From Mayor Jim Strickland:
As we move into the end of our first week of Phase 1 of our Back-to-Business plan, I want to remind everyone to keep letting us know of areas or businesses that are not in compliance by calling 311. Please know that we take your concerns seriously, but also know that our first response to a business reported as being in violation is one of education as to the requirements of the Safer at Home and Back to Business orders.
The overwhelming majority of businesses are doing the best they can to follow our new protocols. These are uncharted waters, and we are all working hard to keep everyone as safe as possible, while at the same time, trying to restart our economy after a six-week slowdown.
We are continuing to monitor the data daily and in constant communication with our medical experts. We will get through this.
Memphis Botanic Garden and Beale Street shops and restaurants
As you may have seen, the Memphis Botanic Gardenreopened to members only today for two weeks. On Tuesday, May 19th, the Garden will expand admittance to daily fee guests. For the month of May, the Garden will be open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Along with Beale Street management, we are announcing that Beale Street shops and restaurants are allowed to open to customers beyond carry-out/to-go orders beginning today. The opening of these businesses requires that additional safety protocols be maintained by both the Beale Street establishments and guests.
Updates for the week of May 4th: