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June 15, 2020
Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) is available to parents of kids in a school system who qualify for free/reduced lunch; and apart of a school system that has been shut down 5 days consecutively because of COVID-19. That’s anyone who has children in SCS, Aspire, etc. Shelby County Schools is free and reduced for all kids. Financial assistance to replace school meals during the months of March, April and May due to COVID-19 school closures. 

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DRIVE-THROUGH.

NO APPOINTMENT REQUIRED.

NO SYMPTOMS NECESSARY. 

PLEASE GO GET TESTED. 

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FREE FACE MASKS AVAILABLE ONCE AGAIN AT SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH CLINICS

 

SHELBY COUNTY, TN – Beginning June 11, 2020, the Shelby County Health Department will once again dispense fabric face masks to the public at 814 Jefferson and its other public health facilities located around Shelby County.

The masks, provided in partnership with Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s Unified Command Group, have been declared safe for human use by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Tennessee Department of Health.

The masks are treated with a chemical called Silvadur 930, an antimicrobial that inhibits the growth of odor-causing bacteria.  Many fabrics are treated with Silvadur 930, including sheets, pillow cases, athletic wear and underwear.

According to the EPA, once Silvadur 930 is incorporated into the fabric, it is extremely unlikely it would be inhaled; therefore, the EPA considers inhalation exposure to be negligible and not a health concern.

The masks may be picked up, while supplies last, at all Shelby County Health Department locations listed below during the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., with the exception of the Collierville clinic, which is open Tuesday and Thursday only. No appointment is needed to pick up a mask.

Cawthon Public Health Clinic

1000 Haynes, 38114

 

Collierville Public Health Clinic (Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

167 Washington St., 38017

 

Hickory Hill Public Health Clinic

6590 Kirby Center Cove, 38118

 

Shelby Crossing Public Health Clinic

6170 Macon Road, 38133

 

Southland Mall Public Health Clinic

1287 Southland Mall, 38116

The Health Department will also provide the masks to partnering agencies for them to distribute in the community.

For more information about COVID-19 call the Shelby County Health Department’s COVID-19 hotline at 833-943-1558 or visit our COVID-19 webpage: www.shelbytnhealth.com/coronavirus.

NOW AVAILABLE: SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Economic Injury Disaster Loans in TN
 
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Tennessee small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
 
These loan funds can be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other bills that could have been paid had the disaster not occurred.
 
Applicants do not go through a bank to apply. Instead apply directly to SBA’s Disaster Assistance Program at:
DisasterLoan.sba.gov
 
Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) at Southwest Tennessee Community College Staff began training last week with SBA to assist small businesses with their EIDL applications in Shelby and Fayette Counties. No small business applying should pay anyone or a company for assistance. If you would like free one-on-one assistance with your application, want to know more about eligibility, or have other questions, please follow these steps:
 
2. Select “Request Free Advising”
3. Select “Local Advising” and Choose Your County
4. Complete the Requested Information (SBA Counseling Form 641)
5. TSBDC Business Counselor will contact you within 48 hours to set an appointment and/or start the process.
The interest rate is 3.75 percent for small businesses. The interest rate for private non-profit organizations is 2.75 percent. SBA offers loans with long-term repayments in order to keep payments affordable, up to a maximum of 30 years and are available to entities without the financial ability to offset the adverse impact without hardship.
 
There is no cost to apply. *There is no obligation to take the loan if offered. Begin to gather this information:
Business information
Contact information and social security numbers for all applicants
Employer Identification Number (EIN) for business applicants
Insurance information
Financial information (e.g. income, account balances and monthly expenses) – Know the total amounts and payments due for debts that will be paid over the next 10 months or longer (i.e. mortgages, credit cards, etc.)
Other key information:
Use Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox to apply.
The ‘Help Button’ provides useful information for each page.
Use the ‘Save Button’ frequently.
Be patient and keep trying if you experience slow load times.
What’s next after applying? What should you expect?
You will receive email confirmation that your application has been submitted.
You will receive an email letting you know that your application is under review.
BE PREPARED: You will be contacted by someone from the SBA.
Have your monthly expenses and financial projections ready when contacted (TSBDC can assist).
 
TSBDC counseling will continue via phone, email and online video conferencing methods until further notice. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Tammy Partee at tpartee@tsbdc.org or swtcc@tsbdc.org.
MATA is free and on a Sunday schedule, only.
 
The Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) announced that effective Monday, March 30 until further notice, MATA will only operate service on a Sunday schedule DAILY along with some additional service for providing connections to essential services. This reduced service is in response to the number of businesses that can currently operate per Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris, and the Shelby County Health Department Civil Emergency Proclamations and Executive Orders.
 
As a reminder, fare is free on all MATA service vehicles until Thursday, April 30.
 
BUS SCHEDULE ROUTES THAT WILL BE IN SERVICE:
 
2 Madison
4 Walker
8 Chelsea
11 Frayser Raleigh
26 Hickory Hill
36 Hacks Cross
39 S Third
40 Wolfchase
42 Crosstown
50 Poplar
52 Jackson
53 Summer
56 Lamar
57 Park
64 Airport Shuttle
BUS ROUTES IN SERVICE TO PROVIDE CONNECTIONS TO ESSENTIAL SERVICES: Route 34 Walnut Grove will operate seven days per week as it normally operates Monday-Friday.
 
Route 500 The Groove Shuttle will operate Monday-Friday as normally scheduled to serve the Memphis Medical District area.
 
TROLLEY SERVICE: The Main Street Rail Line will operate from 6:45 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and from 10 a.m.-6:10 p.m. on Sunday (operating every 20 minutes).
 
The Riverfront Line will operate from 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Sunday (operating every 40 minutes).
 
The Madison Line will operate 6:45 a.m.-6 p.m. from Monday-Saturday (operating every 30 minutes).
 
MATAPLUS SERVICE: The MATAplus paratransit service will be available from 4:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. seven days a week. Until further notice, MATAplus will only transport paratransit customers to work, medical-related destinations (including hospitals, dialysis, doctor appointments, and pharmacies), and to purchase/collect food from grocery stores, restaurants, or food distribution centers at non-profit organizations. For more information, visit http://www.matatransit.com.

In the interest of public health, Kindred Place has suspended in-person services to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but they are now offering individual counseling services via telehealth. They are also temporarily waiving co-pays for counseling sessions to ensure help is available to all families in the Greater Memphis area.

They have 14 therapists that have experience working with parents, intimate partners, adolescents, and whole families.

Counselors are available by phone Monday-Thursday, 9 am – 5 pm and Fridays 9 am – noon. There is also a co-parenting class available through Zoom classroom. Please call 901-276-2200 for more information, or send an email to info@kindred-place.org.