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 Roadmap for Reopening Nashville was created in cooperation with public health officials, business leaders, and community leaders to ensure that our community takes a measured approach in safely getting Nashvillians back to work. View the Roadmap HERE.
The city of Nashville is currently in Phase Two of a reopening plan due to COVID-19. For more information on which types of businesses are able to operate, CLICK HERE. Business operations and hours may also be voluntarily different. We recommend calling a business directly to confirm if they are open.
Even though businesses are opening back up, everyone is responsible for maintaining social distance practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19 virus.
DIY Face Coverings
Metro Public Health strongly recommends that ALL individuals wear face coverings when in public and when patronizing businesses.
You can now make face mask coverings from your home. To see the recommendations, materials, tutorials and step by step videos click 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 Two, retail stores, commercial businesses, restaurants, and bars may open at 3/4 capacity. While there are several downtown businesses that are still operating at adjusted services, please see updates below:
Downtown Dining page
Downtown Shopping page
PARKS: While Metro parks remain open, there are restrictions, with closures impacting playgrounds, dog parks, skate parks, picnic shelters, and sport courts.
For more up-to-date information, please contact businesses directly. A downtown directory of businesses and their contact information can be found on our website, HERE.
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 (with a 9 passenger limit). 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.