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. 

As of June 29, face coverings or masks are REQUIRED to be worn in public in Nashville. For more information and a list of exemptions, visit asafenashville.org

Effective Friday, July 3, businesses and individuals must observe necessary changes due to a return to Phase Two of the Roadmap to Reopening Nashville, with modifications. For more information on which types of businesses are able to operate and their restrictions, CLICK HERE. We recommend calling a business directly, as business operations and hours may be voluntarily different.

Even though businesses are opening back up, everyone is responsible for maintaining social distance practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19 virus.

                 


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.

 


RESOURCES

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 Two, retail stores and commercial businesses may open at 3/4 capacity, while restaurants may operate dine-in services at 1/2 capacity, and bars must remain closed. While there are several downtown businesses that are still operating at adjusted services, please see updates below:

 

 

ASSISTANCE

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: 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.