Wednesday, May 18, 2022

COVID-19

 

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

A critical piece of mail – the U.S. Census survey – started showing up in mailboxes in Memphis and throughout the nation earlier this month. While the primary purpose is to determine how many people live in the United...
Renee Sims-Wells’ son is in jail at 201 Poplar at a time when multiple local government orders are restricting residents’ movement and encouraging them to practice social distancing to help curb the spread of an invisible viral menace, COVID-19. On...
Mask or facial covering guidance A message from the City of Memphis-Shelby County Joint COVID Task Force provides guidelines for wearing masks and/or facial covering. Here is the bottomline: "At present there is no clear strong evidence for the general public...
by Stacy M. Brown The establishment of the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s (NNPA) Coronavirus Task Force and Resource Center is both timely and necessary, and publishers, partners, sponsors, and others should quickly rally around the concept, according to one distinguished...
In the spirit of honesty, I should point out here at the very top of this column that I’m one of those people that believes EVERYONE should be growing food in their yards – coronavirus or not. To me,...
by Kimberlee Kruesi and Adrian Sainz --  NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee issued a statewide “safer-at-home” order on Monday to help stem the state’s rapid spread of coronavirus, mandating the closure of all nonessential businesses while urging residents to remain...
Outdoor basketball courts with all of the rims removed by authorized personnel will - for some - be a lasting reminder of the forced upheaval of daily life in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Mayor Jim Strickland has deemed...
Veteran Shelby County Schools Board Commissioner Kevin Woods will continue on as the District 4 representative and seek reelection – a decision prompted by “the current environment.” Woods has been an SCS board member since the merger of the old...
African ministers foresee 'break the glass moment' with major debt relief (GIN) – Multilateral lenders and investors are being asked to pony up a modest stimulus package that would halt the spread of the coronavirus in Africa and keep economies...
Three people have now been reported dead as a result of the novel coronavirus. A lone fatality had been reported earlier. "Two additional deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported to the Shelby County Health Department this morning," was the stark...