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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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Ensuring equitable vaccine access to all Memphians is a top priority

Ensuring equity and inclusion in all aspects of City government is a top priority. The vaccine process is no different. The City of Memphis is actively working to make sure everyone has equal access and the process is easy for everyone to use and understand.

The City of Memphis assumed responsibility for the vaccination process in Shelby County on February 23rd.  Since then, we have vaccinated more than 70,000 people through fixed site and pop-up pods, decreased wait times to under 20 minutes, and started on the intentional path of improving the percentage of vaccinated African Americans (AA) and people of color from approximately 20 percent of the total to approximately 30 percent of the total, and we are working every day to reduce barriers to access. This small increase is a step in the right direction but there is much more to do.

The five fixed, mass vaccination sites were chosen for very specific reasons. From a logistical standpoint, we looked for locations where large numbers of people can be processed efficiently.   Equally important, we had to ensure access was broadly available throughout Shelby County. The map below shows the location of each site, as well as half-mile, one-mile, three-mile and five-mile radius around each site. 

To align with our equity goals, we calculated the demographics of people living within half-mile, one  mile, three miles and five miles of each site.  For the five sites across Shelby County, we find that the aggregate population living within three and five miles of the sites mirrors precisely the demographics of Shelby County, with 53 percent AA, 40 percent White, and 7 percent Latinx/Other races.  When we calculate just for the sites located inside Memphis, we find that the populations living within half-mile and one-mile of the four Memphis sites, mirrors exactly the demographics of Memphis, with 63.5 percent AA, 32.5 percent White and 4 percent Latinx/Other living within those areas.  

One very important fact to remember—our five sites are not the only points of delivery.

More than 100 agencies and organizations are now qualified to receive and administer vaccinations in Shelby County, and that number is growing each week.  There are 12 Walmart and 13 Walgreens’ pharmacies in Shelby County that are now administering vaccinations. Hospitals and community clinics also administer vaccinations.  For example, Christ Community Health Services is administering vaccinations at South Third Street, Frayser, Raleigh, Hickory Hill, and Broad Avenue. Tri-State Community Health is doing the same at its locations in Parkway Village, Memphis Health Center at its Crump Ave location, and others are coming online each day. 

Additionally, to ensure that seniors who use the Shelby County Food Stabilization program receive access to the vaccine, approximately 400 vaccinations are delivered each week to the Shelby County Health Department’s Commodities site in South Memphis. 

Moving forward, the City of Memphis will continue to support up to three “pop-up” sites each week in addition to our already established locations. Dozens of organizations and agencies have applied to host a pop-up community POD.  These sites are chosen by analyzing vaccination rate data that shows us where vaccination rates are below average.  To-date, we have had successful pop-up PODs at Cane Creek Church and Anointed Temple of Praise where nearly 1,000 vaccinations were administered.   This week, we know that zip codes 38127, 38141, 38118 and 38115 have some of the lowest vaccination rates, and so we will deliver pop ups to serve those areas:  on the 12th and 13th of March, a POD will be held at the Fire Training Academy in 38127 to serve residents of that area, and on Saturday, March 13th, a POD will be held at the Greater Community Temple located at 5151 Winchester to serve residents of 38118, 38141 and 38115.

Early in the pandemic, the COVID-19 Joint Task Force organized a program using MATA services to provide transportation to testing sites to residents in need. We are currently in the process of shifting that same service to our vaccination sites. In the interim, Pipkin, Whitehaven, and Raleigh are all on public transit routes and walk-up service is available.

As not all residents have access to the internet, the 222- SHOT hotline is available to call and set up an appointment.  Next week, we anticipate transitioning to the Tennessee Department of Health’s appointment system that includes both online and telephonic appointment support.  With more than 700 agents working 24-hours a day, this new system will significantly improve access and reduce call waiting times.

The City also is aware that we have many homebound citizens throughout our community. We are working with our Healthcare Navigator program to send EMT’s out to administer vaccines as needed.

