Democratic Nashville Mayor John Cooper announced Thursday that the city is placing a ban on both indoor and outdoor gatherings of more than eight people during the week of Thanksgiving.
Cooper explained during his weekly news briefing the city’s new “Rule of 8,” which goes into effect Monday and limits gatherings to eight people “whether you are at a restaurant or your backyard,” according to the mayor’s office.
Limit public and private gatherings to 8 people. Record COVID hospitalizations are straining hospitals. Restricting social contacts is critical to stopping the spread of COVID. Please reconsider any plans to gather with people outside of your household, including Thanksgiving. pic.twitter.com/FmGklCf8FU
— Mayor John Cooper (@JohnCooper4Nash) November 19, 2020
“The virus does not care whether you’re in a public space or private space, so we need to be just as good in private as we are in public,” Cooper said.
“The Rule of 8 needs to be our guide as we