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COVID-19 Update (1-29)

“VaxQueue” is Now Available
Mayor Lee Harris and the Shelby County Health Department now offers a “VaxQueue” waitlist so those interested in the vaccine may be registered and receive notification when there are openings. To be added, visit https://shelby.community/covid-19-vaccine/.

COVID-19 vaccinations for 1a1, 1a2 groups and individuals age 75+ continue.

The Shelby County Health Department will provide 2nd doses of the Moderna vaccine beginning 1/27/21. These vaccination sites are only open to those who received a first dose of vaccine at Lindenwood Christian Church or 1826 Sycamore View Road between December 28, 2020 and January 3, 2021. Locations and appointment information are as follows:

  • Appling Emissions Station, 2355 Appling City Cove, Memphis, TN 38133
  • Pipkin Building, 940 Early Maxwell Blvd, Memphis, TN 38104
  • Germantown Baptist Church, 9450 Poplar Avenue, Germantown, TN 38139


Please call 901-222-SHOT (7468) for more information.

COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Health Directive No. 17 Now in Effect

Health Directive No. 17 is now in effect. The text of that Directive and summaries of the documents can be found at www.shelbytnhealth.com/healthdirectives.

Shelby County COVID-19 Cases
Total Shelby County Cases81,927
New Cases Today270
Deaths Total1,252
Deaths Reported Last 24 Hours11
Total Tested in Shelby County940,958

Tennessee Total Cases
717,583
As of 2:00 p.m. 1/28/21
Other Jurisdictions
Tipton County, TN6,451
Desoto County, MS18,239
Crittenden County, AR4,975
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 1/29/2021

Second Doses Update

The Shelby County Health Department will provide 2nd doses of the Moderna vaccine beginning 1/27/21. These vaccination sites are only open to those who received a first dose of vaccine at Lindenwood Christian Church or 1826 Sycamore View Road between December 28, 2020 and January 3, 2021.Locations and appointment information are as follows:

  • Appling Emissions Station, 2355 Appling City Cove, Memphis, TN 38133
  • Pipkin Building, 940 Early Maxwell Blvd, Memphis, TN 38104
  • Germantown Baptist Church, 9450 Poplar Avenue, Germantown, TN 38139

COVID-19 Vaccines for “Phase 1a1”, “Phase 1a2” & Individuals Ages 75+

COVID-19 vaccinations for 1a1 groups, health care workers and individuals age 75+ continues at the Pipkin Building. All appointments are now filled for January. The Shelby County Health Department will continue to provide daily updates, announce when more appointments are available and provide another signup opportunity.

During January, the vaccine will be available to persons in the following categories, as defined by the Tennessee Department of Health in its COVID-19 Vaccination Plan:

All persons listed in the 1a1 groups, including:

  • First responders with direct public exposure including EMS, law enforcement, and fire fighters
  • Staff working at COVID-19 mass testing sites
  • Staff and residents of long-term care facilities, residential homes for the aged, and staff and residents of assisted living centers who have direct contact with residents or contact with potentially infectious materials
  • Staff of other congregate care facilities such as homes for the intellectually or developmentally disabled, detention centers, Staff of Department of Children’s Services residential facilities, rehabilitation hospitals and psychiatric hospitals who have direct patient contact or contact with potentially infectious materials
  • Home health care staff with direct patient contact
  • Staff and residents of long-term care facilities, residential homes for the aged, and staff and residents of assisted living centers who have direct contact with residents or contact with potentially infectious materials
  • Individuals > 18 years or older who cannot live independently due to serious chronic medical condition or intellectual or developmental disability
  • Providers of K-12 or university student health services who have direct patient contact or contact with potentially infectious materials
  • Funeral/mortuary service providers
  • Health care workers, including:
    • Primary care providers and staff
    • Outpatient specialty providers and staff working with acute patients
    • Pharmacists and staff
    • Patient transport
    • Outpatient therapists
    • Urgent visit center providers and staff
    • Environmental services
    • Oral health providers
    • Behavioral health providers
    • Outpatient laboratory staff working with COVID-19 specimens
  • Individuals age 75 and over

All persons listed in the 1a2 groups, including:

  • Primary care providers and staff
  • Outpatient specialty providers and staff working with acute patients
  • Pharmacists and staff
  • Patient transport
  • Outpatient therapists
  • Urgent visit center providers and staff
  • Environmental services
  • Oral health providers
  • Behavioral health providers
  • Outpatient laboratory staff working with COVID-19 specimens

All those presenting for vaccination should be prepared to bring identification and proof of eligibility, including proof of age, a professional license, or a letter from an employer.

Early Treatment

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.

Sheby.Community

The Shelby County Health Department, in collaboration with the Shelby County Joint Task Force, has created an online hub for COVID-19. Visit https://shelby.community/ for testing information, frequently asked questions and resources both communities and businesses.


COVID-19 Testing Availability

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)

Flu Vaccination

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.

Health Department Hotline

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 3/12/2024,783
Total Calls Answered 1/28/2151

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.

COVID-19 Joint Task Force Press Conference

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.

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COVID-19 Update (1-27)

COVID-19 Vaccines for “Phase 1a1”, “Phase 1a2” & Individuals Ages 75+ | Second Doses Update

Mayor Lee Harris and the Shelby County Health Department now offers a “VaxQueue” waitlist so those interested in the vaccine may be registered and receive notification when there are openings. To be added, visit https://shelby.community/covid-19-vaccine/.

The Shelby County Health Department is committed to vaccinating as many persons as possible as quickly as possible. Yesterday more people than expected presented at the Pipkin Building to receive vaccine. This resulted in an increase in the number of vaccines delivered. However, there was also an unexpected increase in wait times.

Additional staff will be scheduled to address the issue and we are exploring other alternatives to increase availability and minimize wait times.

COVID-19 vaccinations for 1a1, 1a2 groups and individuals age 75+ continue.

The Shelby County Health Department will provide 2nd doses of the Moderna vaccine beginning 1/27/21. These vaccination sites are only open to those who received a first dose of vaccine at Lindenwood Christian Church or 1826 Sycamore View Road between December 28, 2020 and January 3, 2021. Locations and appointment information are as follows:

  • Appling Emissions Station, 2355 Appling City Cove, Memphis, TN 38133
  • Pipkin Building, 940 Early Maxwell Blvd, Memphis, TN 38104
  • Germantown Baptist Church, 9450 Poplar Avenue, Germantown, TN 38139

The Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) has made some limited appointments available January 26-January 30, 2021, for first doses of COVID-19 vaccine for those in the priority groups listed below.

