COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (7-6)

More than two months ago, Governor Lee ordered that the Shelby County Health Department would have sole authority over Safer at Home restrictions and Back-to- Business regulations.  As was mentioned going into the holiday weekend with new cases and hospitalizations on the rise, there is potential for the Shelby County Health Department to tighten some of the Phase 2 restrictions, particularly dealing with bars. All of the Health Departments decisions are based on expert medical opinions—their own, plus those at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and others in private practice.

As a reminder, all Back-to-Business information is housed with, and questions should be submitted to, the Shelby County Health Department. All pertinent information is located on their Health Directives page, and is the platform to submit questions or submit your business plans for review. To check out their page, go here. If you’re a business and have questions, you can send them to   

Mask Compliance

Over the holiday weekend through this morning, we received 115 complaints for mask ordinance violations and Back to Business violations. To submit your complaint, please call 311.

Data points

Shelby County Health Department COVID-19 Daily Update: July 6, 2020

COVID-19 Cases
Shelby County Cases12,019
New Cases Today190
Total Tested in Shelby County142,416
Tennessee Total Cases51,431
*As of 2:00 p.m. 7/5/20
Other Jurisdictions:
Tipton County, TN645
Desoto County, MS1,594
Crittenden County, AR766
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 7/6/2020

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:

Here is the latest testing data from the Shelby County Criminal Justice Center at 201 Poplar:

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 July 4, 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.

On July 3, 2020, The Shelby County Health Department issued a Health Order and Directive Regarding Masks and Cloth Face Coverings, which may be viewed at The Order and Directive requires the use of masks or cloth facial coverings in most public settings by all persons in Shelby County with the exceptions of children age two or younger and persons who cannot tolerate facial coverings because of certain medical conditions.

The masks may be picked up, while supplies last, at all Shelby County Health Department locations listed below during the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., with the exception of the Collierville clinic, which is open Tuesday and Thursday only. No appointment is needed to pick up a mask. 

Cawthon Public Health Clinic

1000 Haynes, 38114

Collierville Public Health Clinic (Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

167 Washington St., 38017

Hickory Hill Public Health Clinic

6590 Kirby Center Cove, 38118

Millington Public Health Clinic (Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

8225 Highway 51 North, 38053

Shelby Crossing Public Health Clinic

6170 Macon Road, 38133

Southland Mall Public Health Clinic

1287 Southland Mall, 38116

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 #7, 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