ROUNDUP: Metro Nashville coping with stay-at-home order

Human trials for new drugs could begin as soon as later this year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Human trials for new drugs could begin as soon as later this year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Human trials for new drugs could begin as soon as later this year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Here are five stories about how the Nashville community is adapting to restrictions and finding ways to stay connected amid the coronavirus outbreak.

City of Franklin renews state of emergency declaration, stay-at-home order

Franklin Mayor Ken Moore and City Administrator Eric Stuckey announced the renewal of the citywide state of emergency declaration and the stay-at-home order due to coronavirus concerns.

Nashville Jewish community prepares for Passover amid social distancing

April 8 marked the first night of Passover for members of the Jewish faith, but this year, Nashville's Jewish residents were not able to observe the holiday as they have in years past.



Southwest Nashville restaurants offering takeout Easter brunch and dinner

For those looking to eat local on Easter, many restaurants in the Southwest Nashville area are offering special meals available for takeout or delivery.

Studio Tenn in Franklin to hold virtual musical theater contest

Parents with children missing music and dance classes while schools are shut down can participate in a virtual music contest held by Studio Tenn, a nonprofit theater group in Franklin.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center working to find COVID-19 treatments

Officials with Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville are working with AstraZeneca to find antibody treatments that could protect people exposed to the coronavirus.

Alex Hosey, Dylan Skye Aycock and Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.

Community Impact staff



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Here are the latest coronavirus updates in Tennessee. (Community Impact Newspaper)
Coronavirus cases in Tennessee up 400 in 24 hours

Cumulative case numbers rose to more than 25,500 over the past 24 hours.

Protestors against racial inequality gathered in downtown Franklin on June 4, 2020. (Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)
Protesters against racial inequality gather in downtown Franklin on June 4

An event in support of ending racial inequality took place June 4 at 5 p.m. in the Public Square in downtown Franklin, where protesters gathered with signs reading "End white silence" and "Black Lives Matter."

Here are the latest coronavirus updates in Tennessee. (Community Impact Newspaper)
Coronavirus cases in Tennessee up by less than 300 in 24 hours

Cases statewide have passed the 25,000 mark.

The Williamson County Board of Commissioners plan to consider amending the county’s budget for FY 2019-20 to allow for more money for schools, parks and recreation, libraries and more at its June 8 meeting. (Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County Board of Commissioners to amend budget at June 8 meeting to allow more money for schools, facilities

The board plans to consider amending the county’s budget for FY 2019-20 to allow for more money for education parks and recreation, libraries and more at its June 8 meeting.

Franklin Mayor Ken Moore was nominated by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services for its Tennessee Hero recognition on June 3. (Courtesy city of Franklin)
Mayor Ken Moore nominated by state for Tennessee Hero recognition

Moore was nominated for his work in launching Find Hope Franklin and his initiatives in involving mental health and wellness in the Franklin community.

(Courtesy Evin Photography)
2020 Home Improvement Guide: Tips from a home organizer

If you're hoping to finish that spring cleaning to-do list before summer begins, here are some tips to get started.

(Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)
Rally planned in downtown Franklin for June 4

The event is intended to be peaceful, according to event organizers and the Franklin Police Department.

Construction on I-440 in Nashville is set to wrap up this summer. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
ROAD CLOSURE: I-24 at I-440 ramp in Nashville to close June 5-8

A second ramp closure will be in place overnight on June 4 and June 9-10.

 (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Coronavirus cases in Tennessee rise by 447 in past 24 hours

Cases of the coronavirus across the state are nearing the 25,000 mark.

Hundreds of Franklin residents overflowed from the corner of the First Missionary Baptist Church parking lot to listen to church leaders, educators, city officials and concerned citizens speak out against systemic racism across the country at a candlelight vigil held June 2. (Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)
Franklin community leaders speak out against racism at candlelight vigil

The Jesus and Justice Candlelight Prayer Vigil was held in remembrance of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and many more black Americans who were killed in recent weeks.

Here are the latest coronavirus updates for Tennessee. (Community Impact staff)
Cases of coronavirus in Tennessee rise by more than 800 cases in 24 hours

New cases reported June 2 shows one of the largest spikes of positive cases in recent weeks, according to data from the Tennessee Department of Health.