Currently the Health Department is vaccinating first responders and health care workers listed in Phases 1a1 and 1a2, funeral/mortuary workers, age 65+ with high-risk medical conditions, and all persons age 75+.

Persons in those groups may sign up for an appointment here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/SCHDJan21FirstDoses


Please call 901-222-SHOT (7468) for more information.

Health Directive No. 17 Now in Effect

Health Directive No. 17 is now in effect. The text of that Directive and summaries of the documents can be found at www.shelbytnhealth.com/healthdirectives.

  1. Lifts the more restrictive measures of the “Safer at Home” Health Directive No. 16 and returns to safety measures found in Health Directives 14 and 15.
  2. Focuses on personal responsibility as the measure of how COVID-19 will ultimately impact Shelby County and surrounding communities.
  3. Nothing is closed per se. Certain businesses that have more interaction with the public have additional, specific safety measures.
  4. Organizers/businesses that want to submit a proposal for a specific event or wish to expand their operations in a manner that is not already addressed in the Health Directive, should submit a plan through the online portal:  https://apps.shelbycountytn.gov/CovidResponseRequest/.
  5. Schools are strongly encouraged to suspend all school-related close-contact sports at this time.
Shelby County COVID-19 Cases
Total Shelby County Cases81,211
New Cases Today220
Deaths Total1,228
Deaths Reported Last 24 Hours26
Total Tested in Shelby County933,732

Tennessee Total Cases
712,406
As of 2:00 p.m. 1/26/21
Other Jurisdictions
Tipton County, TN6,409
Desoto County, MS18,020
Crittenden County, AR4,937
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 1/27/2021

Second Doses Update

The Shelby County Health Department will provide 2nd doses of the Moderna vaccine beginning 1/27/21. These vaccination sites are only open to those who received a first dose of vaccine at Lindenwood Christian Church or 1826 Sycamore View Road between December 28, 2020 and January 3, 2021.Locations and appointment information are as follows:

  • Appling Emissions Station, 2355 Appling City Cove, Memphis, TN 38133
  • Pipkin Building, 940 Early Maxwell Blvd, Memphis, TN 38104
  • Germantown Baptist Church, 9450 Poplar Avenue, Germantown, TN 38139

COVID-19 Vaccines for “Phase 1a1”, “Phase 1a2” & Individuals Ages 75+

COVID-19 vaccinations for 1a1 groups, health care workers and individuals age 75+ continues at the Pipkin Building. All appointments are now filled for January. The Shelby County Health Department will continue to provide daily updates, announce when more appointments are available and provide another signup opportunity.

During January, the vaccine will be available to persons in the following categories, as defined by the Tennessee Department of Health in its COVID-19 Vaccination Plan:

All persons listed in the 1a1 groups, including:

  • First responders with direct public exposure including EMS, law enforcement, and fire fighters
  • Staff working at COVID-19 mass testing sites
  • Staff and residents of long-term care facilities, residential homes for the aged, and staff and residents of assisted living centers who have direct contact with residents or contact with potentially infectious materials
  • Staff of other congregate care facilities such as homes for the intellectually or developmentally disabled, detention centers, Staff of Department of Children’s Services residential facilities, rehabilitation hospitals and psychiatric hospitals who have direct patient contact or contact with potentially infectious materials
  • Home health care staff with direct patient contact
  • Staff and residents of long-term care facilities, residential homes for the aged, and staff and residents of assisted living centers who have direct contact with residents or contact with potentially infectious materials
  • Individuals > 18 years or older who cannot live independently due to serious chronic medical condition or intellectual or developmental disability
  • Providers of K-12 or university student health services who have direct patient contact or contact with potentially infectious materials
  • Funeral/mortuary service providers
  • Health care workers, including:
    • Primary care providers and staff
    • Outpatient specialty providers and staff working with acute patients
    • Pharmacists and staff
    • Patient transport
    • Outpatient therapists
    • Urgent visit center providers and staff
    • Environmental services
    • Oral health providers
    • Behavioral health providers
    • Outpatient laboratory staff working with COVID-19 specimens
  • Individuals age 75 and over

All persons listed in the 1a2 groups, including:

  • Primary care providers and staff
  • Outpatient specialty providers and staff working with acute patients
  • Pharmacists and staff
  • Patient transport
  • Outpatient therapists
  • Urgent visit center providers and staff
  • Environmental services
  • Oral health providers
  • Behavioral health providers
  • Outpatient laboratory staff working with COVID-19 specimens

All those presenting for vaccination should be prepared to bring identification and proof of eligibility, including proof of age, a professional license, or a letter from an employer.

Health Directive No. 17 now in effect:

Health Directive No. 17 is now in effect. The text of that Directive and summaries of the documents can be found at www.shelbytnhealth.com/healthdirectives.

  • Lifts the more restrictive measures of the “Safer at Home” Health Directive No. 16 and returns to safety measures found in Health Directives 14 and 15.
  • Focuses on personal responsibility as the measure of how COVID-19 will ultimately impact Shelby County and surrounding communities.
  • Nothing is closed per se. Certain businesses that have more interaction with the public have additional, specific safety measures.
  • Organizers/businesses that want to submit a proposal for a specific event or wish to expand their operations in a manner that is not already addressed in the Health Directive, should submit a plan through the online portal:  https://apps.shelbycountytn.gov/CovidResponseRequest/.
  • Schools are strongly encouraged to suspend all school-related close-contact sports at this time.

Early Treatment

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.

Sheby.Community

The Shelby County Health Department, in collaboration with the Shelby County Joint Task Force, has created an online hub for COVID-19. Visit https://shelby.community/ for testing information, frequently asked questions and resources both communities and businesses.


COVID-19 Testing Availability

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)

Flu Vaccination

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.

Health Department Hotline

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 3/12/2024,640
Total Calls Answered 1/26/21150

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.

COVID-19 Joint Task Force Press Conference

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.

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COVID-19 update (1-26)

COVID-19 vaccinations for 1a1, 1a2 groups and individuals age 75+ continue.

The Shelby County Health Department will provide 2nd doses of the Moderna vaccine beginning 1/27/21. These vaccination sites are only open to those who received a first dose of vaccine at Lindenwood Christian Church or 1826 Sycamore View Road between December 28, 2020 and January 3, 2021. Locations and appointment information are as follows:

  • Appling Emissions Station, 2355 Appling City Cove, Memphis, TN 38133
  • Pipkin Building, 940 Early Maxwell Blvd, Memphis, TN 38104
  • Germantown Baptist Church, 9450 Poplar Avenue, Germantown, TN 38139

The Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) has made some limited appointments available January 26-January 30, 2021, for first doses of COVID-19 vaccine for those in the priority groups listed below.

