The Tennessee Health Department is issuing daily reports of names and addresses of Tennesseans with COVID-19 to 911 dispatchers in Williamson County and to agencies across the state.
In Williamson County, cases are at 542, a 42-case rise since last Friday, per the state. 9,367 negative tests have been conducted, and deaths stay at 10.
Gov. Bill Lee's office announced on Friday morning that all Tennessee assisted living, long-term care, senior residential and skilled nursing facilities will be required to test all residents for COVID-19 by June 30.
Brentwood-based Premise Health provides health care, often directly at workplaces, to employees at large companies. The coronavirus pandemic forced many of those companies to send workers home, and in response Premise rolled out a number of new telehealth products.
Experts and state officials told the State Funding Board on Wednesday that Tennessee's economy will likely bottom out during the third quarter before beginning a recovery projected to take anywhere from two to seven years.
On Wednesday Puckett's Leiper's Fork announced that they will be closed through Friday after they were notified that they were potentially exposed to an asymptomatic person who has tested positive for COVID-19.
Home builders in Williamson County continued building through the peak of the coronavirus outbreak, but say it’s still too early to discern the virus’ impact on future building.
During a tele-town hall Tuesday afternoon, President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump endorsed U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty.
Industry leaders and Republicans in the state legislature are teaming up on a plan to protect businesses and other organizations from coronavirus-related litigation.
In Williamson County, positive COVID-19 cases hit 500 Friday while the death toll stayed at 10. 8,357 negative tests have been conducted, per the state.
Editor’s note: In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, various area companies are releasing workers and/or ceasing operations. The Home Page is reporting such personnel moves on a regular basis.
Three Williamson County companies eared a spot on Inc.’s annual list of the best places to work. The magazine evaluated more than 3,000 companies, and 389 businesses made the list.
The Williamson County Health Department will not be offering COVID-19 testing and mask distribution at the Williamson County Agricultural Center on Monday, May 25, closing temporarily in observance of Memorial Day.
Williamson County's cases of COVID-19 Wednesday stayed at 492 overall, and the death toll hasn't moved from 10 people in some time, per the state's map. Negative tests are still at 8,005 as well.
The hospitality industry has taken an enormous hit during the coronavirus pandemic, and a software company in Franklin hopes to provide tools to help them operate in a future where guests are wary of the virus.
Williamson County's case count rose to 492 Tuesday, per the state's map, with 10 deaths and 8,005 negative tests conducted.
Earlier in May, reports began circulating that the names and addresses of Tennesseans who had tested positive for COVID-19 were being shared with law enforcement agencies across the state, as well as in Williamson County.
The multistory office buildings in Cool Springs are normally teeming with hundreds or even thousands of workers, but many of those buildings have been mostly empty for months.
The team leading Gov. Bill Lee’s economic recovery strategy has announced it will lift capacity restrictions on restaurants and retail stores and allow large recreation facilities to reopen in 89 of Tennessee’s 95 counties, including Williamson, effective May 22.Metro Nashville, alongside Sh…
On May 14, Williamson Home Page business editor Matt Blois hosted a live interview with Williamson Inc. CEO Matt Largen to discuss what a comeback looks like for the business community.
Nearly 7,400 test results were processed and reported since Thursday, bringing the statewide total to 309,756 people tested.
Researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Wednesday released a revised model assessing COVID-19’s spread throughout the state prior to the lifting of the safer-at-home order.
The Franklin-based health care company AdhereHealth is analyzing data from insurance plans to identify people at high risk of contracting the new coronavirus, and intervening to help them stay healthy.
The Tennessee Department of Health has reported a total 16,111 cases of COVID-19 across the state, up 567 cases from the number on Monday afternoon. Of those people, 1,363 individuals have been hospitalized and 265 people have died, up 19 and 14 in 24 hours, respectively.
On March 21, 46 year-old Isaiah Whalum was admitted to Williamson Medical Center in Franklin where he would later be diagnosed with COVID-19.
More than 100 small businesses in Williamson County received approval for at least $26.6 million in forgivable loans through the Paycheck Protection Program, a federal program designed to help small businesses pay employees during the coronavirus pandemic.
