Roadmap for Reopening Nashville

We are currently in Phase Two of the Roadmap for Reopening Nashville.

Phase One | Phase Two | Phase Three | Phase Four

Roadmap for Reopening Nashville: 

Translations of Roadmap for Reopening Nashville: 

Please note that we are currently working to translate the updated Roadmap for Reopening Nashville. For the most up-to-date information, please reference the below grid.

ROADMAP FOR REOPENING NASHVILLE

STATUS OF KEY METRICS

This website is updated multiple times per day. The graph of case data is updated weekly, as the data lags because it is based on the day the tests were taken, not the day results were received. There is a lag to ensure that the data for each day is correct and complete.

Transmission Rate

14-Day New Case Trend

Public Health Capacity

Testing Capacity

Hospital Capacity: Floor Beds

Hospital Capacity: ICU Beds

 

 

Explanation of Metrics:

Transmission Rate

The transmission rate is the rate at which infectious cases cause secondary or new cases in a population. A transmission rate of 1.0 means that each person who has the virus passes it to one other person. A transmission rate above a rate of 1.0 signals a spread; a rate below 1.0 signals the spread is slowing. The rate of transmission declining or remaining low is a critical to proceeding to each stage of reopening Metro.

Goal: Less Than 1.0 Transmission Rate
Current: Below 1.0

14-Day New Case Trend

Public health officials agree that each phase of the Roadmap for Reopening Nashville should begin only after 14 days of significant declines. Although most cases occur within 5-7 days of exposure, almost all are evident by 14 days. A sustained downward trend in cases over the course of the 14 days is critical to proceeding to each stage of reopening Metro.

Goal: Flat or Decreasing Trend in New Cases
Current: Slight Increase in New Cases

Source: Metro Public Health Department

Public Health Capacity

Metro’s Public Health Capacity is defined by its ability to rapidly interview those who have tested positive for COVID-19, identify close contacts, and ensure that isolation and quarantine are effective. The Metro Department of Public Health needs resources to conduct rapid investigations and monitor cases and contacts effectively. Estimates of personnel needs for these tasks range from 4 to 15 contact investigators per 100,000 population. That translates to 28-105 investigators for Davidson County, along with similar numbers of case and contact monitors.

Goal: 28 – 105 Contact Investigators for Davidson County
Current: 120 Contact Investigators for Davidson County

Source: Metro Public Health Department

Testing Capacity

Ensuring adequate diagnostic testing capacity and delivering rapid test results are a prerequisite for reopening Nashville. Nashville is currently able to conduct 5,000 tests a week, which is consistent with the common benchmark of 1 test per 100-150 residents per week. Adequate testing capacity is necessary to allow employers overseeing vulnerable populations, such as health care facilities, nursing homes and assisted living facilities, and jails, to be vigilant in monitoring for COVID-19.

Goal: 4,667 Tests per Week
Current: 6,465 Tests per Week (May 25 – June 1)

Source: Metro Public Health Department

Hospital Capacity: Floor Beds

Access to floor beds is tracked to ensure the Nashville health care system has the capacity to manage both the existing case load and a potential surge. Nashville will continue to track and share information about the availability of hospital beds, ICU beds, ventilators, and personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure that they are adequately available if cases surge, as modeled under a variety of assumptions.

Goal: 25% of Floor Bed Capacity Available
Current: 23% of Floor Bed Capacity Available

Source: Tennessee Healthcare Resource Tracking System

Hospital Capacity: ICU Beds

Access to intensive care unit, ICU, beds is tracked to ensure the Nashville health care system has the capacity to manage both the existing case load and a potential surge. Nashville will continue to track and share information about the availability of hospital beds, ICU beds, ventilators, and personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure that they are adequately available if cases surge, as modeled under a variety of assumptions.

Goal: 25% of ICU Capacity Available
Current: 21% of ICU Capacity Available

Source: Tennessee Healthcare Resource Tracking System

For additional information about Metro’s Metrics for reopening Nashville, please consult the Metro Nashville Public Health Department COVID-19 Coronavirus Response here

ROADMAP FOR REOPENING NASHVILLE OVERVIEW

The City of Nashville has created the following plan to get the city back to work.

The hard truth is that our city will be living with COVID-19 until there is an effective vaccine for the virus.

Living with COVID-19 means returning to work with COVID-19.

We must proceed carefully to ensure we do not create a surge that will send us all back home.

Nashville’s economy will open in four phases. We will only move to the next phase if there is positive improvement/stability in the metrics for 14 days.

Please note that there have been a few changes to guidelines for Phases Two – Four. All changes are highlighted in green.  

PHASE ONE

All Residents

  • Age 65+ and High-risk stay at home
  • All work from home if possible
  • All residents wear masks in public
  • Schools closed
  • No gatherings over 10

Restaurants

& Bars Serving Food

  • Open at 1/2 capacity
  • Clean all surfaces after every use
  • Employees screened daily and required to wear face masks
  • Bar areas closed and no live music

Bars & Entertainment Venues

  • Closed

Retail

Stores & Commercial Businesses

  • Open at 1/2 capacity
  • Employees screened daily and required to wear face masks

Nail Salons, Hair Salons, Massage, Etc.

  • Closed

Healthcare

& Dental

  • Follow State of Tennessee Guidance

Gyms & Fitness

  • Closed

Playgrounds, Tennis & Basketball courts

  • Closed

Sports Venues

  • Closed

Nashville saw a positive improvement/stability of metrics for 14 days, and began Phase Two on Monday, May 25.