Currently the Health Department is vaccinating first responders and health care workers listed in Phases 1a1 and 1a2, funeral/mortuary workers, age 65+ with high-risk medical conditions, and all persons age 75+.

Persons in those groups may sign up for an appointment here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/SCHDJan21FirstDoses


Please call 901-222-SHOT (7468) for more information.

Health Directive No. 17 Now in Effect

Health Directive No. 17 is now in effect. The text of that Directive and summaries of the documents can be found at www.shelbytnhealth.com/healthdirectives.

  1. Lifts the more restrictive measures of the “Safer at Home” Health Directive No. 16 and returns to safety measures found in Health Directives 14 and 15.
  2. Focuses on personal responsibility as the measure of how COVID-19 will ultimately impact Shelby County and surrounding communities.
  3. Nothing is closed per se. Certain businesses that have more interaction with the public have additional, specific safety measures.
  4. Organizers/businesses that want to submit a proposal for a specific event or wish to expand their operations in a manner that is not already addressed in the Health Directive, should submit a plan through the online portal:  https://apps.shelbycountytn.gov/CovidResponseRequest/.
  5. Schools are strongly encouraged to suspend all school-related close-contact sports at this time.
Shelby County COVID-19 Cases
Total Shelby County Cases80,991
New Cases Today221
Deaths Total1,202
Deaths Reported Last 24 Hours8
Total Tested in Shelby County931,620

Tennessee Total Cases
710,427
As of 2:00 p.m. 1/25/21
Other Jurisdictions
Tipton County, TN6,395
Desoto County, MS17,928
Crittenden County, AR4,915
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 1/26/2021

Second Doses Update

The Shelby County Health Department will provide 2nd doses of the Moderna vaccine beginning 1/27/21. These vaccination sites are only open to those who received a first dose of vaccine at Lindenwood Christian Church or 1826 Sycamore View Road between December 28, 2020 and January 3, 2021.Locations and appointment information are as follows:

  • Appling Emissions Station, 2355 Appling City Cove, Memphis, TN 38133
  • Pipkin Building, 940 Early Maxwell Blvd, Memphis, TN 38104
  • Germantown Baptist Church, 9450 Poplar Avenue, Germantown, TN 38139

COVID-19 Vaccines for “Phase 1a1”, “Phase 1a2” & Individuals Ages 75+

COVID-19 vaccinations for 1a1 groups, health care workers and individuals age 75+ continues at the Pipkin Building. All appointments are now filled for January. The Shelby County Health Department will continue to provide daily updates, announce when more appointments are available and provide another signup opportunity.

During January, the vaccine will be available to persons in the following categories, as defined by the Tennessee Department of Health in its COVID-19 Vaccination Plan:

All persons listed in the 1a1 groups, including:

  • First responders with direct public exposure including EMS, law enforcement, and fire fighters
  • Staff working at COVID-19 mass testing sites
  • Staff and residents of long-term care facilities, residential homes for the aged, and staff and residents of assisted living centers who have direct contact with residents or contact with potentially infectious materials
  • Staff of other congregate care facilities such as homes for the intellectually or developmentally disabled, detention centers, Staff of Department of Children’s Services residential facilities, rehabilitation hospitals and psychiatric hospitals who have direct patient contact or contact with potentially infectious materials
  • Home health care staff with direct patient contact
  • Staff and residents of long-term care facilities, residential homes for the aged, and staff and residents of assisted living centers who have direct contact with residents or contact with potentially infectious materials
  • Individuals > 18 years or older who cannot live independently due to serious chronic medical condition or intellectual or developmental disability
  • Providers of K-12 or university student health services who have direct patient contact or contact with potentially infectious materials
  • Funeral/mortuary service providers
  • Health care workers, including:
    • Primary care providers and staff
    • Outpatient specialty providers and staff working with acute patients
    • Pharmacists and staff
    • Patient transport
    • Outpatient therapists
    • Urgent visit center providers and staff
    • Environmental services
    • Oral health providers
    • Behavioral health providers
    • Outpatient laboratory staff working with COVID-19 specimens
  • Individuals age 75 and over

All persons listed in the 1a2 groups, including:

  • Primary care providers and staff
  • Outpatient specialty providers and staff working with acute patients
  • Pharmacists and staff
  • Patient transport
  • Outpatient therapists
  • Urgent visit center providers and staff
  • Environmental services
  • Oral health providers
  • Behavioral health providers
  • Outpatient laboratory staff working with COVID-19 specimens

All those presenting for vaccination should be prepared to bring identification and proof of eligibility, including proof of age, a professional license, or a letter from an employer.

Health Directive No. 17 now in effect:

Health Directive No. 17 is now in effect. The text of that Directive and summaries of the documents can be found at www.shelbytnhealth.com/healthdirectives.

  • Lifts the more restrictive measures of the “Safer at Home” Health Directive No. 16 and returns to safety measures found in Health Directives 14 and 15.
  • Focuses on personal responsibility as the measure of how COVID-19 will ultimately impact Shelby County and surrounding communities.
  • Nothing is closed per se. Certain businesses that have more interaction with the public have additional, specific safety measures.
  • Organizers/businesses that want to submit a proposal for a specific event or wish to expand their operations in a manner that is not already addressed in the Health Directive, should submit a plan through the online portal:  https://apps.shelbycountytn.gov/CovidResponseRequest/.
  • Schools are strongly encouraged to suspend all school-related close-contact sports at this time.

Early Treatment

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.

Sheby.Community

The Shelby County Health Department, in collaboration with the Shelby County Joint Task Force, has created an online hub for COVID-19. Visit https://shelby.community/ for testing information, frequently asked questions and resources both communities and businesses.


COVID-19 Testing Availability

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)

Flu Vaccination

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.

Health Department Hotline

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 3/12/2024,490
Total Calls Answered 1/25/21159

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.

COVID-19 Joint Task Force Press Conference

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.

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Mayor Strickland extends State of Emergency

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

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COVID-19 Update (1-25)

COVID-19 Vaccines for “Phase 1a1”, “Phase 1a2” & Individuals Ages 75+ | Second Doses Update

COVID-19 vaccinations for 1a1, 1a2 groups and individuals age 75+ continue.

