The number of new businesses starting in Williamson County has started increasing after hitting a low point in April.
COVID-19 infection rates remain low in Williamson County as the United States surpasses 1 million deaths since the beginning of the pandemic just over two years ago.
Resolve Molecular Diagnostics announced Thursday that it has partnered with the Williamson County government to provide more in-depth, accurate testing than self-administered rapid tests.
COVID-19 home test kits have become a hot commodity since holiday travel saw a rise in demand at the same time that Omicron variant began to surge across the nation, and now the federal government is offering free test kits.
As of Monday, Dec. 20, the state is reporting a total of 20,644 deaths in Tennessee from COVID-19, spanning back from the beginning of the pandemic in 2020.
Less than two weeks after the Omicron variant of COVID-19 was first identified in Tennessee, the highly transmissible strain has become the dominant variant among new infections in the state.
COVID-19 is rising across the nation and while Tennessee and Williamson County aren't seeing as large of increases in cases as other areas of the nation, the Omicron variant is on the rise with the first confirmed case in Nashville on Thursday.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending that all adults aged 18 and older receive COVID-19 booster shots as the country prepares for the potential impact of the newest variant of the virus.
The company plans to accomplish this by way of a future location to open on the second story of 99 East Main Street downtown with 16,700 square feet above Salons By JC and others.
A Franklin-based, national nonprofit that supports the families of food-industry employees is launching a campaign to raise awareness about these families' needs amid the pandemic economy.
After a short delay in receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children, the Williamson County Health Department began administering the vaccine to children aged 5-11 on Wednesday.
Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery, along with the attorneys general of Ohio and Kentucky, is suing the Biden administration over its vaccine mandate for federal contractors.
The Williamson County Health Department is expecting to begin offering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11 next week.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended administering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the emergency use authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11.
The Williamson County Health Department will begin administering COVID-19 vaccine booster shots to seniors and immunocompromised adults.
The Tennessee Department of Health has now reported a total of 1,246,815 cases of COVID-19 across the state, up 2,445 cases on Thursday from 10,024,136 new test results — a 10.4-percent positivity rate.
The Tennessee Department of Health has now reported a total of 1,238,023 cases of COVID-19 across the state, up 1,081 cases on Monday from 9,967,636 new test results — a 12.1 percent positivity rate.
Due to inclement weather, the Williamson County Department of Health has moved its COVID-19 vaccine and testing operations for Oct. 5-8 to Christ United Methodist Church located at 508 Franklin Road in Franklin.
Nearly a year and a half into the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Tennessee is reporting 1,220,784 statewide cases of COVID-19, 15,055 deaths and 33,165 hospitalizations.
The Tennessee Department of Health has now reported a total of 1,217,394 cases of COVID-19 across the state, up 2,061 cases on Monday from 17,983 new test results — an 11.1 percent positivity rate.
The Williamson County Health Department is offering Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster shots to certain vulnerable populations.
The Tennessee Department of Health has now reported a total of 1,203,930 cases of COVID-19 across the state, up 3,974 cases on Thursday from 21,186 new test results — a 13.4 percent positivity rate.
The Tennessee Department of Health has now reported a total of 1,190,689 cases of COVID-19 across the state, up 1,500 cases on Monday from 10,507 new test results — an 11.8 percent positivity rate.
Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery put his opposition to President Joe Biden's proposed vaccine mandate in writing Thursday, sending a letter to the White House that challenged the legality of the policy.
The Tennessee Department of Health has now reported a total of 1,154,966 cases of COVID-19 across the state, up 3,912 cases on Monday from 18,660 new test results — a 17.7 percent positivity rate.
The Tennessee Department of Health has now reported a total of 1,119,545 cases of COVID-19 across the state, up 4,200 cases on Thursday from 15,595 new test results — a 21.1 percent positivity rate.
President Joe Biden on Thursday announced a series of executive orders that will require COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 tests for nearly 100 million Americans.
The Brentwood Police Department is investigating a theft from Best Buy that saw more than $40,000 in cameras stolen on both Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Tennessee Department of Health has now reported a total of 1,109,923 cases of COVID-19 across the state, up 13,422 cases on Tuesday from 63,468 new test results — an 18.3 percent positivity rate.
Dr. Michelle Fiscus, who was Tennessee's top vaccine official until she was unceremoniously fired in July amid Republican attacks on the state health department, is now suing the state in federal court for defamation.
The Tennessee Department of Health has now reported a total of 1,064,427 cases of COVID-19 across the state, up 3,199 cases on Thursday from 8,652 new test results — a 24.8 percent positivity rate.
The Williamson County Health Department is returning their current COVID-19 vaccine and testing drive-thru operations to the county ag center as Tennessee becomes the most infected state in the country.
With few signs that we've seen the peak of the Delta wave yet, Tennessee has set a new record for COVID-19 hospitalizations in children and adults, and multiple large school districts have announced temporary closures as a result of the spreading virus.
