What’s open across the Mid-South?

What’s open across the Mid-South?

MEMPHIS, Tenn — With three different states across the Mid-South, it can be confusing to keep track of what is open, in what capacity, and what restrictions have been placed on certain businesses.

FOX13 put together a full resource guide to help navigate everything from haircuts to grabbing a bite to eat.

Memphis and Shelby County

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Memphis and Shelby County is currently in the second phase of their reopening plan.

With the movement into the second phase, more restrictions are being lifted.

Contact sports facilities (basketball courts, baseball fields, etc.) will be able to “open following guidance on the maximum number of individuals for groups. Employees with interaction with the public must wear face masks; all other employees must wear face masks.”

Gyms can now operate with 50 percent capacity. However, some still remain closed. LA Fitness, which operates six in Shelby County, has not reopened.

Restaurants will still only be allowed to operate at 50 percent.

Businesses like nail salons, tattoo shops, bowling alleys, and others are getting ready to open their doors.

Elvis Presley’s Graceland has now reopened to the public.

Historic Beale Street is open, however, many of the staples including live music are still not allowed.

While nearly all movie theatres remain closed, the Malco Drive-In reopened with new social distancing guidelines.

Shelby Farms is also open for anyone looking to get some fresh air and sunshine.

The Peabody Duck walk is open but with restrictions - The Peabody Ducks continue their daily marches at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. To encourage social distancing, the history presentation preceding the Duck March has been suspended and guests not dining in the Grand Lobby Restaurant are asked to view the ceremony from the Mezzanine. The ducks’ Royal Duck Palace is currently unavailable for visitation as the Peabody Rooftop is temporarily closed.

The Rock N’ Roll Soul Museum is open for business.


Casinos in the Magnolia state are reopening under strict guidelines. Gold Strike Casino is waiting until Memorial Day.

The Mississippi governor released a safe worship guideline for in-person services. You can read the full guidelines here.

Tattoo parlors are among the most recent thing to be allowed to start to resume operations. But as you can expect there are strict rules. Read the full guidelines here.

This means they join restaurants, parks, gyms, and more that are allowed to operate under similar guidelines to the ones mentioned above.


The State of Arkansas released a timeline that shows exactly what was or will be allowed to reopened and when.

Arkansas is still in the first phase of reopening, however, an announcement was made that free-standing bars will be allowed to reopen on May 26.

Southland Casino reopened on May 18 and lines of people were anxiously waiting to try and win big.

The industry guidelines that Arkansas is recommending also include instructional videos on how to properly prepare.

More on the coronavirus

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