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Mayor John Cooper Issues Statement Regarding Updated Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Guidelines in Nashville And Davidson County

Chris Song

Today, Mayor John Cooper released the following statement regarding the latest Metro Public Health Department (MPHD) coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) advisory for social distancing and gatherings:

“As Nashvillians continue to calmly heed the advice of our public health experts, I now urge everyone to carefully practice social distancing throughout our city – both for the sake of our entire community and particularly our neighbors who are most at risk of infection, including older adults and individuals with underlying medical conditions.

“As my administration works with state and federal officials and community partners to increase access to federal funding and testing capacity, I encourage everyone to take necessary precautions to prevent person-to-person spread. This includes postponing large public and private gatherings, encouraging teleconferencing and remote working, and taking all necessary precautions to protect employees, congregants, students, and all Nashvillians – especially our medically fragile residents.

“In addition to commonsense hygiene practices, social distancing is proving to be successful in helping to mitigate the spread of coronavirus in other countries and communities, and it is what our healthcare experts are advising at this pivotal moment. My administration will continue to closely monitor and respond to this ongoing situation throughout Davidson County, but everyone in our community has a part to play in protecting themselves and their neighbors.

“Through our community’s strength and resiliency, we will overcome the challenge of the coronavirus disease and continue rebuilding our devastated neighborhoods.”

Residents can stay up to date on the latest COVID-19 updates from the Mayor’s Office and MPHD at and by following Mayor Cooper’s social media channels below: