Live entertainment allowed in Nashville with reduced capacity of 25 people or less

Posted at 4:51 PM, May 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-29 17:51:13-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Metro Public Health Department released COVID-19 reopening guidelines for Nashville during live entertainment events.

Director Dr. Michael Caldwell approved an amendment to Public Health Order 6 to include the live entertainment guidelines Friday.

Below are the guidelines as listed in the order:

  1. All live musicians/entertainers will operate under the same guidelines as the property/venue’s staff. Temperatures will be checked upon arrival and they will be screened with the same questions about wellness, COVID symptoms and potential exposure. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or higher, or anyone with COVID symptoms, will be asked to leave the property and instructed to follow the existing recommendations for testing and self-isolating.
  2. Management will request periodic testing of musicians to ensure they are ahead of any infection risks.
  3. Venues/properties will continue to operate at reduced capacity (per Phase 2 guidelines). Seating and distancing guidelines must be adhered to.
  4. Venues/properties will ensure all musicians are staged a safe distance from guests/tables defined as a minimum of 15 feet between performers and patrons.
  5. Musicians will not be permitted on stage until the prior musicians have exited the stage and the venue has had the opportunity to sanitize
  6. The venue/property will fully sanitize the stage between acts; cables and stools must be sanitized.
  7. No equipment may be shared between performers; each musician is responsible for bringing his or her own equipment (microphones, mic stands, amplifiers, drumsticks, etc.)
  8. Social distancing protocols should be observed among performers (can be accomplished with barriers and other techniques)
  9. No dance floors permitted. When possible, tables will be placed on dance floors or the dance floor area will be cordoned off to deter gathering.
  10. Staff shall maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet from patrons, except when placing an item on the patron’s table. Music volume should not exceed a level that would prohibit staff from maintaining the minimum 6 feet distance while interacting with patrons.

The order 6 took effect with the start of Phase 2, and lifts certain restrictions for some businesses and facilities for the safe and responsible reopening.

After extensive social distancing and mitigation measures to limit the spread of the virus, operations at some previously closed businesses reopened May 25 under specific restrictions.