In a photo posted to Twitter this weekend, a giant electronic sign on Lower Broadway urges passers-by: “Don’t share our air” in bright orange letters. Right beside it, a maskless group poses for selfies.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee is scheduled to hold a press conference on the coronavirus pandemic at 3 p.m. central on Tuesday, Aug. 4. You can watch it live here.
Immigrant and refugee households have represented an outsized share of coronavirus cases in Nashville. But the city is still playing catch-up to provide critical services to contain the spread of COVID-19, especially among Spanish speakers.
A new analysis from the American Civil Liberties Union finds that many of the countries largest cities — including Nashville and Memphis — saw reductions in both jail populations and crimes reported this spring. That could encourage officials to keep jail populations low.
The first murder trial of a Nashville police officer has been postponed twice — first to work around a scheduling conflict for an expert witness, then because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Plans for the upcoming semester have been changing by the week for Middle Tennessee school districts. And now that in-person classes are imminent for many districts, teachers are facing their concerns about the coronavirus. And some of them are giving up their jobs.
WPLN News uses Tennessee Department of Health data to track the spread of the coronavirus in Tennessee. These charts are updated weekly — and sometimes more often — to show trends in cases, hospitalizations and fatalities, as well as the age breakdown of cases and deaths.
The Wilson County Board of Education voted to reject a mask mandate at a meeting on Thursday evening. The district is one of the many trying to figure out how to reopen safely.
Hundreds of professors at Vanderbilt University are calling for a greater say in the way administrators reopen campus in the fall. The faculty members created a petition asking for a default distance learning policy — along with a list of what they consider achievable demands.
Council members, residents and community groups all have their ideas for how the city should spend its COVID-19 relief funds. Metro Nashville received $121 million in federal funding, but distributing that amount of money is complicated and is being hampered by a lack of communication.