Williamson County active coronavirus cases surge to more than 1,100; some WCS high schools go remote

Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)
Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)

Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)

The number of active coronavirus cases in Williamson County has risen to 1,123, according to a Nov. 9 update from the Tennessee Department of Health.

The total of active cases has not been this high since late August, according to the TDH. Cases have seen a slow rise over the past several weeks, followed by a sharp rise in the past week.

Since Nov. 2, the number of active cases has risen by 35%, up from 826 active cases. The county has added an additional 152 cases since Nov. 8, according to the TDH.

Statewide, TDH has reported a cumulative 278,770 cases since the pandemic began in March. That total includes 5,919 new cases and 15 new deaths reported since Nov. 8. Current hospitalizations statewide total more than 1,500.

As cases rise in the county, Williamson County Schools has moved to close some schools for the week, opting to have students learn remotely. This week, Franklin, Brentwood and Nolensville high schools will be remote.


WCS Board Member Rick Wimberly said in a social media post that the district is watching these cases closely and the quarantines are expected to be discussed during the board's Nov. 11 work session.

"The first couple days of this week are going to be very telling about our isolation/quarantine issues at [WCS] high schools," Wimberly said in a social media post. "We may need to make some changes. The WCS school board will receive a report from staff at [Thursday's] work session. Meantime, we all need to be careful."

Officials are urging residents to continue following safety guidelines to reduce the spread of the virus, including frequent hand-washing and practicing social distancing.

The county remains under a mask mandate until at least Dec. 29.

See a breakdown of active cases in Williamson County below.

Editor's note: This story has been update to include details about Williamson County Schools.
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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