Thousands of Christians gathered for a concert led by worship leader Sean Feucht in downtown Nashville on October 11, with The Tennessean reporting the crowd was “packed together and largely maskless.”
Feucht, who describes himself online as a “missionary, musician, artist, speaker, author, activist, and the founder of multiple worldwide movements,” said local police estimated that over 9,000 people were in attendance.
The Tennessean said officials had not confirmed if the event was authorized. However, city health officials have been urging residents “to wear a mask when you can come into contact with others, give other people extra space.”
The Metro Public Health Department in Nashville reported on October 11 170 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19, increasing the number of active cases to 1,243. Metro Nashville leaders voted on October 7 to increase enforcement of the county’s mask mandate, local media reported.