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5 Spot to require proof of vaccination

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Posted at 3:26 PM, Aug 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-04 23:50:20-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Nashville's 5 Spot is requiring guests to provide proof of vaccination.

Owners posted the following message on social media Wednesday.

"After due consideration we’ve decided to require proof of vaccination as a condition of entry into our venue beginning Saturday Aug 7th. In times such as these we must behave as reasonably and responsibly as possible. So, before you come party with us, please make sure you have your vaccination card (or a photo of it) at the ready. We will be verifying vaccination status before admission to The 5 Spot is granted. No ID? No Entry. No Vaccination? No Entry. Thank you, The 5 Spot"

The music venue is now the second Nashville venue to put a vaccination policy in place. City Winery guests must provide proof of vaccination or a negative test within 72 hours of admission.

COVID-19 CASES INCREASE IN MID-STATE

In recent weeks, Tennessee has started to see a sharp uptick of new cases, the vast majority of which are among the unvaccinated. Tennessee Dept. of Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey said more than 93% of all active cases, 95% of new deaths and 90% of current hospitalizations are unvaccinated individuals.

Just in the last week, Tennessee saw a 204% increase in new cases. The seven-day average of daily new cases is 1,871 and the state is seeing a 13% positivity rate of COVID-19 tests. Piercey said similar to the rest of the United States, Tennessee's new cases are mostly the delta variant, at more than 80%.

The vaccine uptake statewide is up 22% from the week prior and 94 out of the state's 95 counties recorded an increase in new vaccinations.

At Vanderbilt University Medical Center, more than 90% of the COVID-19 patients in the medical intensive care unit are unvaccinated. Williamson Medical Center (WMC) reported a significant increase of COVID-19 patients with a 633% increase over the past three weeks.