COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (4/9)

In their March 24th meeting, the City Council approved a $2 million budget amendment to help our community in the fight against COVID-19. Because of their passage of the amendment, so far City government has been able to contribute $50,000 to the Mid-South Food Bank and ensure families and people in need have meals to eat. We’ve contributed $100,000 for homeless sheltering and $150,000 for drive-thru testing with Shelby County and an anonymous donor agreeing to match funds in these two areas.

I just wanted to take a second and publicly thank our members of the City Council for their leadership and for allowing us to put this money to good use during a very difficult time in our community.

I mentioned earlier in the week the efforts the Joint Task Force is making in regard to feeding our elderly, our school children, and families. We’re now providing 60,000 meals per day and growing.

When there is need, Memphians step up.

Safer at Home Enforcement

Quick update on our enforcement numbers:

Total Complaints: 271

Total Original Complaints: 206

Total Duplicates: 47

Complaints Outside City Limits: 18

First Visit Inspections Completed: 196

In Compliance 1st Visit: 140

Violations Issued: 41

Reinspection: 56

Placards Posted: 5

Shelby County Health Department COVID-19 Daily Update: April 9, 2020

COVID-19 Cases
Shelby County Cases949
Total Tested in Shelby County10,642
Tennessee Total Cases4,634*
*As of 2:00 p.m. 4/9/20
Other Jurisdictions:
Tipton County, TN38
Desoto County, MS144
Crittenden County, AR65
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 4/9/2020

Shelby County currently has 949 confirmed COVID-19 cases. The total number of deaths in Shelby County attributed to COVID-19 to 23.

Map of COVID-19 cases in Shelby County as of 04/08/2020

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

COVID-19 Cases in Shelby County by Age as of 04/08/2020

COVID-19 Cases in Shelby County by Age as of 04/08/2020

     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