Nashville citizens report thousands of potential lockdown violations
Between March 29 and May 28, residents of Nashville, Tennessee submitted 3,748 reports of potential violations of the Safe at Home order, including locations such as restaurants, parks, churches, and funeral homes, and violations such as promoting live music while it was prohibited, or failing to wear a mask correctly. By May 11, the Metro Public Health Department had yet to issue a single citation, instead viewing complaints as an opportunity to educate businesses and individuals about how to comply. The largest number of violations was reported for a mixed-use building address, near a park where homeless people gather. By May 28, 3,689 of the reports had been closed; the remaining group were mostly new reports from the last week. One restaurant was cited after repeated violations of the no dining-in rule.
Writer: Cassandra Stephenson
Publication: USA Today