Recently, Blue Cross Blue Shield awarded the City of Memphis a very generous grant that will help enable us to reach our black and brown residents more effectively.  Thanks to this funding, a marketing campaign will be starting soon focused on African American and Hispanic communities that will help increase awareness and demonstrate the importance of getting vaccinated. 

As we continue to move through this process, the City of Memphis is not only committed to providing an efficient vaccination service, but also an equitable process that serves all of Shelby County.

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COVID-19 Update (3-10)

In alignment with the Tennessee Health Department, the Shelby County Health Department has moved into Phase 1C of the Tennessee COVID-19 Vaccination Plan. This phase includes residents who are 16 years old or older with health conditions that put them at risk of serious illness from COVID-19. For all other individuals, the age eligibility remains age 65 and older. For a detailed list of the high-risk health conditions covered under phase 1C, please refer to Tennessee’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan posted here: https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/health/documents/cedep/novel-coronavirus/COVID-19_Vaccination_Plan.pdf.

Appointment availabilities at City of Memphis and Shelby County vaccination locations will be posted at https://covid19.memphistn.gov/ each Friday for the following week.

Other Vaccination Providers

Other providers are also vaccinating persons in the priority groups, including:

  • Veteran’s Administration: Now vaccinating all veterans age 65 and older at the VA Medical Center at 1030 Jefferson Avenue. Veterans must be enrolled with the VA at www.va.gov to receive vaccination.
  • Walmart: Now vaccinating those in group 1a & 1b. To schedule an appointment, go to https://www.walmart.com/cp/1228302.

Health Directive No. 18 in effect For more information and the complete text of HD18, please visit Shelby County Health Department  COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions & Directives page.


Shelby County COVID-19 Cases
Total Shelby County Cases89,055
New Cases Today106
Deaths Total1,529
Deaths Reported Last 24 Hours2
Total Tested in Shelby County1,043,605
Tennessee Total Cases785,242 As of 2:00 p.m. 03/09/21
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 03/10/2021

COVID-19 Testing Availability

Shelby County has plenty of testing capacity available, and anyone who thinks they need a test should get one. To find a testing site near you, visit: https://covid19.memphistn.gov/resources/covid-19-testing-sites-in-shelby-county/.

The Shelby County Health Department is offering free COVID-19 testing for the LatinX community. For more information and to register, visit https://www.shelby.community/covid-19-testing/ or call the Health Department’s COVID-19 hotline at 901-222-MASK (6275).

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 3/12/2031,586
Total Calls Answered 3/9/21298

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 afternoons at 12:00 pm via GoToMeeting through the COVID-19 Joint Task Force. Interpretation services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities are available. 

Public Viewing: The public can watch the briefing live on the Health Department’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ShelbyTNHealth.  

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 view the executive order.

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COVID-19 Update (3-8)

In alignment with the Tennessee Health Department, the Shelby County Health Department has moved into Phase 1C of the Tennessee COVID-19 Vaccination Plan. This phase includes residents who are 16 years old or older with health conditions that put them at risk of serious illness from COVID-19. For all other individuals, the age eligibility remains age 65 and older. For a detailed list of the high-risk health conditions covered under phase 1C, please refer to Tennessee’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan posted here: https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/health/documents/cedep/novel-coronavirus/COVID-19_Vaccination_Plan.pdf.

Appointment availabilities at City of Memphis and Shelby County vaccination locations will be posted at https://covid19.memphistn.gov/ each Friday for the following week.

Other Vaccination Providers

Other providers are also vaccinating persons in the priority groups, including:

Health Directive No. 18 in effect For more information and the complete text of HD18, please visit Shelby County Health Department  COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions & Directives page.


Shelby County COVID-19 Cases
Total Shelby County Cases88,908
New Cases Today140
Deaths Total1,527
Deaths Reported Last 24 Hours0
Total Tested in Shelby County1,041,088
Tennessee Total Cases783,484 As of 2:00 p.m. 03/07/21
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 03/08/2021

COVID-19 Testing Availability

Shelby County has plenty of testing capacity available, and anyone who thinks they need a test should get one. To find a testing site near you, visit: https://covid19.memphistn.gov/resources/covid-19-testing-sites-in-shelby-county/.

