Shelby County Commissioner to ask SCHD about returning to Phase 1

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Shelby County Commissioner will ask the Shebly County Health Department about returning to Phase 1.

In a statement to FOX13, Commissioner Tami Sawyer said:

“I will be asking Dr. Haushalter & Mayor Harris about the feasibility of returning to phase 1. If feasible, I will request that we make that call. If we aren’t returning to phase 1, what additional policy and protections will the county put in place immediately and how can the commission support the crisis we seem to be in the midst of as daily numbers are doubled and almost tripled.”

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Saturday, Shelby County health officials reported an increase of 385 new cases of the coronavirus.

The Tennessee Department of Health began including probable cases in the COVID-19 case count, according to officials.

The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County is now 7,840.

The next meeting will be Monday.

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