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City of Memphis partners with area nonprofits to provide emergency COVID-19 relief assistance
09/10/2020
The City of Memphis is partnering with local nonprofits MIFA, Arts Memphis, and Welcome to Memphis, to distribute CARES Act funding.
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COVID-19 update from Mayor Strickland (9-10)
09/10/2020
The latest information on COVID-19 in Shelby County will be posted here.
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City of Memphis Small Business Stabilization Grant Accepting Applications
09/08/2020
In partnership with City Council, Mayor Jim Strickland announced today that applications for the City of Memphis Small Business Stabilization Grant Initiative are open and ready for submissions
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (9-8)
09/08/2020
In partnership with City Council, I announced today that applications for the City of Memphis Small Business Stabilization Grant Initiative are open and ready for submissions.
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Mayor Strickland announces Advisory Council to Reimagine Policing
09/02/2020
Wednesday, the Strickland Administration announced the creation of an advisory council to Reimagine Policing in Memphis, which is Phase 2 of this work.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (9-2)
09/02/2020
The latest information on COVID-19 in Shelby County will be posted here.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (9-1)
09/01/2020
I know I’ve said this over and over, but if you’re having symptoms or have been exposed to someone with the virus—get tested.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (8-31)
08/31/2020
The latest information on COVID-19 in Shelby County will be posted here.
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City prepares for possible heavy rains from Tropical Storm Laura
08/27/2020
The City of Memphis is preparing for the potential effects of heavy rains beginning Thursday after midnight.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (8-27)
08/27/2020
Yesterday, I announced in partnership with City Council, we contributed $3.5 million in CARES Act funding to MIFA that will go to fund utility assistance programs (up to $200 per participant), as well as programs that offer food, rent and other assistance.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (8-26)
08/26/2020
I just wanted to take a second to commend the great work of the YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South. Throughout the course of this pandemic, they have been an invaluable partner, especially through their free childcare for essential workers program.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (8-25)
08/25/2020
By the actions that so many are taking, we are continuing to keep the effective reproduction number below one, and we have pushed the doubling rate of the virus out even further to 45 days.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (8-24)
08/24/2020
As each week passes, we’re continuing to see improvement in the fight against this virus.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (8-20)
08/20/2020
The latest information on COVID-19 in Shelby County will be posted here.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (8-18)
08/18/2020
We’ve discussed recently how our testing capacity had dropped slightly. That is no longer an issue. Our capacity is back up to where we need it to be, and lab turnaround times are back down to between 1-3 days to get your results.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (8-19)
08/18/2020
Testing, testing, and more testing. If you’re feeling sick, get tested. If you’ve been exposed to someone with COVID-19, get tested.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (8-17)
08/17/2020
Over the last couple of weeks, we have been making progress by reducing our daily number of new cases and our positivity rate. We’re now beginning to see those reductions reflected in our hospitalizations.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (8-13)
08/13/2020
The latest information on COVID-19 in Shelby County will be posted here.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (8-12)
08/12/2020
In yesterday’s Joint Task Force briefing, mass testing of students and teachers was mentioned. I wanted to give you a few more details on that.
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Temporary pause of Bird scooter operations
08/11/2020
The City has implemented a temporary weekend curfew on e-scooter operations. The curfew will be in effect from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., Friday nights through Sunday nights, until further notice.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (8-11)
08/11/2020
On this morning’s Joint Task Force call, it was noted that we’ve hit a significant milestone—we have extended our rate at which infections double to 35 days. This is the longest timespan we’ve had to-date and is hard proof that what we’re doing is working.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (8-10)
08/10/2020
After having eight straight weeks of steady increases, our positivity rate has been dropping each of the last two weeks, and our reproductive rate remains below 1.
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Better Memphis: Anti-Poverty Plan
08/07/2020
After my election in 2015, our transition team developed a multi-faceted plan to reduce poverty, restore neighborhoods, and enhance communities.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (8-7)
08/07/2020
While there has been a slight drop off in the number of daily tests given, we are seeing promising trends. Today is the sixth day in a row with less than 300 new cases reported.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (8-6)
08/06/2020
Hopefully today’s update will be a further demonstration that we are fighting this virus by any means necessary—and I mean any means.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (8-5)
08/05/2020
The farther along we get into this pandemic, we’re seeing its effects in ways other than just new case numbers and hospitalizations.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (8-4)
08/04/2020
The latest information about COVID-19 in Shelby County will be posted here.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (8-3)
08/03/2020
The latest information on COVID-19 in Shelby County will be posted here.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (7-30)
07/30/2020
I wanted to reiterate one quick point of clarification that Dr. Haushalter made in the Joint Task Force briefing regarding the positivity rate from today’s reported numbers.
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Riverside Drive reopening update
07/29/2020
Riverside Drive will open back up on Monday, August 3.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (7-29)
07/29/2020
The latest information on COVID-19 in Shelby County will be posted here.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (7-28)
07/28/2020
On this morning’s Joint Task Force conference call, we received a presentation from faculty and students from the University of Memphis Master of Public Health Program in which they went through their findings from measuring the mask use compliance throughout Shelby County. The results were very encouraging.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (7-24)
07/24/2020
I wanted to take a quick second today to highlight another area in which a tremendous amount of work and collaboration is happening as a result of the pandemic.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (7-23)
07/23/2020
Since March of this year, we have been in the fight against COVID-19, and I just wanted to take a minute and thank the members of the COVID-19 Joint Task Force for their work.
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City of Memphis announces outdoor dining expansion policy guidelines
07/22/2020
Restaurants in the city of Memphis permitted to operate under the current Shelby County Health Directive may expand their outdoor dining space in a manner that continues to ensure public health and safety.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (7-22)
07/22/2020
To help ease the burden caused by COVID-19 and to increase space for restaurants and patrons to safely dine, today we announced restaurants in the City of Memphis who are permitted to operate under the current Shelby County Health Directive may expand their outdoor dining space in a manner that continues to ensure public health and safety.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (7-21)
07/21/2020
We along with many other cities around the country are experiencing longer than normal wait times between people getting tested and when they receive their results as labs around the country are overwhelmed and trying to catch up.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (7-20)
07/20/2020
Wearing a mask or facial covering in public, washing your hands and staying home if you’re sick is even more important now than it was several weeks ago.
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City of Memphis awarded field refurbishment grant from Scotts and Major League Baseball
07/16/2020
The City of Memphis Division of Parks and Neighborhoods has been named an award recipient of the Scotts® Field Refurbishment Program, an initiative from the Scotts Company LLC and Major League Baseball.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (7-16)
07/16/2020
For the last several weeks, we’ve been enforcing our Mask Ordinance within the City of Memphis. I’m pleased to say that overall, we have seen significant improvement with many of you wearing masks and facial coverings.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (7-15)
07/15/2020
I know there is a looming question out there for many of our parents. I know this because, as a parent of a student, I have the same one. “What are we going to do about school this fall?”
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (7-14)
07/14/2020
Today’s number of new cases was the largest we’ve had yet, but I wanted to take a second and dig into that before we get too far down that road.
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City of Memphis achieves success with Operation HOPE Inside
07/13/2020
The City of Memphis partnership with Operation HOPE has been a tremendous success for City employees and their families.
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COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland (7-13)
07/13/2020
In last week’s The Tennessee Journal (a weekly newsletter on Tennessee government, politics, and business) there was a quote from the Cleveland, TN Mayor on wearing masks.
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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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