The Shelby County Health Department is offering free COVID-19 testing for the LatinX community. For more information and to register, visit https://www.shelby.community/covid-19-testing/ or call the Health Department’s COVID-19 hotline at 901-222-MASK (6275).

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 3/12/2031,022
Total Calls Answered 3/7/2188

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 afternoons at 12:00 pm via GoToMeeting through the COVID-19 Joint Task Force. Interpretation services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities are available. 

Public Viewing: The public can watch the briefing live on the Health Department’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ShelbyTNHealth.  

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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New COVID vaccination appointments added for week of March 8

To schedule an appointment, visit covid19.memphistn.gov. Citizens without internet access or who need assistance in scheduling online can call 901-222-7468 (SHOT) between the hours of 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Pipkin Building: Tuesday and Wednesday now open for first dose only appointments:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050E44AAAE2AAAF58-pfizer

Germantown Baptist ( This week) : all open appointments are now open for first or second dose appointments:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050E44AAAE2AAAF58-pfizer5

Raleigh/Greater Imani ( This week): all open appointments are now open for first and second dose appointments:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050E44AAAE2AAAF58-pfizer4

Starting Monday, March 8, 2021, vaccinations will start for phase 1c. The age eligibility remains 65 and older and includes residents who are 16 years old or older with health conditions that put them at risk of serious illness from COVID-19. Only citizens who meet the eligibility criteria will be vaccinated, and appointments are required. Citizens should not arrive more than an hour before the scheduled appointment time andbring proof of appointment. If you do not have an appointment, you will be turned away.

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New COVID-19 vaccination appointments released for week of March 8

Starting Monday, March 8, 2021, vaccinations will start for phase 1c. The age eligibility remains
65 and older and includes residents who are 16 years old or older with health conditions that put them at risk of serious illness from COVID-19.

Only citizens who meet the eligibility criteria will be vaccinated, and appointments are required. Citizens should not arrive more than an hour before the scheduled appointment time andbring proof of appointment.  If you do not have an appointment, you will be turned away

To schedule an appointment, visit covid19.memphistn.gov. Citizens without internet access or who need assistance in scheduling online can call 901-222-7468 (SHOT) between the hours of 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

*Second dose Moderna will be available  Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at the Pipkin Building.

Public Locations 

Midtown/Pipkin Building – 940 Early Maxwell Blvd Memphis, TN 38104 

Mondays – Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

*Moderna Second Dose Only: Monday- Wednesday,  March 8 -10

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050E44AAAE2AAAF58-second1

Pfizer First Dose Only: Thursday – Saturday,  March 11- 13 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050E44AAAE2AAAF58-pfizer

Cordova/Old Appling Inspection Station 2355 Appling City Cove Memphis, TN 38133 
Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Pfizer First Dose Only: Monday- Wednesday,  March 8 -10

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050E44AAAE2AAAF58-pfizer1

Pfizer Second Dose Only: Thursday – Saturday,  March 11- 13 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050E44AAAE2AAAF58-pfizer2 
 
Raleigh/Greater Imani Cathedral of Praise 3824 Austin Peay Hwy Memphis, TN 38128 
Monday– Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Pfizer First Dose Only:  Thursday – Saturday,  March 11- 13 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050E44AAAE2AAAF58-pfizer3

Pfizer Second Dose Only: Monday- Wednesday,  March 8 -10

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050E44AAAE2AAAF58-pfizer4

Whitehaven/Southwest Tennessee Community College 1234 Finley Memphis, TN 38116 
Tuesday- Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. 