Ever since the Williamson County Health Department had moved its COVID-19 testing site to the Williamson County Ag Expo Park (AG Center), the number of tests performed has skyrocketed.
During a virtual meeting of the Williamson County Commission on Monday, chief medical officer for Williamson Medical Center Andy Russell reported to county commissioners that since this past weekend, the hospital has had zero COVID-19 positive patients in-house.
The Tennessee Health Department is issuing daily reports of names and addresses of Tennesseans with COVID-19 to 911 dispatchers in Williamson County and to agencies across the state.
Publicly traded banks in the Nashville area have loaned more than $3 billion to small businesses over the last several weeks as part of a federal aid program.
State health officials are transitioning their COVID-19 testing strategy to focus on vulnerable populations through high-yield mass testing initiatives lasting the duration of this month.
The vast majority of Middle Tennessee tech companies expect to have more remote workers even beyond the peak of the coronavirus outbreak.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced restaurants across the state to close. Some restaurants in Williamson County are now reopening, but many are losing money because customers are still wary of going out and limits on seating capacity.
On Tuesday, Gov. Bill Lee announced during a press conference that his administration would be distributing 300,000 reusable cloth masks to all 95 of Tennessee’s counties this week, with Williamson County set to receive 9,768 of them.
More than 330 complaints describing dangerous working conditions related to COVID-19 have been submitted to the state since March 1, according to the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Those reports led to a more than doubling of complaints about dangerous working conditions vers…
In Williamson County, there were 439 cases as of Tuesday, with nine deaths and 5,645 negative tests, per the state's interactive map.
Tennessee has taken one of the most aggressive approaches to reopen its economy in the country, having reopened most nonessential businesses last week with personal care business, such as salons and barbershops, set to reopen this week.
Despite being among the wealthiest areas in the United States, Williamson County does not have a single permanent homeless shelter, and is estimated to have anywhere from 750-1,000 people experiencing homelessness at any given time.
The Brentwood Family YMCA and Maryland Farms YMCA reopened on Monday with limited services and a refined focus on public health.
Williamson Medical Group physicians are responding to a concerning decrease in the number of patient appointments with a campaign cautioning patients delaying routine medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Toward the end of April, leaders at the Williamson County based restaurant group A. Marshall Hospitality started counting down the days until they would have to lay off key employees.
Asking for money is especially hard right now because hundreds of thousands of Tennesseans have lost work and many organizations are asking for financial help.
The coronavirus pandemic has devastated the local tourism industry, but the organization promoting tourism to Williamson County has a plan to revive those businesses.
On Friday nights, Franklin businesses owners Pam and Jerry Falk host a happy hour on Facebook Live to show off the inventory from their new boutique in Berry Farms.
As many downtown Franklin businesses deemed nonessential get ready to reopen Wednesday under Gov. Bill Lee’s Tennessee Pledge, some were able to find a bright spot in the lockdown of the past several weeks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The City of Brentwood has relaunched its Interactive Restaurant Map to now feature dine-in options.The map will tell the public which businesses are offering dine-in, online, takeout and delivery options.The city originally launched the initiative in March to encouraging the community to con…
The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed 9,918 cases of COVID-19 across the state, up 251 cases from the number on Sunday afternoon.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges, including how to prevent an outbreak in the county jail system, something that so far has been prevented.
The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed 8,726 cases of COVID-19 across the state, up 460 cases from the number on Thursday afternoon. This marks the third day in a row Tennessee saw a daily increase above 400 cases, but state health officials contend they are still seeing a 14-day d…
Franklin Mayor Ken Moore announced a revision to the Declaration of Emergency order he issued a few weeks ago, to be consistent with Gov. Bill Lee’s Tennessee Pledge guidelines he put forth Friday morning.
With a dramatic decrease in emergency room visits nationwide during the COVID-19 pandemic, Williamson Medical Center is taking steps to urge individuals not to hesitate to dial 911 if they experience serious health symptoms.
Gov. Bill Lee on Friday detailed a social contract he is calling “The Tennessee Pledge” — the guidelines under which he is encouraging most of the state’s restaurants and retail establishments to reopen next week.
