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. Below are resources that will give Memphis visitors the latest information on the status of our tourism and hospitality community. 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.

Shelby County, which includes the City of Memphis and surrounding areas in Tennessee, is under Shelby County Health Department Directive 18 which begins on February 20, 2021.

Hotel and select attractions are open with capacity limits, social distancing, face covering, and contact tracing policies. Masks or face shields are required indoors in public spaces when not eating or drinking. Be sure to check out the What’s Open In Memphis guide and the Special Offers & Hotel Deals guide when planning your visit.

Memphis’s best restaurants are open until midnight with no occupancy restriction, though tables have to be spaced so that diners are 6 feet away from people at adjacent tables. Customers may once again sit at bar tops to dine, though they’re limited to two people in a group and there must be 6 feet between groups. No one can stand at a bar or order at a bar unless they’re seated there. Bartenders and servers working at the bar must wear a face shield as well as a mask. Be sure to check out which restaurants are offering takeout and heated patio dining so you can comfortably sample the local cuisine, from barbecue to healthy eats to fine dining. You can also dine indoors at select restaurants under the aforementioned guidelines. Check out the guide to takeout, curbside, and dine-in restaurants when planning your Memphis meals. There are plenty of ways to explore the city’s great outdoors, through attractions, activities, and parks—so plan to include a walk, bike, hike, or paddle in your visit, too. 

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.

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.