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Posted on: September 23, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris' Update on Shelby County's Oil Pipeline Regulations

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Last week, the Shelby County Commission gave its final approval for an ordinance that seeks to limit where companies can construct oil pipelines. The County Commission’s bipartisan 10-0 vote is intended to protect Shelby County neighborhoods and...

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris' Update on Reducing Recidivism One Haircut at a Time

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Studies show when an ex-offender has the ability to earn a decent living, they are less likely to break the law and return to prison. A new barber training program for inmates with the Shelby County Division of Corrections aims to provide the skills neces...

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY COVID-19 COMMUNITY COUNCIL YOUTH CREATE PSA TO ENCOURAGE YOUTH VACCINATION

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Shelby County, TN- On Thursday, September 16, the Office of Mayor Lee Harris and Shelby County COVID-19 Community Council will release a public service announcement that encourages young people 12 and older to get vaccinated. The PSA was created by high

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris' Update on Agriculture in Shelby County

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Shelby County is an agricultural powerhouse. That was on full display last month at our first ever Shelby County Summer Ag Day, where we brought cows, chickens, goats, and a pig to Civic Center Plaza in Downtown Memphis. Our recent Ag Day was an opportuni...

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris' Update on the Administration's Third Year

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No one could have predicted that as September 2020 marked the beginning of my administration's third year, we would continue to face the unimaginable. Because of the global coronavirus pandemic, businesses were closed, schools grappled with onlin...

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

SCG PARTNERS WITH AGRICULTURE EXPERTS TO HOST COUNTY’S FIRST “SUMMER AG DAY” IN DOWNTOWN MEMPHIS

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Shelby County, TN – Mayor Lee Harris has announced a new opportunity for local residents to learn about the multi-billion dollar agriculture industry in Shelby County. The 2021 Summer Ag Day celebrates the farmers, agricultural businesses, and innovations

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris' Update on a Celebration for County Employees

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I have said many times that Shelby County is the greatest county in Tennessee.

With more than 763,000 square miles, we are the largest county in the state. We have more than 930,000 residents, the biggest population in the state. It's a county bri...

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Posted on: August 13, 2021

HEALTH DEPARTMENT MOSQUITO CONTROL ACTIVITIES SCHEDULED FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 16, 2021

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program routinely traps and tests mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) as a part of a comprehensive program to limit the spread of the virus through Shelby County.

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Posted on: August 13, 2021

Road Closure Notice-Pleasant Ridge Aug 16 - Sept 6

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The intersection of Pleasant Ridge Road at State Route 14 will be closed to traffic in both east and west directions for approximately three (3) weeks for road construction starting at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, August 16th and remain closed until 12:00 a.m.

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM INFORMATION SESSION

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department is holding an informational session about its National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP), a free, evidence-based, year-long lifestyle change program developed by the Centers for Disease Control and

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY GOVERNMENT TO REQUIRE COVID TEST FOR UNVACCINATED EMPLOYEES

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Shelby County, TN – In alignment with federal partners, Shelby County Government will begin requiring regular asymptomatic testing for unvaccinated Shelby County employees whose occupations place them at a higher risk of transmitting COVID-19, beginning

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Posted on: August 6, 2021

Mosquito Control Activities Scheduled for Week of August 9, 2021

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program routinely traps and tests mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) as a part of a comprehensive program to limit the spread of the virus through Shelby

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris' Update on Shelby County's Inmate Vaccine Success

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As the Delta variant continues to surge, we continue our outreach to everyone in Shelby County to remind them of the importance of getting the vaccine to help stem the tide of this deadly pandemic. Our latest effort includes a prison education program at ...

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

MAYOR LEE HARRIS NAMES DEANDRE BROWN ACTING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF SHELBY COUNTY OFFICE OF REENTRY

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has chosen DeAndre Brown, executive director of nonprofit organization LifeLine to Success, as the acting executive director of the Shelby County Office of Reentry. Brown, who spent nearly two years

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

MAYOR LEE HARRIS NAMES DEANDRE BROWN ACTING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF SHELBY COUNTY OFFICE OF REENTRY

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has chosen DeAndre Brown, executive director of nonprofit organization LifeLine to Success, as the acting executive director of the Shelby County Office of Reentry. Brown, who spent nearly two years

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

HEALTH DEPARTMENT MOSQUITO CONTROL ACTIVITIES SCHEDULED FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 2, 2021

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program routinely traps and tests mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) as a part of a comprehensive program to limit the spread of the virus through Shelby County.

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY COVID-19 COMMUNITY COUNCIL TO PROVIDE FREE FOOD AND GIVEAWAYS AT POP-UP VACCINE SITE

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Shelby County, TN- On Saturday, July 31, from 3-6 p.m., the Office of Mayor Lee Harris’ COVID-19 Community Council Ambassadors will support a vaccine "pop-up" location at the Greenlaw Community Center, 190 Mill Ave. in Uptown. Uptown area residents

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY COVID-19 COMMUNITY COUNCIL TO PROVIDE FREE FOOD AND GIVEAWAYS AT POP-UP VACCINE SITE

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Shelby County, TN- On Saturday, July 31, from 3-6 p.m., the Office of Mayor Lee Harris’ COVID-19 Community Council Ambassadors will support a vaccine "pop-up" location at the Greenlaw Community Center, 190 Mill Ave. in Uptown. Uptown area residents

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

FY21 Justice Assistance Grant

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Certified as a "Disparate Jurisdiction," the City of Memphis, along with Shelby County, Tennessee, are submitting a joint application for funds in the amount of $931,746 as allocated under the FY2021 Local Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

FY21 Justice Assistance Grant

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Certified as a "Disparate Jurisdiction," the City of Memphis, along with Shelby County, Tennessee, are submitting a joint application for funds in the amount of $931,746 as allocated under the FY2021 Local Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris' Update on New Health Department Director Dr. Michelle Taylor

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Every day dealing with COVID-19 is more political than the last. Our Health Department employees have been harassed and threatened.

