ROUNDUP: Graduation dates, free masks and more Nashville-area news

The new window for graduations in Williamson County has been moved to July 16-19. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The new window for graduations in Williamson County has been moved to July 16-19. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The new window for graduations in Williamson County has been moved to July 16-19. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

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Williamson County Schools announces graduation dates for the class of 2020

After the postponement of graduation for high school seniors due to the coronavirus, Williamson County Schools announced the revised in-person graduation dates scheduled for July on May 6.

Tennessee reports 13,938 confirmed coronavirus cases, 239 deaths

The Tennessee Department of Health announced May 6 the number of cases of coronavirus statewide has risen to 13,938, an increase of 314 new cases reported since the previous day.



Where to get a free face mask in Williamson County

To help provide face coverings to residents, the Williamson County Health Department announced it will begin distributing free cloth masks at the Williamson County Agricultural Center. Residents can also receive a test for COVID-19 at no cost.

Freebirds World Burrito now closed in Green Hills

Freebirds World Burrito has permanently closed its location in Green Hills at 3800 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, according to the company’s website.

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



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New guidelines released by ICE require foreign students to take mostly in-person classes to stay in the U.S. on education visas. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
New U.S. guidelines require exchange students to take in-person classes this fall

The guidelines released by ICE require foreign students to take mostly in-person classes to stay in the U.S. on education visas.

The Tennessee General Assembly approved two tax-free weekends in 2020. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Tennessee will have two tax-free holiday weekends this summer

Mark your calendar for two tax-free holiday weekends later this summer.

Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Tennessee. (Community Impact staff)
Tennessee coronavirus cases rise by over 1,300 in 24 hours

The daily totals also include 665 cumulative deaths, 2,950 cumulative hospitalizations and an estimated 31,827 recoveries to date.

Masks will be mandatory in Williamson County beginning July 7. (Courtesy Pexel)
Williamson County mandates face masks and more Nashville-area news

Read the latest news from the Nashville area.

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Franklin, Brentwood leaders respond to mask order in Williamson County

A survey of more than 2,400 Williamson County residents showed only about 30% or less of residents felt comfortable inside a store or restaurant without a mask. Additionally, that same survey showed more than 70% of respondents believe wearing a mask can help flatten the COVID-19 curve. 

Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Tennessee. (Community Impact staff)
Cases of coronavirus in Tennessee rise by more than 700 in the last 24 hours; tests reported lower than previous days, TDH data shows

Nearly 2,800 new cases were reported over the weekend, according to the Tennessee Department of Health.

Beginning July 3, Nashville will revert to a modified version of Phase 2 of economic reopening. (Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)
Bars to close due to coronavirus and more Nashville-area news

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

Masks will be mandatory in Williamson County beginning July 7. (Courtesy Pexel)
Williamson County to mandate face masks beginning July 7

Violations of the order will constitute a Class A misdemeanor.

The city's Blue Bin program had been suspended since March. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Franklin to resume Blue Bin recycling July 13

The city's Blue Bin program had been suspended since March.

The First Street Foundation's dataset includes a forecast models that anticipate the effects of climate change and sea level rise. (Screenshot via First Street Foundation)
Analysis: FEMA may be undercounting national total flood risk by as much as 70%

The new dataset includes an interactive Flood Factor dashboard that anyone can use to assess the risk of flooding over a 30-year period for any address.

Sunset Road
Sunset Road in Brentwood to close July 6 for paving

Residents who live nearby should plan to take alternate routes. 

Lee said he is calling on law enforcement agencies across the state to review and update use of force and duty to intervene policies in the next 60 days. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Gov. Bill Lee calls for ban on chokeholds across all police agencies in Tennessee

Law enforcement agencies statewide will have 60 days to review their policies to ban chokeholds and require duty-to-intervene policies for officers.