State preps to expand hospital capacity, plus four other Nashville updates

Gov. Bill Lee’s economic recovery group announced plans to lift capacity restrictions on restaurants and businesses in Tennessee as well as to reopen larger, noncontact attractions by May 22. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gov. Bill Lee’s economic recovery group announced plans to lift capacity restrictions on restaurants and businesses in Tennessee as well as to reopen larger, noncontact attractions by May 22. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)

Gov. Bill Lee’s economic recovery group announced plans to lift capacity restrictions on restaurants and businesses in Tennessee as well as to reopen larger, noncontact attractions by May 22. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)

Here are five recent updates from the Nashville area on businesses reopening, the path to economic recovery and more.

Capacity restrictions lifted from restaurants, retailers in Tennessee; large attractions can also reopen

Beginning May 22, restaurants and retail businesses throughout the state can reopen at full capacity while continuing to maintain safety practices outlined in the Tennessee Pledge,

Shalimar Fine Indian Cuisine in Green Hills to close at end of May

After three decades in Green Hills, Shalimar Fine Indian Cuisine will permanently close May 26 at 3711 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville.



Long road to economic recovery begins in Williamson County

Following Gov. Bill Lee’s announcement of the Tennessee Pledge on April 24, restaurants, businesses and local municipalities in Williamson County have begun work to reopen during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Tennessee preps alternate care site in Nashville to increase COVID-19 hospital capacity in region

Tennessee's COVID-19 Unified Command Group announced plans May 28 to establish an alternate care site at Nashville General Hospital to expand hospital capacity for the treatment of coronavirus patients.

Businesses slowly reopen according to Metro Nashville guidelines

After 53 days of being closed down, city officials allowed restaurants and retail businesses in Nashville to reopen May 11 at half capacity, initiating the phased reopening of the state’s largest economic area.

Dylan Skye Aycock and Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.