Nurses coming out of retirement to help fight COVID-19

Personal protective equipment has been in short supply, but will there be enough medical staff across the country to care for millions of sick patients? Help may soon be on the way.

  Gov. Bill Lee signs order requiring Tennesseans to stay home

  Memphis shopping center is new site for COVID-19 overflow hospital

Institute estimates Miss. could have 918 COVID-19 deaths by early August

  The Investigators: Will your home insurance cover you working from home?

  Nutrition expert shares healthy snack and dinner ideas to try at home during COVID-19 pandemic

  Rural communities cope with COVID-19

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  Twelve deaths and over 680 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Arkansas

  Mississippi officials trying to prevent COVID-19 from overwhelming health care system

  Former Grizzlies star donates $10,000 to help feed Shelby County students and families during COVID-19 crisis

  Health department: You must isolate at home while waiting on COVID-19 test results

  Tennessee reports 2,845 COVID-19 cases and 32 deaths; 7 deaths in Shelby County, according to health dept.

  2nd Kroger warehouse employee tests positive for COVID-19

30,000 Mississippians file for unemployment in 1 week as virus takes toll on economy

Gov. Reeves described the coronavirus as both a health and economic disaster for the U.S. and Mississippi alike.

  Thousands of dollars raised for Memphis’ furloughed, laid-off workers

In two weeks, the Community Foundation has collected more than $700,000 for its Mid-South COVID-19 Regional Response Fund. In just a matter of days, furloughed and laid-off workers can have some of that money in their hands.

Gov. Reeves reveals why gun stores are considered essential business in Miss.

Americans purchased two million guns last month alone, the second highest month for gun sales ever, according to The New York Times.

  Teen charged in deadly shooting of pregnant Brownsville woman

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has now identified the 17-year-old charged in connection with a deadly shooting that took the life of a pregnant woman last year in Brownsville.

Live at 1:30: Gov. Asa Hutchinson gives update on coronavirus in Arkansas

Goodnight with Dolly: Imagination Library will stream bedtime stories from Dolly Parton

  Social Security recipients will automatically receive stimulus check

  Shop local: See what businesses are open or list your business here

2 inmates in Forrest City test positive for coronavirus

Officers open fire on suspect after he slammed into vehicles on Goodman Road, according to deputies

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

The Arkansas Department of Health is monitoring the spread of COVID-19 daily.

  Best Life: Avoid the COVID ‘15’- Don’t gain weight in lockdown

You heard about the Freshman 15, but what about the COVID 15?

  Best Life: Coronavirus scams - April fools and frauds

Don’t be a fool this April Fools.

  The Investigators: Mississippi counties hit hard by COVID-19 pandemic

New data obtained by WMC Action News 5 shows parts of Mississippi have been particularly hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Arkansas sees complications with unemployment claims

People like Amanda are seeing the direct effects of that.

Mid-South COVID-19 Regional Response Funds awards local organizations with $415K

Due to generous donations from businesses and foundations, the Mid-South COVID-19 Regional Response Fund has awarded $415,000 to several organizations.

  Shelby County increases ambulance cleaning amid coronavirus outbreak

Making sure those who treat the sick don't get sick themselves is the challenge facing police and fire departments all across America.

  ’Shelter-in-Place’ order coming to Mississippi; Rural towns face unique challenges

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves signed an executive order Wednesday mandating all non-essential employees to shelter in place.

  Cooper-Young artist dies from COVID-19

Health officials say three people have died from coronavirus in Shelby County since the outbreak began. One of those patients was a popular artist in the Cooper-Young community.

Retired nurses may be needed to help deal with coronavirus outbreak in Mississippi

Volunteer nurses and others with medical training may be needed to help deal with a wave of coronavirus patients in Mississippi.

  Collins Chapel Connection Hospital offers facility for potential patients

One historic Memphis hospital is offering its facility in the fight against COVID-19.

  Mid-South restaurants stepping up to feed health care workers

While many restaurants have fallen on tough times due to the spread of COVID-19, some are taking it upon themselves to step up and help feed hospital workers.