The politicization of the pandemic has been a dangerous trend here and around the country, as we continue to battle COVID-19...

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

MAYOR’S OFFICE PARTNERS WITH GREATER MEMPHIS CHAMBER TO HOST SECOND ANNUAL “NEW NORMAL” CONFERENCE

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Shelby County, TN – On Thursday, July 29, 2021, Shelby County local executives, small business owners, and government leaders will convene online for a series of discussion on best practices when conducting business in the wake of COVID-19.

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

MAYOR’S OFFICE PARTNERS WITH GREATER MEMPHIS CHAMBER TO HOST SECOND ANNUAL “NEW NORMAL” CONFERENCE

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Shelby County, TN – On Thursday, July 29, 2021, Shelby County local executives, small business owners, and government leaders will convene online for a series of discussion on best practices when conducting business in the wake of COVID-19.

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Posted on: July 26, 2021

NEW INITIATIVE TO PROVIDE PAID TIME OFF FOR EMPLOYEES TO GET COVID-19 VACCINE

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has issued an executive order for Shelby County Administration employees that gives them four hours of paid time off to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Research has found that workers are significantly

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Posted on: July 26, 2021

NEW INITIATIVE TO PROVIDE PAID TIME OFF FOR EMPLOYEES TO GET COVID-19 VACCINE

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has issued an executive order for Shelby County Administration employees that gives them four hours of paid time off to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Research has found that workers are significantly

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris' Update on Reducing Recidivism in Shelby County

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Roughly 95% of all inmates nationwide will return to their communities, a fact that's true for the inmates in custody with the Shelby County Division of Corrections, where the average stay is from two to four years.

I believe while those inmates are in She...

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Posted on: July 21, 2021

HEALTH DEPARTMENT SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT REGARDING SMOKE FROM WESTERN WILDFIRES

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Health Department’s Pollution Control Section has issued a special air quality statement to warn vulnerable residents about the potential health impacts posed by particulate matter from wildfires in the western United States

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

HEALTH DEPARTMENT MOSQUITO CONTROL ACTIVITIES SCHEDULED FOR WEEK OF JULY 19, 2021

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program routinely traps and tests mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) as a part of a comprehensive program to limit the spread of the virus through Shelby County

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

OFFICE OF SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS TO CANVASS LATINX COMMUNITY TO TAKE ON VACCINE HESITANCY

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Shelby County, TN – On Saturday, July 17th, the Office of Mayor Lee Harris will kick off the next literature drop, this time targeting the 38128 ZIP code in Berclair. Mayor Harris’ team will deliver materials translated into Spanish directly on the door

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

OFFICE OF SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS TO CANVASS LATINX COMMUNITY TO TAKE ON VACCINE HESITANCY

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Shelby County, TN – On Saturday, July 17th, the Office of Mayor Lee Harris will kick off the next literature drop, this time targeting the 38128 ZIP code in Berclair. Mayor Harris’ team will deliver materials translated into Spanish directly on the door

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

MAYOR LEE HARRIS WILL NOMINATE PEDIATRICIAN DR. MICHELLE TAYLOR TO LEAD SCHD

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris will nominate Dr. Michelle Taylor to be the next director of the Shelby County Health Department. Dr. Taylor is a graduate of White Station High School in Memphis and earned a Bachelor of Science-Biology

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

MAYOR LEE HARRIS WILL NOMINATE PEDIATRICIAN DR. MICHELLE TAYLOR TO LEAD SCHD

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris will nominate Dr. Michelle Taylor to be the next director of the Shelby County Health Department. Dr. Taylor is a graduate of White Station High School in Memphis and earned a Bachelor of Science-Biology

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Posted on: July 14, 2021

New Nonprofit Leadership Committee is set up to coordinate, set shared goals, and expand services

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Government has initiated a new collaborative that will help the county’s nonprofit organizations better coordinate, connect, and communicate between themselves and with Shelby County Government. The centerpiece of these

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Posted on: July 14, 2021

New Nonprofit Leadership Committee is set up to coordinate, set shared goals, and expand services

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Government has initiated a new collaborative that will help the county’s nonprofit organizations better coordinate, connect, and communicate between themselves and with Shelby County Government. The centerpiece of these

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

HEPATITIS A IN A FOOD WORKER

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – A case of hepatitis A has been diagnosed in an employee who recently handled food at Zayde’s Deli located at 6560 Poplar Avenue. This employee worked during a period of time when ill or infectious and potentially exposed

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Posted on: July 12, 2021

HEALTH DEPARTMENT MOSQUITO CONTROL ACTIVITIES SCHEDULED FOR WEEK OF JULY 12, 2021

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program routinely traps and tests mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) as a part of a comprehensive program to limit the spread of the virus through Shelby County.

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris’ Update on Shelby County Homeowner Programs

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We're proud that Shelby County administers a program to help residents buy homes and fulfill the age-old American dream.

And we're especially proud of the recent changes we've made to give program participants more money for down payments, lower interest r...

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

HEALTH DEPARTMENT MOSQUITO CONTROL ACTIVITIES SCHEDULED FOR WEEK OF JULY 5, 2021

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program routinely traps and tests mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) as a part of a comprehensive program to limit the spread of the virus through Shelby County.

