Nashville Covid Updates
Here you have all the latest Covid updates on airports, public transport, attractions and rules and regulations on one page. We’re committed to keeping you informed so you can take the necessary measures and be one step closer to getting back to your normal life or get back home safely once Covid-19 in Nashville is no longer a threat.
Governmental Rules and Restrictions in Nashville
Here are the key takeaways and rules to follow set by the Tennessee Governor, which apply in Nashville, as well as in other cities in the state. Please visit the official website of the Tennessee Government to see if any changes have been made.
It is necessary to follow governmental restrictions and minimise your social interactions to prevent the deadly virus from spreading. It’s important not to panic but it’s also very important to be careful.
- Restaurant capacity restricted to 50%.
- 10pm is the last call for food service and beverages.
- No entry to restaurants and cafes after 10pm.
- Restrict all gatherings to 8 people if gathering is necessary
- Effective June 29, 2020, masks/face coverings are required when in indoor and outdoor public spaces in Nashville and Davidson County.
Get an overview of the current coronavirus precautions in Nashville, TN and in the US by clicking here.
Every citizen must comply with the above-stated measures. The relevant authorities are given the right to enforce them through fines and by dispersing gatherings.
Metro Nashville COVID-19 Hotline: (615) 862-7777.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center: (888) 312-0847.
Metro Health Board: For up-to-date information from the Metro Health Board, visit https://www.nashville.gov/Health-Department/Coronavirus.aspx
Is it safe to travel?
Latest Covid-19 Travel Articles
The New York Times on Vaccines and Masks
Here’s Why Vaccinated People Still Need to Wear a Mask
” The new Covid-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna seem to be remarkably good at preventing serious illness. But it’s unclear how well they will curb the spread of the coronavirus.
That’s because the Pfizer and Moderna trials tracked only how many vaccinated people became sick with Covid-19. That leaves open the possibility that some vaccinated people get infected without developing symptoms, and could then silently transmit the virus — especially if they come in close contact with others or stop wearing masks.” Continue reading here
BBC on Approved Vaccines
Moderna becomes third Covid vaccine approved in the UK
“Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said it is “excellent news” that a third coronavirus vaccine has been approved for use in the UK.
It is made by US company Moderna and works in a similar way to the Pfizer one already being offered on the NHS.
The UK has pre-ordered 17 million doses of the Moderna vaccine – 10 million more than planned – but supplies are not expected to arrive until spring.
It is the last Covid vaccine with final trial data published. ” Continue reading here
BBC on WHO Investigating the origin of COVID
Covid: WHO team investigating virus origins denied entry to China
“A World Health Organization (WHO) team due to investigate the origins of Covid-19 in the city of Wuhan has been denied entry to China.
Two members were already en route, with the WHO saying the problem was a lack of visa clearances.
However, China has challenged this, saying details of the visit, including dates, were still being arranged.
The long-awaited probe was agreed upon by Beijing after many months of negotiations with the WHO.
The virus was first detected in Wuhan in late 2019, with the initial outbreak linked to a market. ” Continue reading here
Travel Weekly on a less connected world
The world is less connected because of Covid, IATA report says
«The number of cities connected directly by air service was 36% below pre-pandemic levels at the end of October, according to a new report from IATA. In raw terms, that means that of the more than 19,300 city pairs that were connected by regular air service at the start of 2020, approximately 7,000 aren’t currently on airline schedules.» Continue reading here
How to safely store your luggage during the COVID-19 pandemic
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Nashville Covid Latest News
(Published in the last few days)
- Want a chance to get the COVID-19 vaccine? Join Nashville’s ‘standby list’
Read here >
- Coronavirus in Tennessee: Main Nashville testing sites closed Tuesday; afternoon site open
Read here >
- Metro Health Department begins administering COVID-19 vaccine to adults 75 and older
Read here >
Nashville Covid Travel Restrictions
- The government has shown no inclination in issuing a nationwide travel ban as of yet
- If you have travelled from an affected area, there may be restrictions on your movements for up to 2 weeks. If you develop symptoms during that period (fever, cough, difficulty breathing), seek medical advice.
- FAQ for International travellers here
- Travel Health Notices for each country here
Nashville Airport Information
- Many flights are being cancelled, please check with your airline ahead of time
Official websites are doing a great job at keeping travellers well-updated and at providing the latest information. You can read about the impact of coronavirus on your travel arrangements on the official websites of Nashville’s airports.
