Shelby County COVID-19 Cases
Total Shelby County Cases: 33,625
New Cases Today: 144
Deaths Total: 539
Deaths Reported Last 24 Hours: 2
Total Tested in Shelby County: 496,947
Tennessee Total Cases: 218,829
Tipton County, TN: 2,084
Desoto County, MS: 6,238
Crittenden County, AR: 2,053
Shelby County Health Department is tracking clusters in facilities that serve certain vulnerable
Here is information about clusters considered to be resolved. A cluster is considered resolved once a
facility has gone 28 days without a new case:
The Health Department issued a new directive, Health Directive No. 13 yesterday that went into effect at midnight. Key changes in Health Directive 13 are:
- Further expansion of time period for when limited and full service restaurants (and other similar establishments) may operate (now 12 midnight instead of 10 pm)
- Further expanding the number of people in a group that may attend events, dining, and other family group experiences (now 8 people instead of 6)
- Providing an easier number to remember for general COVID-19 inquiries, reporting positive cases and complaints regarding noncompliance to the health directive to the Department by calling 901-222-MASK (which is 901-222-6275), or emailing email@example.com.
- Businesses closed due to noncompliance to the health directive will be required to submit a written safety plan prior to reopening. Those businesses should anticipate a closure period of up to 14 days.
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)
This week is Fall Break for many schools. Families who plan to travel this week should be aware that persons can spread COVID-19 to others, including family members, friends and community members even if they feel well and have no symptoms. Follow the safety precautions below to reduce the risk of spreading or contracting COVID-19.
If you travel, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends these steps to protect yourself and others:
- Wear a mask to keep your nose and mouth covered when in public settings.
- Avoid close contact by staying at least 6 feet apart (about 2 arms’ length) from anyone who is not from your household.
- Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol).
- Avoid contact with anyone who is sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
More information about traveling can be found on the CDC website here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html
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.
Flu vaccine is now available on a sliding fee scale based on income at all the Health Department’s public health clinics listed below:
- Cawthon Public Health Clinic
1000 Haynes, 38114
- Collierville Public Health Clinic (Tuesday and Thursday Only, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)
167 Washington St., 38017
- Hickory Hill Public Health Clinic
6590 Kirby Center Cove, 38118
- Immunization Clinic
814 Jefferson, Rm. 216, 38105
- Millington Public Health Clinic
8225 Highway 51 North, 38053
- Southland Mall Public Health Clinic
1287 Southland Mall, 38116
- Sycamore View Public Health Clinic
1826 Sycamore View Road, 38134