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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (8-13)

Mask Enforcement

DATA AND ACTIONS FOR AUGUST 12

Received 31 complaints

  • City Mask Ordinance
  • Code completed 48 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 11 inspections based on processed complaints
  • 1 business received warnings

ENFORCEMENT STATUS TO DATE – CITY MASK ORDINANCE

To date, 791 City Mask Complaints have been inspected by Code:

  • 682 complaints have been resolved as “compliant” following inspection by Code
  • 40 current open matters.  The following is a breakdown of the open matters:
  • 21 pending inspections 
  • 9 businesses on 1st Violation
  • 3 business on 2nd Violation
  • 1 business on 3rd Violation
  • 4 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, 146 H.D. related complaints have been inspected by Code:

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

 WRITTEN VIOLATIONS SUMMARY

To date, 370 City Mask Ordinance violations have been issued (this is the cumulative total for violations issued in closed and open matters)

To date, 28 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 13, 2020

Shelby County COVID-19 Cases
Total Shelby County Cases24,347
New Cases Today171
Deaths Total316
Deaths Reported Last 24 Hours3
Total Tested in Shelby County225,211

Tennessee Total Cases
126,393
As of 2:00 p.m. 8/12/20
Other Jurisdictions
Tipton County, TN1,217
Desoto County, MS3,753
Crittenden County, AR1,402
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 8/13/20

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

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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (8-12)

In yesterday’s Joint Task Force briefing, mass testing of students and teachers was mentioned. I wanted to give you a few more details on that.

Earlier this year and in partnership with City Council, we allocated $12 million from the federal CARES Act funds assigned to Memphis for enhanced COVID-19 testing. Of that $12 million, City council approved an initial $2 million for a pooled testing pilot. To give you a quick refresher, the pooling method 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.

To find out exactly how the pilot would work, we created a testing committee that meets virtually three times every week, and we started testing with our own city employees first. After a few successful internal rounds of city employees and some children in summer programs (with parental approval of course), we expanded the pilot to include teachers and are currently in the process of adding (on a first-come-first-served basis) schools that are open for in-person learning this fall semester.

At this point, we have the capability to test up to 4,000 students and teachers per day, every day and hopefully that number will grow as we move forward. In order to safely keep our schools open and our teachers and children safe, we are strongly encouraging schools to test and test often. It is the only way to know from week to week if someone is infected and stop a potential outbreak before it starts.

Mask Enforcement

DATA AND ACTIONS FOR AUGUST 11

Received 19 complaints

  • City Mask Ordinance
  • Code completed 53 inspections based on processed complaints.
  • 3 businesses received warnings. 
  • 1 business received a summons.
  • 0 businesses received a second summons
  • H.D. Mask and Other Violations
  • Code completed 10 inspections based on processed complaints
  • 0 businesses received warnings

ENFORCEMENT STATUS TO DATE – CITY MASK ORDINANCE

To date, 770 City Mask Complaints have been inspected by Code:

  • 666 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 
  • 7 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, 142 H.D. related complaints have been inspected by Code:

  • 110 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 businesses on 1st Violation
  • 0 businesses on 2nd Violation
  • 0 businesses on 3rd Violation 
  • 2 businesses were closed at first inspection (business was closed on arrival)

WRITTEN VIOLATIONS SUMMARY

To date, 363 City Mask Ordinance violations have been issued (this is the cumulative total for violations issued in closed and open matters)

To date, 28 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 12, 2020

Shelby County COVID-19 Cases
Total Shelby County Cases24,176
New Cases Today119
Deaths Total313
Deaths Reported Last 24 Hours5
Total Tested in Shelby County224,130

Tennessee Total Cases
124,915
As of 2:00 p.m. 8/11/20
Other Jurisdictions
Tipton County, TN1,217
Desoto County, MS3,710
Crittenden County, AR1,381
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 8/12/20

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

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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (8-11)

On this morning’s Joint Task Force call, it was noted that we’ve hit a significant milestone—we have extended our rate at which infections double to 35 days. This is the longest timespan we’ve had to-date and is hard proof that what we’re doing is working.

I know it’s summertime in Memphis, which means most days you feel like you’re walking around in sauna, and wearing a mask isn’t ideal or comfortable.

But, it’s working. All of it—the masks, the hand washing, and social distancing is paying off.

Stay vigilant Memphis!

