TIMELINE: See how coronavirus has spread through Tennessee in just one month

See how coronavirus has spread through Tennessee in just one month with our interactive timeline. (Community Impact staff)
See how coronavirus has spread through Tennessee in just one month with our interactive timeline. (Community Impact staff)

See how coronavirus has spread through Tennessee in just one month with our interactive timeline. (Community Impact staff)

It has been one month since the first case of coronavirus was confirmed in Tennessee. Since then, numbers have risen rapidly, leading to the closure of schools and businesses across the state.

Click through the timeline below to see local officials have reacted as cases numbers continue to rise in the region.


By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


MOST RECENT

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.