Virtual summer learning and more: News from Nashville

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)
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)

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)

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

Metro Nashville Public Schools to launch virtual summer learning program June 1

Metro Nashville Public Schools will host the district's monthlong summer learning program online as a result of COVID-19, the school district announced May 21.

Cycle Bar in Franklin adapts to offer mix of in-person virtual classes

During coronavirus closures, Cycle Bar Franklin owner Sharon Thompson said her studio worked with members to provide bikes to rent and ride at home as well as virtual classes from Cycle Bar and some of their company partners, such as Row House, Pure Barre and Club Pilates, for those who kept their membership going.



Coronavirus cases in Tennessee rise by 358 in 24 hours; more than 400000 tests have been conducted statewide

Coronavirus cases across Tennessee have risen to 20,965 as of May 26, according to the latest update from the Tennessee Department of Health—an increase of 358 new cases since May 25.

Dylan Aycock and Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.



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Today's daily coronavirus update for Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County coronavirus cases rise by over 120 in 24 hours

There are now 1,295 active cases of coronavirus in the county, an increase of 85 since yesterday. 18 people have died of the coronavirus in Williamson County.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is recruiting 1,000 volunteers for a COVID-19 vaccine trial. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center recruiting 1,000 volunteers for COVID-19 vaccine trial

The placebo-controlled trial, open to individuals age 18 years and older, is to study how effective the vaccine is in protecting against COVID-19 and how long protection lasts.

Walmart and Sam's Club leaders announced in a press release July 15 all stores nationwide will require shoppers to wear a face covering beginning July 20. (Courtesy Walmart)
UPDATED: Kroger joins Walmart, Sam's Club in requiring face coverings in all stores

Additionally, all Walmart stores will have a single entrance beginning July 20.

Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Tennessee. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Tennessee coronavirus cases rise by over 1,500 in 24 hours

The daily totals also include 767 cumulative deaths, 3,378 cumulative hospitalizations and an estimated 38,272 recoveries to date. Fifteen people have died of the virus since yesterday’s update.

The Williamson County board of commissioners approved a resolution to create a task force to reevaluate the county seal in an 18-5 vote on July 13. (Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County commissioners approve task force to reevaluate Confederate flag on county seal

The task force, narrowly approved by the county budget committee on July 6, will be composed of various community members and historians to determine if there is a “substantial need” to change the design of the county seal, as required by the Tennessee Historical Commission.

The Williamson County board of education voted to endorse the framework plan for the 2020-21 Williamson County School year at its July 13 meeting in an 11-1 vote. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County Schools board of education approves back to school plan

The framework plan gives students and parents the option to receive on-campus or online learning, with a minimum semester-long commitment to whichever they choose.

(Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Rising number of active coronavirus cases moves Williamson County Schools to 'medium' spread back-to-school scenario

The number of active cases in Williamson County is nearly 1,200, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. This could affect how many students return to school on campus next month.

Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Tennessee. (Community Impact staff)
Tennessee coronavirus cases rise by over 3,000 in 24 hours, the largest increase yet in day-to-day cases

The daily totals also include 749 cumulative deaths, 3,284 cumulative hospitalizations and an estimated 36,996 recoveries to date.

With a clinical background in internal, pulmonary and critical care medicine, Corry has been with BCM for 20 years. He now focuses primarily on inflammatory lung diseases, such as asthma and smoking-related chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases. (Graphic by Ronald Winters/Community Impact Newspaper)
Q&A: Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. David Corry discusses immunity, vaccine production amid COVID-19 pandemic

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.