COVID-19 Update From Mayor John Cooper 

Mayor John Cooper announced in April 2021, that beginning May 14, 2021, all COVID-19 capacity limitations in Nashville will be lifted. This step in reopening marked six weeks since the COVID-19 vaccine became available to all adults in Nashville. For the latest updates from Mayor Cooper and Metro’s coordinated response, visit

Update from the Metro Public Health Department Regarding Masks 

On May 13, 2021, the Metro Public Health Department (MPHD) announced that the indoor mask order would expire on May 14, 2021. The MPHD continues to strongly recommend wearing masks for those who are unvaccinated when in crowds, indoors and when unable to socially distance, as also recommended by the CDC.

MDHA Update

In alignment with the lifting of all COVID-19 restrictions in Davidson County and the guidance set forth by the MPHD and the CDC, all MDHA offices reopened to the public May 14, 2021. In addition, community rooms, playgrounds and basketball courts have reopened at MDHA properties.

Masks are still strongly encouraged to be worn by all MDHA staff, residents and guests at all times when inside common areas of MDHA buildings, especially by those who are not yet fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 Vaccinations 

All Davidson County residents age 12 and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine for free with no insurance needed. MPHD will continue to offer second doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the Music City Center Clinic through May 28. Walk-ins will continue to be served on a first-come, first-served basis at the clinic between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. until the clinic closes at the end of the day on May 28. Though the Music City Center Clinic closes at the end of May, MPHD will continue to offer appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine at the former Kmart site at 2491 Murfreesboro Pike. Both the two-dose Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and the single dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine are available for individuals to choose between at this site. Davidson County residents between the ages of 12 and 15 may receive the two-dose Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the drive-thru site at the former Kmart or at Recover Health at 1207 Jefferson St. Appointments are available at or by calling 615-862-7777.

Homebound Nashville residents may request an appointment through MPHD for a COVID-19 vaccine. Appointments are available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and can be made by calling 615-862-7777 or by emailing When emailing, please include name, address, email address, age and whether there is a home health agency affiliation. MPHD will follow up with a confirmed appointment time. A choice of the two-dose Pfizer or single-dose Johnson & Johnson will be available.

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