Restaurants and retail stores will be allowed to open with limited capacity on Monday, Gov. Bill Lee announced Thursday, as part of the initial phase of reopening the state economy.
A Franklin resident who had tested positive for COVID-19 in March and recovered soon afterward has helped the American Red Cross in the fight against the disease by donating plasma at the organization’s Blood Donation Center in Nashville.
The Williamson County Health Department will hold COVID-19 drive-through testing at the Williamson County Agricultural Center on Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for anyone who wants to be tested.
Prisons and jails across the U.S. are letting inmates out during the coronavirus pandemic, but those who are left behind want to stay in contact with family members more than ever.
The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed 7,842 cases of COVID-19 across the state, up 448 cases from the number on Tuesday afternoon, and the largest daily increase in cases since the start of the pandemic.
Williamson County government offices will roll out a phased reopening with office hours opening to the public on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Monday, May 4, by appointment only.
While no Tennessean is immune to the dangers of coronavirus, the virus poses a significantly higher risk to those 65 years-old and above, with eight out of ten deaths reported in the U.S. to be those 65 and older.
Gov. Bill Lee announced on Monday a phased reopening of nonessential businesses starting next week with continued social distancing restrictions, including staying six feet apart and discouraging gatherings of 10 people or more.
Three panelists who will bring pointed insights to what will likely be a discussion of the COVID-19 pandemic have been added to next Tuesday’s Breakfast with the Mayors that will begin at 7:45 a.m. and be live-streamed for public viewing.
Members of the state House of Representatives representing Williamson County, particularly Sam Whitson and Glen Casada, were cautiously optimistic about the decision to reopen the state.
The coronavirus outbreak has forced Lani and Conrad Jones, who operate a karate studio at the TOA sports complex in Franklin, to spend most of their time at home.
The Davis House Child Advocacy Center is adapting to new challenges posed by the COVID-19 virus — it expects a rise in cases of reported child abuse as pandemic continues.
Hundreds of vehicles lined up at the Williamson County Agricultural Center on Monday for COVID-19 testing after 663 were issued in Franklin on Saturday during a state-wide testing effort that has seen 100,700 Tennesseans tested as of Monday.
The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed 7,238 cases of COVID-19 across the state, up 168 cases from the number on Sunday afternoon. Of those people, 730 individuals have been hospitalized and 152 people have died, up six and four in 24 hours, respectively.
Middle Tennessee tech companies are reporting that their revenue is decreasing, but they have mostly avoided significant layoffs during the coronavirus outbreak, according to a new survey from the Greater Nashville Technology Council.
Visit Franklin has launched a fundraising campaign in partnership with Twine Graphics to raise funds to support recovery efforts for Williamson County visitor-facing businesses that have been affected by COVID-19 closures.
Sen. Marsha Blackburn announced on Monday that she would be introducing new legislation designed to allow for Americans to sue the Chinese government in U.S. courts for damages related to the pandemic.
The Williamson County Health Department, in partnership with the Williamson County Emergency Management Agency, has relocated COVID-19 drive-through testing locations to the Williamson County Agricultural Center after an increased community turnout for testing.
The Tennessee Department of Human Services announced on Friday a new child care assistance program to support families in essential workforce positions.
As the Williamson County Health Department prepares to conduct its own drive-thru COVID-19 tests, so too is the Maury County Health Department.
You’ll have to provide your own biscuits and coffee, but Franklin Tomorrow isn’t letting the COVID-19 pandemic change its plan to host a quarterly Breakfast with the Mayors.
The Tennessee Department of Health on Friday afternoon said it has confirmed 6,589 cases of COVID-19 across the state, up 327 cases from a day earlier.
The owner of the Franklin company AP Live, which provides audio-visual support at live events like conferences and concerts, quickly recognized that his business already had many of the tools that would help it succeed during the coronavirus pandemic.
As the coronavirus continues to devastate the economy, both in Tennessee and the country at large, leaders at all levels of government are in talks as to how to re-open the economy without putting American lives at risk.
The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed 6,262 cases of COVID-19 across the state, up 183 cases from the figure on Wednesday afternoon. Of them, 663 individuals have been hospitalized and 141 people have died, up 28 and six in 24 hours, respectively.
