This is a 5% increase since Sept. 3, when TDH officials announced that the period of time in which a person is considered by the state to have an active case of coronavirus will be reduced from 21 to 14 days. At that time, Williamson County's active case total was 360, down from 1,044 cases the day before, according to TDH data.
Beginning this week, the Tennessee Department of Education will begin reporting the number of cases and quarantines in public schools.
According to a Sept. 4 announcement from Williamson County Schools, the district will also give weekly updates on data in schools each week.
The district also announced it has removed the case metric citing the percentage of active cases in the county on its website, as the metric is no longer needed due to schools reopening to all students in late August.
“The metric provided guidance to us during the early stages of determining if our schools could reopen,” WCS Safety and Security Director Michael Fletcher said in a release. “The metric served its purpose, but as school is operational now, we don’t believe we need it as a guide. We will continue to communicate regularly with our state and local health authorities throughout the year.”
See the history of active case data in Williamson County below.