The Shelby County Health Department will provide 2nd doses of the Moderna vaccine beginning 1/27/21. These vaccination sites are only open to those who received a first dose of vaccine at Lindenwood Christian Church or 1826 Sycamore View Road between December 28, 2020 and January 3, 2021.Locations and appointment information are as follows:

  • Appling Emissions Station, 2355 Appling City Cove, Memphis, TN 38133
  • Pipkin Building, 940 Early Maxwell Blvd, Memphis, TN 38104
  • Germantown Baptist Church, 9450 Poplar Avenue, Germantown, TN 38139

Health Directive No. 17 Now in Effect

Health Directive No. 17 is now in effect. The text of that Directive and summaries of the documents can be found at www.shelbytnhealth.com/healthdirectives.

  1. Lifts the more restrictive measures of the “Safer at Home” Health Directive No. 16 and returns to safety measures found in Health Directives 14 and 15.
  2. Focuses on personal responsibility as the measure of how COVID-19 will ultimately impact Shelby County and surrounding communities.
  3. Nothing is closed per se. Certain businesses that have more interaction with the public have additional, specific safety measures.
  4. Organizers/businesses that want to submit a proposal for a specific event or wish to expand their operations in a manner that is not already addressed in the Health Directive, should submit a plan through the online portal:  https://apps.shelbycountytn.gov/CovidResponseRequest/.
  5. Schools are strongly encouraged to suspend all school-related close-contact sports at this time.
Shelby County COVID-19 Cases
Total Shelby County Cases80,770
New Cases Today417
Deaths Total1,194
Deaths Reported Last 24 Hours7
Total Tested in Shelby County929,363

Tennessee Total Cases
708,717
As of 2:00 p.m. 1/24/21
Other Jurisdictions
Tipton County, TN6,380
Desoto County, MS17,807
Crittenden County, AR4,907
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 1/25/2021

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.

Second Doses Update

The Shelby County Health Department will provide 2nd doses of the Moderna vaccine beginning 1/27/21. These vaccination sites are only open to those who received a first dose of vaccine at Lindenwood Christian Church or 1826 Sycamore View Road between December 28, 2020 and January 3, 2021.Locations and appointment information are as follows:

  • Appling Emissions Station, 2355 Appling City Cove, Memphis, TN 38133
  • Pipkin Building, 940 Early Maxwell Blvd, Memphis, TN 38104
  • Germantown Baptist Church, 9450 Poplar Avenue, Germantown, TN 38139

COVID-19 Vaccines for “Phase 1a1”, “Phase 1a2” & Individuals Ages 75+

COVID-19 vaccinations for 1a1 groups, health care workers and individuals age 75+ continues at the Pipkin Building. All appointments are now filled for January. The Shelby County Health Department will continue to provide daily updates, announce when more appointments are available and provide another signup opportunity.

During January, the vaccine will be available to persons in the following categories, as defined by the Tennessee Department of Health in its COVID-19 Vaccination Plan:

All persons listed in the 1a1 groups, including:

  • First responders with direct public exposure including EMS, law enforcement, and fire fighters
  • Staff working at COVID-19 mass testing sites
  • Staff and residents of long-term care facilities, residential homes for the aged, and staff and residents of assisted living centers who have direct contact with residents or contact with potentially infectious materials
  • Staff of other congregate care facilities such as homes for the intellectually or developmentally disabled, detention centers, Staff of Department of Children’s Services residential facilities, rehabilitation hospitals and psychiatric hospitals who have direct patient contact or contact with potentially infectious materials
  • Home health care staff with direct patient contact
  • Staff and residents of long-term care facilities, residential homes for the aged, and staff and residents of assisted living centers who have direct contact with residents or contact with potentially infectious materials
  • Individuals > 18 years or older who cannot live independently due to serious chronic medical condition or intellectual or developmental disability
  • Providers of K-12 or university student health services who have direct patient contact or contact with potentially infectious materials
  • Funeral/mortuary service providers
  • Health care workers, including:
    • Primary care providers and staff
    • Outpatient specialty providers and staff working with acute patients
    • Pharmacists and staff
    • Patient transport
    • Outpatient therapists
    • Urgent visit center providers and staff
    • Environmental services
    • Oral health providers
    • Behavioral health providers
    • Outpatient laboratory staff working with COVID-19 specimens
  • Individuals age 75 and over

All persons listed in the 1a2 groups, including:

  • Primary care providers and staff
  • Outpatient specialty providers and staff working with acute patients
  • Pharmacists and staff
  • Patient transport
  • Outpatient therapists
  • Urgent visit center providers and staff
  • Environmental services
  • Oral health providers
  • Behavioral health providers
  • Outpatient laboratory staff working with COVID-19 specimens

All those presenting for vaccination should be prepared to bring identification and proof of eligibility, including proof of age, a professional license, or a letter from an employer.

Health Directive No. 17 now in effect:

Health Directive No. 17 is now in effect. The text of that Directive and summaries of the documents can be found at www.shelbytnhealth.com/healthdirectives.

  • Lifts the more restrictive measures of the “Safer at Home” Health Directive No. 16 and returns to safety measures found in Health Directives 14 and 15.
  • Focuses on personal responsibility as the measure of how COVID-19 will ultimately impact Shelby County and surrounding communities.
  • Nothing is closed per se. Certain businesses that have more interaction with the public have additional, specific safety measures.
  • Organizers/businesses that want to submit a proposal for a specific event or wish to expand their operations in a manner that is not already addressed in the Health Directive, should submit a plan through the online portal:  https://apps.shelbycountytn.gov/CovidResponseRequest/.
  • Schools are strongly encouraged to suspend all school-related close-contact sports at this time.

Early Treatment

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.

Sheby.Community

The Shelby County Health Department, in collaboration with the Shelby County Joint Task Force, has created an online hub for COVID-19. Visit https://shelby.community/ for testing information, frequently asked questions and resources both communities and businesses.


COVID-19 Testing Availability

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)

Flu Vaccination

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.

Health Department Hotline

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 3/12/2024,331
Total Calls Answered 1/24/2113

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.

COVID-19 Joint Task Force Press Conference

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.

Categories
Announcements

COVID-19 Update (1-22)

From the Shelby County Health Department: COVID-19 vaccinations for 1a1, 1a2 groups and individuals age 75+ continues at the Pipkin Building. All appointments are now filled for January. The Shelby County Health Department will continue to provide daily updates, announce when more appointments are available and provide another sign-up opportunity.