Check with your airline company to find out about any alterations of your travel plans. The US government advises all passengers to avoid long-distance travels unless absolutely essential.
Find out more here:
— Check Covid-19 daily updates here
— The following airlines have suspended operations at BNA: WestJet, Air Canada, Viva Aerobus and British Airway
— Delta Air Lines and American Admirals Club are temporarily closed
— Many airlines have suspended in-flight good and beverages, passengers allowed to bring their own
— North Checkpoint Entrance is temporarily closed; South Checkpoint remains open
— Following parking lots are now closed: Economy Lot B, Terminal Lot A and BNA Express Park
— Terminal Garage, Economy Lot C and Valet Parking remain open
— Hours of operation of dining and retail at airport may vary
— Many other protocols implemented at airport such as cleaning and disinfecting, restrooms closed every 2 hours to be cleaned, ventilation cleaned, hand sanitizers everywhere
— NASHVILLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT — COVID-19 DAILY UPDATES HERE
Nashville Public Transport
Although public transport is running in Nashville and in the state of Tennessee, changes in schedules and times could be expected due to the coronavirus situation.
All passengers are advised to travel only if is absolutely necessary and if so, to stand a healthy 6 to 12 feet away from each other at all times.
For more coronavirus transport regulations click here.
Find out more here:
- Greyhoud Bus Station in Nashville — Update: Peace-of-mind travel policy implemented offering to reissue your ticket and reschedule free-of-charge or provide you with an exchange with an cVoucher. Click here for more details.
- Nashville Bus Station
- Miller Transportation
- WeGo Central (Bus Station)— Closed
Most Nashville attractions have started to reopen. Here, you can keep yourself informed on attraction reopenings, daily opening and closing times and information on reduced capacity.
In the case that certain locations close again due to changes in restrictions, you can still enjoy some of these attractions after they are open again if you are staying in Nashville for a longer period of time.
Here is the list of Nashville iconic attractions and their official websites with the latest updates:
- Johnny Cash Museum — Reopened
- George Jones Museum —Temporarily closed
- Frist Art Museum— Reopened
- Country Music Hall — Remains closed through August 31st
- Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum — Reopened
- Nissan Stadium — Opening for certain events
- Vanderbilt Stadium — All sports events postponed
- The Parthenon — Reopened
What to do while currently in Nashville
- Food delivery
The coronavirus situation doesn’t need to prevent you from having some delicious food and keeping your body fuelled and healthy. You can visit UberEats, GrubHub, Postmates or other delivery websites, pick anything you want and have it delivered to your home or location.
- Communicating with your loved ones
You can use this time to reconnect with your loved ones through different video options online. Keeping everyone up-to-date about yourself, making sure everyone is healthy and well and «making someones’ day» by giving them a good laugh is a great way to maintain strong relations even when you cannot physically spend time together.
Virtual coffees and dinner dates with a friend, family member, a loved one, or a «double-date» even with another couple is the thing to do during these corona times. Why not enjoy someones’ company while everyone stays in the comfort of their home? Times like these sometimes ask us to adapt to another lifestyle, but why not make the best of it?
- Live streams and virtual concerts
With many venues and concert halls shut down in Nashville due to the coronavirus, you have the option of watching streams and virtual concerts from the safety and comfort of your own home. Here is a list of events for you to enjoy and it keeps getting updated so make sure you’re always checking what’s new!
If you’re at home, you probably have a shelf full of books that you’ve always wanted to read but never got to. Or perhaps you have some texts that you’ve saved on your phone under «read later.» This is the perfect time to take your mind off the current stressful situation and dive into a literary world, at least for a an hour or two a day.
Also, writing or keeping a journal and getting those thoughts and feelings out on paper can be a true stress reliever during times like these.
- Take a walk in nature close to or around your home/location
All metro park facilities and gardens in Nashville are currently closed to the public until April 24th 2020.
Although social distancing during these times is very important, going outdoors for some fresh air and a quick walk are just as important for our health. We suggest talking a walk around your living premises, going for a run, making use of your backyard or simply going on your balcony more frequently during the day.
The entire LuggageHero team wishes you good health and positive vibes!
It’s important that we all follow the measures set by the authorities and protect ourselves and others. By social distancing and taking care of our hygiene, we are lessening the change of the virus spreading. We are in this together and every individual matters. If coronavirus spreads this fast, imagine how contagious some love and a smile are?