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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (7-8)
07/08/2020
As I’ve mentioned to you before, the number of COVID-19 infected patients in our hospitals are continuing to rise.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (7-7)
07/07/2020
Beginning tomorrow at midnight, bars will be closed for business until further notice. Restaurants can remain open, but will be required to close daily at 10 p.m.
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Mask Ordinance Protocol
07/06/2020
Ordinance No. 5751, or the “Mask Ordinance,” is in effect.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (7-6)
07/06/2020
Over the holiday weekend through this morning, we received 115 complaints for mask ordinance violations and Back to Business violations. To submit your complaint, please call 311.
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City Court Clerk allows amnesty for old tickets
07/02/2020
The City Court Clerk’s office will enable Memphians to pay off old traffic tickets and, for many, regain driving privileges.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (7-2)
07/02/2020
Earlier today, we received more outside validation that wearing a mask or facial covering in public works and is worth the trouble of wearing.
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Limited operability for e-scooters on July Fourth weekend
07/01/2020
The City of Memphis is directing e-scooter operators (Bird, Lime, and OjO) to cease customer operations during specific time periods Downtown for the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (7-1)
07/01/2020
Recently, I mentioned how much testing Tennessee and Shelby County are doing relative to other parts of the country. As you can see in the chart in this update, we’ve performed close to 130,000 tests through June.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (6-30)
06/30/2020
As I mentioned to you on Sunday, the number of COVID-19 infected patients in our hospitals is rising.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (6-29)
06/29/2020
As I said in yesterday’s update and as Dr. Jain told you last week, wearing a facial covering when you go out in public is crucial to fighting this virus.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (6-25)
06/25/2020
In today’s update, I asked Dr. Manoj Jain, the City’s contracted medical advisor, to share some quick thoughts on the importance of masking.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (6-24)
06/24/2020
As the numbers of our daily reported cases have risen, it has caused some discussion of whether or not we should revert back to Phase I of the Back-to-Business plan.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (6-23)
06/23/2020
As I told you yesterday, this fight is far from over. We must remain vigilant and focused on the tough road ahead if we’re going to stop the spread of COVID-19.
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Mask Up Memphis launches website and social media challenge to encourage African Americans to wear masks to reduce the spread of COVID-19
06/22/2020
The “Mask Up and Live” campaign launched in Chicago in April and stresses to African Americans the importance of wearing masks. This campaign will echo the same sentiment.
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Partners for Places Mini Grant award announcement
06/22/2020
The Memphis-Shelby County Office of Sustainability and Resilience is pleased to announce the award of a Partners for Places Mini Grant.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (6-22)
06/22/2020
This morning in partnership with Representative Karen Camper and Senator Raumesh Akbari, we announced the Mask Up Memphis and Live campaign. We’ve been talking all along about the importance of covering your face in public, and this is one more way to help you do that.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (6-19)
06/19/2020
On this morning’s COVID-19 Joint Task Force call, Dr. Morgan McDonald the Deputy Commissioner for Population Heath with the State of Tennessee, gave a presentation regarding the Clinical Surge Capacity for Shelby County.
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Neighborhood signage added to Jackson Avenue Corridor to identify Smokey City community
06/18/2020
Mayor Jim Strickland and Paul Young, Director of Housing and Community Development have announced the installation of neighborhood signage in the Jackson Avenue Corridor to identify the Smokey City community.
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City of Memphis announces virtual summer programs
06/18/2020
The City of Memphis Office of Youth Services has recreated a new experience to keep youth engaged this summer with virtual programming.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (6-18)
06/18/2020
Testing, testing, and more testing—it’s another important method we’re using to control the spread of the virus.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (6-17)
06/17/2020
I know you’re getting tired of me asking, begging almost, to wear a facial covering when you’re out in public. But, the fact of the matter is—it reduces the spread of the virus, and it’s not just me who believes this.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (6-16)
06/16/2020
We’ve received several requests recently for complaints of violations of the Back-to-Business plan. For the most part, citizens and businesses have done a decent job of complying.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (6-15)
06/15/2020
At the direction of the Shelby County Health Department, we will remain in Phase 2 of the Back-to-Business plan.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (6-11)
06/11/2020
Riverside Drive (which has been closed to vehicle traffic for several weeks now) will be opening back up once we enter Phase 3 of our Back-to-Business plan on Monday, June 15th.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (6-10)
06/10/2020
As you’re aware, each day we are monitoring several data points to determine where we stand in the fight against COVID-19.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (6-9)
06/09/2020
The latest information about COVID-19 in Shelby County will be posted here.
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Municipal Courts for City of Memphis to resume in-person court appearances
06/09/2020
Pursuant to the 30th Judicial District Plan approved by the Tennessee Supreme Court, the Municipal Courts for the City of Memphis will resume in-person court appearances on Monday, June 15, 2020.
