The City of West Memphis wants the community to put their masks back on. While the city does not have the authority to enact another mask mandate, Mayor Marco McClendon said he’s reinstating an ordinance that strongly suggests masking while in public.
The message from Tennessee’s Health Commissioner is the state is going in the wrong direction when it comes to COVID-19 cases. Dr. Lisa Piercey gave her first joint press conference on Friday since the start of the surge this month.
With almost two weeks to go until the start of school for a lot of Shelby County, the county Health Department is saying it’s up to each district to decide what health protocols to enact in class. So far most municipal school districts have decided to make masks optional.
Doctors said the Mid-South is experiencing a fourth wave of COVID-19 cases, but this time there’s a way to get above water. Health leaders continue to promote vaccines as your best protection against the virus. Now they’re encouraging parents of school-aged children more than ever to get their kids vaccinated.
The Director of the CDC is calling the surge in COVID-19 cases the ‘pandemic of the unvaccinated’ Now, one Mid-South state is recommending all eligible students and school staff get vaccinated before the start of school begins in just a few weeks.