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Posted on: April 1, 2020

SHELBY COUNTY GOVERNMENT OFFERS FREE TELETHERAPY SERVICES TO ALL COUNTY EMPLOYEES

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Memphis, TN – Mayor Lee Harris has announced the expansion of employee benefits to include virtual counseling services for all Shelby County employees. The new program allows employees to receive unlimited video, phone, or in-person counseling services as

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

SHELBY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT ISSUES COUNTYWIDE “SHELTER IN PLACE” ORDER

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SHELBY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT ISSUES COUNTYWIDE “SHELTER IN PLACE” ORDER

Mayor Lee Harris joins municipal leaders and issues Shelter in Place Executive Order for unincorporated areas

 

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

SHELBY COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVE MAYOR LEE HARRIS’ WORK-AT-HOME PLAN

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SHELBY COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVE MAYOR LEE HARRIS’ WORK-AT-HOME PLAN FOR SHELBY COUNTY GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

Memphis, TN –Last night, the Shelby County Board of Commission unanimously approved Mayor Lee Harris&...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

AMERICAN JOB CENTERS IN WEST TENNESSEE TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE TODAY DUE TO COVID -19 OUTBREAK

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SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS GIVES NOTICE THAT AMERICAN JOB CENTERS IN WEST TENNESSEE TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE TODAY DUE TO COVID -19 OUTBREAK

Memphis, TN – The American Job Centers (AJC) in Shelby, Fayette, Lauderdale, and Tipton Counties will clo...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

MAYOR LEE HARRIS TEMPORARILY CLOSES RESTAURANTS, BARS, GYMS AMID NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES

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SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS TEMPORARILY CLOSES RESTAURANTS, BARS, GYMS IN UNINCORPORATED SHELBY COUNTY AMID NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES IN SHELBY COUNTY

Memphis, TN – Today the Health Department reported 30 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in Sh...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

MAYOR LEE HARRIS NAMES INTERIM PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER

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MAYOR LEE HARRIS NAMES INTERIM PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER

MEMPHIS, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has named Courtney Tipper as Interim Public Information Officer. Tipper is now the primary point of contact for the news media.

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

SHELBY COUNTY GOVERNMENT LAUNCH NEW PORTAL TO INCREASE AWARENESS ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS

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SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS AND THE SHELBY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT LAUNCH NEW PORTAL TO INCREASE AWARENESS ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS

Memphis, TN - Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris and the Shelby County Health Department are committed to providing residents w...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

SECOND CASE OF CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 DETECTED IN SHELBY COUNTY

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SECOND CASE OF CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 

DETECTED IN SHELBY COUNTY

SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department has received confirmation from the Tennessee Department of Health that a second Shelby County resident has tested presu...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

SHELBY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT 814 JEFFERSON BUILDING CLOSED DUE TO WATER LINE BREAK

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SHELBY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT 814 JEFFERSON BUILDING 

CLOSED DUE TO WATER LINE BREAK

 

SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s headquarters building at 814 Jefferson Avenue is closed to the public tod...

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

MAYOR LEE HARRIS ANNOUNCES HEALTHYSHELBY'20 HEALTH AND FITNESS INITIATIVE

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MEMPHIS, TN – Mayor Lee Harris aims to increase access and awareness for healthy choices with the healthyShelby’20 campaign. Areas to be covered are nutrition, physical fitness, and mental health and stress management.

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Posted on: January 7, 2020

ECONOMY BENEFITS TRANSIT PLAN

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MAYOR LEE HARRIS TO PRESENT THE BENEFIT INVESTING $10 MILLION IN TRANSIT WOULD HAVE ON THE SHELBY COUNTY ECONOMY, BUSINESSES

 

MEMPHIS, TN – Investing $10 million in transit would boost the Memphis-area economy by helping job seekers get to open jo...

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

FREE FLU SHOTS AVAILABLE ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2019

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Free Flu Shots Available on Tuesday, November 19, 2019

 

SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department is offering free flu vaccinations at no charge during a special statewide “FightFluTN” vaccination event ...

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

LEAD TESTING FOR AFFECTED SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL STUDENTS TO BEGIN TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2019

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LEAD TESTING FOR AFFECTED SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL STUDENTS 

TO BEGIN TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2019

 

SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department will begin offering lead screening and testing at no charge to children who att...

