Daily Metro COVID19 Press Update for May 5
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 3,322 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 131 in the past 24 hours.
The confirmed cases range in age from 2 months to 99 years.
Five additional deaths were reported in Davidson County – a 71-year-old man, an 81-year-old man, a 76-year-old woman, a 65-year-old man, and a 62-year-old woman, all of whom had underlying health conditions.
A total of thirty-two (32) people have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. 1,630 individuals have recovered from the virus.
The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline was not operational on Monday, May 4, 2020 due to an electrical outage.
Total number of cases: 3,322
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 131
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- Total number of tests administered: 30,442
- Total positive results: 3,322
- Total negative results: 27,120
- Positive results as percentage of total: 10.9%
Health officials remind everyone to take steps to stop the spread of germs like COVID-19. These include:
- Practice social distancing as defined by the CDC (6 feet of distance from others). Do not gather in groups larger than 10.
- Wear a cloth face covering when in a community setting, especially in situations where you may be near people. These settings include grocery stores and pharmacies. These face coverings are not a substitute for social distancing.
- 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.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
Toolkit for Businesses During COVID-19 Pandemic
Metro Nashville has developed the following face-covering request signs as a free resource for business owners and operators. The signs, available in English and Spanish, should be placed at the entrance of all establishments.
Community Services, Food Distribution
Metro Nashville Public Schools will be distributing Second Harvest food boxes Wednesday, May 6, from 1-3 p.m., or while supplies last, at the following sites:
- Antioch High School: 1900 Hobson Pike, Antioch, TN 37013
- Glencliff High School: 160 Antioch Pike, Nashville, TN 37211
- Haywood Elementary School: 3790 Turley Drive, Nashville, TN 37211
- Hillwood High School: 400 Davidson Road, Nashville, TN 37205
- McGavock High School: 3150 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37214
- YMCA Camp Widjiwagan: 3088 Smith Springs Road, Nashville, TN 37013
Additionally, in partnership with the Office of Mayor John Cooper, MNPS, Metro Parks and Second Harvest, food boxes will be available at the following Community Centers on May 6 from 1-3 p.m., or while supplies last:
- Madison Community Center: 550 North Dupont Avenue Madison, TN 37115
- Hartman Community Center: 2801 Tucker Road Nashville, TN 37218
- Hermitage Community Center: 3720 James Kay Lane Hermitage, TN 37076
- Looby Community Center: 2301 Metro Center Blvd. Nashville, TN 37228
Beginning Thursday, May 7 food box distribution will be held every Thursday 5:30-7:30 p.m. (while supplies last)
- Pearl-Cohn and Westwood Baptist Church: 2510 Albion Street, Nashville 37208
Nashville Electric Service
This information is from 8:00 p.m. CST on 5/4/2020
- Number of Outages: 88,249
- Number of Customers Restored: more than 42,000
- Number of Customers Without Power at Storm’s Peak: 130,000, due to the severe wind event that moved through the entire NES service area
Additional updates (specific areas/# of poles, contract crews, etc.):
Nashville Electric Service and contract crews are working 14-hour shifts, around the clock, until power is restored. We have additional contract crews coming in from Virginia and Ohio to assist.
Crews are working to repair primary and main circuits before they can begin to repair smaller, individual outages.
Nashville Electric Service Outage Map
Metro Public Works
This information is from 6:30 p.m. CST on 5/4/2020
- Public Works currently has 13 crews out clearing downed trees and debris from the right of ways in the affected areas as of 5/4/2020.
- The department has received a total of 226 tree/debris calls since the storm occurred on Sunday evening, and Public Works crews have removed a total of 178 trees from the right of way.
- Public Works has a total of 48 tree calls pending as of 6:00 p.m. on 5/4/2020.
- 33 calls are waiting on Nashville Electric Service response to remove power lines from the downed trees.
- 55 traffic signals have been reported with Nashville Electric Service outages and are being inspected to see if power has been restored.
Metro Water Services
Metro Water Services (MWS) will begin scheduling and performing water taps and shutdowns, under certain conditions. Water taps or shutdowns that meet all the following criteria will be considered:
- Taps smaller than 2” - wet taps if the main material is ductile iron.
- Taps 2” and larger (direct and blind flange) - wet taps only and if:
- Ductile iron main.
- Looped system, not on one-way feed, unless in a new subdivision where no resident will be out of water.
- Nearest valves identified and operated within the last three (3) years
- Residential customers will not be without water.
- Critical customer will not be without water (hospital, nursing home, etc.).
Please make sure you meet the above criteria prior to submitting your request.
Metro Water Services also will begin scheduling backflow testing. Tap, shut down and backflow test requests should be sent to Mws.email@example.com and submitted one location per application.
Courts and Offices
Davidson County Assessor
Nashville and Davidson County Assessor of Property Vivian Wilhoite is extending the period of time the office will be closed to “walk-in” constituency services until May 29, 2020. The May 29 date is an extension from the previous May 1 date of closure.
Assessor Wilhoite encourages constituents to continue to leave messages on the office voice mail and send emails, both of which are checked and responded to daily by office staff. Assessor Wilhoite and staff have and will continue to respond expeditiously to inquiries provided to the Office of Assessments in the following ways:
Assessor Wilhoite also wants to inform property owners that requests to file formal appeals with the independent board of the Metropolitan Board of Equalization (MBOE) will begin May 20. Closer to the May 20 date, a dedicated telephone number for the Office of Assessments’ call center will be announced where property owners or their representatives may request a date for a Formal Appeal hearing with the MBOE or their hearing officers. The property owners or their representatives also will be given options of how they may appeal.
“As we continue to work to keep our community and staff safe as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic by extending our closure to walk-in constituency services, we will continue to process daily inquiries from property owners, provide information regarding the upcoming MBOE appeals process and work to meet critical statutory deadlines while working to re-open safely,” said Assessor Wilhoite.
For hearings and appeal proceedings previously scheduled with the State Board of Equalization, please at 615-401-7883 for updates on meetings and hearings.