COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (6-16)

We’ve received several requests recently for complaints of violations of the Back-to-Business plan. For the most part, citizens and businesses have done a decent job of complying.

To report a business that you feel may be out of compliance, please call the Shelby County Health Department’s COVID-19 hotline at 833-943-1658.

Below is a quick look at the complaint numbers through last Friday.

Shelby County Health Department COVID-19 Daily Update: June 16, 2020

COVID-19 Cases
Shelby County Cases7090
Total Tested in Shelby County100,196
Tennessee Total Cases31,830
*As of 2:00 p.m. 6/16/20
Other Jurisdictions:
Tipton County, TN520
Desoto County, MS718
Crittenden County, AR537
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 6/16/2020

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 as of June 15, 2020:

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 15, 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 #4, issued on May 18, 2020, which can be viewed here:

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