Shelby County Safer at Home order expires as new health directive set to begin

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Safer at Home order ends today across Shelby County.

A new health directive goes into effect tomorrow with a few changes to ongoing restrictions.

Restaurants and bars can operate at 50 percent capacity. No more than 6 people can be seated at a table.

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Outdoor dancing is permitted, but indoor dancing is not.

FOX13′s Shelia O’Connor asked the Shelby County Health Department if any businesses had been fined or shut down in the last two weeks.

They said no businesses have been fined “due to the mechanisms and policies associated with administering and collecting fines still being reviewed and developed.”

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SCHD said fines will potentially be used in the future.

The health department also spoke about masks and following health protocols to reduce the spread of the virus.

“We do believe that Health Directive 16 and Mask Order 4 did contribute to reducing the spread of COVID-19 in Shelby County,” SCHD said.

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