Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2020-12-14 10:11:00 –
Nashville, Tennessee (WSMV)-Metro Social Services will open a frigid shelter on Monday night.
The Metro Overflow Shelter will be open from 7 pm to 7 am on Tuesday at Nashville Fairgrounds at 500 Wedgewood Avenue. People with pets are also welcome.
The shelter is in the same complex as the Fairgrounds Social Distance and Isolation Shelter, but in a separate building. There is a sign to get to the correct entrance. Bus passengers can access the shelter from the Norensville Road side of the complex.
Volunteers should call the Overflow Shelter Coordinator and ask if there is space before someone is dropped off at the shelter. Once the capacity is reached (250-300), people will have to look for shelter on a Nashville rescue mission.
Volunteers should time their drop-offs after 7 pm so that people can observe their social distance while waiting for a COVID health check. Volunteers should ask for symptoms before transferring to a shelter and let them know that they will be asked to go to a quarantine shelter if they have symptoms at the shelter. Those who are symptomatic will be given the option to undergo a COVID test and stay at the trade fair until the test results are available. People need to observe social distances and wear face masks.
Nashville’s Cold Community Response Plan is available online.
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