Pfizer First Dose Only: Tuesday and Wednesday, March 9 – 10 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050E44AAAE2AAAF58-pfizer6

Pfizer Second Dose Only: Thursday- Saturday, March 11 -13

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050E44AAAE2AAAF58-pfizer7

Germantown Baptist Church 9450 Poplar Ave Germantown, TN 38139 
Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 6 p.m., Wednesdays, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  

Pfizer First Dose Only: Thursday  and Friday, March 11 – 12 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050E44AAAE2AAAF58-pfizer8

Pfizer Second Dose Only: Monday- Wednesday,  March 8 -10

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050E44AAAE2AAAF58-pfizer5

Commodity Supplemental Food Program Warehouse, 1020 South Bellevue, 38106 

Tuesdays & Thursdays 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Walk-Up, no appointment necessary  

First Pharmacy 1087 Alice Ave Memphis, TN 38106 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050E44AAAE2AAAF58-first

Tuesday- Saturday   

4 p.m. – 8 p.m. 

Administering: Pfizer first and second doses, Moderna second doses, and Johnson & Johnson one dose vaccine 

If residents are interested in learning more information or if they qualify for a vaccine, please visit covid19.memphistn.gov or call 901 222 Shot (7468).

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COVID-19 Update (3-4)

In alignment with the Tennessee Health Department, the Shelby County Health Department will move into Phase 1C of the Tennessee COVID-19 Vaccination Plan on Monday, March 8, 2021. This phase includes residents who are 16 years old or older with health conditions that put them at risk of serious illness from COVID-19. For all other individuals, the age eligibility will remain age 65 and older. For a detailed list of the high-risk health conditions covered under phase 1C, please refer to Tennessee’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan posted here: https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/health/documents/cedep/novel-coronavirus/COVID-19_Vaccination_Plan.pdf.

Appointment availabilities at City of Memphis and Shelby County vaccination locations will be posted at https://covid19.memphistn.gov/ each Friday for the following week.

Other Vaccination Providers

Other providers are also vaccinating persons in the priority groups, including:

Health Directive No. 18 in effectFor more information and the complete text of HD18, please visit Shelby County Health Department  COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions & Directives page.


Shelby County COVID-19 Cases
Total Shelby County Cases88,343
New Cases Today129
Deaths Total1,511
Deaths Reported Last 24 Hours11
Total Tested in Shelby County1,029,140
Tennessee Total Cases777,935
As of 2:00 p.m. 03/03/21
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 03/04/2021

Shelby County has plenty of testing capacity available, and anyone who thinks they need a test should get one. To find a testing site near you, visit: https://covid19.memphistn.gov/resources/covid-19-testing-sites-in-shelby-county/.

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 3/12/2030,230
Total Calls Answered 3/3/21226

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 afternoons at 12:00 pm via GoToMeeting through the COVID-19 Joint Task Force. Interpretation services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities are available. 

Public Viewing: The public can watch the briefing live on the Health Department’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ShelbyTNHealth.  

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 (3-2)

The Shelby County Health Department is now in Phase 1b of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan. This phase makes vaccination available to residents who are 65 years and older, teachers, and childcare staff.
Vaccination appointments may be made at this website: https://covid19.memphistn.gov/.

Other Vaccination Providers

Other providers are also vaccinating persons in the priority groups, including:

  • Veteran’s Administration: Now vaccinating all veterans age 65 and older at the VA Medical Center at 1030 Jefferson Avenue. Veterans must be enrolled with the VA at www.va.gov to receive vaccination.

Health Directive No. 18 in effectFor more information and the complete text of HD18, please visit Shelby County Health Department  COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions & Directives page.


Shelby County COVID-19 Cases
Total Shelby County Cases88,153
New Cases Today42
Deaths Total1,498
Deaths Reported Last 24 Hours0
Total Tested in Shelby County1,025,082
Tennessee Total Cases775,693
As of 2:00 p.m. 03/01/21
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 03/02/2021

COVID-19 Testing Availability

Shelby County has plenty of testing capacity available, and anyone who thinks they need a test should get one. To find a testing site near you, visit: https://covid19.memphistn.gov/resources/covid-19-testing-sites-in-shelby-county/.

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 3/12/2029,783
Total Calls Answered 3/1/21262

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 afternoons at 12:00 pm via GoToMeeting through the COVID-19 Joint Task Force. Interpretation services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities are available. 

Public Viewing: The public can watch the briefing live on the Health Department’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ShelbyTNHealth.  

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.