COVID-19 Vaccines for “Phase 1a1”, “Phase 1a2” & Individuals Ages 75+

Safer at Home Health Directive No. 16 is now in effect and ends January 22, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. The text of that Directive, Face Mask Directive No. 4 and summaries of the documents can be found at www.shelbytnhealth.com/healthdirectives.

Safer at Home Health Directive No. 17
Health Directive No. 17 is will go into effect January 23, 2021 at 12:01 a.m.

  1. Lifts the more restrictive measures of the “Safer at Home” Health Directive No. 16 and
    returns to safety measures found in Health Directives 14 and 15.
  2. Focuses on personal responsibility as the measure of how COVID-19 will ultimately
    impact Shelby County and surrounding communities.
  3. Nothing is closed per se. Certain businesses that have more interaction with the public
    have additional, specific safety measures.
  4. Organizers/businesses that want to submit a proposal for a specific event or wish to
    expand their operations in a manner that is not already addressed in the Health
    Directive, should submit a plan through the online portal:
    https://apps.shelbycountytn.gov/CovidResponseRequest/.
  5. Schools are strongly encouraged to suspend all school-related close-contact sports at
    this time.
Shelby County COVID-19 Cases
Total Shelby County Cases79,388
New Cases Today337
Deaths Total1,169
Deaths Reported Last 24 Hours15
Total Tested in Shelby County914,188

Tennessee Total Cases
697,783
As of 2:00 p.m. 1/21/21
Other Jurisdictions
Tipton County, TN6,296
Desoto County, MS17,561
Crittenden County, AR4,853
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 1/22/2021

COVID-19 Vaccines for “Phase 1a1”, “Phase 1a2” & Individuals Ages 75+

COVID-19 vaccinations for 1a1 groups 1a2 groups and individuals age 75+ continues at the Pipkin Building. All appointments are now filled for January. The Shelby County Health Department will continue to provide daily updates, announce when more appointments are available and provide another signup opportunity.

During January, the vaccine will be available to persons in the following categories, as defined by the Tennessee Department of Health in its COVID-19 Vaccination Plan:

All persons listed in the 1a1 groups, including:

  • First responders with direct public exposure including EMS, law enforcement, and fire fighters
  • Staff working at COVID-19 mass testing sites
  • Staff and residents of long-term care facilities, residential homes for the aged, and staff and residents of assisted living centers who have direct contact with residents or contact with potentially infectious materials
  • Staff of other congregate care facilities such as homes for the intellectually or developmentally disabled, detention centers, Staff of Department of Children’s Services residential facilities, rehabilitation hospitals and psychiatric hospitals who have direct patient contact or contact with potentially infectious materials
  • Home health care staff with direct patient contact
  • Staff and residents of long-term care facilities, residential homes for the aged, and staff and residents of assisted living centers who have direct contact with residents or contact with potentially infectious materials
  • Individuals > 18 years or older who cannot live independently due to serious chronic medical condition or intellectual or developmental disability
  • Providers of K-12 or university student health services who have direct patient contact or contact with potentially infectious materials
  • Funeral/mortuary service providers
  • Health care workers, including:
    • Primary care providers and staff
    • Outpatient specialty providers and staff working with acute patients
    • Pharmacists and staff
    • Patient transport
    • Outpatient therapists
    • Urgent visit center providers and staff
    • Environmental services
    • Oral health providers
    • Behavioral health providers
    • Outpatient laboratory staff working with COVID-19 specimens
  • Individuals age 75 and over

All persons listed in the 1a2 groups, including:

  • Primary care providers and staff
  • Outpatient specialty providers and staff working with acute patients
  • Pharmacists and staff
  • Patient transport
  • Outpatient therapists
  • Urgent visit center providers and staff
  • Environmental services
  • Oral health providers
  • Behavioral health providers
  • Outpatient laboratory staff working with COVID-19 specimens

All those presenting for vaccination should be prepared to bring identification and proof of eligibility, including proof of age, a professional license, or a letter from an employer.

Safer at Home Health Directive No. 16 now in effect:

During the four weeks from December 26, 2020 to January 22, 2021, residents of Shelby County are asked to remain at home as much as possible. Specific recommendations and restrictions include:

  • Social activities related to entertainment and recreation should be curtailed because they expose everyone to unnecessary risks of spreading COVID-19. This would include, for example, indoor receptions, parties or events that are not related to places of worship, weddings, and funerals.
  • Employers are strongly encouraged to allow employees to work remotely (where feasible).
  • All previously approved events that were to occur during the effective dates of this Safer at Home order should reschedule their events or contact the Health Department to determine whether their event may still proceed.
  • Due to the risk of viral transmission, Health Directive No. 16 strongly discourages any on-site dining.
  • Indoor dining capacity must not exceed 25%.
  • Retail capacity must not exceed 50%.
  • Gyms and fitness facilities must limit capacity to 50%, including staff.
  • Businesses that provide goods or services exclusively through curbside service and pickup, drive-thru, shipment, delivery or virtually may continue.
  • All safety measures for individuals, services, and businesses that were in the previous Health Directive No. 15 will continue under the new Health Directive No. 16.

Summary of Face Mask Directive No. 4, now in effect:

  • Clarifies that masks are required in gyms and fitness facilities unless a customer has a medical condition that prevents him/her from wearing a mask, and if that is the case, a face shield is required.
  • Clarifies language for dining experiences to require a mask unless a customer is “seated and dining (eating/drinking).”

Early Treatment

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.

Shelby.Community

The Shelby County Health Department, in collaboration with the Shelby County Joint Task Force, has created an online hub for COVID-19. Visit https://shelby.community/ for testing information, frequently asked questions and resources both communities and businesses.


COVID-19 Testing Availability

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)

Flu Vaccination

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.

Health Department Hotline

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 3/12/2024,139
Total Calls Answered 1/21/21228

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.

COVID-19 Joint Task Force Press Conference

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.

Categories
Announcements

COVID-19 Update (1-20)

From the Shelby County Health Department: COVID-19 vaccinations for 1a1, 1a2 groups and individuals age 75+ continues at the Pipkin Building. All appointments are now filled for January. The Shelby County Health Department will continue to provide daily updates, announce when more appointments are available and provide another sign-up opportunity.

COVID-19 Vaccines for “Phase 1a1”, “Phase 1a2” & Individuals Ages 75+


Safer at Home Health Directive No. 16 is now in effect and ends January 22, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. The text of that Directive, Face Mask Directive No. 4 and summaries of the documents can be found at www.shelbytnhealth.com/healthdirectives.