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris' Update on 50 Days with Under 100 New Coronavirus Cases

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In early March of 2020, the first case of the coronavirus was confirmed here in Shelby County.

Since that day the capacity of local government has been tested like no other time in recent history. We’ve been called on to help support the local ec...

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Posted on: June 29, 2021

SCHD OPEN SATURDAY, JULY 10 AND JULY 17, 2021 FOR VACCINATIONS, SHOT RECORDS, AND BIRTH CERTIFICATES

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department will be open for special Saturday hours on July 10th and July 17th to assist parents with their children’s back-to-school needs.

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris’ Update on Ongoing Mental Health Reform Slate

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Over the course of many months, we have instituted a growing slate of mental health reforms to better the lives of Shelby County residents and our county employees.

As has been stated many times before, the coronavirus pandemic brought to the fore the some...

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Posted on: June 23, 2021

HEALTH DEPARTMENT “SAFETY IS NO ACCIDENT” HEALTH FAIR

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department is hosting a health fair event at Northaven Park in the unincorporated Northaven community on Friday, June 25, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

VITAL RECORDS OFFICE OFFERS EXTENDED HOURS MONDAY, JUNE 21, 2021 AFTER JUNETEENTH HOLIDAY

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Vital Records Office located at 814 Jefferson Avenue will be closed on Friday, June 18, in observance of Juneteenth. The office will offer extended hours, from 8:00 AM till 6:00 PM, for

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT EMPHASIZES COVID-19 VACCINATION IN LIGHT OF NEW VARIANT CASES

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – Shelby County Health Department recommends COVID-19 vaccination for all Shelby County residents eligible for vaccination after receiving confirmed reports of 10 new cases of the COVID-19 Delta variant.

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT EMPHASIZES COVID-19 VACCINATION IN LIGHT OF NEW VARIANT CASES

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – Shelby County Health Department recommends COVID-19 vaccination for all Shelby County residents eligible for vaccination after receiving confirmed reports of 10 new cases of the COVID-19 Delta variant.

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Posted on: June 14, 2021

CSFP Farmers Market Nutrition Program

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – Shelby County Health Department’s Commodity Supplemental Food Program kicks off its Senior Farmer’s Market on July 1, 2021. The Commodities Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) works to improve the health of low-income elderly persons at

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Posted on: June 10, 2021

LOCAL LEADERS LAUNCH NEW TIKTOK-THEMED PSA TO RAISE AWARENESS WITH YOUNGER RESIDENTS ABOUT COVID-19

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Memphis-Shelby County Joint Task Force and Shelby County Health Department recently launched the “Pass the Phone Challenge,” a Public Service Announcement to encourage eligible residents to consider taking the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Posted on: June 10, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris’ Update on the 2021 Mayor's Summer Work Experience Program

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This week it was my privilege to welcome some of Shelby County’s best and brightest young people for the first day of our 2021 Mayor's Summer Work Experience program.

It’s an opportunity for participants to work a paying summer job and learn about Shelby C...

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

Health Directive No 22

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FORMAL ISSUANCE OF HEALTH ORDER AND DIRECTIVE NO. 22 : Pursuant to the Declarations of a State of Emergency by Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris and the Necessity of a Communicable Disease Control Threat Procedure by the Shelby County Health Department

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

Health Directive No 22

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FORMAL ISSUANCE OF HEALTH ORDER AND DIRECTIVE NO. 22 : Pursuant to the Declarations of a State of Emergency by Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris and the Necessity of a Communicable Disease Control Threat Procedure by the Shelby County Health Department

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

HEALTH DIRECTIVE No. 22 LIFTS MOST RESTRICTIONS ON BUSINESSES

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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

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris’ Update on COVID Vaccines for Sick and Shut-in Senior Citizens

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With summer just a few weeks away, Shelby County and our nation seem well on the road toward a return to normalcy.

But as eager as we are to get back to our lives before the coronavirus pandemic, it is critical that we continue to make progress getting She...

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

HEALTH DEPARTMENT “SAFETY IS NO ACCIDENT” HEALTH FAIRS

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department is hosting a series of health fair events in communities throughout Shelby County this summer, with two scheduled for the first weekend in June. The purpose of the summer health fair series is to

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

HEALTH DEPARTMENT’S VITAL RECORDS OFFICE OFFERS EXTENDED HOURS TUESDAY, JUNE 1, 2021

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Vital Records Office located at 814 Jefferson Avenue will be closed on Monday, May 31, 2021, for the Memorial Day holiday. The office will offer extended hours, from 8:00 AM till 6:00 PM, for

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Posted on: May 27, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris’ Update on the Safe Leave Policy for Shelby County Employees

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Last year my administration enacted a new Shelby County paid parental leave policy for employees whose families welcomed a new addition.

Unfortunately, there are other, less joyous circumstances that arise and force employees to be away from work.

Recently,...

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Posted on: May 24, 2021

HEALTH DEPARTMENT “SAFETY IS NO ACCIDENT” HEALTH FAIRS

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department will host a series of health fair events in communities throughout Shelby County this summer, beginning May 29th. The purpose of the summer series is to promote health and safety for everyone who

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Posted on: May 20, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris’ Update on what CDC Changes Mean for Shelby County

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The message last week was simple and profound: If you’re vaccinated, you’re safe. No masks, no social distancing.

That was the announcement a few days ago from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and President Joe Biden. Our ...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris' Update on Local Oil Pipeline Legislation

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This week we acknowledge a step forward in the protection of Shelby County neighborhoods and our valuable water resources from oil pipelines and the potential damage they can spawn.

On Monday, the Shelby County Commission approved in the first of three rea...

