The best protection against COVID-19 is to avoid exposure to the virus in the first place. That is why Memphis and Shelby County leaders, with the support of Regional One Health and the city’s other major health care institutions, enacted Safer at Home guidelines March 24.
We urge you to adhere to these rules because lowering the number of new cases of COVID-19 depends on as many people as possible staying in their homes. Safer at Home requires residents to stay home unless they are engaging in essential activities, which include:
- Going to work to provide an essential service (medical, food provider, delivery driver, etc.)
- Going to the grocery store, pharmacy or warehouse store
- Attending medical appointments as advised by your provider
- Taking pets to the veterinarian
- Ordering pickup or delivery from restaurants
- Walking, jogging or biking outside
- Providing care for a family member or friend or helping someone get necessary supplies
For full details on Safer at Home, visit the City of Memphis COVID-19 Update page.