The number of new businesses starting in Williamson County has started increasing after hitting a low point in April.
A laboratory backlog in COVID-19 test processing that has caused statewide delays in results reporting may be deterring people from getting tests, Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey said Thursday afternoon.
Williamson County recorded three new COVID-19 deaths Thursday, bringing the total to 25 throughout the pandemic.
Even with the enormous job losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic, many Middle Tennessee tech companies are still struggling to find qualified workers.
Gov. Bill Lee on Tuesday said the Department of Health is working on a framework to collect data and track cases of COVID-19 in schools across the state after Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey last week said the state would not do so in compliance with personal privacy laws.
Tennessee's push to reopen in May led to COVID-19 outbreaks that increased active cases nearly ninefold in three months while filling hospital beds across the state. Now, the state faces its latest test: reintroducing in-class learning to the majority of schools.
Gov. Bill Lee on Monday called the House and Senate back to Nashville for a special session — the second time he has done so in his less than two years in office.
Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson has extended the county’s mask mandate through Aug. 29 in response to the continued COVID-19 pandemic.
Governor Bill Lee signed an executive order on Friday afternoon extending the authority of local governments to require residents to wear masks.
Hotel managers are pulling out all the stops to make guests feel comfortable, and occupancy is creeping back up. However, some local hotels say corporate events and travelers could take longer to return.
White House coronavirus response coordinator Deborah Birx had a message for Gov. Bill Lee during a Monday visit to Tennessee: “Close your bars.”
The economic woes of the COVID-19 pandemic will persist along with the virus in Tennessee despite billions of dollars in federal aid, according to a new report by the Sycamore Institute analyzing the distribution of relief funds in the Volunteer State.
Williamson County saw a third straight day of relatively fewer COVID-19 positive test results than in the last couple of weeks, but two new deaths.
Tennessee is offering $150 million in federal coronavirus relief funds to nonprofits to help them address the health and economic impacts of the new coronavirus.
Williamson County saw another day of lower COVID-19 positive cases than in the past few weeks prior.Only 49 new cases were recorded by the state Wednesday, with the overall tally in Williamson now up to 2,648 overall. A 19th death was noted as well. 31,717 negative tests have been conducted …
The Williamson County health care company Fast Pace Urgent Care received one of the state’s largest loans through the Paycheck Protection Program, but has also laid off more than 150 workers.
Businesses in Brentwood and Franklin, especially in the business heavy districts of Maryland Farms and Cool Springs, secured the biggest portion of the Paycheck Protection Program loans in Williamson County.
Williamson County overall positive COVID-19 cases are still rising and have crossed the 2,000 threshold, with 129 new reported cases coming through Wednesday from the Tennessee Department of Health.The total tally is now at 2,119 overall in Williamson. Two more people have died in the county…
Following in the footsteps of Walmart and Sam's Club, Kroger, one of the largest grocery chains in the state, will now require guests to wear masks at all of its locations nationwide, including ones in Williamson and Maury County.
In Williamson County, new positive cases were down to only a 51-case increase, now standing at 1,990 overall. It's a contrast to the weekend's record spike of 269 new cases.
Deaths are a lagging indicator of the impacts of the pandemic, meaning its toll doesn't trend with metrics like new cases or hospitalizations, it lags by almost two weeks.
CORRECTION: The amount of money received by Williamson County businesses through the Paycheck Protection Program was updated on July 17 with a more precise calculation.
Earlier this month, the management of a Marriott hotel in Orlando made a decision that wouldn’t come as a surprise to many. With COVID-19 cases in Florida and around the country rising again, the hotel decided against hosting the EntreLeadership Summit, or at least declined to do so on terms…
As Williamson County’s face mask mandate is set to take effect at midnight on Tuesday night to help combat the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it will be up to law enforcement officials across the county to enforce the measure.
On the same day that Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson issued a mask mandate, the county’s visitors bureau released survey data showing the vast majority of Williamson County residents already wear masks in public.