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris' Update on the Shelby County Community Gardens

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Last year, when we made the decision to reestablish the Shelby County Community Gardens, the coronavirus had not yet touched our community and social distancing was not even in our vocabulary.

The intent then was to provide a free outdoor space for residen...

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris’ update on Removing Barriers to Mental Health Care for Shelby County Residents

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My administration’s work toward better mental health care outcomes for our community has taken another step forward.

On Monday the Shelby County Commission approved a contract with Alliance Healthcare Services, a mental healthcare provider, that ...

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS TO KICK OFF SECOND SEASON AT SHELBY COUNTY COMMUNITY GARDENS

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Shelby County, TN – On Friday, April 30th, 2021, Mayor Lee Harris will join community gardeners for the kickoff of the 2021 Shelby County Community Gardens planting season. The Shelby County Community Gardens are located at 6265 Gardener Road and are

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS TO KICK OFF SECOND SEASON AT SHELBY COUNTY COMMUNITY GARDENS

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Shelby County, TN – On Friday, April 30th, 2021, Mayor Lee Harris will join community gardeners for the kickoff of the 2021 Shelby County Community Gardens planting season. The Shelby County Community Gardens are located at 6265 Gardener Road and are

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Posted on: April 27, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT BEGINS DIRECT TRANSPORT TO MENTAL HEALTH CARE

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Shelby County, TN – Today, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris announces a major mental health care reform for Shelby County Government. Shelby County Fire Department paramedics will now have the ability to transport adults experiencing a mental health crisis

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Posted on: April 27, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT BEGINS DIRECT TRANSPORT TO MENTAL HEALTH CARE

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Shelby County, TN – Today, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris announces a major mental health care reform for Shelby County Government. Shelby County Fire Department paramedics will now have the ability to transport adults experiencing a mental health crisis

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY GOVERNMENT LIGHTS BUILDING BLUE TO PROMOTE AUTISM ACCEPTANCE MONTH

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has announced that tonight, Monday, April 26th, the Vasco A. Smith Jr. Shelby County Administration Building will feature blue lighting in recognition of Autism Acceptance Month. More than 2% of

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY GOVERNMENT LIGHTS BUILDING BLUE TO PROMOTE AUTISM ACCEPTANCE MONTH

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has announced that tonight, Monday, April 26th, the Vasco A. Smith Jr. Shelby County Administration Building will feature blue lighting in recognition of Autism Acceptance Month. More than 2% of

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris’ Update on the $1.4 billion Proposed Shelby County Budget

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Earlier this week, I presented my third consolidated budget to the Shelby County Board of Commissioners.

I’m pleased to say that the $1.4 billion proposed budget contains no property tax increases, no cuts, gives a 1.5 percent pay raise to all ou...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris’ Update on the Move with the Mayor Community Bike Ride

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Last Friday was a beautiful day, perfect for riding a bike.

That’s what Assessor of Property Melvin Burgess and I did with dozens of our friends, colleagues and neighbors.

We led a safe, family-friend bike ride through Shelby Farms Park to kick of...

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

HEALTH DIRECTIVE No. 20 LIFTS MORE RESTRICTIONS ON BUSINESSES

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department issues Health Directive No. 20 today to go into effect at midnight on April 17th. Health Directive No. 20 further lifts restrictions on businesses, particularly restaurants and encourages vaccination

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

HEALTH DIRECTIVE No. 20 LIFTS MORE RESTRICTIONS ON BUSINESSES

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department issues Health Directive No. 20 today to go into effect at midnight on April 17th. Health Directive No. 20 further lifts restrictions on businesses, particularly restaurants and encourages vaccination

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

MAYOR LEE HARRIS AND COLONEL ZACHARY L. MILLER TO SIGN EXTENSIVE FLOOD STUDY AGREEMENT

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Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris will join Col. Zachary L. Miller with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 13 to sign an agreement to give flood relief to North Shelby County residents near the Loosahatchie River Basin.

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

MAYOR LEE HARRIS AND COLONEL ZACHARY L. MILLER TO SIGN EXTENSIVE FLOOD STUDY AGREEMENT

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Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris will join Col. Zachary L. Miller with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 13 to sign an agreement to give flood relief to North Shelby County residents near the Loosahatchie River Basin.

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris’ Update on the COVID-19 Community Council

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More than a year into our battle with the coronavirus, we have all worked hard to reduce fatality and infection rates, to re-open businesses, and to return to our churches and family gatherings.

We’ve worked to emphasize best practices, like wear...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS AND ASSESSOR OF PROPERTY MELVIN BURGESS TO LEAD COMMUNITY BIKE RIDE

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Shelby County, TN – On Friday, April 9, Assessor of Property Melvin Burgess and Mayor Lee Harris will kick off “Move with the Mayor” as a part of the Shelby County’s Health Department’s celebration of National Public Health Week. Mayor Harris and Assessor

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS AND ASSESSOR OF PROPERTY MELVIN BURGESS TO LEAD COMMUNITY BIKE RIDE

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Shelby County, TN – On Friday, April 9, Assessor of Property Melvin Burgess and Mayor Lee Harris will kick off “Move with the Mayor” as a part of the Shelby County’s Health Department’s celebration of National Public Health Week. Mayor Harris and Assessor

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Posted on: March 24, 2021

MAYOR’S OFFICE RESPONSE TO MEDIA STATEMENTS ON A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION AGAINST COMMISSIONER FORD

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Frankie Dakin, Press Secretary for Mayor Lee Harris: “Mayor Harris has never had any conversations nor has he met with the special counsel hired to investigate an alleged quid pro quo against Commissioner Ford. Furthermore, Mayor Harris was not

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Posted on: March 24, 2021

MAYOR’S OFFICE RESPONSE TO MEDIA STATEMENTS ON A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION AGAINST COMMISSIONER FORD

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Frankie Dakin, Press Secretary for Mayor Lee Harris: “Mayor Harris has never had any conversations nor has he met with the special counsel hired to investigate an alleged quid pro quo against Commissioner Ford. Furthermore, Mayor Harris was not

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

Health Department Phase 2a2b Announcement

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – Pursuant to discussions and approval by state officials, effective immediately, Shelby County can now begin vaccinating individuals in Phase 2a/2b as set forth in the State of Tennessee’s COVID-19 Vaccine Phases. For further

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Posted on: March 18, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY KIDS MASK UP!

