Will Cheek's Last Call Blog
Nashville enters Phase 3 beginning Monday June 22
Jun 19, 2020
Good news for Nashville restaurants and bars. Starting Monday, June 22, Nashville is entering Phase 3.
Bars areas at restaurants may open at 50 percent. Bars and clubs can also reopen.
There can be no parties of more than six people. No standing at the bar is allowed.
Let the arcades open! Arcade games, pool tables, foosball, darts, laser tag and other similar activities may open. Surfaces should be cleaned between each use. Cleaning supplies should be provided for customers to use.
This is our best advice for dancing. Dance floors are to be closed. It is okay for an occasional couple to get up and dance next to their table. A group of six or more dancing together is probably too much.
If large numbers of people are dancing, the band can always dial back the fun by playing a slow song and reminding people that we are in the middle of a pandemic.
We do not want the health department to have to completely ban all dancing. Take it easy, folks.
Restaurants must continue at 75 percent capacity. Initially, Phase 3 allowed restaurants to move to full capacity. Business owners explained to city officials that with proper social distancing, restaurants could not operate at 100 percent.
Under Phase 3, employees are to be screened daily and required to wear face masks, among other requirements. The complete Roadmap is here.