Latest health directive loosens more business restrictions as SCHD praises community for the work its done

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – The numbers continue to dwindle. With just over 400 active COVID-19 cases in Shelby County, we’re at the lowest we’ve been since the first month of the pandemic.

This weekend a new health directive goes into effect loosening even more rules on masks and businesses.

The new health directive states if you are vaccinated or not you do not have to wear a mask in public unless a business requires it. It’s been nearly a month since the mask mandate was first loosened, and with 71 percent of adults in the county showing some sort of immunity to COVID-19, case numbers are heading in the right direction.

“We have come a very long way as a community,” Shelby County Health Department Deputy Director David Sweat said. “We’ve come from a place where 937,000 were susceptible to this virus to a place where now 71 percent of adults aren’t and 15 percent of kids aren’t.”

As case numbers drop, with only 33 COVID-19 cases reported…

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