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.