5 Nashville-area coronavirus stories readers should know

Eric Paslay performs at the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage on June 8 during the 2018 CMA Music Festival in downtown Nashville. (Courtesy Country Music Association)
Eric Paslay performs at the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage on June 8 during the 2018 CMA Music Festival in downtown Nashville. (Courtesy Country Music Association)

Eric Paslay performs at the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage on June 8 during the 2018 CMA Music Festival in downtown Nashville. (Courtesy Country Music Association)

Find recent Nashville-area stories regarding the ongoing coronavirus pandemic below.

Tennessee sees 148% increase in unemployment insurance claims during week ending March 28; nationwide claims up 100%

As the coronavirus pandemic continues and businesses lay off their employees, more Americans are filing claims for unemployment insurance.

As coronavirus outbreak keeps residents at home, Nashville-area gardening expert shares tips for spring season

With local and statewide safer-at-home orders now in place, many residents in the Greater Nashville area are spending more time at home to prevent the spread of coronavirus.



For local residents with green thumbs—or even those who feel inspired to become first-time gardeners—there are several ways to prepare for the spring gardening season.

Belle Meade Police Department launches delivery service for seniors, vulnerable residents

In an effort to assist senior citizens and others who may be more vulnerable to coronavirus, the Belle Meade Police Department has launched a pickup and delivery service available to qualifying residents.

Metro Nashville Public Schools begins distributing laptops to seniors

Due to the extended school closures through at least April 24, Metro Nashville Public Schools began distributing laptops on March 31 to high school seniors who need access to online resources.

CMA Fest canceled for 2020, expected to return in 2021

Officials with the Country Music Association announced March 31 its annual CMA Fest, originally scheduled for June 4-7, will not be held this year due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in the region.

Nola Z. Valente, Danica Smithwick, Wendy Sturges, Jen Para and Dylan Aycock contributed to this report.

Community Impact staff



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If state health officials determine additional hospital capacity is needed in Middle Tennessee, the alternate site will allow space for 67 beds. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Tennessee preps alternate care site in Nashville to increase COVID-19 hospital capacity in region

If state health officials determine additional hospital capacity is needed in Middle Tennessee, the alternate site will allow space for 67 beds.

Here are the coronavirus updates to know today. (Community Impact staff)
Coronavirus cases in Tennessee rise by 373 in 24 hours

More than 6,000 people have been tested over the past 24 hours, according to the Tennessee Department of Health.

The city of Franklin is considering delaying four different capital improvement projects based on priority rankings from the Board of Mayor and Aldermen after a presentation from City Administrator Eric Stuckey was given to the board at its May 26 work session. (Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)
Franklin BOMA considers delaying certain capital improvement projects

The city of Franklin is considering delaying four different capital improvement projects based on priority rankings from the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.

Here are the latest coronavirus updates from the Tennessee Department of Health. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Coronavirus cases in Tennessee rise by 341 in 24 hours

Nearly 410,000 tests have been conducted statewide as of May 27.

Construction on I-440 in Nashville is set to wrap up this summer. (Courtesy Fotolia)
ROAD CLOSURE: I-440 at I-65 ramp in Nashville to close May 29-June 1

Construction on I-440 in Nashville is set to wrap up this summer.

The preliminary results of a traffic study for the Cool Springs area was presented to the Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen at its May 26 work session, identifying potential areas for future improvement to roadways to combat traffic congestion. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Cool Springs traffic study indicates areas for improvement

The preliminary results of a traffic study for the Cool Springs area was presented to the Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen at its May 26 work session.

Metro Nashville Public Schools will offer its summer learning program in an online-only format this year as a result of COVID-19. (Courtesy Pixabay)
Virtual summer learning and more: News from Nashville

Read the latest news from Community Impact Newspaper's coverage of the Nashville area.

Cycle Bar offers bike rentals and virtual classes. (Courtesy Sharon Thompson)
Cycle Bar in Franklin adapts to offer mix of in-person, virtual classes

Cycle Bar Franklin Owner Sharon Thompson said she is working to make sure customers feel comfortable as gyms and fitness studios reopen locally.

 (Community Impact staff)
Coronavirus cases in Tennessee rise by 462 in 24 hours

Cases numbers rose by 2.2% since May 24.

The Mall at Green Hills reopened to the public in mid-May. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)
ROUNDUP: Businesses reopen in Metro Nashville

Here are three updates on the reopenings of Nashville businesses, including Nordstrom in The Mall at Green Hills.

(Graphic by Community Impact Newspaper)
Coronavirus cases in Tennessee rise by 356, surpassing 20,000 total cases

More than 380,000 tests have been conducted statewide.