  SCHD releases name of assisted-living facility with COVID-19 outbreak after facility declines to publicly identify itself

Monday the Shelby County Health Department announced it was investigating an outbreak of COVID-19 at a Memphis assisted-living facility. After days of not releasing the name of the facility, the health department did so Wednesday morning.

  SCSO employee who works with youth detainees tests positive for COVID-19

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office says an SCSO employee who works with youth detainees at the Juvenile Court Detention Center has tested positive for COVID-19.

  My 3 Subs Podcast creates simulated Memphis 901 FC broadcast during coronavirus hiatus

My 3 Subs Podcast creates a simulated Memphis 901 FC match to entertain fans during coronavirus hiatus.

  Additional restrictions at city parks, county warns social distancing violators

Doctors say one important way to prevent the spread of the coronavirus is to avoid large gatherings. But that’s becoming increasingly difficult to do.

  Tennessee reports more than 2,600 COVID-19 cases, 24 deaths; Shelby County has 497 cases

Tennessee now has 2,683 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. That’s up from 2,239 cases Tuesday.

Jonesboro remains under curfew as utility crews, police work to provide help

Preliminary results from the NWS in Memphis said the Jonesboro tornado had max winds of 140 m.p.h.

  Here’s how to watch ‘School on TV’ classroom lessons from WMC and SCS

Here’s a quick rundown on all the different ways you can watch “School on TV."

Gov. Bill Lee extends March, April vehicle registration deadline

Motor vehicle renewals due in March or April have now been extended to June 15, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

MATA issuing refunds to customers who purchased passes prior to free fares

Wednesday, the Memphis Area Transit Authority announced it will be offering refunds to fixed route bus customers who purchased 7-day or 31-day passes prior to the start of temporary free fares.

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

Dr. Steve Threlkeld is co-director of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis’ infectious prevention program.

  Shelby County offering counseling for employees amid COVID-19 pandemic

Employees with Shelby County are getting an expansion in their benefits in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

  Best Life: Chemo Rooms - does the view make a difference?

When cancer patients are administered chemotherapy, it can mean long hours sitting in a chair in a room with nothing more than medical equipment.

  Best Life: Scarless thyroid surgery through the lip

Roughly 17,000 thyroid surgeries are performed each year; many doctors remove the gland through the neck, leaving a highly visible scar.

  Bottom Line: Consumer Reports reveals ways to protect yourself in public during COVID-19 pandemic

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, people are being asked to limit the time they spend in public. There are essential things you may have to leave your house for - food, gas, cash.

Economic stimulus checks: What you need to know

Payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people.

  1,177 cases of coronavirus identified by Miss. Dept. of Health; 26 deaths

The number of presumed positive coronavirus cases in Mississippi continues to rise.

  Evictions halted through April under Tenn. Supreme Court order amid coronavirus outbreak

Elonda Robertson and her five children got quite the surprise this week when an MLGW worker showed up to her South Memphis home to cut off her utilities.

  People gather outside Saint Francis Hospital in Bartlett to pray for healthcare staff and patients

People gathered outside Saint Francis Hospital in Bartlett to say thank-you to the staff and offer support to patients!

  Memphis Police Department makes ‘social distancing’ changes

The Memphis Police Department is making another change to further promote social distancing.

  MPD: 3-year-old killed after accidental shooting involving 5-year-old in Memphis

A tragic update to a story we first brought you last week.

MPD investigating drive-by shooting at Hillview Village Apartments

Memphis police are investigating a shooting at the Hillview Village Apartments that has left one man in critical condition.

  Tenn. Gov. Bill Lee addresses COVID-19′s ‘collateral impact’ on mental health

Coronavirus doesn’t just threaten your physical health. The disease can also take a real toll on your mental health.

  MATA adds extra buses to lessen bus stop, bus shelter wait times

After reducing levels of services, MATA added extra buses on key routes to address the issue of wait times due to the 10-person limit.

  SCHD: Assisted living facility working to address public following coronavirus outbreak

Health department director Alisa Haushalter said there are six cases in the facility -- five residents and one employee. Haushalter said by law the facility has to notify residents and employees.

