Health/Healthcare

Particulars of Mayor Strickland's stay-at-home order To further combat the spread of COVID-19, the City of Memphis will issue a Safer at Home Order effective 6pm on March 24, 2020 through midnight April 7, 2020 — directing all residents of Memphis to stay inside their homes, and immediately limit all...
The elderly and working poor, specifically those in African-American communities that experience the highest poverty rates in Shelby County, are the focus of some local leaders as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic become ever more real. “Many African Americans and the working poor will be affected by the domino...
A fourth case of the coronavirus has been confirmed in Shelby County, but the case is unconnected to the previous three, officials said. “Yesterday (Tuesday), we announced three. We now have four, and the fourth case is not connected to cases one and two…which are connected. “It is not connected to...
I was not exactly surprised last Thursday when I got a text message from my son's daycare saying they'd be closed on Friday. It's not even been a full week, but the avalanche of closings – at that time, most notably the suspension of the NBA season – was...
“This virus will have dire consequences on so many, but specifically African Americans, which suffer from higher rates of chronic illness.” That was part of the message of Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP, conveyed Sunday evening during the NAACP’s emergency town-hall tele-call about the COVID-19 pandemic. “The truth...
A third case of COVID-19 in Shelby County, detected by private laboratory results, is being investigated by the Shelby County Health Department (SCHD). According to SCHD, the case is not related to the first two. Also, the individual is not a resident of Shelby County and had recently traveled to...
North Memphis elected officials and community members rallied Friday, asking for funding to help funnel resources to residents who could potentially be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. During a press conference held at Golden Gate Cathedral on James Rd., particular concern was expressed about children, seniors and families living in...
The Allied Health Building at Southwest Tennessee Community College will be closed through March 18 for a "deep cleaning" of the building in connection with the coronavirus. The "abundance of caution" move came after Southwest officials learned from the Shelby County Health Department that two radiologic technology students were exposed...
by Adrain Sainz -- St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is limiting visits, calling off conferences and campus tours, and restricting patient and family events after the new coronavirus was confirmed in Shelby County. The children’s cancer research hospital released a list of virus-related policies after Shelby County health officials said...
A case of the coronavirus has been found in Shelby County, according to Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris, who made the announcement Sunday morning about 10 a.m. Shelby County Health Department Director Alisa Haushalter said results came back Saturday from the state lab confirming the case of the coronavirus in...