Arkansas officials said Sunday that the state has worked to increase testing in the past few days for COVID-19, while a group of non-profit and business leaders announced a plan to help Arkansans impacted by the virus.
The Centers for Disease Control has issued new guidelines recommending every American wear a mask in public to slow the spread of COVID-19. The Shelby County Health Department says even if you do wear a mask, you still must strictly follow other safety measures in place.
Governor Bill Lee has strengthened his executive order to require Tennesseans to stay at home, after saying recent data showed an increase of dangerous activity. For local law enforcement, the stricter order provides some challenges.
Just two weeks after declaring a state of emergency and requiring many businesses to close due to coronavirus concerns, the mayor of Bartlett is now extending that order to avoid large gatherings at parks.
Days after signing an executive order to close all non-essential businesses statewide, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee is now requiring all Tennesseans to stay home unless they are carrying out essential activities.
Governor Tate Reeves’ executive order will close amusement parks, playgrounds and museums, but walking trails will stay open. The governor has asked Mississippians to only venture out for essentials and to continue social distancing.
“We all need to get the message out that this is serious. I’ve been practicing for 40 years. This is the biggest epidemic I’ve ever been involved in. This is a once in a lifetime epidemic,” said Alisa Haushalter, Shelby County Health Department director.
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.
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.