Business owners fear layoffs with latest health directive in effect

Monday is the first night of strict new rules meant to stop the spread of Coronavirus in Shelby County.

  Latest health directive requires masks to be worn during workouts

  Community continues to gives back for holiday season amid the pandemic

Daily Report: Arkansas Dept. of Health monitoring COVID-19

  Shelby Co. municipal mayors in support of new COVID-19 health directive

  Tenn. Dept. of Health reports more than 43,000 active cases in Tennessee

  WATCH: Infectious disease expert at Memphis hospital answers questions about COVID-19

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70 new COVID-19 cases reported across DeSoto County Schools

Lafayette County Schools to stay hybrid for rest of semester

  COVID-19 in Mississippi: 143,879 cases, 3,676 deaths reported by health dept.

  Best Life: High blood pressure and pregnancy

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  Tougher COVID-19 business restrictions issued by SCHD begin on Monday

  State legislators disagree on need for statewide mask mandate

Governor Reeves first enforced a statewide mask mandate on August 4. The mandate remained in effect until the governor lifted it on Sept. 30.

TDH: More than 4,500 new cases, 55 additional deaths identified in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Health identified 4,589 new coronavirus cases as of Sunday afternoon.

  Restaurant owners worried new SCHD directive will drive away customers

With the weather getting colder, many customers are too concerned to eat indoors, and with a new, more restrictive health directive on the way, one restaurant manager says she’s extremely worried.

  DeSoto County inches closer to 100 COVID-19 deaths

The Mississippi State Health Department confirmed 1,972 new cases of COVID-19 along with 15 new deaths. DeSoto County, which is among the hardest-hit counties, is inching closer to a grim milestone.

  TDH data shows more than 39,000 active cases in Tennessee

Miss. Gov. urged to enforce statewide mask order by State Rep.

  Out-of-state hunters flood Arkansas for Opening Day during pandemic

  University of Tennessee students may be required to take COVID-19 vaccine next year

  SCHD releases new restrictions in Shelby County amid rising coronavirus cases

  COVID-19 task force encourages caution around Thanksgiving gatherings; free testing this weekend

  Shelby County Health Department issues tougher business restrictions as COVID-19 cases grow

The Shelby County Health Department issued a new health directive late Friday, again limiting bars and restaurants to 50-percent occupancy and ordering them to close by 10 p.m.

  Local mayor’s hope to convince other West TN mayors to institute mask mandate

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has refused to issue a statewide mask mandate, even after mounting pressure from several state politicians and public health organizations.

  Memphis COVID-19 testing sites part of national study

Health officials said they are keeping an eye on the availability of testing as cases of COVID-19 surge in the Mid-South, but the way the community has expanded some testing has become an example for the rest of the country.

  Northeast Arkansas hospitals lead state with beds, ventilators used by COVID-19 patients

Governor Asa Hutchinson called a Friday afternoon news conference to discuss the state’s increasing COVID-19 cases.

Gov. Hutchinson not considering shutting down schools, businesses

With COVID-19 cases continuing to rise, Governor Asa Hutchinson says he will not shut down businesses and schools.

TDOC cancels Thanksgiving visitation for some prisons

The Tennessee Department of Correction has canceled visitation for some facilities during the Thanksgiving holiday.

  74 deaths, 3,444 cases added to Tennessee’s COVID-19 totals

The state reported 3,444 new cases Friday and 74 additional deaths with 4,123 more cases now considered inactive. There are currently 39,422 active cases statewide.

  SCHD considering restrictions on businesses as COVID-19 cases increase

Shelby County health officials are considering restrictions on businesses due to significant case increases.

  Best Life: Bedtime routines that work

For many families, bedtime is a challenge.

  Best Life: Sticky sea creatures close wounds

Most of us know someone who has had a cut wide or deep enough to need stitches or someone who has had surgery, requiring doctors to close cavities inside the body.

  Rapid antibody tests available at all Kroger Pharmacies

Kroger is now offering rapid antibody tests at all local Kroger pharmacies.

