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Memphis Reset: Reopening Resources

Friday, 1 May, 2020

Below is a collection of resources available to businesses in the Greater Memphis region as they prepare for phased reopening.  For full details of the Back-to-Business Plan and all phases, visit


Quick Guide to Reopening Phases 1-3

This resource includes an overview of each recommendation for all business types eligible to be open in Phase 1. The guide outlines guidance for environmental, behavioral and procedural changes recommended for repopulation of workspaces permitted under Phase 1 of the Back to Business plan. 

Phase 1 Reopening Requirements
Quick Guide to Phase 1 Reopening Recommendations

Cheat Sheet by Industry

A bullet point list of each industry approved for reopen under Phase 1 of the Back to Business Plan that includes industry-specific guidance on reopening protocols. The guide also references which business type are not included in Phase 1 of the reopening guidance.

Cheat Sheet by Industry for Phase 1

Guidance for Preparing Workspaces for Repopulation

This post offers links and some suggestions and best practices for employers to consider as they plan to repopulate offices. Information here includes suggested social distancing in the workplace and procedures for evaluating workspaces.

Tips for Getting Workspaces Prepared for Phase 1 Reopening masks-gloves-ppe

List of Reopening Supplies and Signage Resources


A frequently-updated list of local sources for items and services helpful during reopening planning. The list includes vendors for Personal Protective Equipment, Sanitation and Cleaning products and services as well as signage and printing services.

List of PPE, and Sanitation Suppliers and Signage Resources

Tennessee Pledge Toolkit

The State of Tennessee offers a free toolkit for businesses including printable signage and more. 

Tennessee Pledge Toolkit

This page will be updated regularly with additional resources, guidance and best practices for helping businesses reopen in Phase 1. For more resources, visit our Business Resources Center

free webinars  

How to Restart Your Business after COVID-19 | Friday, May 29 at 12 pm CST

COVID-19 Webinar: Return to Work Strategies for Employers

Other Resources 

Shelby County Health Department

For answers to specific questions, call the Shelby County Health Department COVID-19 Call Center at 833-943-1658 (available to take calls 8:00am-4:30pm, Monday-Sunday).

After hours leave a message and we will return your call the next business day. 

Tennessee COVID-19 Public Information Number 877-857-2945 Available 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. CST Daily

Back to Business Website for Memphis & Shelby County

CDC Guidance for Businesses 

UTCIS Return To Work Recovery Guide

Have a  question about reopening? Let us know.