Nashville officials: Report pandemic health restriction violations
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne) -- Nashville officials are urging Metro residents to report any business that fails to follow pandemic health restrictions as the city re-starts its economy this week.
Mayor John Cooper launched Phase One of his “Roadmap” to recovery Monday. Restaurants, retail outlets and medical practices are now allowed to operate under strict health guidelines.
Responding to reporter questions during his daily coronavirus briefing, Cooper urged residents to report any business that fails to follow restrictions.
Among the guidelines given special attention, failing to limit occupancy and failing to require staff to wear masks while in close contact with customers.
Officials noted businesses also have the right to decline service to customers who refuse to follow halth guidelines. However, they advised avoiding confrontations.
Mayor Cooper noted the city has tripled the size of its health enforcement staff and so will be able to respond to complaints promptly. He asked residents to call 311 or file a complaint online if they find a business out of compliance.