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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (9-1)

In case you haven’t noticed—today is 901 Day, Memphis! 901 Day celebrates all things Memphis and begins the launch of our 901 Reasons to Wear a Mask campaign. Join in on the City of Memphis Facebook page and let us know your reason. You may see it as part of our social media campaign. Winners will receive an Errbody vs. COVID-19 t-shirt!

Testing

I know I’ve said this over and over, but if you’re having symptoms or have been exposed to someone with the virus—get tested. Click here for a full list of testing sites.

We have plenty of resources at your disposal, and today we opened one more testing site and expanded the hours at another. The new site is the Appling Emissions station located at 2355 Appling City Cove from Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Additionally, the Lamar Emissions Station has new expanded hours from Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Mask Enforcement

DATA AND ACTIONS FOR AUGUST 31

Received 9 complaints

  • City Mask Ordinance
  • Code completed 9 inspections based on processed complaints.
  • 0 businesses received warnings. 
  • 0 businesses received a summons.
  • 0 businesses received a second summons
  • H.D. Mask and Other Violations
  • Code completed 3 inspections based on processed complaints
  • 0 businesses received warnings

ENFORCEMENT STATUS TO DATE – CITY MASK ORDINANCE

To date, 959 City Mask Complaints have been inspected by Code:

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

ENFORCEMENT STATUS TO DATE – HEALTH DEPARTMENT DIRECTIVES

To date, 191 H.D. related complaints have been inspected by Code:

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

WRITTEN VIOLATIONS SUMMARY

To date, 474 City Mask Ordinance violations have been issued (this is the cumulative total for violations issued in closed and open matters)

To date, 57 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: September 1, 2020

Shelby County COVID-19 Cases
Total Shelby County Cases27,697
New Cases Today110
Deaths Total384
Deaths Reported Last 24 Hours2
Total Tested in Shelby County256,729

Tennessee Total Cases
154,933
As of 2:00 p.m. 8/31/20
Other Jurisdictions
Tipton County, TN1,462
Desoto County, MS4,624
Crittenden County, AR1,643
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 9/1/20

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: www.shelbytnhealth.com/coronavirus.  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. 11, which went into effect on Monday, August 24, 2020. Health Directive No. 11 also orders all restaurants in Shelby County to close no later than 10:00 p.m. each night.

The full text of Health Directive No. 11 may be viewed at:  www.shelbytnhealth.com/healthdirectives.

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 shelbytnhealth@shelbycountytn.gov.

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 www.shelbytnhealth.com/healthdirectives.

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