BREAKING NEWS: Mayor Harris announces new countywide action line for residents to report executive order violations

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris

Star Staff Reports

MEMPHIS — Mayor Lee Harris announced beginning today, the Shelby County Mayor’s Action Center will receive calls regarding violations of the County’s health directive or executive order. All of Shelby County, including the municipalities and the unincorporated areas, are under Safer at Home orders. Only essential businesses may remain open to the public. All assemblies and gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited. 

“In effort to assist the Joint COVID Task Force, we’ve expanded the capacity of the Mayors Action Center to receive calls regarding individuals or businesses violating the County’s health directive or our executive orders,” Mayor Lee Harris said. “Shelby County residents now have a centralized number to call if they need to report suspected violations. By reporting violations, residents play a critical role in helping us make sure everyone is doing their part to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Compliance of the current health directive and executive orders is necessary if we’re going to lower the risk of transmission and reduce the impact of the novel coronavirus on our community.”

To report non-compliance within a business or a violation of the mass gatherings ban, call the Shelby County Mayor’s Action Center at 901-222-2300. The Mayor’s Action Center is answered Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.