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The Shelby County Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency along with CHEMOURS would like you to help us “MASK UP OUR KIDS”. Children are our most precious cargo. As our students begin returning to the classroom, we want to help by providing

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Posted on: March 17, 2021

Issuance of Health Directive No. 19 and Face Mask Directive No. 5

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The Shelby County Health Department issues Health Directive No. 19 today to go into effect at midnight on March 20th. Health Directive No. 19 further lifts restrictions on businesses, particularly restaurants that serve the public. It is accompanied by

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Posted on: March 17, 2021

MAYOR LEE HARRIS INTRODUCES NEW SAFE LEAVE POLICY TO OFFER SICK LEAVE FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris will propose updates to the current sick leave policy to include “Safe Leave”. The “Safe Leave” policy will allow employees experiencing domestic violence to use sick leave to seek help. The “Safe Leave”

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Posted on: March 17, 2021

MAYOR LEE HARRIS INTRODUCES NEW SAFE LEAVE POLICY TO OFFER SICK LEAVE FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris will propose updates to the current sick leave policy to include “Safe Leave”. The “Safe Leave” policy will allow employees experiencing domestic violence to use sick leave to seek help. The “Safe Leave”

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS ANNOUNCES THIRD ANNUAL SUMMER WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM

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Shelby County, Tennessee – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris is pleased to announce the third annual Mayor’s Summer Work Experience Program. The 2021 Mayor Lee Harris’ Summer Work Experience is an eight-week summer work experience for Shelby County youth

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS ANNOUNCES THIRD ANNUAL SUMMER WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM

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Shelby County, Tennessee – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris is pleased to announce the third annual Mayor’s Summer Work Experience Program. The 2021 Mayor Lee Harris’ Summer Work Experience is an eight-week summer work experience for Shelby County youth

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Posted on: March 9, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS ANNOUNCES INTERIM DIRECTOR OF HEALTH DEPARTMENT

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris is pleased to announce that Dr. LaSonya Harris Hall has been appointed interim Director of the Shelby County Health Department. Dr. Hall currently serves as Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Shelby

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Posted on: March 9, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS ANNOUNCES INTERIM DIRECTOR OF HEALTH DEPARTMENT

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris is pleased to announce that Dr. LaSonya Harris Hall has been appointed interim Director of the Shelby County Health Department. Dr. Hall currently serves as Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Shelby

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS ANNOUNCES SECOND SEASON AT SHELBY COUNTY COMMUNITY GARDENS

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Shelby County, TN – Mayor Lee Harris is pleased to announce that the Shelby County Community Gardens program is now accepting applications for the 2021 gardening season. The Shelby County Community Gardens are located at 6265 Gardener Road and are

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS ANNOUNCES SECOND SEASON AT SHELBY COUNTY COMMUNITY GARDENS

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Shelby County, TN – Mayor Lee Harris is pleased to announce that the Shelby County Community Gardens program is now accepting applications for the 2021 gardening season. The Shelby County Community Gardens are located at 6265 Gardener Road and are

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY TO MOVE TO PHASE 1C NEXT WEEK FOR COVID-19 VACCINATIONS

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – In alignment with the Tennessee Health Department, the Shelby County Health Department will move into Phase 1C of the Tennessee COVID-19 Vaccination Plan on Monday, March 8, 2021. This phase includes residents who are 16 years old

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS ISSUES STATEMENT ON CONSTRUCTION OF BYHALIA CONNECTION PIPELINE

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris announced today his opposition to the construction of the Byhalia Connection Pipeline. The proposed crude oil pipeline by Valero Energy Corporation and Plains All American Pipeline would run through South

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS ISSUES STATEMENT ON CONSTRUCTION OF BYHALIA CONNECTION PIPELINE

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris announced today his opposition to the construction of the Byhalia Connection Pipeline. The proposed crude oil pipeline by Valero Energy Corporation and Plains All American Pipeline would run through South

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY GOVERNMENT OPENS SEARCH FOR NEW HEALTH DIRECTOR

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Shelby County, TN – Today, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris announced that the search for a new Shelby County Health Director is now open. The mission of the Shelby County Health Department is to improve, promote, and protect the health and environment of

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY GOVERNMENT OPENS SEARCH FOR NEW HEALTH DIRECTOR

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Shelby County, TN – Today, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris announced that the search for a new Shelby County Health Director is now open. The mission of the Shelby County Health Department is to improve, promote, and protect the health and environment of

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT DISPATCHERS TRAIN ON MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCY CALLS

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Shelby County, TN – Over the course of the past week, the Shelby County Fire Department Dispatch Office has received nationally recognized training to handle a wide variety of mental health, behavioral emergency, and suicide calls. As a result of the

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT DISPATCHERS TRAIN ON MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCY CALLS

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Shelby County, TN – Over the course of the past week, the Shelby County Fire Department Dispatch Office has received nationally recognized training to handle a wide variety of mental health, behavioral emergency, and suicide calls. As a result of the

