DAILY METRO COVID19 PRESS UPDATE FOR 03/24/20
Contact Name: Chris Song
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: March 24, 2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Mayor John Cooper’s office issued the following announcements on Metro’s citywide coronavirus (COVID-19) monitoring and response efforts in coordination with area hospitals, healthcare providers, and other community partners:
METRO PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Metro Public Health Department officials announced today a total number of 253 confirmed cases of coronavirus COVID-19 in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 69 cases in the past 24 hours. Of the confirmed cases, one patient has died from complications due to the Coronavirus. Four others remain hospitalized. 29 people have recovered from the virus. The remaining 219 cases are self-isolating at home and have mild and manageable symptoms.
Total number of Cases: 253
Number of Cases confirmed today: 69
Cases by sex
Total Cases by age
|Total active cases||223|
Health officials remind everyone to take steps to stop the spread of germs like COVID-19. These include:
- Practice social distancing as defined by the CDC. Do not gather in groups larger than 10.
- Stay at home, unless leaving your home is absolutely necessary because you have medical needs or are an essential workers.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
- Don’t touch the T-zone of your face: your eyes, nose or mouth.
- Stay away from others in your home if you are sick.
Music City Bandwidth
Nashville is known for the live music scene and while our current circumstances are keeping us off Broadway, we are still the same Music City. From their homes to yours, Nashville artists and local music venues are livestreaming concerts so you can still feel the music – safely at home. See which upcoming concerts you can tune into here: https://www.visitmusiccity.com/things-to-do-in-nashville/events/upcoming-concerts
COURTS & OFFICES
Office of Assessments
Nashville and Davidson County Assessor of Property Vivian Wilhoite has closed the Office of Assessments through Friday, April 3.
Assessor Wilhoite encourages constituents who have questions or comments about their property and property values to reach out via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 615-862-6080.
Metro Office of Family Safety
The Metro Office of Family Safety will continue to assist victims of interpersonal violence at Nashville’s Family Safety Center at 610 Murfreesboro Pike for in-person Order of Protection assistance and assistance by phone for other advocacy needs. Distancing precautions will be taken for the safety of all clients and staff.
Davidson County Juvenile Court and Juvenile Court Clerk’s Office
The Davidson County Juvenile Court office will operate under the emergency docket schedules until at least Monday, April 13. All other matters will be reset to a later date.
The courthouse, including the Clerk’s office, will close daily at 3:30 p.m.
The court will continue to operate detention and preliminary hearing dockets. The preliminary hearing docket will occur each Monday through Friday at 9:00 a.m. The detention docket will occur each Monday-Friday at 1:00 p.m. All emergency matters shall be consolidated onto those dockets.
The child support contempt dockets in which a respondent is incarcerated shall continue to occur each Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. In addition, any motions for release filed by incarcerated respondents relating to child support shall be consolidated onto those Tuesday dockets.
Any delinquency case that involves a juvenile currently in detention remains on as presently scheduled. Trials for those juveniles in detention will occur as scheduled. Any youths currently in detention and on for settlement will be handled by their counsel and the assistant DA in conjunction with the individual magistrate assigned to the case.
The Juvenile Court Clerk’s Office will remain open for the filing of petitions. They will work with the court to determine when to schedule non-emergency petitions.
Tennessee Department of Labor
Comprehensive American Job Centers’ hours will be extended from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24th. Affiliate centers will maintain regular hours and support affected workers through telephone and electronic means.
All hands will be on deck to expedite the UI payments.
If you have inquiries from employers regarding how to fill mass claim for their employees, please direct them to: https://www.tn.gov/workforce/covid-19/employers.html
Direct constituents to: https://www.tn.gov/workforce/covid-19/employees.html
Metropolitan Clerk’s Office
The Metro Clerk’s Office is committed to the health and safety of the community. In accordance with these considerations, the office has adjusted procedures.
The Clerk’s Office will no longer be available for face to face customer service.
Public records requests should be submitted online at hub.nashville.gov by selecting the “Public Records Request” icon. These requests will continue to be processed in accordance with our routine practices.
Commercial solicitation practices are suspended at this time under the Metropolitan Department of Health Order No. 3, Safer at Home.
For immediate assistance, please call 615-862-6770.
Davidson County Clerk’s Office
Both the Main Office and Green Hills branch of the Davidson County Clerk’s Office will be closed until further notice.
Customers are encouraged to renew their motor vehicle registration (tags) online or by mail. For more information, please visit www.nashvilleclerk.com.
The Nashville Financial Empowerment Center offers free one-on-one financial counseling over the phone to Davidson County residents. They can counsel you on navigating the financial aspects of uncertain times with professional experience and access to outside resources. Schedule a phone session by calling 615-748-3620 or visiting fec.nashville.gov.
Guide to File for Unemployment – COVID-19
The U.S. Small Business Association is providing disaster loan assistance for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. If you are in need of assistance, you can apply here.
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