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Memphis Public Library’s Explore Memphis summer reading program goes virtual
06/08/2020
Memphis Public Library’s highly regarded summer reading program, Explore Memphis, makes its virtual debut this season with a well-rounded repertoire of virtual offerings aimed at increasing literacy throughout the Mid-South.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (6-8)
06/08/2020
Recently, we announced that the YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South is offering free childcare to essential workers. They still have space available for those who may need it.
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COVID-19 Update (6-4)
06/04/2020
The latest information on COVID-19 in Shelby County will be posted here.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (6-3)
06/03/2020
As I told you yesterday, we are slowly but surely seeing an increase in our daily number of positive cases, and our overall test positivity rate has risen slightly to 6.8 percent.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (6-2)
06/02/2020
As you saw earlier today, yesterday we had our highest number of new positive cases in a single day with 190.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (6-1)
06/01/2020
The latest information on COVID-19 in Shelby County will be posted here.
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City of Memphis to partner with YMCA extending free childcare for more essential workers
05/28/2020
To support the Memphis workforce and ensure workers have access to quality and consistent child care, the City of Memphis has committed to converting 23 community centers to essential worker child care locations in partnership with the YMCA
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (5-27)
05/27/2020
For all our business owners out there—we know many of you have been hit hard by the pandemic, and we want to remind you that there is help available to you if you need it.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (5-26)
05/26/2020
I know I’m probably starting to sound like a broken record, but covering your face when in public is critical to our success moving forward. We have made so much progress over these last several weeks.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (5-21)
05/21/2020
As we move deeper into Phase II, I wanted to highlight a few organizations that are opening back up and their new procedures for visitors and customers.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (5-20)
05/20/2020
As you all know, we moved into Phase II of our Back-to-Business plan on Monday. We were able to move into this next phase largely because of you—Memphians have been doing your part—washing your hands, covering your face in public, and adhering to social distancing.
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Memphis Ambassadors Program Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary
05/19/2020
The Memphis Ambassadors Program (MAP) is proud to announce that June will mark the program’s 10th anniversary.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (5-19)
05/19/2020
As I said I would two weeks ago, today I made a presentation to City Council laying out my vision for how we should spend the federal dollars we received from the recently passed CARES Act.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (5-18)
05/18/2020
As you may have heard earlier, we are moving in to Phase II of our Back-to-Business plan effective today. Based on our data over the last two weeks and the opinions of our medical experts, we felt that we could safely move into this next phase.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (5-14)
05/14/2020
The latest information about COVID-19 in Shelby County will be posted here.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (5-13)
05/13/2020
The latest information on COVID-19 in Shelby County will be posted here.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (5-12)
05/12/2020
Now that we’re getting close to halfway through our first two weeks of Back-to-Business, I’ve been getting several questions asking when we will move from Phase I to Phase II.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (5-11)
05/11/2020
The latest information on COVID-19 in Shelby County will be posted here.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (5-7)
05/07/2020
As we move into the end of our first week of Phase 1 of our Back-to-Business plan, I want to remind everyone to keep letting us know of areas or businesses that are not in compliance by calling 311.
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City of Memphis Speed Safety Program starts May 11
05/06/2020
The City of Memphis has announced phase one implementation of the Speed Safety Camera Program to encourage motorist to slow down in critical S curves and school zones will be in full operation on May 11.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (5-6)
05/06/2020
The latest information on COVID-19 in Shelby County will be posted here.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (5-5)
05/05/2020
Six weeks ago when I entered my first Safer at Home order, I said that I would base my decisions on expert medical advice and the scientific data. We have done so and will continue to do so.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (5-4)
05/04/2020
The latest information about Covid-19 in Shelby County will be posted here.
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Memphis & Shelby County to enter Phase 1 of Back-to-Business Plan
04/30/2020
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 4, 2020 is the date that we can begin phase one of our Back to Business framework.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (4-30)
04/30/2020
The latest COVID-19 information in Shelby County will be posted here.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (4-29)
04/29/2020
As we look to slowly reopen our economy, it is very important that you familiarize yourself with our Back-to-Business plan and the COVID-19 Compliant Protocols listed within it.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (4-28)
04/28/2020
As explained yesterday, one of the measures to be considered in proceeding into Phase 1 of the Back-to-Business plan is whether the number of new cases of COVID-19 are stable or declining over a 14-day period.
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Suspension of in-court appearances extended through May 30
04/28/2020
If you have a ticket scheduled for City Court during May, please contact the City Court Clerk's office.
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A Back-to-Business Framework
04/27/2020
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.
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Memphis 3.0 Comprehensive Plan honored by American Planning Association as nation’s best for 2020
04/27/2020
Memphis 3.0, the City of Memphis’s first comprehensive plan for growth since 1981, has been selected by the American Planning Association for the prestigious Daniel Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan for 2020.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (4-27)
04/27/2020
Last week, I told you we would be bringing forth a plan to safely and methodically begin the reopening process for our community.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (4-22)
04/22/2020
The latest updates on COVID-19 in Shelby County will be posted here.
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A Budget of Resiliency
04/21/2020
I hope that you are all safe and healthy because we have much work to do as we navigate our way through these unprecedented times.
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