FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 11, 2020
CONTACT: Joan Carr
Phone: (901) 222-9010
Cell: (901) 691-5704
SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department is now reviewing and approving reopening plans from businesses, community groups, and other organizations, including schools and academic institutions, in advance of Phase III of the County’s Back-to-Business framework.
Throughout the COVID-19 shutdown, the Shelby County Health Department has been advising businesses and other organizations about their plans for reopening. We have compiled resources and helpful FAQs on this web page: www.shelbytnhealth.com/healthdirectives. Organizations may submit proposals for reopening, with their specific plans by sending them to this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or they may use this helpful web form link, which allows them to enter their information and upload documents as attachments.
Shelby County Health Officer Dr. Bruce Randolph will review the plans and gather any additional information needed, including making a site visit if warranted. The plans will then be presented to the Back-to-Business subcommittee, where they may be approved with or without modifications or denied with rationale.
The Health Department will work with organizations to help them make any needed modifications of their plans in order to ensure the safety of employees, customers and the general public.
To continue to move forward with reopening, we must all do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, workplaces and homes. We ask each of you to continue:
We all must take the individual actions necessary to control the spread of the virus in order to move our community forward in reopening our society and businesses.
For more information about COVID-19 and community testing, please call the Shelby County Health Department’s COVID-19 hotline (833-943-1658) or visit the Health Department’s COVID-19 webpage: shelbytnhealth.com/coronavirus.