Businesses & Organizations
Faith Communities

The Shelby County Health Department is committed to providing our community with the most accurate information about Coronavirus Disease 2019, known as COVID-19.

For answers to specific questions, call the Shelby County Health Department COVID-19 Call Center at 901-222-MASK (6275).

The Department always seeks to provide education and technical assistance to all businesses before taking any action that disrupts the business, but in the event that any business refuses to comply with current safety measures by creating an unsafe environment for members of the public, the Department has the authority to close the establishment. In those rare instances when this occurs, the business will be asked to submit a safety plan for reopening within 14 days (an incubation period) prior to being allowed to resume operations.

Health Directives & Guidance

Health Directives

Shelby County Health Department provides information on operations in faith communities.

Events & Services

Guidances, considerations and preparing for events and services.

Contact Tracing

Prompt and coordinated actions, including case investigation and contact tracing, may inform decision-making about strengthening, focusing, and relaxing mitigation strategies. Understand both your role and the Shelby County Health Department’s role in contract tracing in faith-based organizations.


Find answers to commonly asked questions.

Considerations for Faith Communities

The CDC offers the following general considerations to help communities of faith discern how best to practice their beliefs while keeping their staff and congregations safe. 



The health department has compiled a list of downloadable and usable resources to use to help the community reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Nursery/Child Care

No matter the level of transmission in a community, every child care program should have a plan in place to protect staff, children and their families from the spread of COVID-19.

At-Risk Individuals

Provide protections for staff and congregants at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

Assistance Programs

The Shelby County Health Department has provided a list of assistance programs including grants, loans and funds.

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