Mayor John Cooper announced in this morning’s press conference that Nashville will reenter Phase Three of reopening beginning October 1 — but in the meantime, bars and limited service restaurants can increase capacity starting on Friday, September 18.
On Friday, bars and restaurants can resume service at 50-percent capacity (up to 50 people inside and 50 outside), and businesses can also remain open until 11 p.m. starting on Friday.
Nashville first moved into Phase Three back in June, and has since operated in a number of modifications of Phase Two of the city’s roadmap to reopening. The latest iteration of Phase Two begins tomorrow, September 18. Safety guidelines like social distancing and wearing a mask or face-covering will remain in place.
“The Honky-Tonk heroes campaign an initiative of the Nashville and visitors Corp has been instrumental in spreading good public health practices across our hospitality and tourism industry. Especially among customers and businesses in our downtown corridor. I am grateful to all of the bars and restaurants who have stepped up their efforts to protect The health and safety of their patrons,” said Cooper.