  St. Jude scientists make breakthrough and discover possible COVID-19 treatment

Scientists at St. Jude may have figured out how COVID-19 kills, and more importantly, how to stop it.

  SCHD meets with municipal mayors as new COVID-19 restrictions loom

The Shelby County Health Department is considering new restrictions on businesses in light of significant case increases.

  TDH: nearly 3,000 new COVID-19 cases, 80 more deaths in Tennessee

The Shelby County Health Department has identified 389 new coronavirus cases and 7 more deaths.

  ‘Highchair Gourmet’ is Memphis family’s quarantine creation

During the pandemic, people have been spending more time in the kitchen. One Memphis family turned their time in the kitchen into a unique concept. It’s food you’d expect to see at a fine restaurant, but plated on a highchair.

  Mental health expert talks coping with loss during holidays

The holidays can be bittersweet for families who lost a loved one, but this year could be even more stressful for more families with the pandemic keeping them apart.

Hutchinson: Businesses that sell, serve alcohol must close at 11

In a move designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced Thursday that businesses that sell or serve alcoholic beverages will need to close at 11 p.m.

Bioscience company brings nearly 600 jobs to Memphis

A $212 million investment will bring 561 jobs to the Bluff City.

St. Jude scientists discover possible COVID-19 treatment

Scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have identified a possible treatment for the coronavirus.

  Best Life: Teen drinking and the role of peers

You may have talked with your teen about alcohol, but here are some sobering statistics: by age 15, about 30 percent of teens have had at least one drink.

  Best Life: World’s first truly bionic leg - better, stronger, faster

There are more than two million people living with limb loss in the United States and that number is expected to double by 2050.

  Tenn. officials readying COVID-19 vaccine distribution network as cases continue to increase

A clinical trial of the two-dose Pfizer vaccine has been underway in Memphis since September.

  SCHD says significant COVID-19 case increases could lead to new round of temporary business closures

The action on the table is outlined in a trip wire document the Shelby County Health Department released in August.

  Tennessee doctors, once again, implore Gov. Bill Lee to issue mask mandate

On the heels of Tennessee’s largest teachers union asking Governor Bill Lee for a statewide mask mandate, a group of the state’s doctors is following suit.

  Active COVID-19 cases top 41,000 in Tennessee

The Shelby County Health Department has reported 192 new coronavirus cases and four more deaths.

  Baptist searching for participants for new COVID-19 treatment trial

A leader in the Memphis medical field is recruiting for a new COVID-19 treatment trial.

  Best Life: Smart device for epilepsy and movement disorders

A team of neurosurgeons at Yale University are the first in the country to implant a newly approved deep brain stimulation, or DBS, device into a patient with epilepsy.

  Best Life: Spotting signs of dementia

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Month.

  Mid-South hospital CEOs release urgent COVID-19 op-ed

In a rare move, the leaders of all four major hospital networks in the Mid-South have signed an op-ed to say one thing: The pandemic is not over.

  Health department keeps eyes on tripwires as virus cases surge

Shelby County has now seen more than 43,000 cases of COVID-19 since March and that number is quickly doubling.

  Tennessee will be ready for COVID-19 vaccine distribution by Dec. 1, health commissioner says

“Pfizer selected our state because of our (vaccine distribution) plan, because of our ability to build out a strong infrastructure, and we’re thankful for that partnership and what it means to Tennessee," said Lee.

Dr. Dobbs ‘can’t imagine' a scenario in which Mississippi would go under another lockdown

Dobbs said there is a lot that Mississippians can do before a lockdown would even be considered.

  TDH: 72 additional virus-related deaths reported, over 40K active cases in Tennessee

The Shelby County Health Department had reported 835 new COVID-19 cases - the highest new case count since the beginning of the pandemic.

25 MATA employees test positive for COVID-19

The Memphis Area Transit Authority has confirmed 25 COVID-19 cases among their employees.

  Best Life: Downloading data - What does big brother know about you?

We’ve all heard the stories of companies' data mining and big brother watching our every online move.

