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Daily Updates | March 23, 2020

Monday, 23 March, 2020
Mayor strickland issues safer at home order for memphis

12:10 am CST – Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland has issued a Safer at Home Order for the City of Memphis effective at 6pm on March 24, 2020 through midnight April 7, 2020 — directing all residents of Memphis to stay inside their homes, and immediately limit all movement outside of their homes beyond what is absolutely necessary to take care of essential needs. Under this order, Memphis residents may still go to grocery stores and perform other necessary duties. Read more >>

Confirmed covid-19 cases rise to 84 in shelby county 

11:15 am CST – The number of confirmed cases in Shelby County has reached 84. Read more >>

What constitutes essential business 

9:00 am CST – CISA has developed an initial list of “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” to help state and local officials.  The Chamber provides an overview of those guidelines as of today. Read more >>

Memphis Medical Society seeks PPE Donations

6:00 am CST – Memphis area healthcare workers are in need of personal protective equipment (PPE). The Memphis Medical Society is asking for N95 masks and protective eye equipment. Donate Here >>


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