The Health Department urges Shelby County residents to take the following actions:
If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 disease (fever, headaches, body aches, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, or gastroenteritis), get tested.
While waiting for test results, isolate at home.
Upcoming Testing Events
Check back periodically for upcoming COVID-19 testing events.
Note: COVID-19 vaccines will NOT be provided at these events.
Tested Positive? There are early treatments available:
Monoclonal Antibody Treatments are infusions/ injections used to minimize the potential for higher risk patients to progress to severe disease and/or hospitalization.
Treatments are available for people who meet the following criteria:
- Your COVID-19 test comes back positive
- You are not hospitalized
- You have had mild to moderate symptoms that started less than 10 days ago
- You have certain medical conditions or other factors that may place adults and pediatric patients (age 12-17 years, and weight at least 88 lbs.) at higher risk of progressing to severe infection:
- Age 65 years or older
- Obese or overweight which may include a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25 or higher for adults or a BMI in the 85th percentile or higher on the growth chart for pediatric patients
- Chronic kidney disease
- Immunosuppressive disease, or on immunosuppressive treatment
- Cardiovascular disease (including congenital heart disease) or hypertension
- Chronic lung disease such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD),moderate to severe asthma, cystic fibrosis, or pulmonary hypertension)
- Sickle cell disease
If you believe that you would be an appropriate candidate for these therapies, then please contact your medical provider to see if an infusion / injection is right for you.
If you do not have a medical provider, view the infusion site pdf to find the nearest place that may be able to discuss this option and may treat you.
Monoclonal antibodies should not be considered the standard of care for the treatment of all patients with COVID-19.
For frequently asked questions on monoclonal antibodies infusion, please see Monoclonal Antibody Treatment FAQs.