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

SCG ADMINISTRATION AND DOWNTOWN HEALTH DEPARTMENT BUILDINGS CLOSED WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24

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Shelby County, TN – The Shelby County Administration building at 160 N. Main St. and the Health Department at 814 Jefferson Ave. will remain closed Wednesday, February 24th due to limited plumbing from water pressure issues. All other downtown Shelby

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

SCG ADMINISTRATION AND DOWNTOWN HEALTH DEPARTMENT BUILDINGS CLOSED WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24

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Shelby County, TN – The Shelby County Administration building at 160 N. Main St. and the Health Department at 814 Jefferson Ave. will remain closed Wednesday, February 24th due to limited plumbing from water pressure issues. All other downtown Shelby

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

ALL SHELBY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT LOCATIONS CLOSED FEBRUARY 22, 2021

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – All Shelby County Health Department facilities will remain closed Monday, February 22, 2021, due to water pressure issues. Vaccination activities, including drive-thru appointments at the Appling Inspection Site at 2355 Appling

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

COVID-19 VACCINATION SCHEDULE FOR WEEK OF FEBRUARY 22, 2021

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – During the week of February 22 – February 27, 2021, Shelby County Health Department and partnering agencies will offer make-up vaccinations for those whose appointments were cancelled due to inclement weather and some limited new

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

DOWNTOWN SHELBY COUNTY GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS CLOSED TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23

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Shelby County, TN – Excluding the Shelby County Trustee’s Office at 157 Poplar Avenue, all Shelby County Government buildings located downtown will remain closed Tuesday, February 23rd due to limited plumbing from water pressure issues. When possible,

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

DOWNTOWN SHELBY COUNTY GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS CLOSED TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23

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Shelby County, TN – Excluding the Shelby County Trustee’s Office at 157 Poplar Avenue, all Shelby County Government buildings located downtown will remain closed Tuesday, February 23rd due to limited plumbing from water pressure issues. When possible,

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Posted on: February 21, 2021

DOWNTOWN SHELBY COUNTY GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS CLOSED MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22

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Shelby County, TN – All Shelby County Government buildings located downtown will be closed Monday, February 22nd due to limited plumbing from water pressure issues. When possible, Shelby County employees will work from home in accordance with the

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Posted on: February 21, 2021

DOWNTOWN SHELBY COUNTY GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS CLOSED MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22

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Shelby County, TN – All Shelby County Government buildings located downtown will be closed Monday, February 22nd due to limited plumbing from water pressure issues. When possible, Shelby County employees will work from home in accordance with the

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Posted on: February 20, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT COVID-19 SECOND DOSES

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – Shelby County Health Department is offering new appointment availabilities for second doses of both Moderna and Pfizer vaccines this Monday, February 22, 2021 at Appling Inspection Site, 2355 Appling City Cove. These are for anyone

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Limited Health Order Regarding MLGW Boil Water Advisory

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On February 18, 2021, Memphis Light Gas and Water (MLGW) issued a “Precautionary Boil Water Advisory” (attached) asking all of its customers to boil water before using it for consumption. Specifically, all customers are advised to use boiled or bottled

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Limited Health Order Regarding MLGW Boil Water Advisory

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On February 18, 2021, Memphis Light Gas and Water (MLGW) issued a “Precautionary Boil Water Advisory” (attached) asking all of its customers to boil water before using it for consumption. Specifically, all customers are advised to use boiled or bottled

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY TO MOVE TO PHASE 1b NEXT WEEK FOR COVID-19 VACCINATIONS

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – In alignment with the State of TN, the Shelby County Health Department will move into Phase 1b of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. This phase includes residents who are 65 years and older, teachers

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

MLGW Issues Precautionary Boiled Water Advisory

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(February 18, 2021) - Due to recent water main breaks and freezing temperatures that have caused low water pressure in MLGW's water system, Memphis Light, Gas and Water (PWS ID 0000450) has issued this advisory to notify water customers to boil their

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

FORMAL ISSUANCE OF HEALTH ORDER AND DIRECTIVE NO. 18

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COVID-19 cases and deaths are continuing to rise in Shelby County and across the United States. On February 14, 2021, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the top infectious disease expert in the United States, advised that despite the effectiveness of the COVID-19

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

FORMAL ISSUANCE OF HEALTH ORDER AND DIRECTIVE NO. 18

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COVID-19 cases and deaths are continuing to rise in Shelby County and across the United States. On February 14, 2021, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the top infectious disease expert in the United States, advised that despite the effectiveness of the COVID-19

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

HEALTH DIRECTIVE No. 18 LIFTS MORE RESTRICTIONS ON BUSINESSES

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

GREATER IMANI CHURCH WILL HOST COVID-19 VACCINATION SITE

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

Inclement Weather Vaccination Closures Through Saturday, February 20, 2021

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

SCHD COVID-19 VACCINATION SITES CLOSED TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2021 DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

ALL SHELBY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT LOCATIONS CLOSED FEBRUARY 11, 2021

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

ALL SHELBY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT LOCATIONS CLOSED FEBRUARY 12, 2021

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF SANDRA PERRY TO CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

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NEWS from the Shelby County Mayor’s Office

Lee Harris, Mayor

Vasco A. Smith, Jr., Administration Building

11th Floor, 160 North Main, Memphis, Tennessee 38103

 

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF SANDRA PERRY TO CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

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NEWS from the Shelby County Mayor’s Office

Lee Harris, Mayor

Vasco A. Smith, Jr., Administration Building

11th Floor, 160 North Main, Memphis, Tennessee 38103

 

