A three-pronged crisis has put Nashville in its most difficult period ever, Mayor John Cooper said Tuesday in his State of Metro speech.
Metro Nashville is planning to open as many as five drive-thru coronavirus testing centers across the city. They’ve formed a partnership with local health providers, including St. Thomas Health, Meharry Medical College, Nashville General Hospital and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. As of Thursday, officials had counted 75 cases in Davidson County.
With the coronavirus outbreak casting its pall, Nashville’s Metro Council took precautions Tuesday night while conducting a sharply abbreviated meeting.
Metro Nashville leaders are bracing for a major economic hit. But during a briefing Monday, Metro Councilmember Bob Mendes, who leads the budget committee, said the city has enough cash to finish the fiscal year and continue its storm recovery efforts.
Tighter rules could be coming to the party vehicles that slowly circulate through downtown Nashville.