Phases

GRID FOR SECTOR-SPECIFIC PHASING

Adherence to the COVID-19 Compliant Protocol (CCP) is required for all sectors at all phases. All industry-specific protocols issued by the Shelby County Health Department are mandatory.  This grid outlines restrictions or conditions unique to each specific sector.  This grid is meant to be a framework for moving forward, and only forecasts phasing while the community is deemed to remain under threat of a COVID-19 outbreak (i.e., before a vaccine, therapy, or other conditions dictate that all restrictions cease). Separation between phases shall be a minimum of two weeks. Leadership may decide, based on data, to delay implementation of a phase until satisfied that it is safe to move to the next phase, but shall not, even with improving metrics, accelerate a transition between phases. Leadership may also decide to enact more restrictive conditions based on data. Protocols and guidelines are subject to change. 

Required protocols and guidelines may be found here.

We are currently on Phase 2.

PHASE 1PHASE 2 (CURRENT PHASE)PHASE 3
Conditions/IndicatorsNew cases: Green System capacity: Green or yellow Public health capacity: Green on all Testing: Green or yellow (availability), green (capacity), green (timing)  New cases in a 14-day period since beginning of Phase 1: Green System capacity: Green or yellow Public health capacity: Green on all Testing: Green or yellow (availability), green (capacity), green (timing)  New cases in a 14-day period since beginning of Phase 2: Green System capacity: Green or yellow Public health capacity: Green on all Testing: Green on all  
General regulations+ Applies to all persons.
+ No purposeful groups of more than 10.
+ Adherence to social distancing.
+ Applies to all persons.
+ No purposeful groups of more than 50.
+ Adherence to social distancing.
+ Applies to all persons
+ No purposeful groups of more than 50. Groups of 50+ may be allowable if supported by the characteristics of the space and a clear social distancing plan.
+ Adherence to social distancing.
Libraries+ Limit occupancy to 25% building capacity.
+ Employees should wear cloth facial coverings.
+ Limit occupancy to 50% building capacity.
+ Employees should wear cloth facial coverings.
+ Limit occupancy to 75% building capacity.
+ Employees should wear cloth facial coverings.
Places of worshipFollow regulations per State order. Online worship remains strongly encouraged.Same as previous phase.Same as previous phase.
HealthcareContinue to follow regulations per State orders.Same as previous phase.Same as previous phase.
DentistryContinue to follow regulations per State orders.Same as previous phase.Same as previous phase.
Restaurants+ Maximum capacity of 50%.
+Bar seating closed
+No communal use items and products
+No live entertainment
+See industry-specific protocols HERE
Same as previous phase, but bar areas may be open for seating so long as social distancing protocols are followed. There should be no standing at the bar.+ Maximum capacity of 75%
+ Other provisions continue as in previous phase.
Bars+Closed, except bars defined as “limited service restaurants” under state law may serve food to customers seated at tables and may also offer drive-thru, pickup, carry-out and delivery for food and beverages.
+ Maximum capacity of 50% for bars defined as “limited service restaurants” under state law.
+See industry-specific protocols HERE.
Same as previous phase.TBD pending additional guidance
Attractions/museumsClosed+ Open at capacity of 50%, with social distancing compliance.Same as previous phase.
Grocery stores+ Limit occupancy to 50% building capacity + Require face masks and gloves for all employees preparing or serving food and employees with interaction with the public; require at least face coverings for all other employees.
+See industry-specific protocols HERE.
Same as previous phase.+ Limit occupancy to 75% building capacity
+ Other provisions continue as in Phase 1
Hardware stores+ Limit occupancy to 50% building capacity
+ Require face masks and gloves for all employees preparing or serving food and employees with interaction; require at least face coverings for all other employees. +See industry-specific protocols HERE.
Same as previous phase.  + Limit occupancy to 75% building capacity
+ Other provisions continue as in Phase 1
Retail stores and commercial businesses+ Limit occupancy to 50% building capacity. + Employees with interaction with the public should wear cloth facial coverings; all other employees should wear cloth facial coverings. +See industry-specific protocols HERE. Same as previous phase.  + Limit occupancy to 75% building capacity
+ Other provisions continue as in Phase 1
Manufacturers/distributors+ Require face masks for all employees.
+ Require symptom checks for all employees.
+ Establish work arrangements by which employees are spaced six feet from one another.  
Same as previous phase.Same as previous phase.
Offices/call centers+ Require face masks for all employees.
+ Require symptom checks for all employees.
+ Establish work arrangements by which employees are spaced six feet from one another.
+ Do not share phones or headsets.
+ Allow telework and minimize business travel to the greatest extent possible.  
Same as previous phase.Same as previous phase.
Non-contact sports facilities (golf courses, tennis courts, etc.)+ Open, following guidance on maximum number of individuals for groups.
+ Shared equipment prohibited.
