The latest news from the Center for Disease Control:

The latest COVID-19 updates from the City of Memphis and Mayor Strickland:

April 21, 2020 – Mayor presents budget proposal for the next fiscal year. “Today, I made my budget presentation for the next fiscal year to City Council. While it may be our custom to get together during the second meeting in April with a detailed proposed new budget, I am presenting in an environment that is anything but ‘business as usual.’ More>>

April 14, 2020Friends, Earlier today, Mayor Lee Harris and I had great phone call with the Governor. Yesterday, he announced his Economic Recovery Group headed up by the Commissioner of Tourism, Mark Ezell. Over the next several weeks, the group will be working closely with the Governor’s Unified Command to help navigate the bumpy road to our state’s economic recovery. More>>

April 13, 2020 – Mayor Jim Strickland announced today the creation of two City of Memphis micro-loan programs intended to assist Memphis businesses experiencing hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with an assistance grant program being developed by the Economic Development Growth Engine of Memphis & Shelby County (EDGE), the suite of programming is intended to serve as wide of a range of businesses as possible with assistance for working capital such as rent, payroll, and vendor payments. More>>

April 10, 2020 – Over the last several weeks, the Memphis/Shelby County COVID-19 Joint Task force has been meeting every day to make sure we are as prepared as we can be during this pandemic. One data point we look at every morning is the number of available hospital beds at all our local hospitals. This information is updated daily by each of the local hospitals and loaded into the state database called the Hospital Resource Tracking Source or HRTS. This is one more data point we will be including in our daily updates to keep you as informed as we are during this situation. More>>

April 9, 2020 – In their March 24th meeting, the City Council approved a $2 million budget amendment to help our community in the fight against COVID-19. Because of their passage of the amendment, so far City government has been able to contribute $50,000 to the Mid-South Food Bank and ensure families and people in need have meals to eat. We’ve contributed $100,000 for homeless sheltering and $150,000 for drive-thru testing with Shelby County and an anonymous donor agreeing to match funds in these two areas. More>>

April 8, 2020 – This Easter, and this Passover, we must come together by staying apart. More Testing, Safer at Home Enforcement, Memphians helping Memphians, and More>>

April 7, 2020 – With Safer at Home extended, City’s Task Force coordinates mobile meal service … More>>

April 6, 2020 – What we do today will determine what the surge will be like when it hits. By practicing social distancing today, it provides the best guarantee that we will be safe from coronavirus tomorrow. The virus feeds on our social interactions. We need to starve the virus. So, now is the time for all of us to double down on our actions. To help with that, we will be extending our Safer at home order through April 21st. More>>

April 5, 2020 – After having weeks of nothing but clouds and rain, the weather has been almost perfect this weekend tempting us all to let our guards down. But after reading this article, it makes me all the more proud of our community. Small businesses have been hit especially hard by COVID-19. The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program provides guaranteed loans for 8 weeks while encouraging businesses to keep their employees on payroll. Learn more and apply for this program here. More>>

April 4, 2020 – I talked yesterday about the enforcement of the Safer at Home Order, and wanted to update you on our noncompliant numbers through yesterday. More>>

April 3, 2020 – COVID-19: Mayor Strickland’s Weekly Video Update. I believe in Memphis. View video here>>

April 2, 2020 – From the national news down to our local outlets, everyone is talking about “the surge.” But, what does it mean? More>>

April 1, 2020 – Earlier today, I had the chance to speak with local grocers. There was one common theme that kept coming up–please, if you can, only have one family member grocery shop at a time. This helps with social distancing by having less people in store at the same time and also allows the staff to restock the shelves. More>>

March 31, 2020 – One initial common misconception with this virus has been that it only affects people over 60 years old. By the numbers—that’s simply not true, especially in Shelby County. More>>

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March 27, 2020 – Weekly Video Update

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To watch Mayor Jim Strickland’s video update for Friday, March 20, 2020, click here.

The latest COVID-19 updates from the Shelby County Health Department:

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