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Daily Metro COVID19 Press Update for April 4

4/4/2020
Chris Song

Mayor John Cooper’s office issued the following announcements regarding Metro’s citywide coronavirus (COVID-19) monitoring and response efforts in coordination with area hospitals, healthcare providers, medical colleges, and other community partners.

Metro Public Health Department

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today a total number of 856 confirmed cases of coronavirus COVID-19 in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 48 cases in the past 24 hours. The confirmed cases range in age from 2 months to 85 years.

Health officials have confirmed a total of six deaths in Davidson County.

Thirty (30) individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 remain hospitalized, and 121 individuals have recovered from the virus. The remaining cases are self-isolating at home and have mild and manageable symptoms.

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 415 calls on Friday, April 3, 2020.

Total number of Cases: 856

Number of Cases confirmed today: 48

Cases by sex

  • Male: 396
  • Female: 437
  • Unknown: 23

Total Cases by age

Age Group (years) Number of Cases
Unknown 80
0-10 14
11-20 44             
21-30 299
31-40 140
41-50 88
51-60 96
61-70 58
71-80 30
81+ 7
Total 856
Recovered 121
Deaths 6
Total active cases 729
  • Total number of tests administered: 8,684
  • Total positive results: 856
  • Total negative results: 7,828
  • Positive results as percentage of total: 9.9 %

Health officials remind everyone to take steps to stop the spread of COVID-19. These include:

  • Practice social distancing as defined by the CDC (6 feet apart). Do not gather in groups larger than 10.
  • Stay at home, unless leaving your home is absolutely necessary because you have medical needs or are an essential worker.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
  • Don’t touch the T-zone of your face: your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Stay away from others in your home if you are sick.

Utilities

Nashville Electric Service

Nashville Electric Service (NES) continues to monitor the directives set forth by Metro Nashville for essential businesses. To minimize traffic in our customer service lobby for health and safety reasons, NES is urging customers to pay their power bill by mail, phone, or online/electronically.

Beginning April 3, customers may pay their NES bills via drive-thru at the Enbright Credit Union Donelson location. Enbright is a long-time partner of NES. Be sure to follow the signs that will lead you to the correct drive-thru lane. An NES teller will be inside the building to manage your transaction. For customers who cannot pay by check or card, remote retail partners, like Kroger and Walmart, and the NES customer service lobby will be open with restrictions to adhere to social distancing.

NES Bill Pay Drive-Thru Location

Enbright Credit Union - Donelson
2340 Jackson Downs Blvd.

Enbright Credit Union Drive-Thru – Hours of Operation

  • Monday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Safer at Home: Ways to Pay Your NES Bill

  • NES E-bill – Receive and pay your bill online using your bank account by logging into My Account at nespower.com. Set up automatic payments with AutoPay. No fees ever.
  • One-Time Payment – Pay your bill by credit/debit card or bank account. No login required. You will need your NES account number. NES is covering the $2.25 processing fee until 5/31/2020.
  • Pay by Phone – Pay your bill by credit/debit card or bank account. You will need your NES account number. NES is covering the $2.25 processing fee until 5/31/2020.
  • Pay by Mail – Pay your bill by check or money order. Please include the bill stub with your payment in the envelope provided.
  • Automatic Transfer (NEAT) – Enable recurring payments so your account is automatically deducted every month. This program is separate from AutoPay with NES E-bill.

Courts and Offices

Metro Social Services

In the best interest of the health and well-being of our customers and staff, effective immediately, Metro Social Services will no longer see walk-in customers until further notice. Metro Social Services will see customers by appointment only. Please call 615-862-6432 for assistance.

Community Resources

U.S. Small Business Association (SBA) Disaster Loans

Small businesses and nonprofit organizations that have suffered economic injury as a result of COVID-19 can apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans of up to $2 million per applicant to help meet financial obligations and operating expenses which could have otherwise been met.

Interest rates for the loans are 3.75% for small businesses and 2.75% for nonprofit organizations. The loans can be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable or other bills that can’t be paid due to the disaster’s impact.

The Economic Injury Disaster Loans are administered and processed through the SBA. Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.

Applicants may also call the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance.

More than $1.9 million in disaster loans have been approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration for Davidson County businesses and residents with losses resulting from the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding on March 3, 2020. To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, applicants should register online at DisasterAssistance.gov.

The U.S. Small Business Administration encourages businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters to apply for a disaster loan before the May 4 deadline. Anyone in the declared counties in Tennessee with damages caused by the March 3 storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding should apply for the disaster recovery loan program.

Community Partners

Metro Arts Releases Additional Round of Artist Funds for Works that Connect, Inspire, Uplift Community 

The Metro Nashville Arts Commission’s (Metro Arts) Board of Commissioners today approved the reallocation of up to $50,000 in operational grant funds toward THRIVE awards to support artists and communities in Nashville and Davidson County.

Metro Arts created the THRIVE community arts funding program in 2014 to support artist-led projects that encourage cultural experiences, community investment and neighborhood transformation. While this year’s THRIVE budget has been disbursed, Metro Arts will fund this extra round of projects by reallocating a portion of its non-Metro unallocated operational grant funds.

News item: Metro Arts Releases Additional Round of Artist Funds for Works that Connect, Inspire, Uplift Community