February 23, 2024


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Memphis, Shelby County brace for following continue to be-at-residence order

Very good Monday early morning from Memphis! Immediately after a brief hiatus final week, The 901 is back again (briefly) and as clean as ever. This early morning, we’re on the lookout at Memphis’ closing farewell of the Rev. James Netters and at what’s subsequent in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. But initially…

As Xmas threatens to “split” hospitals across Tennessee — now No. 1 in the U.S. for COVID-19 bacterial infections — Shelby County is bracing for yet another stay-at-household get.

The Shelby County Well being Division could concern the get now, a day following Gov. Monthly bill Lee announced he is limiting non-critical social gatherings to 10 men and women but still not necessitating all Tennesseans to don facial area masks in public. According to a draft given to area leaders, the new stay-at-household buy would previous 14 days and shut “nonessential” corporations — with a extensive record of qualifications and exceptions — similar to the previous orders issued in March, our Sam Hardiman and Katherine Burgess report.

Owner Fabiola Francis, left, and Fatima Hotait work at Simply Fabulous catering on Jackson Avenue on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. Francis' business took a big hit throughout the pandemic, forcing her to close her downtown deli location.

Even prior to it’s in effect, the partial shutdown is now getting pushback. Some supporters of community places to eat, which had been hoping for a busier week, plan to protest the purchase at 1 p.m. now exterior of the county administrative setting up at 160 N. Most important.

The protests basically argue that the department’s very own information shows restaurants shoulder minimal blame for the unfold of the virus. And that’s true — but also misses the point.