Health Directive No. 17 is will go into effect January 23, 2021 at 12:01 a.m.

Shelby County COVID-19 Cases
Total Shelby County Cases78,619
New Cases Today237
Deaths Total1,140
Deaths Reported Last 24 Hours0
Total Tested in Shelby County906,297

Tennessee Total Cases
689,808
As of 2:00 p.m. 1/19/21
Other Jurisdictions
Tipton County, TN6,226
Desoto County, MS17,331
Crittenden County, AR4,791
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 1/20/2021

COVID-19 Vaccines for “Phase 1a1”, Healthcare Workers & Individuals Ages 75+

COVID-19 vaccinations for 1a1 groups, health care workers and individuals age 75+ continues at the Pipkin Building. All appointments are now filled for January. The Shelby County Health Department will continue to provide daily updates, announce when more appointments are available and provide another signup opportunity.

During January, the vaccine will be available to persons in the following categories, as defined by the Tennessee Department of Health in its COVID-19 Vaccination Plan:

  • All persons listed in the 1a1 groups, including:
    • First responders with direct public exposure including EMS, law enforcement, and fire fighters
    • Staff working at COVID-19 mass testing sites
    • Staff and residents of long-term care facilities, residential homes for the aged, and staff and residents of assisted living centers who have direct contact with residents or contact with potentially infectious materials
    • Staff of other congregate care facilities such as homes for the intellectually or developmentally disabled, detention centers, Staff of Department of Children’s Services residential facilities, rehabilitation hospitals and psychiatric hospitals who have direct patient contact or contact with potentially infectious materials
    • Home health care staff with direct patient contact
    • Staff and residents of long-term care facilities, residential homes for the aged, and staff and residents of assisted living centers who have direct contact with residents or contact with potentially infectious materials
    • Individuals > 18 years or older who cannot live independently due to serious chronic medical condition or intellectual or developmental disability
    • Providers of K-12 or university student health services who have direct patient contact or contact with potentially infectious materials
  • Funeral/mortuary service providers
  • Health care workers, including:
    • Primary care providers and staff
    • Outpatient specialty providers and staff working with acute patients
    • Pharmacists and staff
    • Patient transport
    • Outpatient therapists
    • Urgent visit center providers and staff
    • Environmental services
    • Oral health providers
    • Behavioral health providers
    • Outpatient laboratory staff working with COVID-19 specimens
  • Individuals age 75 and over

All those presenting for vaccination should be prepared to bring identification and proof of eligibility, including proof of age, a professional license, or a letter from an employer.

Safer at Home Health Directive No. 16 now in effect:

During the four weeks from December 26, 2020 to January 22, 2021, residents of Shelby County are asked to remain at home as much as possible. Specific recommendations and restrictions include:

  • Social activities related to entertainment and recreation should be curtailed because they expose everyone to unnecessary risks of spreading COVID-19. This would include, for example, indoor receptions, parties or events that are not related to places of worship, weddings, and funerals.
  • Employers are strongly encouraged to allow employees to work remotely (where feasible).
  • All previously approved events that were to occur during the effective dates of this Safer at Home order should reschedule their events or contact the Health Department to determine whether their event may still proceed.
  • Due to the risk of viral transmission, Health Directive No. 16 strongly discourages any on-site dining.
  • Indoor dining capacity must not exceed 25%.
  • Retail capacity must not exceed 50%.
  • Gyms and fitness facilities must limit capacity to 50%, including staff.
  • Businesses that provide goods or services exclusively through curbside service and pickup, drive-thru, shipment, delivery or virtually may continue.
  • All safety measures for individuals, services, and businesses that were in the previous Health Directive No. 15 will continue under the new Health Directive No. 16.

Summary of Face Mask Directive No. 4, now in effect:

  • Clarifies that masks are required in gyms and fitness facilities unless a customer has a medical condition that prevents him/her from wearing a mask, and if that is the case, a face shield is required.
  • Clarifies language for dining experiences to require a mask unless a customer is “seated and dining (eating/drinking).”

Early Treatment

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.

Shelby.Community

The Shelby County Health Department, in collaboration with the Shelby County Joint Task Force, has created an online hub for COVID-19. Visit https://shelby.community/ for testing information, frequently asked questions and resources both communities and businesses.


COVID-19 Testing Availability

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)

Flu Vaccination

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.

Health Department Hotline

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 3/12/2023,740
Total Calls Answered 1/19/21246

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.

COVID-19 Joint Task Force Press Conference

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.

Categories
Announcements

COVID-19 Update (1-19)

From the Shelby County Health Department: COVID-19 vaccinations for 1a1 groups, health care workers and individuals age 75+ continues at the Pipkin Building. All appointments are now filled for January. The Shelby County Health Department will continue to provide daily updates, announce when more appointments are available and provide another sign-up opportunity.


COVID-19 Vaccines for “Phase 1a1”, Healthcare Workers & Individuals Ages 75+


Safer at Home Health Directive No. 16 is now in effect and ends January 22, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. The text of that Directive, Face Mask Directive No. 4 and summaries of the documents can be found at www.shelbytnhealth.com/healthdirectives.

Shelby County COVID-19 Cases
Total Shelby County Cases78,382
New Cases Today362
Deaths Total1,140
Deaths Reported Last 24 Hours0
Total Tested in Shelby County904,820

Tennessee Total Cases
687,751
As of 2:00 p.m. 1/18/21
Other Jurisdictions
Tipton County, TN6,210
Desoto County, MS17,257
Crittenden County, AR4,780
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 1/19/2021

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.

COVID-19 Vaccines for “Phase 1a1”, Healthcare Workers & Individuals Ages 75+

COVID-19 vaccinations for 1a1 groups, health care workers and individuals age 75+ continues at the Pipkin Building. All appointments are now filled for January. The Shelby County Health Department will continue to provide daily updates, announce when more appointments are available and provide another signup opportunity.

