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Booths are spaced out to ensure social distancing requirements at Young Avenue Deli in Cooper Young, as businesses begin week two of the initial reopening of the Memphis economy on Monday, May 11, 2020.

Booths are spaced out to ensure social distancing requirements at Young Avenue Deli in Cooper Young, as businesses begin week two of the initial reopening of the Memphis economy on Monday, May 11, 2020.  (Photo: Joe Rondone)

The Shelby County Health Department removed occupancy restrictions for all businesses in a new health directive that will take effect Wednesday. 

Health directive no. 12, issued Tuesday, frees businesses and courts from a former restriction to 50% of listed capacity. 

Businesses and courts are still bound to six-feet of social distancing within their establishments. 

For businesses, the new directive reads:  

“Limit the number of people who can enter a facility at any time to no more than the number of people inside that can easily maintain a minimum of 6-foot distance from each other at all times, except when necessary to complete a business transaction such as payment or delivery of goods.”