DAILY METRO COVID19 PRESS UPDATE FOR 04/02/20
Contact Name: Chris Song
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: April 2, 2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Mayor John Cooper’s office issued the following announcements regarding Metro’s citywide coronavirus (COVID-19) monitoring and response efforts in coordination with area hospitals, healthcare providers, medical colleges, and other community partners.
Amended and Restated Order 3 from the Chief Medical Director – Safer at Home Order
Dr. Michael C Caldwell, Chief Medical Director of Health, amended and restated the Safer at Home Order to protect the public health of the citizens of Nashville and Davidson County, to mitigate the impact of COVID-19, to flatten the curve, and to disrupt the spread of the virus, with the goal of saving lives and reducing strain on regional healthcare resources as much as possible.
The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 603 calls on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.
METRO PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Metro Public Health Department officials announced today a total number of 785 confirmed cases of coronavirus COVID-19 in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 112 cases in the past 24 hours. The confirmed cases range in age from one-month-old to 84-years-old. Health officials have confirmed the death of a 73-year-old man as the fifth person in Davidson County to have died after a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19. Twenty (20) others remain hospitalized and 95 people have recovered from the virus. The remaining cases are self-isolating at home and have mild and manageable symptoms.Of the 785 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 63 individuals who have tested positive are Davidson County healthcare workers.
Total number of Cases: 785
Number of Cases confirmed today: 112
Cases by sex
Total Cases by age
|Total active cases||685|
|Total number of tests administered||Total positive results||Total negative results||Positive results as percentage of total|
Health officials remind everyone to take steps to stop the spread of COVID-19. These include:
- Practice social distancing as defined by the CDC (6 feet apart). 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 worker.
- 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.
COURTS & OFFICES
Metropolitan Trustee’s Office
Metropolitan Trustee Parker Toler announced that the Office of the Trustee will be closed through Friday, May 1.
Property taxes may be paid online with a credit card or eCheck at http://www.nashville.gov/trustee or with a check or money order placed in the secure drop box located directly outside the Howard Office Building at 700 2nd Ave. S. The Trustee’s office asks residents to refrain from remitting cash payments at this time.
Further, Trustee Toler announced that the deadline to renew or apply for Tax Relief or Tax Freeze has been extended to Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Renewal vouchers for the Tax Relief and Tax Freeze programs may be mailed to the Trustee’s Office or placed in the secure drop box.
Tax payments may be mailed to P.O. Box 196358, Nashville, TN 37219.
Trustee staff will be available during normal business hours at 615-862-6330.
Davidson County Juvenile Court and Juvenile Court Clerk’s Office
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 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.
All other trials, appearances, settlement conferences and reviews will be continued. The court will notify counsel as to when those case will be reset for status.
Beginning Wednesday, April 1, WeGo Public Transit’s Riverfront Station will be closed until further notice.
This closure will not affect WeGo Star commuter train service, but it does mean the restrooms onsite at the station and the ability to purchase train tickets inside the building will no longer be accessible.
If customers need to purchase tickets, one-ride passes can be purchased via the ticket vending machine located at Riverfront Station; other train pass products can be purchased online at WeGoTransit.com.
NASHVILLE FARMERS’ MARKET
The Nashville Farmers’ Market will remain closed to the general public through Friday, April 3.
The Farmers’ Market is now offering parking lot pick-up for customers. Customers now have the ability to pre-order produce and goods for pick up at 900 Rose L Parks Market entrance.
Daily activities, including restaurant service, retail stores, farmers market operations, garden center retail and services, tours, classes, workshops and special events are suspended until Friday, April 3.
The community is encouraged to contact merchants directly to order grocery essentials by visiting https://www.nashvillefarmersmarket.org/news/tips-from-market.
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