In an email to CNN, Nashville Mayor John Cooper announced that starting Friday the city would “revert” to “phase two with modifications."
“Our phase three has not been effective. We are going to go back to what we know is effective in slowing the spread of the disease," he said.
The modified plan, Cooper said, “is tailored on what we’ve learned through contact tracing investigations over the past several weeks."
“Four of our six health metrics for Reopening Nashville are green. Our transmission rate is yellow, between 1.03 to 1.16, but our 14-day rolling daily case average is red. Today’s new confirmed case count is 608, a record daily high for Davidson County. This means we have to respond as a community to get us back on track,” he said.
When talking about canceling the Fourth of July fireworks display, the mayor said, “It is clear that adding any public health risk is inappropriate for Nashville at this time. So, we’ve directed the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation to cancel its fireworks display on Saturday evening."