Nashville Lifting All Capacity Restrictions, Indoor Mask Mandate Remains
By Sarah Tate
April 27, 2021
Mayor John Cooper has announced that all capacity restrictions in Nashville will soon be lifted. Starting 12:01 a.m. May 14, all COVID-19 guidelines limiting capacity at businesses and gatherings across the city will be lifted, Fox 17 reports. The only restrictions to remain in place will be the indoor mask mandate.
"This is a transitional moment for Nashville as we focus on vaccinations and economic recovery," said Mayor Cooper. "As of today, over 40% of Nashvillians have received a vaccine, and we are committed to getting that number up in the coming weeks."
According to the news outlet, May 14 will mark six weeks since coronavirus vaccinations were made available to all adults in Nashville. Hospitalizations have decreased and case counts have remained steady, a feat that makes Metro Public Health officials "proud."
REOPENING UPDATE:— Mayor John Cooper (@JohnCooper4Nash) April 27, 2021
On Friday May 14th, all COVID-19 capacity limitations in Nashville will be lifted.
May 14th marks 6 weeks since the vaccine became available to all adults in Nashville. 6 weeks is the time needed to reach full immunity from the slowest of the 3 vaccines. pic.twitter.com/xD2wg6qvVR
"It was a long journey to get us to this place and I am grateful to everyone in Davidson County who has come together to fight this virus," said Dr. Alex Jahangir, chair of Metro's Coronavirus Taskforce and chair of the Metropolitan Board of Health. "While we are in the vaccination phase of our response, we must remember the danger has not passed. We need to remain vigilant, get vaccinated and continue to take care of each other."
Check here for more information on Nashville's COVID-19 response.
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