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

Mosquito Control Activities Scheduled for Week of October 7, 2019

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program routinely traps and tests mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile virus (WNV). Mosquitoes positive for the West Nile Virus have been identified in the following zip

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Posted on: September 27, 2019

Mosquito Control Activities Scheduled for Week of September 30, 2019

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program routinely traps and tests mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile virus (WNV). Mosquitoes positive for the West Nile Virus have been identified in the following zip codes

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Posted on: September 23, 2019

World Rabies Day: An International Day of Awareness to Prevent Rabies

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World Rabies Day Is September 28, 2019

Vaccinate to Eliminate Rabies 

SHELBY COUNTY, TN – On September 28, 2019, the Shelby County Health Department and public health agencies around the world will observe World Rabies Day: an internation...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

FLU VACCINE AVAILABLE AT PUBLIC HEALTH CLINICS SEPTEMBER 23, 2019

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – On Monday, September 23, 2019, the Shelby County Health Department will begin offering influenza vaccine at the Immunization Clinic at 814 Jefferson and at all six public health clinics located around Shelby County.

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Posted on: September 13, 2019

Mosquito Control Activities Scheduled for the Week of September 16, 2019

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program routinely traps and tests mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile virus (WNV). Mosquitoes positive for the West Nile Virus have been identified in the following zip codes

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Posted on: September 13, 2019

SHELBY COUNTY TO ANNOUNCE EFFORTS TO MAKE IT AS EASY AS POSSIBLE TO VOTE EARLY IN UPCOMING ELECTIONS

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MEMPHIS, TN - Shelby County Commissioner Van Turner, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris, and the Shelby County Election Commission are excited to announce early voting has returned to downtown Memphis.

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

Code Orange Air Quality Forecast Advisory

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AIR QUALITY FORECAST ADVISORY—CODE ORANGE FOR OZONE

For Monday, September 9, 2019

MEMPHIS  In cooperation with the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ); the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH); ...

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

Mosquito Control Activities Scheduled for Week of September 9, 2019

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Mosquito Control Activities Scheduled for Week of September 9, 2019

SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program routinely traps and tests mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile virus (WNV). Mosqu...

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

Mosquito Control Activities Scheduled for Week of September 2, 2019

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program routinely traps and tests mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile virus (WNV). Mosquitoes positive for the West Nile Virus have been identified in the ...

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Posted on: August 23, 2019

Mosquito Control Activities Scheduled for Week of August 26, 2019

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MEMPHIS, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program routinely traps and tests mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile virus (WNV). Mosquitoes positive for the West Nile Virus have been identified in the follow...

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Posted on: August 20, 2019

Commercial Kitchen Ribbon Cutting at Agricenter

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Director of Communications

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901-757-7777 x0

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 20, 2019

Commercial Kitchen Ribbon Cutting at Agricenter 

MEMPHIS, TN --- Agricenter International celebrated the opening ...

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Posted on: August 16, 2019

Mosquito Control Activities Scheduled for Week of August 19, 2019

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MEMPHIS, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program routinely traps and tests mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile virus (WNV). Mosquitoes positive for the West Nile Virus have been identified in the follow...

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

Mosquito Control Activities Scheduled for Week of August 12, 2019

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MEMPHIS, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program routinely traps and tests mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile virus (WNV). Mosquitoes positive for the West Nile Virus have been identified in the follow...

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL HEALTH INFORMATION

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 1, 2019

PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL HEALTH INFORMATION

 

SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department warns the public to avoid persons posing as health care workers offering free DNA or “cancer g...

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Posted on: July 26, 2019

Mosquito Control Activities Scheduled for Week of July 29, 2019

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MEMPHIS, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program routinely traps and tests mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile virus (WNV). Mosquitoes positive for the West Nile Virus were identified in the following z...

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Posted on: July 15, 2019

Mosquito Control Activities Scheduled for Week of July 15, 2019

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MEMPHIS, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program routinely traps and tests mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile virus (WNV). Mosquitoes positive for the West Nile Virus were identified in the following z...