+ Employees with interaction with the public should wear cloth facial coverings; all other employees should wear cloth facial coverings.
+ Dining facilities limited to 50% capacity; carry-out/delivery OK and subject to the regulations required for restaurants.  
Same as previous phase.Same as previous phase, but dining facilities limited to 75% capacity.
Contact sports facilities (basketball courts, baseball fields, martial arts, etc.)Closed+Open, following all industry-specific protocols HERE.Same as previous phase.
Gyms/fitness facilities+ Limit occupancy to 25% building occupancy.
+ Employees should wear cloth facial coverings.
+ Adjust equipment layout or close/restrict access to equipment as necessary to maintain at least six feet of separation between users.
+ Conduct regular and thorough cleaning of all equipment, surfaces and areas of the facility using disinfectant cleaning supplies.
+ Require customers to clean equipment with disinfecting wipes before and after use. Provide hand sanitizing stations for use upon customer entry and exit.
+See industry-specific protocols HERE.       
+ Limit occupancy to 50% building capacity
+ Other provisions continue as in Phase 1
+ Limit occupancy to 75% building capacity
+ Other provisions continue as in Phase 1
Car washes+Fully automated car washes allowed. Ancillary functions like vacuum stations must be closed.
+Will evaluate specific restrictions developed in partnership with the industry.
Open, with restrictions outlined in the Health DirectiveSame as previous phase.
Hair salons and barber shopsOpen, with specific capacity and operations restrictions set forth in the Health Directive issued by the Shelby County Health Department
+See industry-specific protocols HERE.
Same as previous phase.Same as previous phase.
Other personal appearance businesses (nail salons, tattoo shops, spas, etc.)ClosedOpen, with additional industry-specific protocols HERE.Same as previous phase.
Entertainment/performance venues (theaters, auditoriums, sports arenas)ClosedClosed+ Closed, subject to regulations regarding size of groups and social distancing.
+ Gatherings of more than 50 persons may be allowable if supported by the characteristics of the space and a clear social distancing plan.
Recreation facilities (bowling centers, mini-golf, driving ranges, arcades, dance classes, axe throwing venues)Closed
+ Open at 50 percent capacity.
+ All persons must remain in groups of less than 10 people, and groups should maintain at least six feet separation from and avoid physical contact with other persons or groups outside of their own groups.
+ Compliance with these guidelines: https://www.tn.gov/governor/covid-19/economic-recovery/recreation-guidelines.html
Same as previous phase.
PoolsClosed
+ Open to allow fitness-focused swimming and reduced recreational swimming with safety precautions. Follow all additional industry-specific protocols HERE.
TBD
Festivals, parades, races, and similar public/community eventsProhibitedProhibited+ Prohibited, subject to regulations regarding size of groups.
+ Gatherings of more than 50 persons may be allowable if supported by the characteristics of the space and a clear social distancing plan.
SchoolsCurrently closed; further phases TBD pending additional guidance.TBD pending additional guidanceTBD pending additional guidance
Child careOpen, reliant on CDC guidance and regulations. Child care programs that remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic should address these additional considerations:
+ Implement social distancing strategies.
+ Intensify cleaning and disinfection efforts.
+ Modify dropoff and pickup procedures.
+ Implement screening procedures upon arrival.
+ Maintain an adequate ratio of staff to children to ensure safety.
+ When feasible, staff members and older children should wear face coverings within the facility. Cloth face coverings should NOT be put on babies and children under age two because of the danger of suffocation
Same as previous phase.Same as previous phase.

Definition of groups: In this context, groups are defined as gatherings of persons who are not part of a household unit (and thus would have regular close contact) in a manner that makes social distancing difficult. Examples of a group could be four unrelated persons dining together at a table, 10 persons playing a team sport, or 80 persons gathering at a music venue without proper spacing. Masks and personal hygiene measures are effective when personal contact does not occur and persons are spaced at greater than six feet; when these measures break down either inadvertently, purposefully, or due to the characteristics of the space, then a group has been considered to have formed.

Definition of occupancy: Occupancy is generally defined as the intended use of a building in terms of the number of persons who can safely be present for that use. This can be used to estimate the number of persons who can safely exit in the event of an emergency such as a fire. Depending on the nature of the entity, specifying reductions in occupancy of a building or space within a building can be challenging as a guideline of how many people can safely maintain social distance. The Joint Task Force is providing recommendations on occupancy reduction as a general rule of thumb for reducing crowding in buildings and spaces, but specific use cases may lend themselves to an alternate guideline, which can be proposed as part of a entity’s plan to adhere to the CCP.

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