The Mt. Juliet community is strongly urged to stay at home, if at all possible, to prevent the spread and flatten the curve while adhering to all local & state restrictions related to COVID-19.
Order 17 - prohibits social gatherings of 10 or more people and also enacts the following provisions regarding restaurants, bars, and similar food and drink establishments:
- Establishments are to exclusively offer drive-thru, take-out, or delivery options to support families, businesses, and the food supply chain during this emergency.
- Establishments may sell alcohol by take-out or delivery (with the purchase of food) in closed containers to those who are age 21 and up.
Gyms and fitness/exercise centers or substantially similar facilities are to temporarily close and suspend in-person services until April 6, 2020. In the interim, these businesses are encouraged to pursue digital programming if possible. The order also pursues additional measures to keep vulnerable populations such as the elderly and those with underlying conditions safe.
- Visitation to nursing homes, retirement homes, and long-term care or assisted-living facilities is now limited to visits involving essential care only.
- Businesses are encouraged to enact policies that take extra steps to assist vulnerable populations by considering measures such as shopping hours exclusive from the general public.
Restaurants across Tennessee. including Mt. Juliet, are closed due to the ongoing pandemic, though many have continued to offer takeout, curbside pickup and delivery service.
Though by no means comprehensive, below is a list of Mt. Juliet restaurants offering those services. Due to the rapidly changing situation, please confirm with restaurants before ordering. If you work at a restaurant that is offering takeout, pickup or delivery service, fill out the following form to be included in this list:
The Nextdoor neighborhood social media application, a free online and smartphone app, has an interactive Help Map that shows where people in the community are in need and where those who can help are located. In an effort to bring resources to people in communities who are significantly more at risk of developing dangerous symptoms if they contract the coronavirus or are simply unable to leave their home during the pandemic, the neighborhood-focused social media app Nextdoor launched the Help Map, a feature designed to connect people in need with people who can help. The tool is a screenshot of your neighborhood and its resources. Members can add themselves to the map detailing the errands or support they can help the elderly and at-risk neighbors with. Users can offer essentially any type of free service from picking up groceries to mowing the lawn.
The police department will check on senior citizen participants once a day who register for the Call Check program. This program is available to City of Mt. Juliet residents who are 65 years of age or older. Every day a telephone call will be placed to a participant at a regularly scheduled time. These calls will take place between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. If the participant does not answer their first call, they will be tried two more times. If those calls go unanswered, additional calls will be made to notify an alternative person who is selected by the participant during program enrollment. This could be an adult child, a neighbor, or another loved one. The alternate will then be encouraged to check on the older adult program participant. The failure of the participant and alternate to answer may result in a Welfare Check by the police department.
We recommend all seniors use the program as a resource during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Senior Call Check phone lines are open M-F 8 am-5 pm. During these hours, seniors can call toll-free 615-754-3925 to register with Records Supervisor Richard Frankich. You can also register online here:
The City of Mt. Juliet has established a web form that allows individuals to report any activity or non-essential business operating in violation of COVID-19 orders in regards to physical distancing and precautions. You can submit the anonymous report here:
Local Testing Sites
Tennesseans should first call their usual source of care. If an assessment cannot be done in that location, individuals should call the assessment sites prior to going onsite. Most locations do a phone assessment to determine if an in-person assessment or test is needed. Most individuals, particularly those with mild or no symptoms do NOT need a test.
- Vanderbilt Health Walk-In Clinic - Mt. Juliet, 64 Belinda Parkway, Suite 200A, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122 | (888) 312-0847
- Vanderbilt drive up location at 2104 Dayton Ave, Nashville, TN 37210 | 888-312-0847
It is important that individuals and organizations are receiving updates regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) through credible information sources. Our website recommendations:
The Tennessee Department of Health has also created an information hotline that is available from 10 AM to 10 PM central daily: 1-877-857-2945