaints have been resolved as “compliant” following inspection by Code
  • 40 current open matters.  The following is a breakdown of the open matters:
  • 15 pending inspections 
  • 15 businesses on 1st Violation
  • 1 business on 2nd Violation
  • 0 businesses on 3rd Violation
  • 5 businesses have been issued first summons
  • 2 businesses have been issued second summons 
  • 1 business were closed at first inspection (NOH)

ENFORCEMENT STATUS TO DATE – HEALTH DEPARTMENT DIRECTIVES

To date, 163 H.D. related complaints have been inspected by Code:

  • 127 complaints have been resolved as “compliant” following inspection by Code.
  • 12 current open matters.  The following is a breakdown of the open matters:
  • 8 pending inspections 
  • 2 business on 1st Violation
  • 0 businesses on 2nd Violation
  • 0 businesses on 3rd Violation 
  • 1 business was closed at first inspection (no one present)

WRITTEN VIOLATIONS SUMMARY

To date, 411 City Mask Ordinance violations have been issued (this is the cumulative total for violations issued in closed and open matters)

To date, 43 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: August 20, 2020

Shelby County COVID-19 Cases
Total Shelby County Cases25,664
New Cases Today157
Deaths Total340
Deaths Reported Last 24 Hours1
Total Tested in Shelby County237,550

Tennessee Total Cases
137,800
As of 2:00 p.m. 8/19/20
Other Jurisdictions
Tipton County, TN1,295
Desoto County, MS4,079
Crittenden County, AR1,515
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 8/20/20

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.

Below is a graph of cases by specimen collection date (date of testing).

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. Health Directive No. 9 also orders all restaurants in Shelby County to close no later than 10:00 p.m. each night. These orders will remain in place under Health Directive No. 10.

Health Directive No. 10, announced on Friday, August 7, 2020, goes into effect on Monday, August 10, 2020. Substantive changes from Health Directive No. 9 include:

  1. Improvements/Set Backs and Responses chart added to show “tripwires” for re-openings/shutdowns. The Health Department will continue to share information about testing capacity, hospital capacity, and public health capacity with the mayors and other medical partners because those “responses” involve actions required by the health department and/or governmental partners.
  2. Sports are addressed based on Governor Lee’s Executive Order 55 (there are also FAQs on the digital site that speak to sports (at the bottom of the page)
  3. County courthouses are addressed (to limit too much traffic coming in)


The full text of Health Directive No. 10 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

Categories
Announcements

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

Testing, testing, and more testing. If you’re feeling sick, get tested. If you’ve been exposed to someone with COVID-19, get tested. The tests are free, and as it stands right now, we have plenty of supplies. Visit https://covid19.memphistn.gov/ to find a location near you.

I know I talked about this yesterday, but it’s that important.

Through rigorous testing, diligent mask wearing, handwashing and social distancing, we are making progress. We’re seeing the results every day. Our positivity rate continues to decline, our hospitalizations are steadily going down, and the doubling rate of the virus continues to stretch out further.

That being said, this is no time to let our guard down. We keep doing the inconvenient work required to beat this virus.

Stay vigilant! Stay strong!

DATA AND ACTIONS FOR AUGUST 18

Received 32 complaints

  • City Mask Ordinance
  • Code completed 27 inspections based on processed complaints.
  • 6 businesses received warnings. 
  • 0 businesses received a summons.
  • 0 businesses received a second summons
  • H.D. Mask and Other Violations
  • Code completed 7 inspections based on processed complaints
  • 3 businesses received warnings

ENFORCEMENT STATUS TO DATE – CITY MASK ORDINANCE

To date, 850 City Mask Complaints have been inspected by Code:

  • 746 complaints have been resolved as “compliant” following inspection by Code
  • 32 current open matters.  The following is a breakdown of the open matters:
  • 11 pending inspections 
  • 14 businesses on 1st Violation
  • 0 business on 2nd Violation
  • 0 businesses on 3rd Violation
  • 5 businesses have been issued first summons
  • 2 businesses have been issued second summons 
  • 0 businesses were closed at first inspection (NOH)

ENFORCEMENT STATUS TO DATE – HEALTH DEPARTMENT DIRECTIVES

To date, 159 H.D. related complaints have been inspected by Code:

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

WRITTEN VIOLATIONS SUMMARY

To date, 402 City Mask Ordinance violations have been issued (this is the cumulative total for violations issued in closed and open matters)

To date, 42 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: August 19, 2020

Shelby County COVID-19 Cases
Total Shelby County Cases25,507
New Cases Today143
Deaths Total339
Deaths Reported Last 24 Hours5
Total Tested in Shelby County235,594

Tennessee Total Cases
135,778
As of 2:00 p.m. 8/18/20
Other Jurisdictions
Tipton County, TN1,274
Desoto County, MS3,983
Crittenden County, AR1,503
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 8/19/20

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.

