COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (6-11)

As was noted in today’s Joint Task Force update, Riverside Drive (which has been closed to vehicle traffic for several weeks now) will be opening back up once we enter Phase 3 of our Back-to-Business plan on Monday, June 15th .  All lanes will be open Monday through Friday afternoon. It will be closed back down after rush hour on Fridays and opened back up early Monday mornings.

In addition, the Shelby County Health Department will once again be dispensing fabric face masks to the public at 814 Jefferson and its other public health facilities located around Shelby County.

The masks, provided in partnership with Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s Unified Command Group, have been declared safe for human use by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Tennessee Department of Health.

For more information on the masks and where to pick yours up, go here for more information.

Shelby County Health Department COVID-19 Daily Update: June 10, 2020

COVID-19 Cases
Shelby County Cases6220
Total Tested in Shelby County90,686
Tennessee Total Cases28,340
*As of 2:00 p.m. 6/11/20
Other Jurisdictions:
Tipton County, TN487
Desoto County, MS642
Crittenden County, AR473
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 6/10/2020

Shelby County Health Department is tracking clusters in facilities that serve certain vulnerable populations:

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.

Here is the most recent testing and case information provided by the Shelby County Division of Corrections:

The testing positivity rate is the percentage of all tests conducted that are found to be positive. The chart below shows Shelby County’s testing positivity rates over time, as of June 9, 2020.

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. Some non-essential businesses may reopen under the guidance of Shelby County Health Directive #5, issued on June 1, 2020, which can be viewed here: Questions may be submitted via webform on that site, or may be emailed to

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

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

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

· Email