Nashville Public Library closes all 21 locations amid COVID-19 concerns

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – All 21 Nashville Public Library locations will be closed from March 16th at 6 PM, until Monday, April 6th at 9 AM.

If you have library items checked out, pickup and return dates will be extended to April 20th.

The NPL’s online catalog with eBooks, eAudiobooks, and other digital resources — like free learning with and thousands of streaming songs, movies, and TV shows, will be available during the shutdown.

Most patients with COVID-19 have a mild respiratory illness including fever, cough and shortness of breath. The Tennessee Department of Health strongly encourages Tennesseans to wash your hands often with soap and water and to not touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.

The CDC recommends that organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 10 people or more throughout the United States.

High-risk individuals are defined as adults over 60 years old or people of any age with serious chronic medical conditions such as: Heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease.

The Tennessee Department of Health offers a COVID-19 Public Information Line at 877-857-2945, with information available daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Central Time.

Stay with News 2 for continuing coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic.


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