|Shelby County COVID-19 Cases|
|Total Shelby County Cases||48,105|
|New Cases Today||283|
|Deaths Reported Last 24 Hours||2|
|Total Tested in Shelby County||666,845|
Tennessee Total Cases
As of 2:00 p.m. 11/29/20
|Tipton County, TN||3,711|
|Desoto County, MS||10,249|
|Crittenden County, AR||3,097|
|Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 11/30/20|
Shelby County Health Department is tracking clusters in facilities that serve certain vulnerable
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:
Both newly issued Health Directive No. 15 and Face Mask Order No. 3 are currently in effect and are viewable in their entirety in electronic format at www.shelbytnhealth.com/healthdirectives.
Health Directive No. 15 includes these changes:
1) For any establishment that serves food and/or alcoholic beverages is required to:
a. Limit occupancy to 50%
b. Close at 10 pm
c. Require patrons to wear masks at all times except when actually eating a bite of food or drinking a beverage
d. Limit groups dining together to 6 people (but no more than 4 adults)
2) Schools are strongly encouraged to suspend all school-related close-contact sports at this time.
3) Gyms remain open at this time. All employees and patrons are required to wear masks or facial coverings at all times while in the facility, except when in the swimming pool or shower.
4) Shelby County Government expects to be able to provide special financial supports of at least $5,000 for any business that faces closures of at least 30 days that is substantially related to Health Directive No. 15. More details will be forthcoming.
An effective early treatment is available for persons who test positive and have the following risk factors:
- Anyone over age 12 with obesity, chronic kidney disease, diabetes, or whose immunity is compromised by disease or prescription treatments.
- Anyone age 12-17 with sickle cell disease; neuromuscular disorder; dependence on medical intervention, such as a breathing or feeding tube; or a lung disorder such as asthma that requires daily medication.
- Anyone over age 55 with cardiovascular disease, hypertension, COPD or other chronic respiratory disease.
- Anyone over age 65.
If you test positive, and have any of these risk factors, ask your health care provider about early COVID-19 treatments.
- The Shelby County Health Department, in collaboration with the Shelby County Joint Task Force Team and RedRover Sales & Marketing Strategy, has created an online hub for COVID-19. Visit https://shelby.community/ for testing information, frequently asked questions and resources both communities and businesses.
Shelby County has plenty of testing capacity available, and anyone who thinks they need a test should get one. Two of the community drive-through testing sites are now available to anyone, and no appointment is needed during their regular testing hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Those sites are:
- 2355 Appling City Cove
- 1720 RKS Commercial Cove (off Lamar Avenue)
The Health Department strongly recommends vaccination against influenza. It is possible to get the flu and COVID-19 at the same time, and that may increase the risk of severe illness. The flu vaccine will not protect you against COVID-19, but it is the best protection we have against seasonal influenza.
The Health Department is committed to providing as much information as possible to the public as the COVID-19 situation continues to develop. The Health Department’s hotline number 901-222-MASK (6275), was activated March 12, 2020. Since that date, it has fielded thousands of calls from the general public about COVID-19.
Below are statistics about calls into the hotline since March 12, 2020, and a daily number of hotline calls fielded yesterday.
|Health Department Call Center Statistics|
|Total Calls Received since 3/12/20||15,998|
|Total Calls Answered 11/29/20||13|
The COVID-19 hotline is answered each day, including Saturday and Sunday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. After-hours calls are returned as soon as possible on the next business day.
The Health Department is also providing a live bi-weekly update for media partners each Tuesday and Thursday afternoon at 12:00pm via Go To Webinar through the COVID-19 Joint Task Force. Interpretation services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities will be available.
Keeping Shelby County residents, elected officials, and faith and community leaders informed is an important part of our strategy to control the spread of COVID-19 in our community.