The new health directive states if you are vaccinated or not you do not have to wear a mask in public unless a business requires it. It’s been nearly a month since the mask mandate was first loosened, and with 71 percent of adults in the county showing some sort of immunity to COVID-19, case numbers are heading in the right direction.
COVID-19 case numbers continue to go down more than three weeks after the Shelby County mask mandate was loosened. The CDC has found previously infected people are helping improve immunity rates among states, even those with lower vaccination rates.
Construction for a new dental building in ongoing on UTHSC's campus. The $45 million dollar project will include six dental treatment rooms, updated equipment, and two large seminar rooms that will hold more students.