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Community Notice: Metro Social Services Will Open Extreme Cold Weather Shelter
Cold Weather Overflow Shelter will open for those needing shelter
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 22, 2021) – Metro Social Services will open an extreme cold weather shelter Friday January 22, 2021.
The Extreme Cold Weather Overflow Shelter will open at 7pm Friday at the Nashville Fairgrounds located at 500 Wedgewood Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203.
The shelter will remain open until Saturday at 7 am. People with pets are welcome at the Cold Weather Overflow Shelter.
The shelter is in the same complex as the Social Distancing and Isolation shelters at the Fairgrounds but in a separate building. There will be signage for people to go to the correct entrance. (People who utilize the bus can access the shelter from Nolensville Road).
Volunteers are requested to call the Overflow Shelter Coordinator and ask whether there is space before anyone is dropped off at the shelter. Once capacity is reached at 250-300 people, people must seek shelter at Nashville Rescue Mission (which should be the primary destination).
We ask volunteers to time drop-offs after 7 pm to ensure that people can observe social distancing while waiting to get their COVID health checks.
Also, please ask people for symptoms before transporting them to the shelter and let them know that they will be asked to go to the Isolation Shelter if they display any symptoms at the shelter. People will then be given the option to get a COVID test and to remain at the Nashville Fairgrounds until they have test results. People will always be required to observe social distancing and wear a face mask.
Friday, January 22 – Saturday January 23
7:00 pm – 7:00 am
500 Wedgewood Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203
You can find more information about the Nashville Cold Weather Community Response plan on this web site.