According to a press conference from Mayor Cooper on Thursday, Nashville will relax their COVID protocols beginning on March 1st.
Most notably, bars will now be open until 1am, have a capacity of 125 people per floor, and places like restaurants and museums will no longer have capacity limits. Additionally, outdoor gathering limits have been raised from 8 to 25 people, and events with Heath Department approval can have up to 1,000 people. Wedding capacity has also been increased to 125.
Mayor Cooper cites COVID numbers and the increase in vaccinations as the motivation for the change.
Restaurants, museums and attractions like the @NashvilleZoo can increase capacity to a level that maintains social distancing. There will no longer be a percentage restriction. (2/4)
Restaurants and bars can now have up to 125 people per floor and an increase in the seating limit at bar counters. Restaurants serving alcohol and bars must close by 1:00 AM. (4/4) More: https://t.co/En4xO1dfWB