Nashville Extends Safer at Home Order through May 8

Current order was set to expire May 1

John Cooper

Nashville government and health officials announced at a Thursday morning press conference that the current “Safer at Home” order, set to expire May 1, has been extended until at least May 8.

Movement to “phase one” of the reopening can’t begin until the key metrics for COVID-19 infections are stable. Mayor John Cooper has consistency said the reopening plan will be based on data and not dates.

“The order has been extended because the key public health metrics are not stable enough to begin reopening the city safely,” said the Mayor’s office in a release. For more information click here. 

The oder means non-essential businesses will remain closed, no gatherings of 10 or more people including religious services; you must stay at home unless you are an essential worker or out getting food or for health care reasons; everyone must wear a mast or face covering at all times while in the public and everyone must maintain a six foot distance from each other while in public spaces.