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8 Nashville businesses cited for violating health emergency orders

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – Eight businesses were cited by the Metro Public Health Department for violating emergency orders connected to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Metro Public Health Department said the following businesses violated Executive Orders on 4 and 6 since June 15:

Sam's Place - Nipper's Corner - 15545 Old Hickory BLVD - Order 6Crow's Nest - 2221 Bandywood Drive - Order 4Smoothie King - 2803 Gallatin Pike - Order 4The Dogwood Nashville - 1907A Division St. - Order 4 and 6Sonic - 2787 Murfreesboro Pike - Order 4Papa John's Pizza - 2745 Lebanon PK - Order 4Subway - 2817 West End Ave, - Order 4Popeye's - 4023 Nolensville Pike - Order 4

There were 310 separate complaints that came in from concerned residents last week. Most of those complaints involved employees not wearing face masks, which is a requirement for reopening.

Under Executive Order 4, all employees and customers are advised to wear masks or face coverings in Nashville establishments. To read the full order, click here.

Metro Public Health Department Director Dr. Michael Caldwell said a common mistake made by employees is not wearing a face mask properly and allowing one's nose to be exposed.

Under Executive Order 6, all businesses must follow the reopening plan set out by the mayor. To read the full order, click here.

The Metro Public Health Department said they have previously cited 14 businesses on June 12 and 13 for "being out of compliance."

Last week, the Metro Beer Board has issued a five-day license suspension for Kid Rock’s Big Honky Tonk and Rock n' Roll Steakhouse, Moxy Nashville Downtown, Broadway Brewhouse (downtown location), and Nudies Honky Tonk.

Health officials said they will continue to "respond to complaints and issue citations to business establishments that are not in compliance."

During a court hearing, which has not been set, the cited businesses will be given a fine amount.

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