MAY 18 ROUNDUP: News from the Nashville area

Governor Bill Lee’s economic recovery group announced plans to lift capacity restrictions on restaurants and businesses in Tennessee, as well as to reopen larger, noncontact attractions by May 22. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)
Governor Bill Lee’s economic recovery group announced plans to lift capacity restrictions on restaurants and businesses in Tennessee, as well as to reopen larger, noncontact attractions by May 22. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)

Governor Bill Lee’s economic recovery group announced plans to lift capacity restrictions on restaurants and businesses in Tennessee, as well as to reopen larger, noncontact attractions by May 22. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)

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

Governor’s economic recovery group to lift capacity restrictions on retail dining businesses

Governor Bill Lee’s economic recovery group announced plans to lift capacity restrictions on restaurants and businesses in Tennessee, as well as to reopen larger, noncontact attractions beginning May 22.

Coronavirus cases in Tennessee up by 100 in past 24 hours

Coronavirus cases across the state of Tennessee have risen to 17,388 as of May 17, according to the latest update from the Tennessee Department of Health. This marks an increase of 100 new cases reported since the update May 16.



Nashville Farmers Market reopens outdoor facilities

The Nashville Farmers Market has moved from its weekly drive-thru service to reopening some areas of its facility May 15 as part of Phase 1 of Mayor John Cooper’s plan to reopen businesses.

While some vendors at the market will remain closed until further notice, Executive Director Tasha Kennard said the market has been working to create no-contact shopping for customers and vendors and to create guidelines for social distancing.

Cheekwood to reopen to the public May 22 on 60th anniversary

Cheekwood Estate and Gardens will reopen May 22, two months after closing due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a news release. The reopening coincides with the 60th anniversary of Cheekwood as a public institution.

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



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Rapid development and distribution of a vaccine worldwide and successful achievement of herd immunity will be key players in determining the lifespan of the COVID-19 pandemic, said Dr. David Corry, a professor of Medicine in the Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology Section at Baylor College of Medicine.

Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Tennessee. (Community Impact staff)
Tennessee coronavirus cases rise by over 1,900 in 24 hours

In Davidson County, there have been at least 12,935 reported cases. Williamson County has reported 1,670 cases.

Williamson County Schools released a reopening framework plan for students and families on July 9 before school begins in early August, with students given the option to receive on-campus or remote instruction. (Courtesy Pixabay)
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Williamson County Schools released a reopening framework plan for students and families on July 9 before school begins in early August, with students given the option to receive on-campus or remote instruction. (Courtesy Pixabay)
Williamson County Schools releases plans for optional return to on-campus learning in fall

The district will be in communication with the county health department to determine whether to adjust plans based on the number of active COVID-19 cases in the county.

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Columbia State Community College to offer hybrid of virtual, in-person instruction for fall semester

The college, which has a campus in Franklin, said all lecture courses will be live streamed via Zoom, allowing students and faculty to interact in real time.

The Tennessee State Capitol Commission voted July 9 to remove the Nathan Bedford Forrest bust from the state capitol. (Screenshot via www.tn.gov)
Commission votes to remove Nathan Bedford Forrest bust from Tennessee Capitol, but it will not be moved just yet

The final decision on moving the bust will be made by the Tennessee Historic Commission.

Tennessee coronavirus cases rise by over 1,600 in 24 hours

The daily totals also include 710 cumulative deaths, 3,088 cumulative hospitalizations and an estimated 33,609 recoveries to date.

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2020 census: Bureau prepares nonresponse follow-up field operations

For individuals who have not responded to the 2020 census, one of about 500,000 census takers will visit the their household between Aug. 11-Oct. 31.

Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Tennessee. (Community Impact staff)
Tennessee coronavirus cases rise by over 2,400 in 24 hours, marking the largest single-day increase in cases to date

The daily totals also include 685 cumulative deaths, 3,025 cumulative hospitalizations and an estimated 32,736 recoveries to date.

A new committee has been formed to discuss the possibility of changing the Rebel mascot of Franklin High School and is seeking feedback from the public. (Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)
New committee to explore changing Franklin High mascot

Franklin High School’s mascot was originally the Pioneers, but was changed to the Rebels in 1936.