Nashville will be the next “HOT SPOT” for COVID-19 due to lack of social distancing and lack of people wearing masks at the various nightspots. This past weekend the bars and clubs were filled to capacity. The lines to get inside stretched around the block, again with no social distancing. This social challenge will be part of the change back to limiting service and hours according to the local Nashville City Staff.
“We are literally the laughing stock of the nation. I know we make money from tourism but to stay open and allow this kind of activity is so wrong. This is why we can’t have nice things,” comments Elissa Morris a member of the Nashville ‘Servers, Bartenders, and Restaurant Support Group.
Some of the more popular bars were filled and had long waiting lines including ‘Tootsie’s Orchard Lounge”, “Luke Bryan”, “Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row”, “Kid Rock’s Big Honky Tonk” and others were packed until 2:00 AM.
Nashville medical officials confirm that currently 20 to 30-year-olds are contracting coronavirus at a higher rate than older people.
The Mayor of Nashville ordered all bars to close until the end of July. Bars make the majority of their money from food can stay open, but only at half capacity.