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

On May 13, 2021, the Metro Public Health Department (MPHD) announced that the indoor mask order would expire on May 14, 2021. MPHD strongly recommends that masks be worn indoors in all public spaces where people are in close quarters for more than a few minutes, regardless of vaccination status, as also recommended by the CDC in light of the delta variant of COVID-19.

MDHA Update

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

As recommended by the CDC regarding areas of substantial or high transmission of COVID-19, wearing a face mask or covering is required by staff, residents and guests when inside all public areas of MDHA buildings, regardless of vaccination status.

COVID-19 Testing and Vaccinations 

MPHD continues to emphasize the importance of vaccination, as well as testing, when individuals are symptomatic, think they might have been exposed to COVID-19 or were in a high-risk setting. Free COVID-19 testing and vaccination are available through MPHD at two Drive-Thru Testing & Vaccine Clinics from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday to Friday:

The Drive-Thru Testing & Vaccine Clinics offer free PCR tests and both the two-dose Pfizer vaccine for those 12 and older and the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines for those 18 and older. Services are free, and no appointment is needed.

MPHD also offers multiple COVID-19 vaccination and testing pop-up events in various locations in Davidson County throughout the week. Click here for a calendar of community vaccination and testing events, or visit MPHD’s Facebook or Instagram.

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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