Nashville bars to remain closed through July 31

Mayor John Cooper announced July 14 that bars in Nashville will remain closed for at least another two weeks. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Mayor John Cooper announced July 14 that bars in Nashville will remain closed for at least another two weeks. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Mayor John Cooper announced July 14 that bars in Nashville will remain closed for at least another two weeks. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Mayor John Cooper announced July 14 that bars in Davidson County will remain closed until at least July 31, citing rising in COVID-19 cases in the county.

Cooper’s update on the status of bars reopening comes two weeks after announcing bars would close as part of a modified return to Phase 2 of economic reopening. Restaurant capacity has also been reduced from 75% to 50%.

According to public health data, 771 cases have been reported in Davidson County in the past 24 hours. While the city's overall positivity rate is 12.1%, public health officials announced that 18% of more than 14,000 residents tested over the last week received positive results.

"As we're testing more, and we are testing more, you would hope that the positivity rate would go down because we're testing more people," said Alex Jahangir, chair of the Metro Nashville Board of Health and Metro Coronavirus Task Force. "The virus is continuing to be rampant in our community."

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.


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

“By observing our public health orders, maintaining a safe social distance from one another and wearing a face covering whenever possible, we can limit the spread of the disease and help protect each other," Cooper said.


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