Restaurant reopenings, rising unemployment and 3 other Nashville stories

In a Williamson County School Board meeting May 18, Superintendent Jason Golden said the school district was planning for three different scenarios when looking at when schools reopen this fall in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy Pixabay)
In a Williamson County School Board meeting May 18, Superintendent Jason Golden said the school district was planning for three different scenarios when looking at when schools reopen this fall in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy Pixabay)

In a Williamson County School Board meeting May 18, Superintendent Jason Golden said the school district was planning for three different scenarios when looking at when schools reopen this fall in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy Pixabay)

Here are five recent updates from Metro Nashville, on plans for school in the fall semester, info on the economic impact of coronavirus and more.

Williamson County Schools planning three scenarios for return in fall 2020

In a Williamson County Schools board meeting May 18, Superintendent Jason Golden said the school district is planning for three different scenarios for when schools will reopen this fall.

TDOT: No lane closures over Memorial Day weekend

No construction-related lane closures will be in effect this Memorial Day weekend on interstates and state highways, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation.



Coronavirus has 'staggering' effects on Tennessee's unemployment rate, new data shows

New data released May 21 by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development shows the state's unemployment rate in April more than quadrupled that of March, rising to 14.1%.

Metro Nashville retail, restaurants to operate at 75% capacity on May 25; gyms and salons allowed to reopen

Two weeks after reopening to the public, restaurants and retail stores in Nashville will be allowed to operate at 75% capacity on May 25, Mayor John Cooper announced May 21.

Belle Meade sees 5th straight year of small population declines

New 2019 population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau released May 21 show the city of Belle Meade has had a population decrease for the fifth year in a row.

Alex Hosey, Dylan Skye Aycock and Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.



MOST RECENT

The Williamson County Public Library launched a summer reading challenge starting June 1. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Williamson County Library launches online summer reading challenge

Children up to age 18 can log reading hours online for a chance to win prizes.

The June 2 meeting will also be available for residents to watch via livestream at home. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)
Metro Nashville news and more: Updates from recent coverage

Read the latest Nashville-area news here.

Gov. Bill Lee’s economic recovery group announced plans to lift capacity restrictions on restaurants and businesses in Tennessee as well as to reopen larger, noncontact attractions by May 22. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)
State preps to expand hospital capacity, plus four other Nashville updates

Here are five recent updates from the Nashville area on businesses reopening, the path to economic recovery and more.

(Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Tennessee coronavirus cases up by more than 400 in past 24 hours; 4 more deaths confirmed

New reported cases have risen by less than 2% in the past 24 hours.

Williamson County pools will reopen June 1. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Williamson County to reopen pools, Franklin Splash Park on June 3

Additional county recreation facilities will also reopen.

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City of Franklin cancels 4th of July events

City officials said state mandates on large gatherings and social distancing guidelines led them to cancel the events.

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Franklin Special School District will continue meal service through summer

Meals will be provided free of charge to students, even if they do not attend a school in the Franklin Special School District.

If state health officials determine additional hospital capacity is needed in Middle Tennessee, the alternate site will allow space for 67 beds. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Tennessee preps alternate care site in Nashville to increase COVID-19 hospital capacity in region

If state health officials determine additional hospital capacity is needed in Middle Tennessee, the alternate site will allow space for 67 beds.

Here are the coronavirus updates to know today. (Community Impact staff)
Coronavirus cases in Tennessee rise by 373 in 24 hours

More than 6,000 people have been tested over the past 24 hours, according to the Tennessee Department of Health.

The city of Franklin is considering delaying four different capital improvement projects based on priority rankings from the Board of Mayor and Aldermen after a presentation from City Administrator Eric Stuckey was given to the board at its May 26 work session. (Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)
Franklin BOMA considers delaying certain capital improvement projects

The city of Franklin is considering delaying four different capital improvement projects based on priority rankings from the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.

Here are the latest coronavirus updates from the Tennessee Department of Health. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Coronavirus cases in Tennessee rise by 341 in 24 hours

Nearly 410,000 tests have been conducted statewide as of May 27.

Construction on I-440 in Nashville is set to wrap up this summer. (Courtesy Fotolia)
ROAD CLOSURE: I-440 at I-65 ramp in Nashville to close May 29-June 1

Construction on I-440 in Nashville is set to wrap up this summer.