Nashville Is Going Back To Phase 2 As COVID-19 Cases Continue To Spike
There's also a mandatory mask mandate.
Today, July 2, Nashville Mayor John Cooper announced that the city will be reverting back to Phase 2 after only being in Phase 3 for 11 days.
Starting tomorrow, Friday, July 3, Nashville will officially return to Phase 2, but with some modifications.
Moving forward, bars must close for a minimum of 14 days, restaurants, gyms and high-touch businesses may open at 50% capacity, retail stores at 75%, and gatherings will be limited to 25 people.
Mayor John Cooper
Cooper explained in a news conference this morning that more than 608 COVID-19 cases were reported so far today, Thursday, July 2. The Mayor also decided to cancel the city's 4th of July fireworks show.
In addition, residents must wear a mask at all times when leaving their place of residence under Order 8 according to Cooper's post.
Some facilities like metro parks, dog parks, basketball courts, playgrounds, tennis courts, skate parks, and little league sports can remain open at this time.