Between Tuesday and Wednesday Shelby County recorded another 387 cases. since March 2020 the community has seen more than 136,000 cases and nearly 2,000 deaths. Some people are still feeling the effect of the pandemic economically. Local leaders said non-profits have been there to uplift the community during this time.
Tennessee is leading the country in daily COVID-19 cases per capita. While national reports show some dipping in daily case counts, including in the Mid-South, Tennessee has seen a 12 percent increase.
Hundreds of Mid-South businesses are trying to figure out what a new vaccine rule laid out by the Biden Administration means to them. The President said a rule will be forthcoming mandating vaccines or weekly COVID-19 testing for businesses with more than 100 employees.
The State Health Department is starting a new program with the help of salons and barbershops to get accurate information to their clients about the COVID-19 vaccination. It is called Shots At the Shop.
Tiger football and tailgating was back in Memphis Saturday. For the first time since 2019 regular season games are open to tailgaters. Last year the pandemic, which continues to surge in the Mid-South, prevented tailgaters from celebrating.