Coronavirus Update (03/31)


What you need to know about the Coronavirus (3/31)

Here is what you need to know about the Coronavirus and how it’s affecting our community.


  • The total number of Coronavirus cases in Shelby county has increased to 379 cases and 1,834 in the state of Tennessee
  • As of 3/30, over a fifth of confirmed cases in the state of Tennessee were in Shelby county 
  • Although the rate of new cases is continuing to increase, it is slowing
  • Over the weekend, Shelby County had its first death related to the Coronavirus
  • People aged 21-30 currently have the greatest number of cases when ranked by age group
  • Tennessee Governor Bill Lee called on schools across the state to remain closed until April 24

“Safer at Home” Order:

  • As of Tuesday at 6 pm, all ‘non-essential’ businesses across Shelby County will be closed to prevent the further spread of COVID-19
  • This will mean that all “non-essential” workers will be asked to stay at home and not work
    • You will be notified by your employer if you should remain at home
  • The order will remain in effect until April 7; however, it may be extended due to the severity of COVID-19
  • People in Shelby County will also be allowed to get packages either in the mail or via FedEx/UPS
  • There are no curfews attached to this order
  • The following will be CLOSED due to the “Safer at Home” Order:
    • Movie theatres
    • Shopping Malls
    • Gyms
    • Barbershops
    • Nail salons
    • Concerts and sporting events
  • The following will still remain OPEN due to the “Safer at Home” Order:
    • Grocery stores
    • Doctors’ offices
    • Parks
    • Pharmacies
    • Restaurants (take-out only)
    • Veterinarian offices