Nashville bars can open later, some restaurants can resume regular hours


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) —Nashville is loosening restrictions on bars and restaurants as its seeing a positive trend in COVID-19 within the city.

Starting Monday, Feb. 1, Nashville will move closing time for bars and restaurants back by one hour.

New patrons are allowed to enter up to 11 p.m. rather than 10 p.m. and closing time will move to midnight instead of 11 p.m.

Restaurants that don’t serve or permit alcohol, may resume regular operations up to 24 hours a day, Mayor Cooper said during a Thursday news briefing.

Social distancing and capacity rules remain in place and will be enforced, the mayor said.

Nashville is reporting satisfactory COVID-19 numbers in transmission rate, 14-day new case trend, testing capacity and public health capacity. Check out the Roadmap to Reopening here.