PRESENT DAY: PHASE TWO

All Residents

  • Age 65+ and high-risk stay at home
  • Work from home if possible
  • Wear masks in public
  • Schools closed
  • Small gatherings up to 25

Restaurants

& Bars Serving Food

  • Open at 3/4 capacity
  • Clean all surfaces after every use
  • Employees screened daily and required to wear face masks
  • Bar areas remain closed 
  • Live entertainment allowed  with proper social distancing –  dance floors remain closed 

Socially-Driven Businesses

  • Closed
  • This includes: Bars, clubs, karaoke bars, tours,  transportainment, live entertainment

Retail

Stores & Commercial Businesses

  • Open at 3/4 capacity
  • Employees screened daily and required to wear face masks

Personal Care Services (Nail Salons, Hair Salons, Massage, Tattoo, Tanning etc.)

  • Open at 1/2 capacity
  • Customers in waiting areas count towards capacity totals
  • Employees screened daily and wear masks

Healthcare

& Dental

  • Follow State of Tennessee Guidance

Gyms, Fitness, and Recreation

  • Metro Parks may reopen community centers, golf course clubhouses, museums, Sportsplex and nature centers at 50% capacity.
  • Tennis courts are now open with social distancing.
  • Dog parks, basketball courts, playgrounds, sports and recreations leagues, skate parks and splash pads shall remain closed.

Museums & Attractions 

  • Open at 1/2 capacity 
  • Employees screened daily and required to wear face masks 
  • Interactive exhibits closed
  • Arcades closed
  • Tours closed 

Day Camps

  • Buses run at 1/2 capacity 
  • Employees screened daily and required to wear face masks 
  • Cafeterias closed; packed or box lunches only 
  • No overnight camps 

Large Sports & Entertainment Venues

  • Closed

If there is positive improvement/stability of metrics for 14 days, move to Phase Three

If there is a significant decrease of metrics, go back to Phase Two

PHASE THREE

All Residents

  • Age 65+ and high-risk stay at home
  • Work from home If possible
  • Wear masks in public
  • Nonresidential K-12 schools can reopen
  • Gathering size to be determined (including but not limited to events, meetings, weddings, etc.) 

Restaurants

& Bars Serving Food

  • Open at full capacity
  • Clean all surfaces after every use
  • Employees screened daily and required to wear face masks
  • Bars open at 1/2 capacity; no standing at bars
  • Live music permitted with proper social distancing

Socially-Driven Businesses

  • Open at 1/2 capacity
  • This includes: Bars, clubs, karaoke bars, tours, transportainment, live entertainment

Retail

Stores & Commercial Businesses

  • Open at full Capacity
  • Employees screened daily and required to wear face masks

Personal Care Services (Nail Salons, Hair Salons, Massage, Tattoo, Tanning etc.)

  • Open at full Capacity
  • Employees screened daily and required to wear face masks

Healthcare

& Dental

  • Follow State of Tennessee Guidance

Gyms & Fitness (ORDER 2)

  • Open at 3/4 capacity
  • Employees screened daily 
  • Limit use of shared equipment 
  • For aerobic activities, increase social distancing to 10 ft. 
  • Pools open at 3/4 capacity 
  • Sports facilities open 
  • Playgrounds open 
  • Recreation leagues open 

Museums & Attractions 

  • Open at 3/4 capacity 
  • Employees screened daily and required to wear face masks 
  • Interactive exhibits open 
  • Arcades open at 1/2 capacity 
  • Tours open 1/2 capacity 

Day Camps

  • Buses run at full capacity 
  • Employees screened daily and required to wear face masks 
  • Cafeterias closed; packed or box lunches only 

Large Sports and Entertainment Venues

  • Closed

If there is positive improvement/stability of metrics for 14 days, move to Phase Four

If there is a significant decrease of metrics, go back to Phase Three

PHASE FOUR

All Residents

  • Age 65+ and high-risk stay home
  • Work from home is optional
  • Wearing masks is optional, but recommended
  • Nonresidential K-12 schools can reopen
  • Gatherings sizes to be determined

Restaurants

& Bars Serving Food

  • Open at full capacity
  • Clean all surfaces after every use
  • Employees screened daily
  • Employees wearing masks is optional, but recommended
  • Bar areas open at full capacity

Socially-Driven Businesses 

  • Open at full capacity
  • This includes: Bars, clubs, karaoke bars, tours, transportainment, live entertainment

Retail

Stores & Commercial Businesses

  • Open at full capacity
  • Employees screened daily
  • Employees wearing masks is optional, but recommended

Personal Care Services (Nail Salons, Hair Salons, Massage, Tattoo, Tanning etc.)

  • Open at full capacity 
  • Employees wearing masks is optional, but recommended

Healthcare

& Dental

  • Follow State of Tennessee Guidance

Gyms & Fitness (ORDER 2)

  • Open at full capacity 
  • Clean equipment after every use
  • Employees screened daily
  • Employees wearing masks is optional, but recommended
  • Pool open at full capacity
  • Sports courts open 

Museums & Attractions 

  • Open at full capacity 
  • Employees screened daily and required to wear face masks 
  • Interactive exhibits open
  • Arcades open
  • Tours open 

Day Camps

  • Buses run at full capacity 
  • Employees screened daily and required to wear face masks 
  • Cafeterias open
  • Overnight camps open 

Large Sports and Entertainment Venues

  • Open at full capacity
  • Employees screened daily
  • Employees wearing masks is optional, but recommended

There is a probability that Nashville will experience continued outbreaks of COVID-19 that will force us to revert to earlier phases of the plan.

The more that Nashville residents and businesses follow each phase of the plan carefully, the more we will stay on track and the faster we will get back to business safely.