We are currently on Phase 2.
After careful study of the data, and on the advice of our medical experts including the Shelby County Health Department, the mayors of Memphis, Shelby County, and the six surrounding municipalities have determined that May 18, 2020 is the date that we begin phase two of our Back to Business framework. Phase one began on May 4.
Getting back to business, safely
Working through the Joint COVID-19 Task Force, Shelby County government, the City of Memphis, and the six suburban municipalities have implemented proactive measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. These measures have helped mitigate the progression of the disease locally.
While the community should remain vigilant about adhering to social distancing guidelines and hygiene practices, local government must also evaluate measures that help alleviate some burdens on the economy.
Back to Business is a data-driven phased approach to reopening the economy in Shelby County and is driven by indicators (measurements of the status of the pandemic) and conditions (measurements of our capacity to deal with the pandemic).
By the Numbers
Updated 10:02am, 26 May 2020 from Shelby County
Active Cases in Shelby County
53 up from yesterday / 30.7% of cases
Recovered in Shelby County
73 added from yesterday / 67.2% of cases
Total Cases in Shelby County
127 added from yesterday
Deaths in Shelby County
1 added from yesterday / 2.1% of cases
Total Tests Taken in Shelby County
% of Positive Tests in Shelby County
Total Tests Taken in Tennessee
% of Positive Tests in Tennessee
Please Note: All Tennessee state figures from TN.gov reflects data from 2pm yesterday.
The Back to Business subgroup meets frequently to review, evaluate potential adjustments, and make recommendations to leadership. This could include reversals of advancements between phases based on negative trends in data and metrics.