Reopening Guide

As the Metro Nashville-Davidson County government (Metro) and the State of Tennessee (State) amend or lift Safer at Home orders, businesses have questions about if, when and how they can reopen. Businesses are also looking for guidance about how to reopen in a manner that keeps their employees, customers and the general public safe.


Executive Order No. 80 declares the end of statewide public health orders, ends the local authority to issue mask mandates in the 89 counties directed by the state health department, and maintains the state's access to federal funding. Shelby, Madison, Davidson, Hamilton, Knox, and Sullivan Counties are not impacted by this mask directive.


Nashville is currently in Phase 4 of the Roadmap for Reopening Nashville. As of 5 a.m. Friday, May 14, 2021, the Public Health indoor mask order was ended. Each individual business retains the right to set its own restrictions regarding the use of masks. 

The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Reopening Guide incorporates guidance provided by Metro specifically for Davidson County businesses and by the State for other counties, as well as best practices from industry associations. This information will help you reopen in a way that complies with state and local guidelines and guidance to protect your employees and customers.

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This site is intended for informational purposes only. The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce does not endorse or recommend any of the guidance or practices located on this site. Business owners should consult with their attorney to ensure compliance with local, state and federal requirements.  

In all cases, businesses should stay abreast of guidance from local and state health departments and follow all requirements provided by the CDCTennessee Department of Health and the Metro Nashville/Davidson County Health Department and any applicable federal or regulatory rules.

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