Metro Nashville police to begin enforcing city's mask order July 15, with dedicated teams on Broadway

The Metro Nashville Police Department will begin enforcing the city's mask mandate beginning July 15. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The Metro Nashville Police Department will begin enforcing the city's mask mandate beginning July 15. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The Metro Nashville Police Department will begin enforcing the city's mask mandate beginning July 15. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Following consultations with the Mayor's office and the Metro Public Health Department, Metro Nashville Police Department officers will begin actively enforcing the city's mandatory mask order on July 15, according to a news release.

Although the MNPD will enforce the order throughout the city, the department said it will have dedicated teams on Broadway from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m., as recent heat maps of active COVID-19 cases show a high concentration in downtown Nashville.

Individuals not in compliance with the order will be subject to a civil citation, which could result in a $50 fine, according to the release. Officials said those who refuse to sign civil citations will be subject to misdemeanor citations.

On June 28, Michael Caldwell, the Metro Nashville public health director, issued Public Health Order 8, requiring all residents to wear masks or facial coverings in public.

According to the health order, masks or face coverings must be worn in both indoor and outdoor public spaces but will not be required if one of the following conditions applies:



Officers began issuing citizen advisory notices in late June to individuals who are not wearing masks or face coverings in indoor and outdoor public spaces.

As of July 15, Davidson County has reported a total of 15,456 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, including 5,436 active cases. There have been 143 COVID-19-related deaths in Davidson County.


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