Reopening Resources for Hospitality Businesses Amid COVID-19

Updated Thursday, July 2
Nashville is scaling back its reopening timeline to revert back to a modified version of Phase 2 reopening. Restaurants may operate dine-in service at 50% but bars are now required to remain closed for 14 days (beginning July 2). Learn more here. We’ll continue to update with more information and let you know when we’re heading back into Phase 3 outlined below. 

Nashville enters Phase 3 COVID Reopening on Monday, June 22. Phase 3 includes the following guidelines:

  • Retail stores and commercial businesses can operate at 75% capacity
  • Residents encouraged to wear face coverings when leaving the house
  • Gatherings are recommended to be limited to 25 people or less
  • Close-contact businesses like salons and gyms can operate at 50% capacity
  • Camps can operate at full capacity while maintaining social distancing
  • Restaurants can offer dine-in services at 75% capacity
  • Bars can open at 50% capacity
  • Residents aged 65+ or those with underlying health conditions are encouraged to stay home
  • Anyone who can continue working from home is encouraged to do so
  • All metro parks and facilities are open
  • Event spaces and music venues can operate at 50% capacity or a maximum of 250 people
  • Schools and educational facilities may open with restrictions

Restaurants and bars reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic face federal, state and city regulations to ensure the safety of staff and patrons. We’ve created the following checklist to help you evaluate your requirements to reopening in Tennessee. Follow each step to make sure you’re successfully following protocol for your staff, facility and customers.

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