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Coronavirus in Memphis: 11 deaths reported in Shelby County, total cases reach 754

© Max Gersh / The Commercial Appeal A sign marks the closure of a playground Thursday, April 2, 2020, at Shelby Farms Park in Memphis. This file was last updated Sunday at 9:10 a.m. By the numbers: The number of deaths from novel coronavirus has risen to a total of 11 in Shelby County, and the total […]

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Coronavirus in Memphis: 706 reported cases in Shelby County, 1 new case at assisted living facility

© Max Gersh / The Commercial Appeal A sign marks the closure of a playground Thursday, April 2, 2020, at Shelby Farms Park in Memphis. This file was last updated Sunday at 8:47 a.m. By the numbers: Statewide cases of the coronavirus in Tennessee reached 3,067 Friday afternoon, up from 2,845 a day earlier. There have been 37 deaths […]

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The Investigators: What you need to know about Tennessee and Mississippi’s ‘stay-at-home’ and ‘shelter-in-place’ orders

© Provided by WMC Action News 5 Memphis The Investigators: What you need to know about Tennessee and Mississippi’s ‘stay-at-home’ and ‘shelter-in-place’ orders MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – A “shelter-in-place” went into effect Friday for the state of Mississippi. Governor Tate Reeves signed Executive Order 1466 on April 1 and it went into place April 3 […]

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Nike’s Memphis Distribution Center Closes After Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

Nike has closed down its largest warehouse in Memphis following an employee who tested positive for COVID-19, Memphis non-profit MLK50 reports. The 2.8 million square foot distribution center is Nike’s largest in the world, employing more than 3,200 people. The company is currently set to reopen the facility on April 6 after finishing a rigorous […]

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Nike temporarily closes Memphis warehouse after employee tests positive for COVID-19

© Cam Bonelli/Hattiesburg American A shopper at Outlets of Mississippi in Pearl, Miss., carries bags from a Nike store Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. Nike has temporarily closed one of its Memphis distribution facilities after a warehouse employee tested positively for COVID-19. APPLE INC. -3.52 -1.44% CONSTELLATION BRANDS, INC. +0.95 +0.72% TESLA, INC. +25.54 +5.62% AMAZON.COM, […]

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Will the eviction moratorium protect homeless families in Memphis hotels?

CLOSE Buy Photo Fallon Gray, single mom of four kids, stands outside the Travelodge by Wyndham hotel in Memphis, Tenn., on Friday, April 3, 2020. Gray requested her face not be photographed.  (Photo: Ariel Cobbert/ The Commercial Appeal) This story has been updated with the correct spelling of the name of attorney Webb Brewer. A […]

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Wednesday, April 1 updates: Davidson County Sheriff’s Office employee tests positive, TDOC says 3 inmates likely exposed

We’ll have all the latest news on the fight against the coronavirus in Tennessee from Wednesday below — as always, for free, because we want to share this vital information with our community. To support our mission, please consider a subscription. TDOC inmates likely exposed to coronavirus Three inmates at the Bledsoe County Correctional Correctional Complex […]

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TN Dept. of Education releases schedule, resources for PBS lessons

TENNESSEE, USA — The Tennessee Department of Education is partnering with PBS stations across the state to offer 1st-8th grade students up to 30 hours of standards-aligned instructional lessons per week during times of COVID-19 school closures. Starting April 6th, 30 minute segments will air from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. CST each weekday on […]

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All Tennessee state parks to close due to coronavirus concerns

© Provided by WMC Action News 5 Memphis Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Courtesy: TNS) MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – In support of Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s executive order, The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation will close all 56 state parks effective April 4. All facilities and access to all parks and designated state natural […]

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