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.
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.
#COVID19 and social distancing have an acute effect on Nashvillians experiencing homelessness. Starting this week, expo space at @FAIRGROUNDSNASH will be used as temporary housing. A few volunteers and I joined staff this morning to help set out cots, chairs and bedding. pic.twitter.com/I1xY8PcybN
— Colby Sledge (@Sledgefor17) March 26, 2020