The Williamson County web developer Kishore Tummala planned to go all out on a party celebrating the start of his new business.
The Spring Hill City Court has rescheduled court dates for the months of April and May to dates in June and July as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the court systems.
The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed 6,079 cases of COVID-19 across the state, up 256 cases from the figure of Tuesday afternoon. Of them, 663 individuals have been hospitalized and 135 people have died, up 30 and 26 in 24 hours.Nearly 2,000 test results have been processed and r…
According to a news release, nurses and/or Tennessee National Guard medics will collect nasal swabs from anyone who wants to be tested.
As part of the CARES Act that was passed in attempt to provide relief during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Internal Revenue Service sent out stimulus money via direct deposits to millions of Americans today.
Health officials have warned that reopening businesses without widespread COVID-19 testing would result in a new surge of cases, and state officials are seeking to ramp up capacity to meet the need.
The cost to equip a medical provider with personal protective gear at one Tennessee hospital has increased 12-fold, from $2 to $25, in the past month, according to Cookeville Mayor Ricky Shelton.
Franklin Mayor Ken Moore renewed the city's Stay at Home Order on Tuesday for the fourth week, a move that is expected to be repeated throughout April as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the county, state and nation.
Maury Regional Medical Center, a not-for-profit regional health system that has three facilities in Spring Hill, has agreed to pay $1,702,903 to settle a False Claims Act allegation after an internal investigation revealed some discrepancies in Medicare billing for certain inpatient services.
Last week, Williamson Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center became the first medical centers in the state selected to participate in a new COVID-19 prevention drug trial, dubbed the HERO trial.
Monday afternoon saw Gov. Bill Lee extend the state’s stay-at-home order from its original ending date of April 16 through the end of the month, a decision made after the urging of state leaders and medical experts alike as a means to curb the spread of coronavirus.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to deal severe economic blows to Tennesseans, with more than a quarter million Tennesseans filing for unemployment for the first time within the past three weeks, Brentwood city leaders voted unanimously on Monday to waive late fees incurred from water b…
Last month, Franklin declared a state of emergency in response the coronavirus pandemic, closing gyms and fitness centers across the city.
The Spring Hill General Motors Plant, which employs more than 3,500 people and is the single largest GM facility in North America, has been effectively shut down since March 20, with only a handful of workers working on essential projects.
Hospitals are leaning on a 2016 state report as they create plans for what to do if too many patients require care at the same time and decisions must be made on how to allocate resources during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Local businesses helping health care providers roll out telehealth services are expanding during the coronavirus outbreak as doctors across the U.S. turn to video calls to talk with patients.
The State of Tennessee released a report on Friday that detailed 10 nursing homes, assisted care living facilities and residential homes for the aged that have had two or more confirmed COVID-19 cases for either residents or staff.
Chick-Fil-A has announced that restaurants will soon have outdoor hand-washing stations installed to help promote health and safety of associates working the drive thru during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
A national shortage of supplies and backups at labs had for weeks delayed statewide COVID-19 case reporting, leaving the numbers unrepresentative of the actual scope of the spread. This is still the case in many ways, as testing is limited to patients exhibiting symptoms and anti-body testin…
The owners of Music City All Stars recognized early that the coronavirus would make it hard to have lots of students in a studio together.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced many businesses to close their doors while their customers are stuck at home. Even under those conditions business owners are finding ways to keep operating.
The State of Tennessee’s Commission on Aging and Disability has launched a new program that aims to check in with seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tennessee has confirmed 4,634 COVID-19 cases in 87 of the state's 95 counties, up 272 cases from the number on Wednesday. Of the cases, 505 people are hospitalized and 94 have died, up 56 and 15 in the past 24 hours, respectively.
Blood Assurance, the sole provider of blood products for Williamson Medical Center, is activating a call for blood plasma donations from recovered COVID-19 patients.
Williamson Medical Center, along with Vanderbilt University Medical Center, became the first medical centers in the state to be chosen as participants in the HERO trial.
The Williamson County Jail has begun releasing non-violent inmates charged with misdemeanors as part of its efforts to reduce the jail population in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Unemployment continues to ravage Tennessee and the country at large as the coronavirus pandemic leads to continued layoffs, furloughs and business closures.
