Severe weather forecast shuts down COVID-19 vaccination sites March 17

By Diana Fedinec
March 16, 2021

City of Memphis announced earlier today that due to expected severe weather for Memphis and the Mid-South, all COVID-19 vaccination appointments are cancelled for Wednesday, March 17. Vaccination sites, including the site at Southwest Tennessee Community College’s Whitehaven Center, will be closed for the entire day.

On Tuesday, March 16, the National Weather Service issued a severe weather alert for strong thunderstorms Wednesday with a threat for large hail, tornadoes and flooding developing Wednesday afternoon into the evening.

Southwest Tennessee Community College faculty, staff and students are on standby notice via internal communications should the severe weather impact campus operations and necessitate closure of all locations.

For COVID-19 vaccination updates, visit Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or Shelby County Health Department website for national and local coronavirus updates.

All Southwest students, employees and visitors who test positive for COVID-19 are encouraged to self-report online on the coronavirus section of the Southwest website. The form only takes a few minutes to complete and all information will be kept strictly confidential.

Please review the College's infectious disease policy and stay tuned for updates via email and on the College’s coronavirus website at


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