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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 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 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: 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 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: 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 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 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 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 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 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 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: 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 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 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 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 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: 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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November 18, 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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November 11, 2020

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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

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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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OCTOBER 6, 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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OCTOBER 2, 2020

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Posted on: September 21, 2020

SCG DEDICATES $750,000 TO SUPPORT SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOLS FOR VIRTUAL LEARNING EQUIPMENT

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SEPTEMBER 21, 2020

Candice Grose 

Public Information Officer 

Office:  901.222.2037

Mobile: 901.481.3422

SHELBY COUNTY GOVERNMENT DEDICATES $750,000 TO SUPPORT 

SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOLS FOR VIRTUAL LEARNING ...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

SCG LAUNCHES “SHARE THE TAB” FUND TO AID LIMITED SERVICE RESTAURANTS IMPACTED BY COVID-19

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 22, 2020

Candice Grose

Public Information Officer

Office: 901.222.2322

Mobile: 901.481.3422

SHELBY COUNTY GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES “SHARE THE TAB” FUND TO AID LIMITED SERVICE RESTAURANTS IMPACTED BY COVID-19; $450,000 WILL BE SET ASID...

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

MAYOR LEE HARRIS ANNOUNCES NEW PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER AND SENIOR STAFF CHANGES

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SEPTEMBER 23, 2020

 

Danielle Inez 

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

MAYOR LEE HARRIS AND COUNTY COMMISSION TO RECOMMEND $3.4 MILLION IN ADDITIONAL COVID-19 RELIEF

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SEPTEMBER 9, 2020

Candice Grose

Public Information Officer

Office: 901.222.2037

Mobile: 901.481.3422

 

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS AND THE SHELBY COUNTY COMMISSION TO RECOMMEND $3.4 MILLION IN ADDITIONAL COVID-19 RELIEF FOR 6 SH...

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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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