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BTH: With COVID on the Rise, Shelby's Mayor and Health Director Urge More Caution

Shelby County officials are increasinly troubled by the so-called third wave of COVID-19 infections here and nationwide. Health Department Director Alisa Haushalter highly recommends “wearing a mask, a continuation of social distancing, and, if you must visit restaurants and businesses do it during the times when they're are not busy.”  

Haushalter and Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris join this week’s Behind the Headlines on WKNO-TV with host Eric Barnes and The Daily Memphian’s Bill Dries. Guests discuss the spike in COVID-19 cases, including hotspots for the spread of COVID-19, and future plans if the pandemic worsens. 

In addition, guests talk about funding for COVID-19 response, as well as testing capacity and accessibility.