Mayor’s Update: testing, economic recovery, and Safer at Home enforcement

From Mayor Jim Strickland:

I want to talk briefly about three items today. The first is testing, second is economic recovery, and then Safer at Home enforcement.


If you have not been tested, and you have symptoms—get tested. We have the resources readily available, and most importantly—they’re all free. You don’t need a doctor’s referral, but you do have to make an appointment.

We have testing sites all over our city and starting this Friday, we’re adding more capacity in Frayser and Hickory Hill.

Both sites are through Christ Community Health Services. The Frayser site is located at 969 Frayser Blvd. Hickory Hill is 5366 Mendenhall Mall.

These sites are in addition to what we’re already providing. To see the full list of testing sites go here.

All that to say, there is no reason you shouldn’t get tested. The resources are there and waiting to be used. Please use them.

Economic Recovery

I mentioned to you yesterday, Mayor Lee Harris and I had phone call with the Governor to discuss the road to economic recovery.

Tomorrow, we will be starting our own local economic recovery discussion. The initial group working on this will be made up of members of the Joint Task Force and members of the business community. This is a community-wide effort, and will also include they mayors of all the municipalities throughout Shelby County.

When it comes time to lift our Safer at home order (and at this point, we’re not sure when that will be) we want to be ready to get our economy moving safely again. As we work to flesh out the details, there will be more to come on this, and I will be sure to keep you informed.

Safer at Home Enforcement

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