Nashville Phase 3: Some close contact businesses can operate at 75% capacity

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Posted at 10:05 AM, Nov 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-02 11:20:34-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Nashville has amended its Phase Three of reopening plan to increase capacity at some close contact businesses.

Mayor John Cooper said the changes take effect immediately. All residents and visitors must continue to wear masks or facial coverings in public.

Although many of the Phase Three guidelines haven’t changed, some personal care businesses – such as hair and nail salons, massage parlors and tattoo shops – can now operate at 75% capacity.

Gyms and workout facilities can operate at 50% capacity. Retail stores can operate at 75% capacity and employees must be screened daily and wear masks.

No gatherings over 25 are allowed unless approved by the Metro Public Health Department. Approved events can have a maximum of 500 people but masks are required.

Restaurants and bars can operate with socially distanced tables and up to 100 patrons per-floor and 100 patrons outdoors. A maximum of eight people can be seated at a table. All restaurants and bars must close by 11 p.m.

Transpotainment vehicles can operate at 50% capacity or a maximum of 15 people. Dance floors must remain closed.

Curbside and to-go alcohol sales remain banned in Midtown and Downtown areas.

Nashville began Phase Three back on Oct. 1.