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Coronavirus daily blog, March 21: Health official says spread continuing in families, workplaces

The total number of Shelby County cases is up to 42, and the Shelby County Health Department says the increase is "not unexpected because testing has increased, especially by commercial laboratories.” 

•MATA to implement social distancing on buses, trolleys
• Gibson’s Donuts to close temporarily
• Alcohol Commission approves beer with to-go orders

Strickland expands list of business closings in city

The expanded set of businesses come as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city increases and follows through on Mayor Jim Strickland's pledge that the city's state of civil emergency he declared this past week would be expanded.

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