COVID-19 AND DOWNTOWN: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
As a partner and resource for those who live, work, or play in downtown Nashville, the Nashville Downtown Partnership is closely monitoring the rapidly changing COVID-19 virus situation in our community. Our focus is keeping our downtown residents, businesses, employees and visitors safe and healthy.
The following modifications to Phase 3 go into effect on Monday, March 1:
- Bars & restaurants close at 1:00 am with no service after 12:00 am
- Bars & Restaurants capacity changes to maintaining social distancing, with a maximum of up to 125 people per floor (currently 50% capacity, up to 100 people per floor)
- Bar counters may seat guests maintaining social distancing between parties (currently 50% capacity)
- Maximum party size remains at 8 people per table
- Museum and Attraction tour sizes can increase to the number of participants that can be safely socially distanced (currently 50% capacity).
- Maximum event size attendance increases to 1,000 people (currently 500 people), dependent on the risk associated with the event and application approval
- Event applications are not required for outdoor events with 25 or fewer people; indoor limit remains at 8
Please continue healthy habits and ensure your business and employees follow all ordinances. For more information, visit www.asafenashville.org
Please remember that masks are required to be worn in our community to slow the spread of COVID-19 and save lives!
Public Health Order 8 requires cloth face coverings or masks to be worn in Nashville and Davidson County, as of June 29, 2020.
The CDC has put together information on how to safely wear and take off your face covering, how to make one at home, recommendations and more resources HERE.
Metro Nashville COVID-19 Hotline: (615) 862-7777. This line is available daily 7 am - 7 pm (Central Time Zone). Call volume may be high, so callers are urged to call again if getting a busy signal.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center: Vanderbilt University Medical Center has established a telephone hotline for its patients and employees who are concerned they could be ill with COVID-19: (888) 312-0847. This line is available daily, 7 am - 7 pm (Central Time Zone).
Metro Health Board: For up-to-date information from the Metro Health Board, visit https://www.nashville.gov/Health-Department/Coronavirus.aspx
Centers for Disease Prevention and Control: The CDC has a comprehensive list of guidelines to follow HERE.
DOWNTOWN: WHAT HAS CHANGED
Our Clean and Safe Ambassadors continue to operate safely (with PPE) without disruption, adding cleaning protocols such as disinfecting highly trafficked, high-touch spaces and surfaces in the public realm, daily. Downtown will be clean, safe and attractive as we slowly reactivate our downtown economy and recreational vibrancy over the months ahead.
DINING & RETAIL: With Nashville currently in Phase Three, retail stores and commercial businesses may continue to operate at 3/4 capacity, while restaurants may operate dine-in services at 1/2 capacity, and bars may reopen with social distancing up to a max of 125 patrons per floor. While there are several downtown businesses that are still operating with modifications, please contact the businesses directly for more information.
The COVID-19 Response Fund was created to assist Nashville individuals and families experiencing financial hardship due to this virus. Visit nashvilleresponsefund.com/individuals to learn how you can apply for assistance with rent/mortgage, utilities, or food.
NASHVILLE DOWNTOWN PARTNERSHIP OPERATIONS
NOTE: We have moved our office to the 20th floor of the WeWork building, but are still closed to the public. To contact us, please call (615) 743-3090.
Our ParkIt! Downtown shuttles remain in operation. Our drivers have received training and supplies to carry this out safely.
BEEP (Best Ever Event Parking), providing FREE shuttle transportation to Bridgestone Arena events, is suspended until further notice.
Parking in our managed garages (Library Garage and Metro Courthouse Garage) remain in operation at regular rates.