Williamson County active coronavirus cases up 5% since state reporting practices debuted; district removes case metric from website

Beginning this week, the Tennessee Department of Education will begin reporting the number of cases and quarantines in public schools.  (Community Impact staff)
Beginning this week, the Tennessee Department of Education will begin reporting the number of cases and quarantines in public schools. (Community Impact staff)

Beginning this week, the Tennessee Department of Education will begin reporting the number of cases and quarantines in public schools. (Community Impact staff)

Active cases of the coronavirus in Williamson County stand at 380, according to a Sept. 8 update from the Tennessee Department of Health.

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.
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.


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