News of the Day: Jan. 21, 2021

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Here’s everything you need to know going on in the Mid-South:

  • The same day Joe Biden was sworn in as President of the United States, a Shelby County Commission panel recommended a resolution that would prevent the naming of any county property after former President Donald Trump. The resolution was introduced by Commissioner Tami Sawyer. The resolution was moved to the full commission meeting slated for this Monday.



  • Starting this Saturday the new Shelby County Health Directive will go into effect, which will allow restaurants to go back up to 50 percent capacity, and it will require them to close by 10 pm every night. Live entertainment will be allowed, but it must be socially distant. You can read the full directive here.


  • The Memphis Zoo is finally reopening this weekend after being closed for weeks due to coronavirus concerns. It’ll reopen its doors this Saturday with some new protocols, including limiting capacity to 50 percent which is about 5,000 guests and requiring guests over the age of 2 to wear masks.



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