Mask Enforcement

DATA AND ACTIONS FOR AUGUST 10

Received 12 complaints

  • City Mask Ordinance
  • Code completed 34 inspections based on processed complaints.
  • 7 businesses received warnings. 
  • 0 businesses received a summons.
  • 0 businesses received a second summons
  • H.D. Mask and Other Violations
  • Code completed 15 inspections based on processed complaints
  • 3 businesses received warnings

ENFORCEMENT STATUS TO DATE – CITY MASK ORDINANCE

To date, 761 City Mask Complaints have been inspected by Code:

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

ENFORCEMENT STATUS TO DATE – HEALTH DEPARTMENT DIRECTIVES

To date, 137 H.D. related complaints have been inspected by Code:

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

WRITTEN VIOLATIONS SUMMARY

To date, 356 City Mask Ordinance violations have been issued (this is the cumulative total for violations issued in closed and open matters)

To date, 28 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 11, 2020

Shelby County COVID-19 Cases
Total Shelby County Cases24,057
New Cases Today247
Deaths Total308
Deaths Reported Last 24 Hours4
Total Tested in Shelby County223,083

Tennessee Total Cases
123,914
As of 2:00 p.m. 8/10/20
Other Jurisdictions
Tipton County, TN1,211
Desoto County, MS3,680
Crittenden County, AR1,369
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 8/11/20

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 reopenings/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

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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (8-10)

After having eight straight weeks of steady increases, our positivity rate has been dropping each of the last two weeks, and our reproductive rate remains below 1. This is exactly the path we want to continue going down.

As I said on Friday, our number of new daily cases continues to stabilize. That being said, the number of tests given daily has also gone down slightly. We are continuing to monitor this, and hope to have more testing back up soon.

Even with the good trends we’re seeing, there is one area where the numbers are still too high—our hospitalizations. We’re averaging between 350-400 hospitalizations each day.

These are averages from the 1st through the 8th of June, July and August:

                Tests        Positives           Hospitalizations

June      1,725        124                      148

July        2,361        321                      316

Aug.       1,933        259                      374

Those numbers serve as a stark reminder that it’s as important as ever to keep wearing a mask, washing our hands, and please stay home if you’re sick. If we can keep wearing a mask for the next several weeks, we will drastically reduce the number of new cases, new hospitalizations, and prevent more people from unnecessarily dying.

Stay vigilant and keep up the good work!

Mask Enforcement

DATA AND ACTIONS FOR AUGUST 7-9

Received 31 complaints

  • City Mask Ordinance
  • Code completed 85 inspections based on processed complaints.
  • 19 businesses received warnings. 
  • 0 businesses received a summons.
  • 0 businesses received a second summons
  • H.D. Mask and Other Violations
  • Code completed 42 inspections based on processed complaints
  • 1 business received warnings

ENFORCEMENT STATUS TO DATE – CITY MASK ORDINANCE

To date, 745 City Mask Complaints have been inspected by Code:

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

ENFORCEMENT STATUS TO DATE – HEALTH DEPARTMENT DIRECTIVES

To date, 135 H.D. related complaints have been inspected by Code:

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

WRITTEN VIOLATIONS SUMMARY

To date, 346 City Mask Ordinance violations have been issued

To date, 26 Health Department violations have been issued

COVID-19 Data Points

Shelby County Health Department COVID-19 Daily Update: August 10, 2020

Note: On the HRTS slide these are the latest numbers available.

Shelby County COVID-19 Cases
Total Shelby County Cases23,810
New Cases Today281
Deaths Total304
Deaths Reported Last 24 Hours3
Total Tested in Shelby County220,749

Tennessee Total Cases
122,712
As of 2:00 p.m. 8/9/20
Other Jurisdictions
Tipton County, TN1,208
Desoto County, MS3,658
Crittenden County, AR1,356
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 8/10/20

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 reopenings/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

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Announcements

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

While there has been a slight drop off in the number of daily tests given, we are seeing promising trends. Today is the sixth day in a row with less than 300 new cases reported.

Additionally, our reproductive rate of the virus has slowed extending out to 34 days for the number of new cases to double. For several weeks, our reproductive rate was above one meaning that one person was infecting multiple people. Now, that number has dropped below one to .82.

This is all great news. But, don’t get too excited. We’re still in the very early stages of these trends and doesn’t mean you need to invite everyone you know over to your house to celebrate.

It’s just as important as ever to keep wearing a mask (they work and our current trends are proof of that) washing your hands, and please stay home if you’re sick.

Stay vigilant and keep up the good work!

