The mayors Memphis and the Shelby County municipalities have issued “safer-at-home” orders to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19. The order does not include a city curfew.
In response to the spread of the coronavirus, Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite and the Board of Aldermen have declared a civil emergency, ordering many businesses to close starting at 5 p.m. on March 22.
A Shelby County Schools employee and a faculty member at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center are under 14-day quarantines after coming into contact with an individual now diagnosed with coronavirus.
According to District Attorney General Amy Weirich’s office, 30-year-old John Conner III must serve four years of sex offender probation after spending nine months in prison, and he must register as a sex offender for life.