Coronavirus cases in Williamson County up by 39 in past 24 hours; active cases dip to WCS "low spread" threshold

The county total includes 1,180 active cases, or people who are currently infected with the coronavirus. (Community Impact staff)
The county total includes 1,180 active cases, or people who are currently infected with the coronavirus. (Community Impact staff)

The county total includes 1,180 active cases, or people who are currently infected with the coronavirus. (Community Impact staff)

The total number of coronavirus cases in Williamson County has risen to 3,741 as of Aug. 14, according to the latest update from the Tennessee Department of Health. This marks an increase of 39 new cases reported in the county since the department’s last update Aug. 13.

This total includes 1,180 active cases, or people who are currently infected with the coronavirus.

Today's data brings the number of active cases down to the "low spread" range outlined by Williamson County Schools' reopening framework.

Superintendent Jason Golden has previously said the district is looking at a number of factors to determine whether schools should reopen, including hospital capacity and state guidance. As of Friday afternoon, the district is now in its low-spread status, according to its coronavirus webpage.

An official decision from the district is expected in the evening on Aug. 14


Statewide cases now total 130,458 an increase of 1,947 since Aug. 13.

Since the pandemic reached Tennessee in March, more than 1,300 deaths have been reported, and over 5,700 individuals have been hospitalized.

In the state, over 91,300 estimated recoveries have been reported, and more than 1.8 million tests have been administered.
By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


MOST RECENT

Lipscomb Elementary School was named a 2020 recipient of the National Blue Ribbon School Award. (Courtesy Williamson County Schools)
Lipscomb Elementary named National Blue Ribbon School

According to WCS, this year marks the 13th time a school in the district has received the award. 

Sugar Drop will move to a new location on Franklin Road. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Sugar Drop to relocate to Franklin Road

The party and baking supply store offers a selection of decorations, sprinkles, baking pans and accessories as well as ready-made baked goods such as cakes and cookies. 

The site is near the Williamson County Ag Expo Center along Long Lane in Franklin. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper
Ladd Park residents express concerns over proposed hockey complex near Long Lane in Franklin

Earlier this summer, plans were presented to the public for the new, 25.17-acre Long Lane Sports Complex, set to be located at Long Lane in Franklin.

WCS Superintendent Jason Golden said the district will announce a schedule next week for parents to decide how they want their students to learn next semester. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Williamson County Schools to survey parents on learning preferences for next semester

WCS Superintendent Jason Golden said the district will announce a schedule next week for parents to decide how they want their students to learn next semester.

Communication Director Carol Birdsong and Superintendent Jason Golden discussed the asynchronous pilot program during a livestream event Sept. 22. (Screenshot via YouTube)
Williamson County School testing asynchronous program to give teachers more planning, training time

District officials have said they may schedule more asynchronous days throughout the school year, depending on how the pilot program goes.

Active cases numbers in the county have remained largely stable. (Community Impact staff)
COVID-19 cases dip in Williamson County plus more local news

Read the latest news from Williamson County and Franklin Special School District.

Sal’s Family Pizza is located at 595 Hillsboro Road, Ste. 311, Franklin. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Franklin pizzeria adds outdoor dining and more local news

Read the latest business and community news from Franklin and Brentwood.

Williamson County school districts working to address COVID-19 learning loss

Compounded with school closures from the coronavirus, education experts predict losses in learning could be higher than average this year.

Active cases numbers in the county have remained largely stable. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County coronavirus cases down 3% from last week

Active cases numbers in the county have remained largely stable.

(Community Impact Newspaper staff)
See how Williamson County Schools, Franklin Special School District compare to neighboring districts, state data

Our special Public Education Edition takes a look at districtwide data in Williamson County.

Sal’s Family Pizza is located at 595 Hillsboro Road, Ste. 311, Franklin. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Sal's Family Pizza in Franklin adds outdoor seating

Just in time for fall weather, Sal's has added outdoor seating to its eatery on Hillsboro Road.