The Tennessee Department of Health has now reported a total of 1,042,123 cases of COVID-19 across the state, up 6,519 cases on Monday from 30,862 new test results — an 18.7 percent positivity rate.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is investigating Republican Gov. Bill Lee’s decision to allow parents to opt students out of local school mask requirements because the rule may “discriminate against students with disabilities who are at heightened risk for severe i…
Nashville conservative talk radio host Phil Valentine has died from complications from COVID-19 just over one month after he was hospitalized with the virus.
A dispute between local school districts implementing masking requirements and Tennessee government officials escalated this week as President Joe Biden said he would “use all available tools” to help districts facing pushback from conservative state governments.
The Tennessee Department of Health will soon offer third doses of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for immunocompromised individuals. The announcement was made on Monday following recommendations from the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…
Parents across the state can now opt their K-12 students out of school mask mandates after Republican Gov. Bill Lee on Monday issued an executive order clawing back some power from local school boards and other bodies.
The Tennessee Department of Health has now reported a total of 936,614 cases of COVID-19 across the state, up 5,507 cases on Thursday from 25,828 new test results — a 16.5 percent positivity rate.
A report from the Beacon Center of Tennessee says states that initiated strict lockdowns to mitigate COVID-19 last year saw steeper job losses than those who reopened more quickly and concludes that public officials should seek to mitigate future variants' spread in a more narrow fashion to …
"As they walked out, these doctors were threatened, these nurses were threatened...our health care workers are heroes," Biden said. "They were the heroes when there was no vaccine."
Tennessee House Republicans have formally asked GOP Gov. Bill Lee to call a special session for the purpose of cracking down on local school boards and other agencies that are instituting new mask and other COVID-19 rules as the virus continues a late-summer rising tide.
As the number of new daily COVID-19 cases begins to resurge, with Williamson County alone reporting 298 new cases on Monday, Aug. 9, according to The New York Times COVID-19 tracker, so too has the demand for food.
The Tennessee Department of Health has now reported a total of 923,520 cases of COVID-19 across the state, up 2,183 cases on Monday from 11,096 new test results — a 16.7 percent positivity rate.
The Tennessee Department of Health has now reported a total of 910,185 cases of COVID-19 across the state, up 3,292 cases on Thursday from 17,666 new test results — a 15.8 percent positivity rate.
Thursday morning, Vanderbilt University Medical Center announced that its hospitals have begun postponing inpatient surgeries due to the dramatic increase in patients hospitalized for COVID-19, a seasonal rise in trauma cases, and a record total of admissions of "regular" pediatric and respi…
Masks will be required again in Metro government buildings, Nashville Mayor John Cooper's office announced Wednesday, as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations spike again.
The Tennessee Department of Health has now reported a total of 900,418 cases of COVID-19 across the state, up 1,716 cases on Monday from 9,804 new test results — a 15.5 percent positivity rate.
The Williamson County Health Department will permanently move the county's COVID-19 vaccine distribution operations to the Franklin Clinic beginning Monday, Aug. 2.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention updated their public health recommendations for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic this week, which most notably recommends that even fully vaccinated people wear masks in public indoor settings where there is a substantial or high risk of transmittin…
The Brentwood office of Georgia-based law firm, Moore Ingram Johnson & Steele LLP, stands accused in court of wrongfully terminating one of its legal assistants in spite of her COVID-related disability.
The Tennessee Department of Health has now reported a total of 884,417 cases of COVID-19 across the state, up 883 cases on Monday from 6,231 new test results — a 12.6 percent positivity rate.
The Tennessee Department of Health has released records related to the firing of Michelle Fiscus, the state’s former top vaccine official, that allege multiple conduct issues leading up to her termination earlier this week. Fiscus says they are lies.
The Williamson County Health Department will move its COVID-19 vaccine distribution from the Williamson County Agricultural Center to a new location at 1405-A Brookwood Avenue on July 1.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is extending several programs aimed at allowing free school meal services to continue to provide meals to students in need through June 2022.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is offering COVID-19 funeral assistance aimed at reimbursing some costs accrued by those who have lost loved ones from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The Williamson County Emergency Management Agency recognized county staff and volunteers who’ve spent the last year working on the COVID-19 public information line.
Around 35 percent of Williamson County residents and 27 percent of residents in Tennessee are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
The TDH recommends that women between the ages of 18 and 49 years old should weigh the risk of the vaccine with its benefits when choosing between the Johnson and Johnson vaccine versus the other two approved vaccine.
In the weeks after the killing of George Floyd, protestors took to Nashville streets and Republican Gov. Bill Lee said he would work with Tennessee law enforcement agencies to seek out possible reforms.
