FedExForum makes changes after coronavirus case confirmed in Memphis

FedExForum makes changes after coronavirus case confirmed in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Health officials in Shelby County confirmed doctors here are treating a patient who tested positive for COVID-19, the contagious new strain of coronavirus.

First coronavirus case confirmed in Shelby County

Places like the FedExForum, which hosts concerts as well as Grizzlies games, are making sure visitors are protected.

The venue plans to clean high traffic areas more frequently, increase the number of hand sanitizer stations, and upgrade cleaning products.

The Memphis Grizzlies released a statement concerning the coronavirus risk.

We are paying close attention to developments regarding the Coronavirus and have taken/are taking steps to educate employees and fans to focus on preventative measures, as the health and safety of our employees, players and fans are of the utmost importance. We are cleaning high traffic areas more frequently, increasing the number of hand sanitizer stations, upgrading our cleaning products, and posting prevention tips in our restrooms. We will continue to stay in close communication with city, county and state officials, as well as the NBA league office.
Memphis Grizzlies

The Shelby County Health Department would like members of the general public to take simple steps to reduce the spread of coronavirus:

  • Washing hands with liquid soap and water, and rubbing for at least 20 seconds, or using alcohol-based sanitizer if soap and water are not available;
  • Covering your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing;
  • Staying home if you are sick, especially with respiratory symptoms.
  • Regularly cleaning surfaces touched by many people.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people 60 and up and individuals with underlying chronic health conditions should stay at home as much as possible and avoid crowds.

The CDC also states wearing face masks is not necessary for the general public and may not provide protection from the virus.

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