|Phase 3 Modifications |
Mayor John Cooper announced modifications to Phase 3 will begin on Monday, March 1, as long as mask wearing and social distancing remain in place. Modifications related to the hospitality industry are detailed below.
Events Maximum event size attendance increases to 1,000 people from 500 people, dependent on the risks associated with the event (such as whether alcohol is served) and application approval. Event applications are not required for outdoor events with 25 or fewer people; indoor limit remains at 8 with no application.
Bars and Restaurants No service after 12am; all persons off premises by 1am. Capacity increases to a maximum of up to 125 per floor, as long as social distancing can be maintained. Current capacity has been 50 percent up to 100 per floor. Bar counters may seat guests maintaining social distancing between parties, up from the current capacity of 50 percent. Maximum party size remains at 8 per table.
Museums and Attractions Tour sizes increase to the number of participants that can be safely socially distanced, up from current 50 percent capacity. Indoor facilities must keep patrons socially distanced.
Entertainment Transportation Smaller vehicles like pedal taverns must maintain social distancing and mask wearing; they are currently restricted to two groups of 8 people. Larger vehicles licensed by the state will have their capacity increased to 12 people.
Gathering Size Outdoor gathering size increases to 25 people from 8; indoor limit remains 8. Safe Travels Members of our Good to Go program will begin displaying the Safe Travels logo soon to give added confidence of their health and safety measures to residents and visitors. Nashville’s inclusion in the Safe Travels program speaks to our early efforts to send the right message in our Good to Go program of putting safety first. While we are still taking precautions and remain vigilant about masks and distancing, this is great validation as we prepare for the return of tourism.
This kind of global recognition will put Nashville top of mind as a destination and give us a jumpstart when international travel starts to recover. We encourage NCVC members who have not joined Good to Go to consider doing so now so that you can display both the Good to Go and Safe Travels logos at your businesses. Sign up for the Good to Go program here: https://www.goodtogonashville.com/businesses/participant-pledge/ The Safe Travels stamp is the world’s first-ever global safety and hygiene stamp for the travel and tourism industry, designed specifically to address COVID-19 and similar outbreaks, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council. The Safe Travels stamp is based on self-assessment and is not a certification. The only other U.S. destination currently with a Safe Travels designation is the Lake Tahoe Visitor Authority. We want to make sure you heard that the upcoming SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena will include fans. Metro Public Health has approved 20 percent of seating capacity, which would be 3,400 spectators and is consistent with attendance for Nashville Predators games in March. The tournament starts on March 10. We also are looking forward to Nashville hosting the inaugural Music City Grand Prix in August. Three-day ticket packages are now on sale for the international festival of speed and sound. Ticket purchases at musiccitygp.com/tickets, Ticketmaster.com, or by calling the Tennessee Titans’ ticket office at 615-565-4650. The city marked an important milestone this week with its one millionth COVID-19 test. Metrics continue to trend in the right direction with the lowest transmission rate ever in the city, and the number of active cases at its lowest point in four months. As well, Davidson County has the second-lowest fatality rate among the 95 counties in the state.