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Nashville bars to open again, but with sharp limits on crowd size

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  Nashville Mayor John Cooper said Thursday that city health officials will allow Metro so-called limited service bars to reopen.

 

Cooper closed the city’s bars in early July as the number of new COVID-19 infections began to surge.

 

The mayor told reporters during his Thursday morning press conference that limited food service bars will be allowed to open beginning Monday to serve 25 or fewer patrons at a time.

 

Most other health emergency restrictions remain in place at current levels.

 

Last week the running average of confirmed new infections dropped below 200 cases in Metro for the first time since late June. However, some metrics remain high, including New Cases per 100K Residents, hospital floor bed capacity, hospital ICU bed capacity and the city’s 7 day Positive Test Rate.

 

A total of 161 new cases of COVID-19 were reported citywide over the past 24 hours. A total of 210 Nashvillians have died of COVID-19 related complications.

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