NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Nashville is taking a step back in its COVID-19 restrictions on restaurants and bars. Beginning Monday, Nov. 30, at 12:01 a.m., restaurants and bars will be limited to a maximum of 50% capacity, with social distancing.
The businesses must operate at half capacity with six-feet of social distancing for a max of 100 patrons per floor (whichever is less), according to the Metro Public Health Department.
At 10 p.m., businesses will have to give a 10 p.m. "last call" for food and beverages and close their doors to new customers. Health Dept. officials said that will help businesses close at 11 p.m. in a more orderly way.
Mayor John Cooper made the announcement Monday, in response to the continued spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths in Tennessee. Cooper also added that the decision was made out of concerns over hospital capacity.