  Mid-South Makers create masks with 3D printers to help healthcare workers during COVID-19 pandemic

Memphians who own 3D printers are teaming up to support medical professionals in the battle against the COVID-19, and they’re doing it while safely quarantining at home.

  The Investigators: U.S. Attorney in West Tennessee assigns COVID-19 coordinator to tackle fraud, price gouging

A new COVID-19 coordinator has been assigned in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in West Tennessee to solely focus on prosecuting fraud related to the coronavirus pandemic.

  8 Mid-South auto dealerships hit by car theft ring

According to the Greater Memphis Auto Dealers Association, or GMADA, eight dealerships in the Memphis metro area have been hit in the last 10 days.

  Mid-South doctors preparing for the worst of COVID-19

Mid-South hospitals are increasing precautions for healthcare workers by limiting entrances and checking their temperatures before they step foot inside.

  Shelby County health officials link county’s coronavirus outbreak to Mardi Gras

According to the Shelby County Health Department, in early March the first reported cases of the novel coronavirus were two people who went to Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

  Clergy member of Second Presbyterian Church dies from coronavirus

Members of one of the largest churches in the Bluff City are mourning the loss of one of their own who died after a battle with COVID-19.

COVID-19: Memphis District Corps of Engineers surveying possible hospital sites

The Memphis District Corps of Engineers has started surveying locations for possible hospital sites and alternate care facilities amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

  List of Mid-South coronavirus closings: Offices, services, events and more

A number of events across the Mid-South have been canceled or postponed as fears mount over the coronavirus outbreak.

  2nd SCSO employee tests positive for COVID-19

A second Shelby County Sheriff’s Office employee has tested positive for COVID-19.

  Putting a pause on pregnancies: The window of conception narrows as the global pandemic lingers

The COVID-19 outbreak has some waiting even longer to have a baby. Since the pandemic started, the Associated Society of Reproductive Medicine or ASRM has recommended no new fertility treatments be started.

  23 deaths, more than 2,000 cases of COVID-19 reported in Tennessee; 428 cases in Shelby County

According to the Tennessee Department of Health, there are 2,239 confirmed cases in the state and 428 cases in Shelby County.

Tax deadline extended for businesses in Tennessee amid coronavirus outbreak

The Tennessee Department of Revenue announced Tuesday that they would be extending the tax filing deadlines for a number of business-related tax reports.

  Ark. officials considering closing state parks due to out-of-state travelers as COVID-19 cases rise

In a daily briefing, Governor Asa Hutchinson and Dr. Nate Smith, secretary of the Arkansas Department of Health reported 523 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the state with 64 people hospitalized in connection to the virus.

  Regional One Health and American Red Cross partner to launch community blood drives

Community members can donate blood at the American Red Cross each Tuesday, March 31 through May 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

EDGE approves pilot for $69 million investment in Binghampton

A multi-million dollar investment is coming to Binghampton.

  Governor announces shelter-in-place for Lauderdale County

He said he made the decision at the suggestion of health officials. The order goes into effect at 10 p.m. Tuesday and will last through April 14.

LIST: COVID-19 testing sites now open across Mississippi

It’s now easier than ever to get tested for the flu and COVID-19. Testing sites are now open across South Mississippi, and others are available across the state.

MPD desperately searching for missing 12-year-old

Officers are desperately searching for a missing 12-year-old in the Memphis area.

  FedEx hiring 400 employees to fight COVID-19 pandemic

FedEx Ground is looking to fill 400 positions at its warehouse in Olive Branch.

  Mid-South business headlines: Hotels at risk for foreclosure request second stimulus due to COVID-19 outbreak

Hospitality experts say without federal intervention and relief, the carnage will be widespread including right here in Memphis.

  Regional One Health partnering with Red Cross for weekly blood drives in Memphis

Due to several blood drive cancellations in wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, blood banks across the country, and here in the Mid-South, are facing unexpected shortages.

  UTHSC College of Dentistry using 3D printers to make masks

The UTHSC College of Dentistry is using 3D printers to create filtration masks to battle the spread of COVID-19 in the Mid-South.