During January, the vaccine will be available to persons in the following categories, as defined by the Tennessee Department of Health in its COVID-19 Vaccination Plan:

  • All persons listed in the 1a1 groups, including:
    • First responders with direct public exposure including EMS, law enforcement, and fire fighters
    • Staff working at COVID-19 mass testing sites
    • Staff and residents of long-term care facilities, residential homes for the aged, and staff and residents of assisted living centers who have direct contact with residents or contact with potentially infectious materials
    • Staff of other congregate care facilities such as homes for the intellectually or developmentally disabled, detention centers, Staff of Department of Children’s Services residential facilities, rehabilitation hospitals and psychiatric hospitals who have direct patient contact or contact with potentially infectious materials
    • Home health care staff with direct patient contact
    • Staff and residents of long-term care facilities, residential homes for the aged, and staff and residents of assisted living centers who have direct contact with residents or contact with potentially infectious materials
    • Individuals > 18 years or older who cannot live independently due to serious chronic medical condition or intellectual or developmental disability
    • Providers of K-12 or university student health services who have direct patient contact or contact with potentially infectious materials
  • Funeral/mortuary service providers
  • Health care workers, including:
    • Primary care providers and staff
    • Outpatient specialty providers and staff working with acute patients
    • Pharmacists and staff
    • Patient transport
    • Outpatient therapists
    • Urgent visit center providers and staff
    • Environmental services
    • Oral health providers
    • Behavioral health providers
    • Outpatient laboratory staff working with COVID-19 specimens
  • Individuals age 75 and over

All those presenting for vaccination should be prepared to bring identification and proof of eligibility, including proof of age, a professional license, or a letter from an employer.

Safer at Home Health Directive No. 16 now in effect:

During the four weeks from December 26, 2020 to January 22, 2021, residents of Shelby County are asked to remain at home as much as possible. Specific recommendations and restrictions include:

  • Social activities related to entertainment and recreation should be curtailed because they expose everyone to unnecessary risks of spreading COVID-19. This would include, for example, indoor receptions, parties or events that are not related to places of worship, weddings, and funerals.
  • Employers are strongly encouraged to allow employees to work remotely (where feasible).
  • All previously approved events that were to occur during the effective dates of this Safer at Home order should reschedule their events or contact the Health Department to determine whether their event may still proceed.
  • Due to the risk of viral transmission, Health Directive No. 16 strongly discourages any on-site dining.
  • Indoor dining capacity must not exceed 25%.
  • Retail capacity must not exceed 50%.
  • Gyms and fitness facilities must limit capacity to 50%, including staff.
  • Businesses that provide goods or services exclusively through curbside service and pickup, drive-thru, shipment, delivery or virtually may continue.
  • All safety measures for individuals, services, and businesses that were in the previous Health Directive No. 15 will continue under the new Health Directive No. 16.

Summary of Face Mask Directive No. 4, now in effect:

  • Clarifies that masks are required in gyms and fitness facilities unless a customer has a medical condition that prevents him/her from wearing a mask, and if that is the case, a face shield is required.
  • Clarifies language for dining experiences to require a mask unless a customer is “seated and dining (eating/drinking).”

Early Treatment

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.

Shelby.Community

The Shelby County Health Department, in collaboration with the Shelby County Joint Task Force, has created an online hub for COVID-19. Visit https://shelby.community/ for testing information, frequently asked questions and resources both communities and businesses.


COVID-19 Testing Availability

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)

Flu Vaccination

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.

Health Department Hotline

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 3/12/2023,494
Total Calls Answered 1/18/21179

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.

COVID-19 Joint Task Force Press Conference

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.

Categories
Announcements

COVID-19 Update (1-15)

From the Shelby County Health Department: COVID-19 vaccinations for 1a1 groups, health care workers and individuals age 75+ continues at the Pipkin Building. All appointments are now filled for January. The Shelby County Health Department will continue to provide daily updates, announce when more appointments are available and provide another signup opportunity.


COVID-19 Vaccines for “Phase 1a1”, Healthcare Workers & Individuals Ages 75+


Safer at Home Health Directive No. 16 is now in effect and ends January 22, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. The text of that Directive, Face Mask Directive No. 4 and summaries of the documents can be found at www.shelbytnhealth.com/healthdirective.

Shelby County COVID-19 Cases
Total Shelby County Cases76,534
New Cases Today491
Deaths Total1,102
Deaths Reported Last 24 Hours9
Total Tested in Shelby County888,473

Tennessee Total Cases
670,482
As of 2:00 p.m. 1/14/21
Other Jurisdictions
Tipton County, TN6,056
Desoto County, MS16,841
Crittenden County, AR4,632
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 1/15/2021

COVID-19 Vaccines for “Phase 1a1”, Healthcare Workers & Individuals Ages 75+

COVID-19 vaccinations for 1a1 groups, health care workers and individuals age 75+ continues at the Pipkin Building. All appointments are now filled for January. The Shelby County Health Department will continue to provide daily updates, announce when more appointments are available and provide another signup opportunity.

During January, the vaccine will be available to persons in the following categories, as defined by the Tennessee Department of Health in its COVID-19 Vaccination Plan:

  • All persons listed in the 1a1 groups, including:
    • First responders with direct public exposure including EMS, law enforcement, and fire fighters
    • Staff working at COVID-19 mass testing sites
    • Staff and residents of long-term care facilities, residential homes for the aged, and staff and residents of assisted living centers who have direct contact with residents or contact with potentially infectious materials
    • Staff of other congregate care facilities such as homes for the intellectually or developmentally disabled, detention centers, Staff of Department of Children’s Services residential facilities, rehabilitation hospitals and psychiatric hospitals who have direct patient contact or contact with potentially infectious materials
    • Home health care staff with direct patient contact
    • Staff and residents of long-term care facilities, residential homes for the aged, and staff and residents of assisted living centers who have direct contact with residents or contact with potentially infectious materials
    • Individuals > 18 years or older who cannot live independently due to serious chronic medical condition or intellectual or developmental disability
    • Providers of K-12 or university student health services who have direct patient contact or contact with potentially infectious materials
  • Funeral/mortuary service providers
  • Health care workers, including:
    • Primary care providers and staff
    • Outpatient specialty providers and staff working with acute patients
    • Pharmacists and staff
    • Patient transport
    • Outpatient therapists
    • Urgent visit center providers and staff
    • Environmental services
    • Oral health providers
    • Behavioral health providers
    • Outpatient laboratory staff working with COVID-19 specimens
  • Individuals age 75 and over

All those presenting for vaccination should be prepared to bring identification and proof of eligibility, including proof of age, a professional license, or a letter from an employer.

