Dead letter. Millington resident Troy Whittington shared a letter the Shelby County Health Department sent to his mother informing her of a positive test for COVID-19 and orders to isolate. But she passed away six months ago, on February 16.
Holiday delay. Cases are falling in Shelby County, but the Health Department wants to wait at least two weeks after Labor Day before relaxing its health directives.
Vaccine plans. The Health Department is making preparations to distribute a vaccine that the CDC says we should expect in late October or early November.
Quick tests. Sometime this month, Shelby County expects to have access to quick, $5 antigen tests purchased by the federal government.
Now for this week’s numbers.