Mask Enforcement

DATA AND ACTIONS FOR AUGUST 6

Received 11 complaints

  • City Mask Ordinance
  • Code completed 39 inspections based on processed complaints.
  • 8 businesses received warnings. 
  • 0 businesses received a summons.
  • 0 businesses received a second summons
  • H.D. Mask and Other Violations
  • Code completed 13 inspections based on processed complaints
  • 0 businesses received warnings

ENFORCEMENT STATUS TO DATE – CITY MASK ORDINANCE

To date, 712 City Mask Complaints have been inspected by Code:

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

ENFORCEMENT STATUS TO DATE – HEALTH DEPARTMENT DIRECTIVES

To date, 128 H.D. related complaints have been inspected by Code:

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

WRITTEN VIOLATIONS SUMMARY

To date, 333 City Mask Ordinance violations have been issued (this is the cumulative total for violations issued in closed and open matters)

To date, 26 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 7, 2020

Shelby County COVID-19 Cases
Total Shelby County Cases22,816
New Cases Today264
Deaths Total299
Deaths Reported Last 24 Hours2
Total Tested in Shelby County213,906

Tennessee Total Cases
116,350
*As of 2:00 p.m. 8/6/20
Other Jurisdictions
Tipton County, TN1,155
Desoto County, MS3,523
Crittenden County, AR1,315
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 8/7/20

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.

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.

On August 1, 2020, the Health Department issued an FAQ (frequently asked question) about school sports and activities on the Health Directives webpage: www.shelbytnhealth.com/healthdirectives. It is as follows:

On School Sports and Activities:

Q:  Are schools authorized to permit (or not) school-sponsored sporting events and activities?

A:   Yes, pursuant to Governor Lee’s Executive Order 55, local education agencies and schools may permit, but are not required to permit, school-sponsored sporting events and activities, provided that all such activities, including practices and games or competition, must be conducted in a manner consistent with COVID-19-related regulations adopted by the Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association. The Health Department is available to provide technical assistance on any sports event or activity.

The order is available here (as of July 31, 2020) here: https://publications.tnsosfiles.com/pub/execorders/exec-orders-lee55.pdf

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 (8-6)

Hopefully today’s update will be a further demonstration that we are fighting this virus by any means necessary—and I mean any means.

Over the last several weeks, the City of Memphis has partnered with a technology company working on wastewater based epidemiology (WBE) in Memphis.

What is WBE you ask? Simply put—we’re studying our wastewater to look for diseases—specifically COVID-19.

By using this sewage surveillance method, it may provide us with several days’ advance notice of a COVID-19 outbreak. We are in the early stages of this new approach, but we’ll keep you informed as things progress.

Mask Enforcement

DATA AND ACTIONS FOR AUGUST 5

Received 33 complaints

  • City Mask Ordinance
  • Code completed 51 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 18 inspections based on processed complaints
  • 4 businesses received warnings

ENFORCEMENT STATUS TO DATE – CITY MASK ORDINANCE

To date, 690 City Mask Complaints have been inspected by Code:

  • 585 complaints have been resolved as “compliant” following inspection by Code
  • 45 current open matters.  The following is a breakdown of the open matters:
  • 23 pending inspections 
  • 15 businesses on 1st Violation
  • 1 business on 2nd Violation
  • 0 businesses on 3rd Violation
  • 3 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, 119 H.D. related complaints have been inspected by Code:

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

WRITTEN VIOLATIONS SUMMARY

To date, 326 City Mask Ordinance violations have been issued (this is the cumulative total for violations issued in closed and open matters)

To date, 26 Health Department violations have been issued (this is the cumulative total for violations issued in closed and open matters)

Health Department Data

As you look below at the data points from the Shelby County Health Department, there are a couple positive signs I would like to point out. Today marks five days in a row with no day having more than 300 newly reported cases.  We’ve averaged 218 new reported cases over last 5 days. The last time that occurred was June 21-25.  To put it into perspective, June 14th was first day we received more than 200 reported cases in a day (256).

Shelby County Health Department COVID-19 Daily Update: August 6, 2020

Shelby County COVID-19 Cases
Total Shelby County Cases22,552
New Cases Today235
Deaths Total297
Deaths Reported Last 24 Hours4
Total Tested in Shelby County212,246

Tennessee Total Cases
114,098
*As of 2:00 p.m. 8/5/20
Other Jurisdictions
Tipton County, TN1,137
Desoto County, MS3,472
Crittenden County, AR1,291
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 8/6/20

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.

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.

