DAILY METRO COVID19 PRESS UPDATE FOR 05/19/20
Contact Name: Chris Song
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: May 19, 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.
METRO PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Metro Public Health Department officials announced today a total number of 4,390 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 230 in the past 24 hours.
A company that conducts lab testing was not able to electronically report for a time this weekend and, once they caught up, it resulted in the numbers being higher than usual today.
The confirmed cases range in age from 1 month to 99 years.
Three additional deaths were reported in Davidson County – an 83-year-old man, an 89-year-old woman and a 69-year-old woman. The man had underlying health conditions, but it is unknown if the two women had any underlying health conditions.
A total of forty-six (46) people have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. 2,975 individuals have recovered from the virus.
The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 255 calls on Monday, May 18, 2020.
Total number of cases: 4,390
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 230
Cases by sex
Total Cases by age
|Total active cases||1,369|
|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 germs like COVID-19. These include:
- Practice social distancing as defined by the CDC (6 feet of distance from others). Do not gather in groups larger than 10.
- Wear a cloth face covering when in a community setting, especially in situations where you may be near people. These face coverings are not a substitute for social distancing.
- Stay at home as much as possible. People over 65 years of age or whose health is at risk should remain at home unless absolutely necessary.
- 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.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
Metro Water Services
In compliance with Metro Water Services’ Pandemic Plan Phase 2, and to help protect the health of the community, additional modifications to work processes went into effect April 14, 2020. Metro Water Services wants to assure customers that it remains fully operational and the vital water services customers depend on are safe and available. Employees are working remotely and/or practicing social distancing (a minimum of 10′).
The Customer Service Center lobby, 1700 2nd Ave N., is closed. Customer Service representatives can be reached by calling 615-862-4600 or emailing MWS.email@example.com. All payment channels, except for the over-the-counter transactions, are available, including the outdoor kiosk.
Metro Water Services will not assess late fees or disconnect water services to any of our customers through the end of June.
Customers will be allowed to defer payment through the end of May by calling 615-862-4600. (Account balances that are deferred will be evenly spread out over a 12-month period.)
MWS Development Services (DS), 800 2nd Ave. S., also is closed to the public.
Courts and Offices
Davidson County Clerk’s Office
The main office and all branches of the Davidson County Clerk’s Office are open to the public. Please visit www.nashvilleclerk.com for more info.
Metro to Offer Free Cloth Masks to Public
The Metro Public Health Department (MPHD) has partnered with Hands on Nashville and will offer cloth masks at locations throughout Davidson County. Hands on Nashville volunteers and Metro Public Health Department staff will set up drive-thru centers at four Metro Parks community centers on May 22 and 23. Each person will receive two of the cloth masks. MPHD received 180,000 masks from Governor Bill Lee’s Unified Command.
- Friday, May 22, 2020
- 9:00 a.m.— 1:00 p.m. : Mask distribution at Hartman Park Community Center, Bellevue Regional Center, Madison Community Center and Smith Springs Community Center
- Saturday, May 23, 2020
- 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Mask distribution at Hartman Park Community Center, Bellevue Regional Center, Madison Community Center and Smith Springs Community Center
To learn more, click here.
Mayor John Cooper and Metro Council Minority Caucus to Host Webinar for Minority Community
Mayor John Cooper and the Metropolitan Council Minority Caucus will host a webinar for minority communities this Thursday, May 21, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
- Welcome: Sharon Hurt, Metro Council Member-At-Large
- Nuts and Bolts of Operating in the Age of Coronavirus: Michael Caldwell, MD, Director of the Metro Public Health Department
- Covid-19 Disparate Health Implications for Minority Communities: James Hildreth, Ph.D., MD, President, Meharry Medical College
- Staying Safe: Alicia Hall, MD, Family Medicine, Ascension/Saint Thomas
- State and Federal Funds: Rep. Harold Love, Representing Tennessee’s 58th District in the Tennessee General Assembly
- Q&A Session for webinar attendees
The webinar will be recorded and made available on the Metro website. Attendees can attend the webinar at the link below and using the following case sensitive password: Metro2020.
To view this month’s Roadmap for Reopening Nashville webinars and the toolkit for businesses, please visit the following link: https://www.asafenashville.org/business-toolkit/
Mayor John Cooper Signs Executive Order Requiring all Employees and Visitors to Metro Government Buildings to Wear Face Coverings
Mayor Cooper today signed Executive Order No. 7, which requires all employees and visitors to wear a face covering inside any building or indoor space that is owned, managed, or leased by the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County.
Metro employees working alone in their offices or workspaces are exempted from the requirements listed in the executive order. Also exempt from the order are:
- Children under the age of two;
- Older children who are unable to wear a mask properly or safely;
- Persons who would jeopardize their health or safety by wearing a face covering; and
- Persons who request an exemption based on individual circumstances.
Individuals visiting a Metro facility who do not have a face covering will be provided one, subject to availability. For more information about Executive Order No. 7, please visit covid19.nashville.gov.
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