Nashville rolling back reopening after virus surge
NASHVILLE (AP) — Nashville will roll back its reopening in response to a sharp increase in coronavirus cases, Mayor John Cooper said Thursday.
The rollback is “tailored on what we’ve learned through contact tracing investigations over the past several weeks,” Cooper said during a weekly briefing. It includes closing all bars for a minimum of 14 days beginning on Friday. Event and entertainment venues also will be temporarily closed, and restaurants will revert from a 75% capacity limit to 50% capacity.
Dog parks, skate parks, basketball courts, playgrounds, recreational leagues and pools will still be permitted, since no outbreaks have been traced back to them, Cooper said.
Nashville reported 608 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, a one-day record, Cooper said.