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:

Appointment availabilities at City of Memphis and Shelby County vaccination locations will be posted at 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 to receive vaccination.
  • Walmart: Now vaccinating those in group 1a & 1b. To schedule an appointment, go to

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:

The Shelby County Health Department is offering free COVID-19 testing for the LatinX community. For more information and to register, visit 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:  

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.