COVID-19 cases dip in Williamson County plus more local news

Active cases numbers in the county have remained largely stable. (Community Impact staff)
Active cases numbers in the county have remained largely stable. (Community Impact staff)

Active cases numbers in the county have remained largely stable. (Community Impact staff)

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

Williamson County coronavirus cases down 3% from last week

The number of active cases of coronavirus in Williamson County is 379, according to the Tennessee Department of Health's Sept. 21 update.

This number is down 3.3% from Sept. 15's update, when the TDH reported 392 active cases.

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

Students in Williamson County have been back at school, either online or in-person, for roughly a month. In that time, school officials said, teachers have been working to determine how students are faring after months of being away from the classroom.

CAMPUS DEEP DIVE: See demographics data from Williamson County Schools, Franklin Special School District

Williamson County is home to two school districts: Franklin Special School District, which includes grades K-8 in the Franklin area; and Williamson County Schools, which serves the rest of the district and higher grades in Franklin. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and waivers from the Tennessee General Assembly and the U.S. Department of Education, Tennessee schools were not required to conduct testing or report assessment data for the 2019-20 school year.

See how Williamson County Schools, Franklin Special School District compare to neighboring districts, state data

Williamson County is home to two school districts: Williamson County Schools and Franklin Special School District. See how each district compares to state and local data in enrollment, demographics and salary levels.

Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.


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