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

As more and more people are going back to work, we received one particular question over and over “I tested positive for COVID-19. When is it ok for me to be around others and go back to work?”.

You’re in luck. The CDC has specific guidance on this situation. You can be with others after:

  • 3 days with no fever and
  • Respiratory symptoms have improved (e.g. cough, shortness of breath) and
  • 10 days since symptoms first appeared

For more guidance on other possible scenarios and answers to questions you might have, you can view the CDC guidance here.

Shelby County Health Directive

As I mentioned to you yesterday, the Shelby County Health Department issued today a new health directive. Beginning tomorrow at midnight, bars will be closed for business until further notice. Restaurants can remain open, but will be required to close daily at 10 p.m. For more information on the new directive, please visit the Shelby County Health Department website.

Mask Ordinance reminder

As you know by now, there is a mask ordinance within the Memphis City limits. Please familiarize yourself with it. Click the image below to do so.


Yesterday, we received an additional 36 complaints for mask ordinance violations. To submit your complaint, please call 311.

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

COVID-19 Cases
Shelby County Cases12,165
New Cases Today146
Total Tested in Shelby County143,329
Tennessee Total Cases52,155
*As of 2:00 p.m. 7/6/20
Other Jurisdictions:
Tipton County, TN649
Desoto County, MS1,620
Crittenden County, AR783
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 7/7/2020

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 6, 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