  Best Life: ‘Hey Black Child’ podcast helps address social issues facing kids

One of the most popular podcasts in the United States in the Arts category is not hosted by a singer or an actor, but by a ten-year-old girl and her seven-year-old brother.

  Several Mid-South counties under mandatory mask mandate

Over the last few days more West Tennessee county mayors made the decision to bring back their mandatory mask mandates.

  Ways to support pancreatic cancer research on the Mid-South

Alex Trebek died of pancreatic cancer last Sunday. This year, the disease also claimed the lives of Civil Rights icon John Lewis and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

  Mid-South patient receives recently approved COVID-19 drug

Monday morning COVID-19 patient Andy Shepherd was able to receive the hospital’s first dose of the drug.

  Gov. Reeves pleads with Mississippians to wear facial coverings amid increasing COVID-19 case counts

Monday Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves added 7 counties to his executive order mandating mask wearing and social distancing, given increases in COVID-19 cases.

  DeSoto County Schools superintendent responds to new COVID-19 cases

Hundreds of students in DeSoto County are in quarantine after the school district confirmed 81 new COVID-19 cases among students.

  More Mid-South schools switch learning methods due to rise in COVID-19 cases

Lafayette, Oxford and Marshall County School Districts announced they are going all virtual until Nov. 30 and now more schools have announced changes.

  Tennessee reports record-breaking daily COVID-19 case increase, active cases

The Shelby County Health Department has reported 686 new coronavirus cases and one more death.

Gov. Reeves adds mask mandate to 7 more counties, bringing list to 22

Reeves says he will update on COVID and release the executive budget proposal at 2:30 p.m.

81 new COVID-19 cases among students in DeSoto Co., more than 700 in quarantine

The DeSoto County Schools district identified 81 new coronaviruses among students.

  Memphis priest tests positive for COVID-19 after retreat

A Mid-South priest has tested positive for coronavirus following a retreat.

  Best Life: Improving HIV care

December 1 is World Aids Day. There are currently 38 million people around the world who have HIV.

  Best Life: How to boost your credit score

Only one percent of Americans have the perfect credit score of 850.

  Mississippi lawmakers weigh in on state’s response to COVID-19

An estimated 114,430 people have recovered from the virus.

Incarcerated Texans asked to work in county morgue as COVID-19 deaths overwhelm El Paso

The morgue in El Paso is so overwhelmed by the number of people dying from COVID-19, that inmates from the county’s detention facility are being brought in to assist with the overflow of bodies awaiting autopsy.

  Majority of people with COVID-19 going to work, survey finds

Shelby County health officials say a major reason they’re seeing more COVID-19 cases stems from infected people going to work and continuing to socialize with family and friends.

Nearly 37,000 active COVID-19 in Tennessee, according to state health data

Tennessee state health officials reported nearly 6,000 new COVID-19 cases Sunday and 16 more deaths.

  Southaven Mayor pushes back against MS governor, state health official comments about DeSoto COVID-19 outbreak

The Mayor of Southaven is objecting to the statements made this week by Mississippi’s Governor Tate Reeves and Mississippi Health Officer Thomas Dobbs about an ongoing outbreak in DeSoto County.

  Several health department facilities close due to COVID-19

The Shelby County Health Department recently identified personnel who tested positive for coronavirus. They’re currently in isolation, and their contacts have been placed in quarantine.

  TDH: more than 4,000 new COVID-19 cases, 25 more deaths reported in Tennessee

Tennessee coronavirus cases are continuing to spike as 4,662 new cases and 25 additional deaths have been identified as of Saturday.

  Transplant foundation looks to churches to give someone second chance at life

Friday marks the start of National Donor Sabbath which asks places of worship to talk about organ donation with their congregation.

  Le Bonheur has plans to buy Memphis hospitals, Federal Trade Commission against it

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare wants to buy Saint Francis Hospitals in Memphis and Bartlett. But the Federal Trade Commission is trying to stop the sale.

Lauderdale County mayor orders mask mandate

The Lauderdale County government issued a mask mandate Friday.