Public health officials said Tuesday there is a confirmed, downward trend of COVID-19 infections in the county. But they know as schools have started and are starting back in-person in the county, there will likely be an uptick in cases.
Tuesday the Shelby County Health Department announced “close contact” businesses like hair salons, barber shops and nail salons could receive a $2,000 grant to help cover expenses related to COVID-19 cleaning and social distancing protocols.
A Mid-South coroner is making headlines this week through a now-viral Facebook post in which he questioned the number of deaths reported from COVID-19, saying they’re not only “misleading,” but causing “unnecessary fear.”
Maintenance projects are underway at Health Sciences Park, but there are still no immediate plans to relocate the graves of a Confederate general and his wife that have been at the center of controversy for years.
Pastor Walter Womack, president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Memphis chapter, said Tuesday Memphis has a well-known crime problem, and in order to fight the violence the city must taken an open-minded approach to recruiting qualified officers.