On August 1, 2020, the Health Department issued an FAQ (frequently asked question) about school sports and activities on the Health Directives webpage: www.shelbytnhealth.com/healthdirectives. It is as follows:

On School Sports and Activities:

Q:  Are schools authorized to permit (or not) school-sponsored sporting events and activities?

A:   Yes, pursuant to Governor Lee’s Executive Order 55, local education agencies and schools may permit, but are not required to permit, school-sponsored sporting events and activities, provided that all such activities, including practices and games or competition, must be conducted in a manner consistent with COVID-19-related regulations adopted by the Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association. The Health Department is available to provide technical assistance on any sports event or activity.

The order is available here (as of July 31, 2020) here: https://publications.tnsosfiles.com/pub/execorders/exec-orders-lee55.pdf

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 (8-5)

The farther along we get into this pandemic, we’re seeing its effects in ways other than just new case numbers and hospitalizations. From a report we received on yesterday morning’s Joint Task Force call from Dr. McCullers with Le Bonheur, we’re also seeing an increase in Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). As defined the by the CDC, adverse childhood experiences, are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood (0-17 years). Some examples:

  • experiencing violence, abuse, or neglect
  • witnessing violence in the home or community
  • having a family member attempt or die by suicide

Also included are aspects of the child’s environment that can undermine their sense of safety, stability, and bonding such as growing up in a household with:

  • substance misuse
  • mental health problems
  • instability due to parental separation or household members being in jail or prison

Specifically, in Shelby County, 52% of our residents’ report having at least 1 ACE, and 12% report experience four or more. Substance abuse, emotional abuse, and domestic violence are the most prevalent in our community.

With higher unemployment levels and added stress brought on from dealing with all aspects of the pandemic, those numbers have only gotten worse. Based on a comparison of May and June of 2019 and May and June of 2020 from information gathered at Le Bonheur’s primary care clinics which see roughly 14,000 patients each year

  • 65% of children seen had significant ACEs or social determinants of health needs or both in 2020, compared to 57% in 2019
  • Number of ACEs reported rose by 35%
  • Depression / mental illness rose by 250%
  • Violence in the neighborhood rose by 350%

All that information is further reason for us to keep pushing masking, hand washing and staying home if we’re sick. Slowing this virus sooner rather than later is so important not only for the physical health of our city but the mental health as well because both of which will have long-lasting impacts.

Mask Enforcement

DATA AND ACTIONS FOR AUGUST 4

Received 17 complaints

  • City Mask Ordinance
  • Code completed 43 inspections based on processed complaints.
  • 11 businesses received warnings. 
  • 0 businesses received a summons.
  • 0 businesses received a second summons
  • H.D. Mask and Other Violations
  • Code completed 21 inspections based on processed complaints
  • 2 businesses received warnings

ENFORCEMENT STATUS TO DATE – CITY MASK ORDINANCE

To date, 677 City Mask Complaints have been inspected by Code:

  • 564 complaints have been resolved as “compliant” following inspection by Code
  • 59 current open matters.  The following is a breakdown of the open matters:
  • 30 pending inspections 
  • 17 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 
  • 0 businesses were closed at first inspection (NOH)

ENFORCEMENT STATUS TO DATE – HEALTH DEPARTMENT DIRECTIVES

To date, 116 H.D. related complaints have been inspected by Code:

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

WRITTEN VIOLATIONS SUMMARY

To date, 318 City Mask Ordinance violations have been issued (this is the cumulative total for violations issued in closed and open matters)

To date, 21 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 5, 2020

Shelby County COVID-19 Cases
Total Shelby County Cases22,317
New Cases Today197
Deaths Total293
Deaths Reported Last 24 Hours7
Total Tested in Shelby County210,903

Tennessee Total Cases
112,441
*As of 2:00 p.m. 8/4/20
Other Jurisdictions
Tipton County, TN1,123
Desoto County, MS3,387
Crittenden County, AR1,213
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 8/5/20

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.

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.

On August 1, 2020, the Health Department issued an FAQ (frequently asked question) about school sports and activities on the Health Directives webpage: www.shelbytnhealth.com/healthdirectives. It is as follows:

On School Sports and Activities:

Q:  Are schools authorized to permit (or not) school-sponsored sporting events and activities?

A:   Yes, pursuant to Governor Lee’s Executive Order 55, local education agencies and schools may permit, but are not required to permit, school-sponsored sporting events and activities, provided that all such activities, including practices and games or competition, must be conducted in a manner consistent with COVID-19-related regulations adopted by the Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association. The Health Department is available to provide technical assistance on any sports event or activity.

