Emergency responders look for ways to help lessen COVID strain on the system

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 13, 2021 8:01 PM CT | Published: August 13, 2021 7:33 PM CT

Memphis Fire Department Director Gina Sweat is asking the public to do three things — get vaccinated, wear a mask and social distance. In addition to COVID, car crashes have added to system stress.

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Yolanda Jones covers criminal justice issues and general assignment news for The Daily Memphian. She previously was a reporter at The Commercial Appeal.


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