SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — During the Shelby County COVID-19 Joint Task Force briefing Monday, mayors from Bartlett, Germantown, Collierville, Millington, Lakeland and Arlington joined Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland and Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris to unveil their “Back to Business” plan for reopening.
"Working through the Joint COVID-19 Task Force, Shelby County government, the City of Memphis, and the six suburban municipalities have implemented proactive measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. These measures have helped mitigate the progression of the disease locally.
While the community should remain vigilant about adhering to social distancing guidelines and hygiene practices, local government must also evaluate measures that help alleviate some burdens on the economy.
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Back to Business is a data-driven phased approach to reopening the economy in Shelby County and is driven by indicators (measurements of the status of the pandemic) and conditions (measurements of our capacity to deal with the pandemic)," The Back To Business Website says.
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