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

PERSONS AGE 70 AND OLDER NOW ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE COVID-19 VACCINE

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

WHITEHAVEN COVID-19 VACCINATION SITE REGISTRATION TO OFFER FIRST DOSES

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

DIRECTOR ALISA HAUSHALTER NAMED 2020 COMMUNICATOR OF THE YEAR BY MEMPHIS CHAPTER OF PRSA

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – Alisa Haushalter, DNP, RN, PHNA-BC, Director of the Shelby County Health Department, has been selected as the 2020 Communicator of the Year by the Memphis Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

FORMAL ISSUANCE OF HEALTH ORDER AND DIRECTIVE NO. 17

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COVID-19 cases and deaths are rising in Shelby County and across the United States. Additionally, new variants of the COVID-19 virus have been identified in other countries, one or more of which are expected to reach Shelby County. Some of the new

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

FORMAL ISSUANCE OF HEALTH ORDER AND DIRECTIVE NO. 17

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COVID-19 cases and deaths are rising in Shelby County and across the United States. Additionally, new variants of the COVID-19 virus have been identified in other countries, one or more of which are expected to reach Shelby County. Some of the new

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris’ Update Regarding the Need for Local Restaurant Worker Relief

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I think we all recognize that our local restaurant and hospitality industries have been hard hit during the course of this pandemic. That’s why, over the last several weeks, we have partnered with several members of the Shelby County Board of Co...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT COVID-19 VACCINATIONS TO RESUME JANUARY 12, 2021

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: January 8, 2021

 

CONTACT:     Joan Carr Office: (901) 222-9010

 

SHELBY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT COVID-19 VACCINATIONS TO RESUME JANUARY 12, 2021

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris’ Update on $32 Million Investment in the Shelby County Fire Department

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You may not have heard, but we recently brought Fire Engine 60 back into service. The return of Engine 60 is a long time coming for the communities of Brownsville Maher Woods and East of Old Brownsville, and this is just the start. We are committed to mak...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE

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Posted on: December 31, 2020

SHELBY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE

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Posted on: December 30, 2020

SHELBY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT COVID-19 VACCINATIONS FOR FIRST RESPONDERS AND OTHER PRIORITY GROUPS

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Posted on: December 21, 2020

SHELBY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT ISSUES NEW “SAFER AT HOME” ORDER TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 21, 2020

CONTACT: Joan Carr

OFFICE: (901) 222-9010

CELL: (901) 691-5704

SHELBY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT ISSUES NEW “SAFER AT HOME” ORDER TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 Medical community expresses support as hospitals face capaci...

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Posted on: December 7, 2020

Southland Mall Clinic closed December 7-15, 2020

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Posted on: December 4, 2020

SHELBY COUNTY STREET TEAM FOR OVERDOSE PREVENTION (STOP) EVENT SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2020

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 4, 2020

 

CONTACT: Joan Carr

OFFICE: (901) 222-9010 

CELL: (901) 691-5704

 

SHELBY COUNTY STREET TEAM FOR OVERDOSE PREVENTION (STOP) EVENT SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2020

 

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

SCG PARTNERS WITH MLGW TO PROVIDE NEARLY 1,400 CUSTOMERS WITH UTILITY “HOLIDAY”

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November 24, 2020

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

SCG PARTNERS WITH MLGW TO PROVIDE NEARLY 1,400 CUSTOMERS WITH UTILITY “HOLIDAY”

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November 24, 2020

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

MAYOR LEE HARRIS’ OFFICE TO PRESENT SUSTAINABLE GREEN FLEET POLICY TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 18, 2020

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

MAYOR LEE HARRIS’ OFFICE TO PRESENT SUSTAINABLE GREEN FLEET POLICY TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 18, 2020

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Posted on: November 13, 2020

SEVERAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT FACILITIES CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19

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Posted on: November 11, 2020

SHELBY COUNTY GOVERNMENT AND CITY OF MEMPHIS HOST CEREMONY TO HONOR VETERANS

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 11, 2020

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Posted on: November 11, 2020

SHELBY COUNTY GOVERNMENT AND CITY OF MEMPHIS HOST CEREMONY TO HONOR VETERANS

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 11, 2020

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

Free Flu Vaccines and COVID-19 Testing Available During Statewide FightFluTN Drive-Through Event

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: November 2, 2020

CONTACT: Joan Carr

Phone: (901) 222-9010

Cell: (901) 691-5704

Free Flu Vaccines and Free COVID-19 Testing Available November 19, 2020 During Statewide FightFluTN 2020 Drive-Through Events

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

Mosquito Control Activities Scheduled for Week of October 26, 2020

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :

October 23, 2020

 

CONTACT:     Joan Carr

Phone:             (901) 222-9010

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Posted on: October 20, 2020

SCG LAUNCHES OUR FAITHFUL COMEBACK TO SUPPORT SMALL FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS SET UP LIVE-STREAMING

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OCTOBER 20, 2020

 Candice Grose 

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Posted on: October 20, 2020

SCG LAUNCHES OUR FAITHFUL COMEBACK TO SUPPORT SMALL FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS SET UP LIVE-STREAMING

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OCTOBER 20, 2020

 Candice Grose 

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

It's Rodent Awareness Week! Don't Let Rodents Set Up Housekeeping at Your House

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

October 19, 2020

 

CONTACT:     Joan Carr

Phone:             (901) 222-9010

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

Mayor Lee Harris’ Update on Police Reform

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Right now, Shelby County Government is in the midst of considering law enforcement reform. In Shelby County, the discussion of law enforcement reform builds on the best practices and ideas that we have seen come out of our very own Sheriff’s Office. Even ...

