MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Some Tennessee businesses reopened Monday as part of the governor’s plan to reboot the economy, but Shelby County leaders are working on their own timeline for reopening.
Municipal mayors across the county joined Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris and county health officials for Monday’s COVID-19 task force briefing.
- Mayor Jim Strickland, City of Memphis
- Mayor Lee Harris, Shelby County
- Mayor Mike Wissman, City of Arlington
- Mayor Keith McDonald, City of Bartlett
- Mayor Stan Joyner, Jr., City of Collierville
- Mayor Mike Palazzolo, City of Germantown
- Mayor Mike Cunningham, City of Lakeland
- Mayor Terry Jones, City of Millington
- Dr. Alisa Haushalter, Shelby County Health Department
- Dr. Manoj Jain, City of Memphis
- Dr. Jon McCullers, UTHSC
- Dr. Jeff Warren, Memphis City Council District 9 Position 3
With the mayors’ safer-at-home orders set to expire this week, the group has discussed their plans for reopening with the back-to-business framework.
Local leaders will enforce Phase 1 of the back-to-business framework when data from the Shelby County Health Department indicates the appropriate time. Until then, Stickland said the safer-at-home order will remain.
Strickland said the Shelby County Code Enforcement will continue enforcing the safer-at-home order along with the back-to-business framework. The Memphis Police Department has also been getting calls to enforce the order.
The Shelby County Health Department said out of the 2,320 confirmed coronavirus cases - 1,015 people have officially recovered.
Dr. Haushalter with the SCHD said they look at data every evening/morning. She explained Shelby Co. has been on a downward trend for roughly a 10-day period.
Strickland in agreeance with Haushalter said the City of Memphis cannot commit to an open date at this point.