The visitors bureau for Williamson County is encouraging residents and visitors to wear a mask, arguing that it’s the best way to support the county’s struggling hospitality industry.
On Friday Governor Bill Lee signed Executive Order 53, which grants county mayors in 89 counties, including Williamson County, the authority to issue local mask requirements to combat the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The number of COVID-19 cases at Williamson Medical Center has increased over the last several weeks, tracking closely with a statewide increase in illnesses and hospitalizations.
The Tennessee Department of Human Services has extended the deadline to apply for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer program until Monday, July 13, at 4:30 p.m.Families can apply online here for the program that provides parents with $5.70 in food benefits per child for each day that c…
With more than 70 correctional and residential reentry facilities across the country, and an average inmate population of about 56,000 during the height of the pandemic, the Brentwood-based private prison operator CoreCivic finds itself at the center of the problem.
Williamson County cases jumped into the 900s Friday to 912 overall per the state, 38 up from Thursday's tally (874). Since the daily tallies on Wednesday, the county has seen 102 new reported cases of the virus.
14 county residents have died from the virus, and 15,603 negative tests have been conducted thus far.
Beginning on Monday, June 29, The Williamson County Health Department's drive-through COVID-19 testing and mask distribution site at the Williamson County Agricultural Center will change their testing times to 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Williamson County's overall reported cases are at 840 per the state, with 14 deaths and 15,005 negative tests conducted.
That's a 27-case spike from Tuesday's reported total of 813.
Williamson County saw its 14th death from the virus reported Tuesday, per the state, with overall cases reported at 813. 14,672 negative tests have been conducted thus far.
The coronavirus pandemic took an enormous financial toll on health care providers, especially those mainly provide elective care.
As the Tennessee General Assembly concluded its legislative business for the year early on the morning of June 19, members' attention turned not to their re-election campaigns or summer holidays but to how quickly they could return to the Capitol.
Williamson Medical Center and the Williamson County Health Department are asking members of the community to continue to adhere to CDC guidelines to ensure safety and reduce the spread of COVID-19.
In early March, a tornado knocked out power at the regional council’s office. A week later, the coronavirus outbreak forced the group to close its offices. Work on the study essentially stopped while planners regrouped.
A survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers estimated that 83% of employers plan to make changes to their summer internship programs.
A company in Franklin that normally builds miniature power plants recently changed gears to design a simple ventilator to help hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic.
Williamson County saw one of its biggest one-day case increase in nearly two months Tuesday, with cases going from 703 to 723 overall.
12,914 negative cases have been conducted thus far, with 12 county residents dying of the virus.
Williamson County cases crossed 700 to be at 703 total cases Monday, per the state, with 12,746 negative tests conducted thus far. 12 people in the county have died from the virus.
Williamson County cases are at 654 as of Wednesday, with 11 deaths and 11,256 negative tests conducted, per the state.
The number of home sales in Williamson County was still much lower last month than than the previous year, but new listings are starting to tick back up.
Though most Tennesseans approve of government leaders’ response to COVID-19, one’s political party can in part predict whether a Tennessean is fearful of the disease.
The dean of Belmont’s Massey College of Business says businesses will need creativity and innovation as they adapt to the coronavirus pandemic, making diversity more important than ever.
A Nashville judge has ruled that the state must provide all registered voters the option to vote by mail amid the COVID-19 pandemic, saying the state’s decision not to offer absentee ballots to those fearful of being exposed to the virus posed an unreasonable burden on the fundamental right …
Over the last several months, Williamson Inc. has worked hard to help local businesses find ways to keep operating during the coronavirus pandemic, but the chamber has taken a financial hit as well.
A company in Franklin previously named Zoom International has changed its name to avoid confusion with the now ubiquitous video conferencing software.
Tennessee plans to use federal funds for coronavirus relief to issue payments to small businesses affected by the pandemic.
The Williamson County Emergency Management Agency has canceled all distribution of masks that were provided by the Tennessee Department of Health after health concerns surrounding the manufacturing process of the masks.
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.