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. 

Until January 21, Governor Bill Lee has urged Tennesseans to wear a mask & only gather with your immediate household

Effective Monday, November 30, Nashville modified Phase 3 of the Roadmap of Reopening. This means:

  • All residents and visitors must continue to wear face coverings in public
  • Restaurants & Bars last call/service at 10:00 pm
  • Restaurants & Bars at 50% capacity limit; must have socially distanced tables of no more than 8 per table
  • Businesses have capacity limits; call ahead for details
  • Rule of 8: Restrict all gatherings to 8 people if you must gather. 8 people is the limit whether you are at a restaurant or your backyard

Please continue healthy habits and ensure your business and employees follow all ordinances. For more information, visit

Please remember that masks are required to be worn in our community to slow the spread of COVID-19 and save lives! 


Face Coverings 

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

Centers for Disease Prevention and Control: The CDC has a comprehensive list of guidelines to follow HERE.


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 100 patrons indoors and additional 100 patrons outdoors. 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 to learn how you can apply for assistance with rent/mortgage, utilities, or food.


NOTE: Our administrative offices will be closed to the public as of March 19 until further notice, while our staff adhere to recommendations and guidelines by working remotely. 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.

The Nashville Downtown Partnership fully supports the Mayor's and the Board of Health's current recommendations. We understand that this is a disruption to and hardship on "business as usual," but encourage our community and neighborhood to practice social distancing so downtown Nashville can get back to doing what it does best, at full speed: to serve as the compelling urban center in the Southeast in which to LIVE, WORK, PLAY and INVEST.