MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The impact of the novel coronavirus is being felt all across the Mid-South where new cases are being announced every day and new steps are being taken to help limit the spread. Keep checking back for the latest COVID-19 updates throughout the day.
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Below are the latest updates for Wednesday, May 13:
UPDATE: (7:15 p.m.) Memphis Farmers Market will open Saturday, May 16th.
The Market posted new guidelines on its website with a message that reads in part, “Everyone on the MFM Team has worked diligently behind the scenes to provide our customers, vendors, volunteers and staff with a safe shopping environment. While a lot has changed over the last few months, our mission to the Memphis community has not changed: to offer healthy and fresh food options while supporting small businesses.”
UPDATE: (5:05 p.m.) The Shelby County Commission voted in favor of an ordinance that would fine businesses $50 if they allow people inside without a mask or face covering.
UPDATE: (2:30 p.m.) Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves said no evictions are allowed to be made through June 1.
UPDATE: (2:00 p.m.) The Tennessee Department of Health reports there are 16,370 cases of the coronavirus in the state with 273 deaths and over 8,600 patients who have recovered.
UPDATE: (1:55 p.m.) The Academies of Wynne at Wynne High School announced effective Thursday, the Wynne School District will cancel meal distribution for the remainder of the school year.
On May 13, a food service employee reported that they had tested positive for COVID-19.
UPDATE: (1:30 p.m.) Governor Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas provided further updates on the coronavirus fight in the state.
There are 4,236 cases in the state with 97 deaths and 862 are active cases with 295 in correctional facilities. 3,277 have recovered.
The governor said there have been 23,949 tests given for the month of May and the goal is 60,000.
In total, 73,215 tests have been given since March 11.
There is additional testing being done by the CDC at the Federal Correctional Institutional Facility in Forrest City.
Community Health Centers in Arkansas have pledged 2,000 tests a week and additional testing sites in rural areas.
UPDATE: (11:10 a.m.) The Mississippi Department of Health reports 10,090 cases of the coronavirus and 465 deaths.
UPDATE: (10:21 a.m.) Malco announced a reopening date for its Summer Avenue drive-in theatre.
The movie theatre will reopen at 50 percent capacity this Friday.
UPDATE: (10:05 a.m.) The Shelby County Health reports there are 3,462 cases in the county.
There have been 76 deaths and over 45,000 people who have been tested.
UPDATE: (8:19 a.m.) If you still received your stimulus payment, today is the deadline to sign up for direct deposit through the IRS online tool.
UPDATE: (5:52 a.m.) The American Heart Association is donating approximately 6,000 jump ropes to children and families participating in the City of Memphis/Shelby County School’s meal distribution program today, according to a press release.
The American Heart Association recommends 60 minutes of play each day for children.
The jump rope giveaway will take place today from noon to 1 p.m. at the Davis Family YMCA in Whitehaven, located at 4727 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis TN 38116.
UPDATE: (5:07 a.m.) The Memphis Zoo will reopen to the public today.
UPDATE: (4:37 a.m.) Here is a list of today’s mobile food pantries through the Mid-South Food Bank:
DeSoto Cty, MS- 4560 Venture at the Landers Center in Southaven 38671, 2 p.m. Pre-register by calling 662-342-3180 or bring driver's license - DeSoto County residents only.
Memphis, MAM-Leawood 3638 Macon 38122, 10 a.m.
Memphis, Idlewild Pres. 1750 Union 38104, 9 a.m.
Memphis, Eastside Community Church 1503 Colonial 38117, 10 a.m.
Marshall Cty, MS- Mt. Pisgah CME 3877 Cayce in Byhalia 38611, 10 a.m.
Shelby Cty, TN- Gray’s Creek Church, 3141 Inglewood Place in Arlington 38002, 4 p.m.
UPDATE: (4:33 a.m.) Here are the latest number of COVID-19 cases by state for our area:
264 deaths. 8,336 recovered.
Shelby County has 3,421 cases and 72 deaths.
95 deaths. 3,220 recovered.
Crittenden County has 212 cases and 7 deaths.
457 deaths. 6,268 presumed recovered.
DeSoto County has 346 cases and 5 deaths.
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