Create an Account - Increase your productivity, customize your experience, and engage in information you care about.
SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department issues Health Directive No. 22 today to go into effect at midnight on June 12th. Health Directive No. 22 lifts almost all of the prior restrictions on businesses, details the very limited circumstances where masks are required, and recommends COVID-19 vaccination for everyone eligible.
The changes reflected in Health Directive 22 can be made at this time because metrics indicate vaccination efforts are working to limit the spread of the virus in our community. More than 70 percent of adults in Shelby County have some level of immunity to the COVID-19 virus, either because they are vaccinated or because they had the virus and have recovered. The average number of reported COVID-19 cases per day is 46 today. One month ago, that average was 135 per day. The test positivity rate is now 3.6 percent. That means that of all COVID-19 tests, only 3.6 percent are positive.
Key changes in Health Directive No. 22 include:
The text of Health Directive No. 22 is available here: www.shelbytnhealth.com/healthdirectives.