Nashville Fairgrounds used as temporary shelter for homeless during COVID-19 outbreak

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Posted at 2:37 PM, Mar 26, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Fairgrounds Nashville has taken on a new responsibility during the COVID-19 outbreak.

People in Nashville and throughout Tennessee are being urged to stay at home and away from others, but that's not an option for one Nashville community - the homeless.

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Mayor John Cooper established the fairgrounds as temporary housing. Metro Councilman Colby Sledge took showed the setup on social media, saying he and volunteers joined staff to set out cots, chairs and bedding.