COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (8-25)

I talked about this a couple times last week, and I want to remind everyone again—get tested if you feel sick. We have plenty of tests and multiple, convenient locations where you can get tested.

By the actions that so many are taking, we are continuing to keep the effective reproduction number below one, and we have pushed the doubling rate of the virus out even further to 45 days.

Additionally, we have made progress in the one area I talked about last week in which we needed to see reductions—our hospitalizations are beginning to trend downwards.

These numbers are still too high, but by your hard work, we’re starting to see some results.

Stay vigilant!


Received 10 complaints

  • City Mask Ordinance
  • Code completed 30 inspections based on processed complaints.
  • 3 businesses received warnings. 
  • 0 businesses received a summons.
  • 0 businesses received a second summons
  • H.D. Mask and Other Violations
  • Code completed 7 inspections based on processed complaints
  • 0 businesses received warnings


To date, 902 City Mask Complaints have been inspected by Code:

  • 808 complaints have been resolved as “compliant” following inspection by Code
  • 19 current open matters.  The following is a breakdown of the open matters:
  • 3 pending inspections 
  • 4 businesses on 1st Violation
  • 1 business on 2nd Violation
  • 0 businesses on 3rd Violation
  • 5 businesses have been issued first summons
  • 2 businesses have been issued second summons 
  • 4 businesses were closed at first inspection


To date, 174 H.D. related complaints have been inspected by Code:

  • 139 complaints have been resolved as “compliant” following inspection by Code.
  • 11 current open matters.  The following is a breakdown of the open matters:
  • 3 pending inspections 
  • 1 businesses on 1st Violation
  • 1 businesses on 2nd Violation
  • 0 businesses on 3rd Violation 
  • 5 businesses were closed at first inspection (NOH)


To date, 443 City Mask Ordinance violations have been issued (this is the cumulative total for violations issued in closed and open matters)

To date, 51 Health Department violations have been issued (this is the cumulative total for violations issued in closed and open matters)

Shelby County Health Department COVID-19 Daily Update: August 25, 2020

Shelby County COVID-19 Cases
Total Shelby County Cases26,528
New Cases Today122
Deaths Total366
Deaths Reported Last 24 Hours0
Total Tested in Shelby County246,493

Tennessee Total Cases
As of 2:00 p.m. 8/24/20
Other Jurisdictions
Tipton County, TN1,337
Desoto County, MS4,320
Crittenden County, AR1,582
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 8/25/20

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 Sheriff’s Office, including information
about inmates at 201 Poplar, Jail East, and Juvenile Detention:

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.

Below is a graph of cases by specimen collection date (date of testing).

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, including bars and some limited service restaurants have been ordered to close, under the current Health Directive No. 9. Health Directive No. 9 also orders all restaurants in Shelby County to close no later than 10:00 p.m. each night. These orders will remain in place under Health Directive No. 11, which went into effect on Monday, August 24, 2020.

The full text of Health Directive No. 11 may be viewed at:

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

On August 24, 2020, the Shelby County Health Department issued a revised 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.

Please note, face masks with expiratory vents or valves are not recommended. The vents allow potentially infectious respiratory droplets to be expelled into the air and therefore do not prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Approved 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. 

Health Department Main Office
814 Jefferson Avenue, 38105

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