Coronavirus Information and Resources for Travelers

The safety of our visitors is our highest priority and the team at Memphis Tourism encourages all travelers to follow guidance issued by public health officials. We are continually monitoring the rapidly changing situation regarding COVID-19 (also commonly known as the “Coronavirus”). Below are resources that will give Memphis visitors the latest information on the status of our tourism and hospitality community. Some attractions have made the difficult decision to close while others remain open with reduced capacity to space out guests and prevent visitors from clustering in large groups along with deploying the appropriate sanitation protocol. Travelers are welcome should they decide to visit Memphis today, tomorrow or in the future. Visitors can also engage with our team on various social platforms using the @MemphisTravel handle.

Kevin Kane
President & CEO, Memphis Tourism
 

 Effective June 19, 2020: Masks are required by Memphis City Ordinance No. 5751

  • Individuals should wear cloth face coverings that cover the nose and mouth in public settings where being in close proximity to others is anticipated and particularly where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain at all times.
  • Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age two, anyone who has trouble breathing, or anyone who is incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
  • A mask/face covering is not required after a person has been seated in a restaurant or bar or similar facility, but is strongly recommended when a person is ordering food or drink or otherwise interacting with workers or other customers at the restaurant or bar or similar facility.
Back-to-Business Framework for Memphis & Shelby County
READ THE LATEST STATEMENT FROM MAYOR JIM STRICKLAND

Help us help you by doing these things:

  • If you are sick, stay home.
  • If you go outside, wear something to cover your mouth and nose.
  • When you wear a mask or covering, you still need to stay 6 feet from others.
  • If you walk or do another outside activity, stay at least 6 feet from anyone else.

To learn how to make your own mask, go here.

RESOURCES 

Below, find links to information and advice from authorities, and note that these continue to be updated in real-time.

MEMPHIS AREA

The Tennessee Department of Health has launched a Coronavirus Public Information Line: (877) 857-2945. This line is available daily 10am-10pm CT. Call volume may be high, so callers are urged to call again if getting a busy signal.

 

LATEST LOCAL NEWS

Due to the health and safety of our visitors and community, some Memphis businesses and events are suspending activities. The lists below are being updated as announcements are made, but the information may not be completely up to date and everything is subject to change. If you plan to visit specific locations or attend events, please check directly with those entities for updates. Visitors are advised to consult ticket and reservation cancellation policies regarding individual plans.

LOCAL & TOURISM INDUSTRY RESOURCES

Find information on relief funds and economic assistance,  government resources, national tourism industry information and more

All information here is subject to change. 
If you plan to visit specific locations or attend events, please check directly with those entities for updates. 
Travelers are advised to consult ticket and reservation cancellation policies regarding individual plans in Memphis.