Monday, August 10, 2020

COVID-19

 

TSD’s ongoing coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Presented in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee.

As the count of COVID-19 numbers continues to yield dizzying numbers in Greater Memphis, the need to mask-up mounts with life-saving urgency. On Friday, Shelby County Health Department data showed 18,058 confirmed/probable coronavirus cases, including 374 new cases reported over...
With the 14-day average of new COVID-19 cases reported at 344, Tuesday's count registered 211 -- a significant dip that does not mean the virus is under control, Shelby County Health Department officials said. There were 244 reported COVID-19 deaths...
Things continue to look up With his rising confidence in the volume of passenger traffic at Memphis International Airport, entrepreneur James Cook this week reopened the second of two businesses he been forced to close because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Concerns...
Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) officials have announced new guidelines for businesses following a recent rise in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and directives from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Phase II of Shelby County’s Back-to-Business reopening produced a rise in...
If coronavirus hospitalizations and cases continue to surge, Memphis students will start the school year online, Supt. Joris Ray said Friday. “If we are where we are today, in good faith I could not open schools,” the Shelby County Schools...
The Shelby County Health Department has partnered with the Memphis Restaurant Association to reduce coronavirus high-risk situations created in social settings, namely bars. The enhanced collaboration was announced as the latest numbers point to the troubling community spread of COVID-19....
“What time is it?” was the question implied and directly answered on Tuesday as Shelby County’s Health Department director outlined the most immediate path forward for dealing with the rising tide of COVID-19 cases in Memphis and Shelby County. “We...
KNOXVILLE — Knox County and Shelby County on Friday joined Nashville and Memphis in requiring people to wear face masks in many public settings to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. The orders come as the virus cases...
Underground hip hop Memphis rapper Al Kapone has added his persona to the mix of partners in a new campaign targeting young Memphians to wear a mask as the COVID-19 virus continues to surge. “I had to try to help...
COVID-19 testing will be available at six Memphis sites on Saturday (June 20) in conjunction with the Juneteenth weekend and sponsored by the Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators (TBCSL), the state Department of Health's Office of Minority Health...
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