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

Mosquito Control Activities Scheduled for Week of October 19, 2020

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            :

October 16, 2020

 

CONTACT:     Joan Carr

Phone:             (901) 222-9010

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Posted on: October 13, 2020

Shelby County Health Department Guidance for Celebrating Halloween

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October 13, 2020

 

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Phone:             (901) 222-9010

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Posted on: October 6, 2020

SCG ANNOUNCES NEW “901 STUDENT PASSPORT” TO PROVIDE FREE FAMILY FIELD TRIPS TO MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OCTOBER 6, 2020

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Posted on: October 6, 2020

SCG ANNOUNCES NEW “901 STUDENT PASSPORT” TO PROVIDE FREE FAMILY FIELD TRIPS TO MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OCTOBER 6, 2020

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

FLU VACCINE AVAILABLE AT PUBLIC HEALTH CLINICS OCTOBER 5, 2020

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Date: October 2, 2020

CONTACT: Joan Carr 

Office: (901) 222-9010 

Cell: (901) 691-5704

FLU VACCINE AVAILABLE AT PUBLIC HEALTH CLINICS OCTOBER 5, 2020

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

SCG RECEIVES $4.1 MILLION IN FUNDING TO ADDRESS LEAD IN HOUSING UNITS & OTHER HOME HEALTH HAZARDS

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OCTOBER 2, 2020

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

SCG RECEIVES $4.1 MILLION IN FUNDING TO ADDRESS LEAD IN HOUSING UNITS & OTHER HOME HEALTH HAZARDS

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OCTOBER 2, 2020

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Mayor Lee Harris’ Update Regarding Historic Measures to Combat Climate Change

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Recently, the County Commission approved the largest purchase of hybrid fleet vehicles in Shelby County Government’s history. In addition, the Division of Planning and Development has been awarded $500,000 in federal grant funding to implement a...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Mosquito Control Activities Scheduled for Week of October 5, 2020

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 2, 2020

 

CONTACT:     Joan Carr

Phone:             (901) 222-9010

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

Mosquito Control Activities Scheduled for Week of September 28, 2020

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September 25, 2020

 

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

Mayor Lee Harris’ Message on Virtual Learning Supports

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As you know, Shelby County Schools recently began the school year. Unlike any year before, this school year’s start is virtual. That means that all of us should think deeply about what we can do to support the thousands of virtual learners in our communit...

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

SHELBY COUNTY KIDS MASK UP!

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MEDIA ADVISORY

September 24, 2020

Contact: Brenda Jones

Director

901-222-6702

Brenda.Jones@shelbycountytn.gov 

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

Mayor Lee Harris’ Update on Our First Two Years in the Mayor's Office

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Dear friend,

This month marks two years as Mayor of Shelby County, the largest in Tennessee and, in my opinion, the greatest county in America.

Together, we have accomplished a lot.

We have focused on supporting working families. As one of the largest and hi...

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Posted on: September 15, 2020

Mayor Lee Harris’ Update Regarding New Grant Program to Expand Virtual Communication for Seniors

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This pandemic has impacted all of us, but none more so than our seniors and our residents of long-term care facilities. Seniors, in particular, are a priority risk group because of the high risk of complications with COVID-19. Because of this, nursing hom...

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Posted on: August 12, 2020

Mayor Lee Harris’ Message on Celebrating Life in These Extraordinary Times

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I may be biased but I believe Shelby County is one of the greatest places to live.

What makes our community great are the people.

This summer, I had the chance to celebrate several very special Shelby County residents on their birthdays. Although we should ...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Mayor Lee Harris’ Update on Mask Use in our Community

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We know that this community and our neighboring communities are working very hard to slow the spread of COVID-19. We all meet together regularly and safely. We are coordinating our response.

But, we cannot ignore the reality that our cases are likely to mo...

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

Mayor Lee Harris’ Update Regarding the Commission’s FINAL VOTE to “Ban the Box” of Criminal Inquiry

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Yesterday, the County Commission took the final vote on our Ban the Box ordinance, and approved the measure.

Ban the Box is an effort by our administration and the Shelby County Board of Commissioners to create a new countywide policy that eliminates inqui...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

Mayor Lee Harris’ Update on the Importance of Masking Up to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

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We continue to adjust to life amid COVID-19, since the virus will likely be with us for the foreseeable future. We have all made important sacrifices. But we are at a pivotal point, and we must not let up. That’s why masks are now required in pu...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

Mayor Lee Harris’ Update Regarding the Last Chance to Redeem “Ban the Box” Ordinance

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As I have mentioned in past messages, the County Commission is currently considering our ordinance to Ban the Box. This new ordinance would remove the inquiry into criminal history from most Shelby County Government job applications. Ban the Box creates m...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Mayor Lee Harris’ Update on July 14 Southern Justice Summit

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On Tuesday, July 14, Shelby County will partner with the Memphis Urban League on the first #SouthernJustice Summit. This all-virtual conference will bring together activists and thinkers around issues of arrest and detention, bail reform, alternatives to ...

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Mayor Harris’ Update on Effort to “Ban the Box” of Criminal Inquiry from Shelby County Applications

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This Monday, the County Commission will consider the third and final reading of the “Ban the Box” ordinance. “Ban the Box” is an effort by our administration and Commissioner Sawyer, with support from several other ...

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Posted on: June 30, 2020

Mayor Lee Harris’ Update on Extensive List of Reforms to Protect Shelby County Inmates

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Today, I signed an Executive Order to expand the protections for prisoners housed with the Shelby County Division of Corrections. This Order will build on our previous efforts to be extremely aggressive in working to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our pri...

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