Below is a graph of cases by specimen collection date (date of testing).

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. Health Directive No. 9 also orders all restaurants in Shelby County to close no later than 10:00 p.m. each night. These orders will remain in place under Health Directive No. 10.

Health Directive No. 10, announced on Friday, August 7, 2020, goes into effect on Monday, August 10, 2020. Substantive changes from Health Directive No. 9 include:

  1. Improvements/Set Backs and Responses chart added to show “tripwires” for re-openings/shutdowns. The Health Department will continue to share information about testing capacity, hospital capacity, and public health capacity with the mayors and other medical partners because those “responses” involve actions required by the health department and/or governmental partners.
  2. Sports are addressed based on Governor Lee’s Executive Order 55 (there are also FAQs on the digital site that speak to sports (at the bottom of the page)
  3. County courthouses are addressed (to limit too much traffic coming in)


The full text of Health Directive No. 10 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

Categories
Announcements

COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (8-18)

We’ve discussed recently how our testing capacity had dropped slightly. That is no longer an issue. Our capacity is back up to where we need it to be, and lab turnaround times are back down to between 1-3 days to get your results.

In addition, and now that school has started back up, testing sites have posted age ranges to show where children can receive a test. To view a testing site near you, please go here.

One last point—the doubling rate of the virus has extended to 40 days, meaning that now the virus doubles every 40 days. To put that into perspective, on July 28th, that number was 30 days.  Please keep wearing your masks, washing your hands, and social distancing. What we’re doing is working, so please keep up the good work.

DATA AND ACTIONS FOR AUGUST 17

Received 20 complaints

  • City Mask Ordinance
  • Code completed 16 inspections based on processed complaints.
  • 4 businesses received warnings. 
  • 1 business received a summons.
  • 0 businesses received a second summons
  • H.D. Mask and Other Violations
  • Code completed 3 inspections based on processed complaints
  • 1 business received warning

ENFORCEMENT STATUS TO DATE – CITY MASK ORDINANCE

To date, 837 City Mask Complaints have been inspected by Code:

  • 736 complaints have been resolved as “compliant” following inspection by Code
  • 29 current open matters.  The following is a breakdown of the open matters:
  • 10 pending inspections 
  • 10 businesses on 1st Violation
  • 1 business on 2nd Violation
  • 0 businesses on 3rd Violation
  • 5 businesses have been issued first summons
  • 2 businesses have been issued second summons 
  • 1 business were closed at first inspection (NOH)

ENFORCEMENT STATUS TO DATE – HEALTH DEPARTMENT DIRECTIVES

To date, 154 H.D. related complaints have been inspected by Code:

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

WRITTEN VIOLATIONS SUMMARY

To date, 396 City Mask Ordinance violations have been issued (this is the cumulative total for violations issued in closed and open matters)

To date, 39 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: August 18, 2020

Shelby County COVID-19 Cases
Total Shelby County Cases25,364
New Cases Today89
Deaths Total334
Deaths Reported Last 24 Hours6
Total Tested in Shelby County233,715

Tennessee Total Cases
134,744
As of 2:00 p.m. 8/17/20
Other Jurisdictions
Tipton County, TN1,268
Desoto County, MS3,913
Crittenden County, AR1,493
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 8/18/20

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.



Below is a graph of cases by specimen collection date (date of testing).

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. Health Directive No. 9 also orders all restaurants in Shelby County to close no later than 10:00 p.m. each night. These orders will remain in place under Health Directive No. 10.

