Metro Nashville orders 'transpotainment' vehicles to cease until end of July

In addition to bars, pedal taverns and other "transpotainment" vehicles regulated by the city must close through the end of July. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
In addition to bars, pedal taverns and other "transpotainment" vehicles regulated by the city must close through the end of July. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)

In addition to bars, pedal taverns and other "transpotainment" vehicles regulated by the city must close through the end of July. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)

Nashville Mayor John Cooper announced July 17 that "transpotainment" vehicles regulated by the city must stop operations through the end of July.

Citing rising COVID-19 cases in Davidson County, including a cluster of cases in the downtown area, Metro Public Health Director Dr. Michael Caldwell amended Public Health Order No. 9 to require pedicabs, pedal carriages and limousines to close.


Other "transpotainment" vehicles over 10,000 pounds are regulated by the state and are not under the authority of the city, according to Cooper.

Additionally, the amended order officially closes bars through at least July 31. In a press conference July 14, Cooper said bars would remain closed as part of a modified return to Phase 2 of economic reopening


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