Safer at Home Health Directive No. 16 now in effect:

During the four weeks from December 26, 2020 to January 22, 2021, residents of Shelby County are asked to remain at home as much as possible. Specific recommendations and restrictions include:

  • Social activities related to entertainment and recreation should be curtailed because they expose everyone to unnecessary risks of spreading COVID-19. This would include, for example, indoor receptions, parties or events that are not related to places of worship, weddings, and funerals.
  • Employers are strongly encouraged to allow employees to work remotely (where feasible).
  • All previously approved events that were to occur during the effective dates of this Safer at Home order should reschedule their events or contact the Health Department to determine whether their event may still proceed.
  • Due to the risk of viral transmission, Health Directive No. 16 strongly discourages any on-site dining.
  • Indoor dining capacity must not exceed 25%.
  • Retail capacity must not exceed 50%.
  • Gyms and fitness facilities must limit capacity to 50%, including staff.
  • Businesses that provide goods or services exclusively through curbside service and pickup, drive-thru, shipment, delivery or virtually may continue.
  • All safety measures for individuals, services, and businesses that were in the previous Health Directive No. 15 will continue under the new Health Directive No. 16.

Summary of Face Mask Directive No. 4, now in effect:

  • Clarifies that masks are required in gyms and fitness facilities unless a customer has a medical condition that prevents him/her from wearing a mask, and if that is the case, a face shield is required.
  • Clarifies language for dining experiences to require a mask unless a customer is “seated and dining (eating/drinking).”

Early Treatment

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.

Shelby.Community

The Shelby County Health Department, in collaboration with the Shelby County Joint Task Force, has created an online hub for COVID-19. Visit https://shelby.community/ for testing information, frequently asked questions and resources both communities and businesses.


COVID-19 Testing Availability

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)

Flu Vaccination

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.

Health Department Hotline

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 3/12/2022,987
Total Calls Answered 1/14/21238

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.

COVID-19 Joint Task Force Press Conference

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.

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Announcements

COVID-19 Update (1-14)

From the Shelby County Health Department: COVID-19 vaccinations for 1a1 groups, health care workers and individuals age 75+ continues at the Pipkin Building. All appointments are now filled for January. The Shelby County Health Department will continue to provide daily updates, announce when more appointments are available and provide another signup opportunity.
COVID-19 Vaccines for “Phase 1a1”, Healthcare Workers & Individuals Ages 75+

Safer at Home Health Directive No. 16 Now in Effect

Safer at Home Health Directive No. 16 is now in effect and ends January 22, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

The text of that Directive, Face Mask Directive No. 4 and summaries of the documents can be found at www.shelbytnhealth.com/healthdirectives.

Shelby County COVID-19 Cases
Total Shelby County Cases76,043
New Cases Today548
Deaths Total1,093
Deaths Reported Last 24 Hours31
Total Tested in Shelby County884,001

Tennessee Total Cases
665,499
As of 2:00 p.m. 1/13/21
Other Jurisdictions
Tipton County, TN6,030
Desoto County, MS16,717
Crittenden County, AR4,595
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 1/14/2021

COVID-19 Vaccines for “Phase 1a1”, Healthcare Workers & Individuals Ages 75+

COVID-19 vaccinations for 1a1 groups, health care workers and individuals age 75+ continues at the Pipkin Building. All appointments are now filled for January. The Shelby County Health Department will continue to provide daily updates, announce when more appointments are available and provide another signup opportunity.

During January, the vaccine will be available to persons in the following categories, as defined by the Tennessee Department of Health in its COVID-19 Vaccination Plan:

  • All persons listed in the 1a1 groups, including:
    • First responders with direct public exposure including EMS, law enforcement, and fire fighters
    • Staff working at COVID-19 mass testing sites
    • Staff and residents of long-term care facilities, residential homes for the aged, and staff and residents of assisted living centers who have direct contact with residents or contact with potentially infectious materials
    • Staff of other congregate care facilities such as homes for the intellectually or developmentally disabled, detention centers, Staff of Department of Children’s Services residential facilities, rehabilitation hospitals and psychiatric hospitals who have direct patient contact or contact with potentially infectious materials
    • Home health care staff with direct patient contact
    • Staff and residents of long-term care facilities, residential homes for the aged, and staff and residents of assisted living centers who have direct contact with residents or contact with potentially infectious materials
    • Individuals > 18 years or older who cannot live independently due to serious chronic medical condition or intellectual or developmental disability
    • Providers of K-12 or university student health services who have direct patient contact or contact with potentially infectious materials
  • Funeral/mortuary service providers
  • Health care workers, including:
    • Primary care providers and staff
    • Outpatient specialty providers and staff working with acute patients
    • Pharmacists and staff
    • Patient transport
    • Outpatient therapists
    • Urgent visit center providers and staff
    • Environmental services
    • Oral health providers
    • Behavioral health providers
    • Outpatient laboratory staff working with COVID-19 specimens
  • Individuals age 75 and over

All those presenting for vaccination should be prepared to bring identification and proof of eligibility, including proof of age, a professional license, or a letter from an employer.

Safer at Home Health Directive No. 16 now in effect:

During the four weeks from December 26, 2020 to January 22, 2021, residents of Shelby County are asked to remain at home as much as possible. Specific recommendations and restrictions include:

  • Social activities related to entertainment and recreation should be curtailed because they expose everyone to unnecessary risks of spreading COVID-19. This would include, for example, indoor receptions, parties or events that are not related to places of worship, weddings, and funerals.
  • Employers are strongly encouraged to allow employees to work remotely (where feasible).
  • All previously approved events that were to occur during the effective dates of this Safer at Home order should reschedule their events or contact the Health Department to determine whether their event may still proceed.
  • Due to the risk of viral transmission, Health Directive No. 16 strongly discourages any on-site dining.
  • Indoor dining capacity must not exceed 25%.
  • Retail capacity must not exceed 50%.
  • Gyms and fitness facilities must limit capacity to 50%, including staff.
  • Businesses that provide goods or services exclusively through curbside service and pickup, drive-thru, shipment, delivery or virtually may continue.
  • All safety measures for individuals, services, and businesses that were in the previous Health Directive No. 15 will continue under the new Health Directive No. 16.

Summary of Face Mask Directive No. 4, now in effect:

  • Clarifies that masks are required in gyms and fitness facilities unless a customer has a medical condition that prevents him/her from wearing a mask, and if that is the case, a face shield is required.
  • Clarifies language for dining experiences to require a mask unless a customer is “seated and dining (eating/drinking).”

Early Treatment

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.

Shelby.Community

The Shelby County Health Department, in collaboration with the Shelby County Joint Task Force, has created an online hub for COVID-19. Visit https://shelby.community/ for testing information, frequently asked questions and resources both communities and businesses.


COVID-19 Testing Availability

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)

Flu Vaccination

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.

Health Department Hotline

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 3/12/2022,749
Total Calls Answered 1/13/21282

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.

COVID-19 Joint Task Force Press Conference

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.