NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) —Metro Public Health officials have now placed restrictions on dine-in services at restaurants through Nashville and Davidson County.
This is an enhancement of a previous protocol that called for 50% capacity at restaurants and no more than 100 people inside.
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, health officials have now restricted all dine-in services. Still permitted are take-out orders, drive-thru service, curbside pickup and delivery service.There are now more than 100 cases of COVID-19 in the greater Nashville area.
Nashville, a party town and Bachelorette capitol of the world, is feeling the hit to its tourism industry. Bars have already been closed.
Gyms have also been ordered to close and churches are being asked to refrain from holding physical gatherings.
Health officials said these are the best ways to prevent illnesses from spreading:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
For questions or concerns about COVID-19, the Tennessee Department of Health created a patient hotline: 877-857-2945.