Thursday, January 20, 2022

COVID-19

 

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

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Memphis/Shelby County continue to remain low, but officials are being watchful for a possible rise in the number of the more contagious Delta variant cases, especially among the unvaccinated. The Shelby County Health...
On June 4, a big line-dancing brought dozens out to the North Branch Library on Vollintine. This past Saturday, more than 100 patrons came back to celebrate at the “I Love Music and Museum Jam Session.” “Since the pandemic hit,...
COVID-19 restrictions – most of them – on masking and social distancing are being lifted, according to a health directive issued by the Shelby County Health Department on Wednesday. Health Directive 22 will go into effect at midnight Saturday (June...
by Stacy M. Brown -- Travel has increased exponentially, and people increasingly are displaying more confidence that the worst of the pandemic is over. Like many, Alice Anderson had concerns about germs before COVID, and she believes there remain reasons all...
As vaccination numbers climb, new daily cases of COVID-19 are falling, according to Shelby County Health Department statistics. A total of 662,594 vaccines have been administered; 359,635 people have now been fully vaccinated.  Full vaccinations consist of two vaccine shots taken...
It has been nearly 14 months since the COVID-19 pandemic severely altered how much of the world’s population, including those in Memphis and Shelby County, shopped, congregated, worshipped, learned, worked, traveled and celebrated special occasions. Locally, The New Tri-State Defender...
Despite the plummeting number of new daily cases of COVID-19 and the lifting of a mask mandate in Shelby County, Mayor Jim Strickland is not ready to give a complete “all-clear” to the city of Memphis. Strickland on Tuesday (May...
One week into the rescinding of the mask mandate in Shelby County and confusion about whether masks should be worn still abounds for many. “We can understand that some people are not real sure about when they can go without...
by Najee El-Amin --  White House top health officials and representatives of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) gathered May 5 for a virtual panel to discuss the current effects of the pandemic on the Black community. Topics included health equity...
The new Shelby County Health Directive released on Wednesday was issued as other positive COVID-19 news is being reported. The FDA has approved the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 12-15, and children can receive the vaccine as early as Friday,...