Specific Business Type

As the Metro Nashville Davidson County government and the State of Tennessee remove or amend Safer at Home orders, here is guidance specific to your business on how to reopen safely. Check back often for additional specific business information.

Close Contact Services – Hair, Nail, Spa, Massage, Tattoo

The state of Tennessee has created Tennessee-specific guidance for close contact businesses. If your business is located outside of Nashville-Davidson County, please consult the Tennessee-specific guidance first and match any other guidance to the Tennessee-specific guidance.

State of Tennessee’s Reopening Plan – Tennessee Pledge

Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals’ Back to Practice Resources

Professional Beauty Association’s Back-to-Work Guidelines

International Spa Association’s Reopening Checklist

Association of Professional Piercers Response & Recovery Protocols

Free Nail Industry Relaunch Webinars – click link to send email for more info

Metro Nashville-Davidson County Phase Two Guidance for Close Contact Personal Care & Appearance Services

Construction Sites

The state of Tennessee has created Tennessee-specific guidance for construction sites. If your business is located outside of Nashville-Davidson County, please consult the Tennessee-specific guidance first and match any other guidance to the Tennessee-specific guidance.

State of Tennessee’s Reopening Plan – Tennessee Pledge

OSHA Guidance for Construction Workforce

Exercise Facilities

The state of Tennessee has created Tennessee-specific guidance for exercise facilities. If your exercise facility is located outside of Nashville-Davidson County, please consult the Tennessee-specific guidance first and match any other guidance to the Tennessee-specific guidance.

State of Tennessee’s Plan Reopening Plan – Tennessee Pledge

Metro Nashville-Davidson County Phase Two Guidance for Exercise Facilities

Healthcare Providers

By an executive order 30 issued by Governor Lee, the State guidance for healthcare and dentistry facilities will apply statewide, including in Davidson County. All healthcare and dentistry offices should follow the Tennessee-specific guidance first and match any other guidance to the Tennessee-specific guidance.

American Dental Association’s Return to Work Toolkit

Joint Roadmap for Resuming Elective Surgery after COVID-19 Pandemic

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
  • American Hospital Association

CMS Recommendations for Re-opening Facilities to Provide Non-emergent Healthcare

CDC Dental Settings Guidance During COVID-19

CDC Healthcare Facility Guidance During COVID-19

Metro Nashville/Davidson County’s Roadmap for Reopening Nashville

State of Tennessee’s Reopening Plan – Tennessee Pledge

AMA’s COVID-19: A physician practice guide to reopening

Hotels and Lodging

The state of Tennessee has created Tennessee-specific guidance for hotels and lodging. If your business is located outside of Nashville-Davidson County, please consult the Tennessee-specific guidance first and match any other guidance to the Tennessee-specific guidance.

State of Tennessee’s Reopening Plan – Tennessee Pledge

American Hotel & Lodging Association’s FAQs for Planning for the Return of Occupancy

Houses of Worship

Metro Nashville-Davidson County has created guidance for houses of worship within Nashville-Davidson County. If your house of worship is located in Nashville-Davidson County, please consult the Metro Nashville-Davidson County-specific guidance first and match any other guidance to the Metro Nashville-Davidson County-specific guidance. Metro asks that, if you have questions about your house of worship, please read the guidance first and then use the link at Roadmap for Reopening to submit questions.

Tennessee - The Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives: Guidance for Gathering Together in House of Worship

Georgia Baptist Mission Board’s Basic Guide for Returning to Church

Wisconsin Council of Churches’ Returning to Church Guidance

Metro Nashville-Davidson County Houses of Worship Guidance

Manufacturing

The state of Tennessee has created Tennessee-specific guidance for manufacturing. If your business is located outside of Nashville-Davidson County, please consult the Tennessee-specific guidance first and match any other guidance to the Tennessee-specific guidance.

State of Tennessee’s Reopening Plan – Tennessee Pledge

Manufacturer & Business Association’s Five Steps to Workforce Recovery

Manufacturer & Business Association’s Reopening a Business After the Coronavirus Shutdown

CDC’s Guidance for the Manufacturing Workforce

OSHA Guidance for the Manufacturing Workforce


Office Environments

The state of Tennessee has created Tennessee-specific guidance for office buildings. If your business is located outside of Nashville-Davidson County, please consult the Tennessee-specific guidance first and match any other guidance to the Tennessee-specific guidance.

State of Tennessee’s Reopening Plan – Tennessee Pledge

Common Sense Guide to Returning to the Office

Plante Moran’s Back to the Office Tips

Building Owners and Managers Association’s Preparing Buildings for Re-Entry Amid COVD-19

Recreation

Bowling alleys, arcades, climbing gyms, water sports, golf course driving ranges, mini-golf, shooting ranges, dance classes

The state of Tennessee has created Tennessee-specific guidance for recreation facilities. If your business is located outside of Nashville-Davidson County, please consult the Tennessee-specific guidance first and match any other guidance to the Tennessee-specific guidance.

State of Tennessee’s Reopening Plan – Tennessee Pledge

Restaurants

Metro Nashville-Davidson County has created guidance for restaurants within Nashville-Davidson County. If your restaurant is located in Nashville-Davidson County, please consult the Metro Nashville-Davidson County-specific guidance first and match any other guidance to the Metro Nashville-Davidson County-specific guidance. Metro asks that, if you have questions about your restaurant, please read the guidance first and then use the link at Roadmap for Reopening to submit questions.

State of Tennessee’s Reopening Plan – Tennessee Pledge

Metro Nashville-Davidson County Roadmap for Reopening Restaurant Guidance

National Restaurant Association’s Reopening Guidance

Guidance from National Restaurant Association’s Food Safety Focus Department

Ecolab’s Hospitality Resource Guide

Metro Nashville-Davidson County Phase Two Guidance for Restaurants and Bars Serving Food

Retail

Metro Nashville-Davidson County has created guidance for retail within Nashville-Davidson County. If your retail is located in Nashville-Davidson County, please consult the Metro Nashville-Davidson County-specific guidance first and match any other guidance to the Metro Nashville-Davidson County-specific guidance. Metro asks that, if you have questions about your retail, please read the guidance first and then use the link at Roadmap for Reopening to submit questions.

State of Tennessee’s Reopening Plan – Tennessee Pledge

Metro Nashville-Davidson County Roadmap for Reopening Retail Guidance

National Retail Federation’s Operation Open Doors Checklist

Retail Industry Leaders Association’s Blueprint for Shopping Safe

Kroger’s Guidance and Resources

OSHA Guidance for Retail Workers

Metro Nashville-Davidson County Phase Two Guidance for Retail and Commercial Businesses

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Disclaimer

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 CDC, Tennessee Department of Health and the Metro Nashville/Davidson County Health Department and any applicable federal or regulatory rules. Metro’s Covid-19 Response page is the best source for Metro guidelines. It also contains a dashboard to monitor Metro’s indicators for determining the pace of reopening.

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