All COVID-19 Capacity Limits Lifted in Nashville
May 14, 2021
All COVID-19 capacity restrictions are being lifted in Nashville with the exception of an indoor mask mandate, according to Metro Health. As reported by WZTV Nashville in the article: "Nashville Lifting All COVID-19 Capacity Limits, Masks Still Required Indoors"
, on May 14, six weeks after the vaccine became available to all adults in Nashville, the restrictions will be lifted. The face-covering requirement for indoor areas will continue to be in effect at least until the end of June.
Mayor John Cooper believes this is a transitional moment for Nashville, with 40% of residents vaccinated already; and officials are committed to increase that number in the coming weeks.
Lifted restrictions count as a significant step forward in Nashville's reopening plan, since businesses such as bars, restaurants, salons, gyms, and others have been closed or running at reduced capacity for more than a year. Dr. Alex Jahangir, Chair of Metro's Coronavirus Taskforce and Chair of the Metropolitan Board of Health, thinks that the danger has not passed and we must remain vigilant, get vaccinated and continue to take care of each other.
One of the goals in Nashville was to get all adults at least partially vaccinated by May 1. Now, Davidson County has seen almost 100,000 cases and more than 900 deaths since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out 14 months ago. Metro Health says it's been a long and difficult road.
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