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Posted on: July 15, 2019

Prepare for Tropical Storm Barry Remnants

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Prepare for Tropical Storm Barry Remnants

Remnants of Tropical Storm Barry continue to bring heavy rain to the Mid-South.  The National Weather Service in Memphis predicts that locally heavy rainfall associated with Tropical Storm Barry will creat...

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Posted on: June 24, 2019

BACK TO SCHOOL IMMUNIZATION CLINIC BEGINS MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2019

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BACK TO SCHOOL IMMUNIZATION CLINIC BEGINS MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2019

Memphis, TN. – The Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) will begin the annual Back to School Immunization drive on Monday, June 24, 2019.

Children enrolling in child care facilities, those en...

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Posted on: June 11, 2019

MOSQUITOES POSITIVE FOR WEST NILE VIRUS DETECTED IN SHELBY COUNTY

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MOSQUITOES POSITIVE FOR WEST NILE VIRUS DETECTED IN SHELBY COUNTY

 

SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program has received laboratory confirmation that mosquitoes collected in zip codes 3...

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Posted on: June 7, 2019

MILLIONS AVAILABLE FOR THE ‘KEEP THE LIGHTS ON’ UTILITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

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Memphis, TN - Through one of the largest LIHEAP grants ever received, Shelby County projects it will be able to assist all those struggling to pay their utility bill who qualify.

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS TO HOST SENIOR PROM FOR SHELBY COUNTY CITIZENS 60 AND OVER

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All Shelby County citizens 60 and over are invited to attend Senior Prom. The event is free. There will be food, prizes, and live music provided by Memphis favorite The Garry Goin Group.

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS PROMOTES SHELBY FARMS PARK AS IRONMAN DELIBERATES ON NEW LOCATION

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Memphis, TN - IRONMAN has narrowed it down to Memphis and three other finalists for their new location for a 2020 IRONMAN triathlon. If Memphis is selected, the race will be held at Shelby Farms Park.

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS TO HOST SENIOR PROM FOR SHELBY COUNTY CITIZENS 60 AND OVER

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All Shelby County citizens 60 and over are invited to attend Senior Prom. The event is free. There will be food, prizes, and live music provided by Memphis favorite The Garry Goin Group.

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

Mayor Lee Harris and Chairman Van Turner Announce Partnership with Explore Bike Share

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Memphis, TN – Shelby County Government has partnered with Explore Bike Share in support of the healthyShelby ‘19 awareness campaign. The partnership includes employee membership program and Move with the Mayor ride.

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

ANNUAL SHELBY COUNTY RABIES VACCINATION DRIVE SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2019

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The annual Rabies Vaccination Drive hosted by the Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) Vector Control Program will be held on Saturday, May 11th, at two convenient locations.

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY from the Shelby County Mayor’s Office

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SHELBY COUNTY COMMISSION CHAIRMAN VAN TURNER, MAYOR LEE HARRIS, UNION AND FAITH LEADERS TO ANNOUNCE SUPPORT FOR PAYING SCS CAFETERIA WORKERS $15 AN HOUR

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

Tennessee Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects Presents State Awards

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Tennessee Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects Presents State Awards

MEMPHIS, TN --- The Tennessee Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (TNASLA) met in Memphis on April 25 & 26 for their annual state conference and...

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

Media Advisory: Measles Briefing on Friday, May 3, 2019

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MEMPHIS, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris invites members of the news media to attend a briefing about Shelby County’s continued efforts to protect our community from the measles and other communicable mobile health threats.

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Posted on: April 26, 2019

Mayor Lee Harris Announces Move with the Mayor Events

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Memphis, TN – The healthyShelby ‘19 awareness campaign continues with a series of Move with the Mayor events. There will be a walk, ride, and run.

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Posted on: April 23, 2019

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS ANNOUNCES LARGEST PRE-K INVESTMENT IN COUNTY HISTORY IN FY2020 BUDGET

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Memphis, TN - Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris announces $6 million in the FY2020 budget for early childhood education. That represents one of the largest investments in Pre-K in county history.

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Posted on: April 11, 2019

MAYOR LEE HARRIS’ SUMMER WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM APPLICATION WINDOW CLOSES FRIDAY

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Memphis, TN – The inaugural Shelby County Mayor’s Summer Work Experience program application deadline is this Friday, April 12th. High school students between 16 and 18 are encouraged to apply for a job with the Youth Conservation League before time...

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