Scientists from HCA Healthcare and Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Thursday detailed new, Nashville- and Tennessee-specific coronavirus models that predict peak pandemic in May or June, depending on whether precautions are loosened or intensified.
Tennessee leadership is looking to ramp up COVID-19 testing even more in the coming weeks, according to Department of Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, through new technology developed to streamline the case-identification process.
As mask shortages continue to plague Tennessee hospitals and first responders and with the state’s own health department suggesting doctors use mask alternatives such as diapers and motorcycle helmets, two Spring Hill residents have spearheaded an effort to mass produce face shields for medi…
On Monday, Gov. Bill Lee announced his administration would be distributing $200 million in grants across the state as a means to help cities endure the economic blow brought on by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Car manufacturers across the industry reported an enormous drop in sales over the last month because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Tennessee has confirmed 4,362 COVID-19 cases in 87 of the state's 95 counties, up 224 cases from the number on Tuesday. Of the cases, 449 people are hospitalized and 79 have died, up 41 and seven in the past 24 hours, respectively.
Public health officials in cities around the country have identified a disturbing trend: Black COVID-19 patients are being hospitalized and dying at a rate disproportionate to their share of the population.
The Tennessee State Public Laboratory has received its first shipment of new test kits from Abbott Labs, with the kits able to detect COVID-19 in five minutes, Department of Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey announced on Tuesday afternoon.
Tennessee has confirmed 4,138 COVID-19 cases in 87 of the state's 95 counties, up 336 cases from Monday and the largest single-day increase in almost a week. Of the cases, 408 people are hospitalized and 72 have died, up 56 and seven in the past 24 hours, respectively.
The Well Outreach food pantry has seen varying levels of demand over its almost 15 years of service to the Spring Hill community, but ever since the coronavirus pandemic swept across the country last month, that demand has surged to record levels.
Following an outpouring of community support, Williamson Medical Center and the Bone and Joint Institute are extending dates for the Blood Assurance Mobile Blood Drive hosted on campus.
Gov. Bill Lee’s administration is warning hospitals against the use of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, the drugs used to treat malaria that are now at the center of the national conversation on how to treat patients with symptoms of COVID-19.
A production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream that was held a couple of summers ago at the Centennial Park band shell in Nashville can now be enjoyed from the comfort of home as the Nashville Shakespeare Festival presents a Facebook Live version Thursday at 7 p.m.
The Spring Hill Board of Mayor and Aldermen (BOMA) held its first-ever virtual city meeting Monday, where talks eventually landed on authorizing emergency expenditures for the containment of the COVID-19 virus.
The Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands is offering continued legal support and resources for those impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed 3,802 COVID-19 cases in 87 of the state's 95 counties, up 566 cases from Friday. Of the cases, 352 people are hospitalized and 65 have died, up 24 and 21 in the past 24 hours, respectively.
Williamson County is set to receive more than $6.6 million after Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced on Monday that $200 million in grants would be distributed across the state.
Despite the restrictions in place by state and local governments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Franklin Tomorrow Executive Director Mindy Tate said FrankTalks will still be talking when its next event is scheduled for Monday, April 13.
The Williamson County Government has altered some government operational hours to assist the state’s Stay at Home Order.
After experiencing a 35% decrease in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Maury Regional Health has announced it will be furloughing 340 employees beginning next week.
Earlier today, Gov. Bill Lee issued an executive order that will expand access to online mental health care during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Tennessee Department of Health has now confirmed 3,067 COVID-19 cases in 85 of the state's counties, up 222 cases from Thursday. Of the cases, 293 people are hospitalized and 37 have died, a day-to-day increase of 20 and five, respectively. The state reports 248 individuals have recovered.
Law enforcement agencies across the county and the state are now tasked with enforcing the state-wide Stay-at-Home Order issued by Gov. Lee on Thursday in response to the growing COVID-19 pandemic.
Franklin City Administrator Eric Stuckey announced Thursday that City Hall will now be closed to the public for the safety of employees and the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. All services performed at City Hall will continue online or by phone.