COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (4/7)

During times of uncertainty, it is important to step in, do our part, and help where we can. I’m aware by issuing our Safer at Home Order and further extending it, we are making a difficult situation more complex to handle for those individuals already struggling to get by.

But, our COVID-19 Task Force is working hard to make sure that our elderly community, families and children in need don’t have to worry about finding their next meal.

Last week, we served 8,725 households in need of food. Yesterday, YMCA served 8,500 meals to Shelby County students, and three Mid-South Food Bank mobile pantries served 1,050 households. In addition, 559 registered seniors picked up meals, and another 1,146 registered seniors had meals delivered all through MIFA yesterday.

My heartfelt thanks go out to the hundreds of volunteers and donors who make this happen. We would not be able to do it without you.

Code Enforcement

With the extension of our Safer at Home Order, I just wanted to give you a quick update on the numbers of complaints and where we stand with compliance. To file a complaint against a business or person not in compliance with the Safer at Home Order, call 311.

Total Original Complaints207
Total Duplicates34
First Visit Inspections Completed146
In compliance 1st visit103
Violations Issued26
Placards Posted2

Shelby County Health Department COVID-19 Daily Update: April 7, 2020

COVID-19 Cases
Shelby County Cases845
Total Tested in Shelby County9354
Tennessee Total Cases4,138*
*As of 2:00 p.m. 4/7/20
Other Jurisdictions:
Tipton County, TN36
Desoto County, MS136
Crittenden County, AR53
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 4/7/2020

Shelby County currently has 845 confirmed COVID-19 cases. The total number of deaths in Shelby County attributed to COVID-19 to 19.

Map of COVID-19 cases in Shelby County as of 04/06/2020

Here is a breakdown of current cases in Shelby County by age range:

COVID-19 Cases in Shelby County by Age as of 04/06/2020

COVID-19 Cases in Shelby County by Age as of 04/06/2020

     Data Source: National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS)

Shelby County Health Department has added a data page to its COVID-19 webpage:  It includes information about the geographic distribution of COVID-19 cases in Shelby County.

All of Shelby County, including the municipalities and the unincorporated areas are under Safer at Home orders. Only essential businesses as spelled out in Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris’s executive order of March 24, 2020, may remain open to the public. All assemblies and gatherings of more than 10 people outside of a private residence are prohibited. The list of essential and non-essential businesses can be viewed here:

For more information about the Safer at Home order or to register concerns, the public may contact:

· The City of Memphis 3-1-1 line

· The Shelby County Mayor’s Action Line: 901-222-2300

· The Shelby County Health Department’s COVID-19 Hotline: 833-943-1658

· Email