ROUNDUP: Economic reopening plans and more stories from the Nashville area

Mayor John Cooper plans to extend the city's safer-at-home order through May 1. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)
Mayor John Cooper plans to extend the city's safer-at-home order through May 1. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)

Mayor John Cooper plans to extend the city's safer-at-home order through May 1. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)

Here are five recent updates from the Nashville area on coronavirus cases, reopening the economy and more.

Nashville Mayor John Cooper plans to extend safer-at-home order through May 1

Metro Nashville Mayor John Cooper announced at a press conference April 21 that he will likely extend the city's safer-at-home order through May 1 to help limit the spread of coronavirus in the region. The order is set to expire April 24.

DATA: Deaths, recoveries, active cases, age groups, tests completed in Tennessee

Since the first case of coronavirus in Williamson County was identified March 5, positive cases have continued to rise throughout Tennessee, with over 7,200 identified statewide as of April 20, according to the Tennessee Department of Health.



Tennessee Department of Education issues guidance for holding virtual, in-person graduation ceremonies

With schools closed statewide for the remainder of the academic year, the Tennessee Department of Education released guidelines April 23 for districts planning to hold virtual or in-person graduation ceremonies.

Vanderbilt Medical Center reports fewer trauma victims under coronavirus lockdown

The adult trauma unit at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center is expected to admit 65% fewer patients in April from motor vehicle accidents compared to last April, according to a release.

Tennessee restaurants, retailers to open at 50% capacity next week

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced during an April 23 press conference that restaurants and retail locations in most counties across the state will be allowed to reopen next week following several weeks of closures.

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