Here are five recent updates from Metro Nashville on schools, the continued response to the coronavirus and more.

Metro Nashville Public Schools planning three scenarios for fall 2020

As districts across the state grapple with how to reopen schools in August, Metro Nashville Public Schools Director Adrienne Battle said the district is preparing for three different scenarios in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Board of commissioners approves laptop purchases for Williamson County students

At its June 8 meeting, the Williamson County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution authorizing the purchase and lease of Chromebooks for Williamson County Schools.



Tenn. election officials prepare for increase in absentee voting in Aug. 6 election

Per a COVID-19 contingency plan released by the Tennessee Secretary of State’s Office in late April, officials are preparing for a possible influx of voters to cast absentee ballots to avoid going to the polls for the Aug. 6 state and county elections.

Nashville to remain in Phase 2 of reopening; officials cite uptick in COVID-19 cases

Just two weeks after reopening many restaurants and businesses, Mayor John Cooper announced June 11 that the city will not yet advance to Phase 3 of the state reopening plan due to a slight increase in coronavirus cases in the past two weeks.


Tennessee State Fair cancels 2020 event in Nashville due to COVID-19

Tennessee State Fair officials announced June 8 that the annual event, originally scheduled for Sept. 11-20, will not be held this year due to health concerns surrounding COVID-19.

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