The order is available here (as of July 31, 2020) here: https://publications.tnsosfiles.com/pub/execorders/exec-orders-lee55.pdf

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 (8-4)

Mask Enforcement

DATA AND ACTIONS FOR AUGUST 3

Received 52 complaints (which must be processed and are not yet open).

  • City Mask Ordinance
  • Code completed 32 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 15 inspections based on processed complaints
  • 2 businesses received warnings

ENFORCEMENT STATUS TO DATE – CITY MASK ORDINANCE

To date, 662 City Mask Complaints have been inspected by Code:

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

ENFORCEMENT STATUS TO DATE – HEALTH DEPARTMENT DIRECTIVES

To date, 113 Health Directive related complaints have been inspected by Code:

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

 WRITTEN VIOLATIONS SUMMARY

To date, 303 City Mask Ordinance violations have been issued (this is the cumulative total for violations issued in closed and open matters)

To date, 18 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 4, 2020

Shelby County COVID-19 Cases
Total Shelby County Cases22,120
New Cases Today207
Deaths Total286
Deaths Reported Last 24 Hours2
Total Tested in Shelby County209,863

Tennessee Total Cases
110,636
*As of 2:00 p.m. 8/3/20
Other Jurisdictions
Tipton County, TN1,106
Desoto County, MS3,326
Crittenden County, AR1,213
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 8/4/20

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.

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.

On August 1, 2020, the Health Department issued an FAQ (frequently asked question) about school sports and activities on the Health Directives webpage: www.shelbytnhealth.com/healthdirectives. It is as follows:

On School Sports and Activities:

Q:  Are schools authorized to permit (or not) school-sponsored sporting events and activities?

A:   Yes, pursuant to Governor Lee’s Executive Order 55, local education agencies and schools may permit, but are not required to permit, school-sponsored sporting events and activities, provided that all such activities, including practices and games or competition, must be conducted in a manner consistent with COVID-19-related regulations adopted by the Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association. The Health Department is available to provide technical assistance on any sports event or activity.

The order is available here (as of July 31, 2020) here: https://publications.tnsosfiles.com/pub/execorders/exec-orders-lee55.pdf

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

Mayor Strickland extends State of Emergency (8-4)

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

Categories
Announcements

COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (8-3)

Mask Enforcement

DATA AND ACTIONS FOR August 2

Received 12 complaints

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

ENFORCEMENT STATUS TO DATE – CITY MASK ORDINANCE

To date, 617 City Mask Complaints have been inspected by Code:

  • 531 complaints have been resolved as “compliant” following inspection by Code
  • 29 current open matters.  The following is a breakdown of the open matters:
  • 14 pending inspections 
  • 6 businesses on 1st Violation
  • 0 businesses on 2nd Violation
  • 3 businesses on 3rd Violation
  • 3 businesses have been issued first summons
  • 2 businesses have been issued second summons 
  • 1 business was closed at first inspection (business was not open)

ENFORCEMENT STATUS TO DATE – HEALTH DEPARTMENT DIRECTIVES

To date, 88 Health Directive related complaints have been inspected by Code:

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

WRITTEN VIOLATIONS SUMMARY

To date, 294 City Mask Ordinance violations have been issued (this is the cumulative total for violations issued in closed and open matters)

To date, 16 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 3, 2020

Shelby County COVID-19 Cases
Total Shelby County Cases21,913
New Cases Today258
Deaths Total284
Deaths Reported Last 24 Hours0
Total Tested in Shelby County208,495

Tennessee Total Cases
109,627
*As of 2:00 p.m. 8/2/20
Other Jurisdictions
Tipton County, TN1,104
Desoto County, MS3,280
Crittenden County, AR1,213
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 8/3/20

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.

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.

On August 1, 2020, the Health Department issued an FAQ (frequently asked question) about school sports and activities on the Health Directives webpage: www.shelbytnhealth.com/healthdirectives. It is as follows:

On School Sports and Activities:

Q:  Are schools authorized to permit (or not) school-sponsored sporting events and activities?

A:   Yes, pursuant to Governor Lee’s Executive Order 55, local education agencies and schools may permit, but are not required to permit, school-sponsored sporting events and activities, provided that all such activities, including practices and games or competition, must be conducted in a manner consistent with COVID-19-related regulations adopted by the Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association. The Health Department is available to provide technical assistance on any sports event or activity.

The order is available here (as of July 31, 2020) here: https://publications.tnsosfiles.com/pub/execorders/exec-orders-lee55.pdf

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