As protesters continued to camp out in Civic Center Plaza, protesting police brutality and racial injustice, the city posted a notice that construction would begin outside of City Hall on Wednesday.
A public notice of construction was posted outside City Hall on Tuesday. It says the area must be cleared by 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, meaning protesters will need to vacate the plaza.
The construction notice says repairs and renovations will be made to the roof and exterior marble panels.
The Memphis ordinance requiring people to wear masks in the city limits of Memphis has been in effect for about five days. Businesses who don’t make their employees and customers comply could be shut down.
”He said there’s a new ordinance right here in Memphis. You gotta wear a mask,” said Donald Staufenbiel.
Staufenbiel found that out at a soup kitchen where he was given a mask.
There are plenty of businesses with signs on their doors warning people to wear a mask and if they don’t they are turned away.
However, if you take a look at Kroger in Midtown you can see a lot of customers not wearing masks and other shoppers are taking notice.
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Footage showing a Memphis rioter strangling a dog on live TV sparked outrage after the canine was reportedly later found dead.
In sick footage seen Monday during a live shot from WATN Local 24, the man can be seen behind a reporter bragging he stole a puppy before lifting a dog by its collar and swinging it around.
A follow-up from animal rights activists claimed the dog was later found dead.
“Dog has been confirmed dead,” wrote an animal rights activist on Facebook. “He tied a cable around the dogs neck and hung him on a fence. Please help identify him. Animals did nothing and their voice needs heard just as much.” [sic]
The mayors of Memphis, Shelby County, and the six surrounding municipalities along with the Shelby County Health Department have determined that the Back-to-Business Framework can begin moving into “Phase 1” which relaxes many of the rules and regulations imposed by the Safer-at-Home order that went into effect March 24th.
Check out the new guidelines listed below to see how the regulations have changed, what business are now open, and what steps business need to take to stay in compliance.
Rules and Regulations for Phase 1:
- No purposeful groups of more than 10.
- Adherence to social distancing.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Seventy-two percent of Memphis businesses remain open, while more than one out of three say they had cut staff, according to a survey of COVID-19’s impact by the Greater Memphis Chamber.
Almost three out of four businesses have changed their hours and work schedules.
Of food and beverage establishments, only 39% said they’d escaped worker layoffs.
The Chamber released results from its weekly survey of business owners Thursday. The results are below:
- 72 percent of local businesses remain open (8 percent decrease since March 20)
- 73 percent of local businesses have experienced changes to hours and hourly work schedules
- 50 percent of local businesses have moved employees to remote work (2 percent increase since March 20)
- 34 percent of local companies have reduced staff.
- Of those companies who have experienced staff reductions,
- 52 percent have laid off fewer than 10 workers
- 16 percent have laid off 11-30 workers
- 38 percent of local businesses say they do not anticipate additional layoffs in the next two weeks. 40 percent say it is too early to tell if they will need to lay off additional employees over the next two weeks.
- Of Food & Beverage establishments and Entertainment & Leisure establishments
- 95 percent have experienced changes to hourly or hourly work schedules.
- 39 percent have not laid off any workers.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland is ordering all Memphians to stay at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In a press conference on Monday, he says people should not be leaving their homes unless they need to travel for essential business and health needs.
The ‘Stay-at-Home’ order begins Monday at 6 p.m. and will be in effect until April 7 at midnight.
Strickland says the order does not allow people to visit friends or family unless there is an urgent need. It does allow you to take a walk, ride your bike and go outside for exercise as long as your keep 6 feet between you and others.