Williamson County, Franklin Special School District schools closing March 6-9 following confirmation of coronavirus in county

Local schools will close for cleaning following the confirmation of a case of COVID-19 in the county. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Local schools will close for cleaning following the confirmation of a case of COVID-19 in the county. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Local schools will close for cleaning following the confirmation of a case of COVID-19 in the county. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Officials with Williamson County Schools and Franklin Special School District announced March 5 it will close all campuses on Friday, March 6 and Monday, March 9 to deep clean schools following the confirmation of the state's first case of COVID-19, or coronavirus, in Williamson County.

"For the past several weeks, we have been working with the Williamson County Health Department and the Tennessee Department of Health as we all have been monitoring the rapidly changing coronavirus health issue in our country and across the world," WCS officials said in a social media post.


Extracurricular activities will be canceled and both districts' child care program will also be closed.

"We will continue to follow the guidance of our local and state health departments, and please know that we are committed to updating you with information as it becomes available to us," WCS officials said.
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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