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Courtesy of the Tennessee Department of Health

 

Shelby County is about three weeks into its most recent round of COVID-19 related business restrictions, which scaled back capacity for restaurants and retailers and discouraged in-person dining. But even with some early indications that the post holiday surge may be stabilizing, health officials say it’s too soon to determine if they’ll lift the “Safer at Home” order when it expires next week.  

Though COVID-19 vaccinations are now available, it will likely be a long time before there are enough doses available to end restrictions and ease up on masking, says Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris.

Special Coverage: Biden COVID Remarks

19 hours ago

President-elect Biden is set to deliver remarks in which he will "outline his vaccination and economic rescue legislative package." Biden has long said that the most recent coronavirus relief legislation did not go far enough in delivering critical help, and that a new package would be a top priority for his incoming administration. Watch live on Thursday, January 14 at 6:15PM.

Watch: Shelby County Joint Task Force

Jan 14, 2021

Watch the Shelby County Joint Task Force briefing on COVID-19, from January 14th (starting at 12:00PM).

Click here to watch.

Courtesy of Methodist Healthcare

 

The Shelby County Health Department restarted COVID-19 vaccinations Tuesday. While all appointments for this next round in January have already been booked, the most recent federal policy changes could potentially speed up future distributions. 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Message

Jan 13, 2021
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Martin Luther King Jr. Once said, “People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don't know each other; they don't know each other because they have not communicated with each other.”


  The U.S. House of Representatives is debating an article of impeachment against President Trump following the violence at the U.S. Capitol. The article charges Trump with incitement of insurrection. Watch the debate and vote live. starting January 13 at 8AM

  The U.S. House of Representatives is taking up a resolution that would call on Vice President Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment and take over President Trump's duties. The effort comes as the House is also pursuing a second impeachment against the president over the insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6. Watch the House proceedings live starting at 5:00PM.

Watch: Shelby County Joint Task Force

Jan 12, 2021

Watch the Shelby County Joint Task Force briefing on COVID-19, from January 12th (starting at 12:00PM).

Click here to watch.

Watch: House Rules Committee Meeting

Jan 12, 2021

House Rules Committee meets ahead of debate over 25th Amendment. Watch live.

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