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.
Effective Friday, April 16:
- Bar and restaurant hours will extend from 2:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m.; the floor capacity for customers increases from 175 to 225;
- Large events will still require prior approval from the city, but some will now be allowed to have up to 3,000 occupants;
- "High-risk” events such as wedding receptions in hotel ballrooms will be allowed to increase their capacity to 225;
- Table sizes at indoor restaurants can increase from 10 to 15; outdoor max of 25 people
- Attendance at sporting events that are held indoors increases to 6 spectators per participant, and audience capacities at outdoor sporting events increase to 40% of venue capacity;
- Close-contact service businesses such as massage parlors and barber shops return to 100 capacity IF both customers and employees are wearing masks;
- Commercial businesses are no longer required to perform temperature checks on their employees or limit capacity in elevators;
- Facial coverings or masks are still required.
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.