Health Directive No. 10, announced on Friday, August 7, 2020, goes into effect on Monday, August 10, 2020. Substantive changes from Health Directive No. 9 include:

  1. Improvements/Set Backs and Responses chart added to show “tripwires” for re-openings/shutdowns. The Health Department will continue to share information about testing capacity, hospital capacity, and public health capacity with the mayors and other medical partners because those “responses” involve actions required by the health department and/or governmental partners.
  2. Sports are addressed based on Governor Lee’s Executive Order 55 (there are also FAQs on the digital site that speak to sports (at the bottom of the page)
  3. County courthouses are addressed (to limit too much traffic coming in)


The full text of Health Directive No. 10 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

Categories
Announcements

COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (8-17)

Over the last couple of weeks, we have been making progress by reducing our daily number of new cases and our positivity rate. We’re now beginning to see those reductions reflected in our hospitalizations.

For several weeks we were averaging between 350-400 people per day in our hospitals. For the last week, those numbers have been between 313-350. It’s still early, but this is further proof that all our efforts—mask wearing, handwashing, and social distancing—are working.

As we get closer to the start of flu season, continuing to do all these things will be even more important. Keep up the good work, Memphis!

2020 Census

The deadline to fill out your Census information is September 30th.

Why does filling it out matter? The census equals money for states, cities and communities. It equals money for Memphis.

Each person equates to roughly $1,091 each year over the 10 years until the next Census.

That’s money to support many of the things we care about, like funding for career and technical education, family assistance in the form of Food Stamps, Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, and Low-Income Home Energy Assistance, are funded based on the number of people that live where in our community.

From a city standpoint, we’ve been doing our part to remind everyone to fill out your information. For last several months, we’ve been doing media blitzes—print, tv, and social. We created a website 901counts.com with information to answer any questions you may have.

Prior to COVID-19, we were holding public events, and we announced a community challenge to encourage neighborhood associations, neighborhood watch groups, and CDC’s to help increase their self-response. So, far 10 groups are participating.

But, even after all that work, our local response rate through last Friday was only 54%.

We need you to do your part and take the time to complete your Census form. It takes less than 10 minutes to fill out, and by doing so, you’re helping Memphis get our fair share of federal funding.

DATA AND ACTIONS FOR AUGUST 16

Received 13 complaints

  • City Mask Ordinance
  • Code completed 16 inspections based on processed complaints.
  • 2 businesses received warnings. 
  • 0 businesses received a summons.
  • 0 businesses received a second summons
  • H.D. Mask and Other Violations
  • Code completed 5 inspections based on processed complaints
  • 2 businesses received warnings

ENFORCEMENT STATUS TO DATE – CITY MASK ORDINANCE

To date, 819 City Mask Complaints have been inspected by Code:

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

ENFORCEMENT STATUS TO DATE – HEALTH DEPARTMENT DIRECTIVES

To date, 149 H.D. related complaints have been inspected by Code:

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

WRITTEN VIOLATIONS SUMMARY

To date, 390 City Mask Ordinance violations have been issued (this is the cumulative total for violations issued in closed and open matters)

To date, 32 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: August 17, 2020

Shelby County COVID-19 Cases
Total Shelby County Cases25,275
New Cases Today229
Deaths Total328
Deaths Reported Last 24 Hours4
Total Tested in Shelby County233,114

Tennessee Total Cases
133,708
As of 2:00 p.m. 8/16/20
Other Jurisdictions
Tipton County, TN1,256
Desoto County, MS3,911
Crittenden County, AR1,482
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 8/17/20

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.


Below is a graph of cases by specimen collection date (date of testing).

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. Health Directive No. 9 also orders all restaurants in Shelby County to close no later than 10:00 p.m. each night. These orders will remain in place under Health Directive No. 10.

Health Directive No. 10, announced on Friday, August 7, 2020, goes into effect on Monday, August 10, 2020. Substantive changes from Health Directive No. 9 include:

  1. Improvements/Set Backs and Responses chart added to show “tripwires” for re-openings/shutdowns. The Health Department will continue to share information about testing capacity, hospital capacity, and public health capacity with the mayors and other medical partners because those “responses” involve actions required by the health department and/or governmental partners.
  2. Sports are addressed based on Governor Lee’s Executive Order 55 (there are also FAQs on the digital site that speak to sports (at the bottom of the page)
  3. County courthouses are addressed (to limit too much traffic coming in)


The full text of Health Directive No. 10 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