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Posted on: August 27, 2021

Health Order No. 25

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN - The Shelby County Health Department has issued Health Order No. 25, to go into on August 31, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.

 Health Order No. 25 includes the following changes:

1)            Renews the provisions of the Second Amended Health Order No. 24 and is effective August 31, 2021 to September 30, 2021, unless amended further.

2)            Explains the difference between a “third dose” for those with immunocompromised conditions and a “booster” for those who are fully vaccinated.  A “third dose” is available and recommended now for people with immunocompromised conditions. A “booster” dose is likely to become available this fall.

3)            Strongly encourages employers to require COVID-19 vaccinations or regular COVID-19 testing for all unvaccinated employees, including those who are asymptomatic.

The complete text of Health Order No. 25 is viewable at this link:


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