After a 2020 in which Tennessee lawmakers passed one of the strictest anti-abortion laws in the country (which was promptly struck down by a federal judge), abortion policy has not been front-and-center at the Tennessee General Assembly in 2021. But lawmakers couldn’t leave town without push…
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control is recommending a pause in distribution of the one-dose Johnson and Johnson (also known as Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine in the United States.
Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery is suing the federal government, arguing that strings tied to the billions of dollars in relief money coming to the state via the American Rescue Plan are unconstitutional.
Nearly 32 percent of the Williamson County population have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, with the state reporting that nearly 18 percent of the county's population is now fully vaccinated.
As deployment of the various COVID-19 vaccines accelerates, some Tennessee lawmakers are working to prevent residents from being required to get the shot — to varying degrees of success and despite state officials’ declaration that no such mandate was forthcoming.
Gov. Bill Lee’s Financial Stimulus Accountability Group is pivoting from the first round of federal coronavirus relief funds to the latest, under the expectation that nearly $9 billion will flow to state and local governments in Tennessee.
Outbreaks of COVID-19 are hinting at a comeback in Tennessee as state health officials grapple with a greater-than-expected hesitancy to get vaccinated, particularly among conservative white men in rural counties.
With fingers crossed and a note of cautious optimism filling the cyberspace, discussion at Tuesday’s work session for the Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen turned toward requests for special event permits for a couple of music festivals scheduled for the Park at Harlinsdale Farm.
With COVID-19 vaccines becoming more readily available for residents some older residents may have trouble actually getting to a vaccine site.
The Williamson County Health Department will end COVID-19 testing at the Williamson County Agricultural Center and will now be offered by appointment only at the Franklin Clinic as COVID-19 vaccine distribution increases.
The Tennessee Department of Health reported that 20 percent of Williamson County residents have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
The Tennessee Department of Human Services has announced the next round of the state's Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program, which supports children who receive free or reduced school meals.
The Metro Public Health Department announced on Tuesday that it will host a massive drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination event on March 20. The event will be located in Lots A, B, C and D at Nissan Stadium in downtown Nashville.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued its first set of recommendations on activities that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely resume.
It has been one year since the first case of COVID-19 was identified in Tennessee and sent the state toward a new normal. Nearly 200 Nashville Post readers recently responded to a survey about how their businesses have managed operational changes and the economic fallout of the pandemic. Bel…
The Tennessee Housing Development Agency is now accepting applications for its COVID-19 Rent Relief program that aims to support renters who are struggling to pay rent or utilities as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Kroger will begin administering the COVID-19 vaccine as part of the U.S. Federal Retail Pharmacy Partnership plan at all 115 Kroger pharmacies across Tennessee.
Williamson County saw 57 new cases of COVID-19 Friday with testing expected to ramp back up as more people venture from their homes in wake of the week's winter storm.
Williamson Inc. held a virtual town hall with Williamson County Health Department officials and local hospital leaders where medical professionals offered an insight into the state of the COVID-19 response in Middle Tennessee nearly one year into the pandemic.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigators are warning consumers about the rise in fraudulent products and scams related to COVID-19 after seizing more than 11 million counterfeit N95 respirators being marketed in the United States to medical workers and first responders.
Williamson County continues to see a positive dip in COVID-19 numbers as most of the county remains at home with the winter weather, but it also hit a grim milestone in the death count.
Williamson County has seen a low rate of COVID-19 cases in the last two days, perhaps due to icy roads lessening the amount of tests being conducted.
Tennessee will begin registering Tennesseans aged 65 and older and those in Phase 1b of the state’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan for COVID-19 next week.
Getting the COVID-19 vaccine will soon be easier after Walmart and Sam's Club were selected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as part of the U.S. Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, which will give millions more people access to the vaccine.
Marquita Bradshaw pulled off one of 2020’s biggest political upsets when she won the Democratic nomination for retiring U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander’s seat, besting a well-funded candidate supported by national Democrats while spending less than $25,000.
The distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in Williamson County is facing some challenges, including patients who are scheduled to receive the vaccine not showing up to their appointments.
People who are within three months of being fully vaccinated against COIVD-19 do not need to quarantine if they are exposed to the virus, the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday.
It’s been nearly two months since the COVID-19 vaccine rollout began in Tennessee and as of Monday Williamson County is reporting that 10.8 percent of the county’s population has been vaccinated.
People 70 years old and older can begin to register for the Williamson County Vaccine Waitlist starting Tuesday, Feb. 2.
More than 70,000 people have participated in virtual court hearings in Tennessee this year, according to data kept by the Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts, and judicial leaders could look to make permanent some of the operational changes made in response to the spread of COVID-19.
The Williamson County Emergency Management Agency is offering information about the COVID-19 vaccine on their public information line to help citizens answer questions and receive assistance throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Williamson County saw a new load of COVID-19 cases come in over the weekend — 353 new cases got added to the overall tally for the county.
The Williamson County Health Department and the Williamson County Emergency Management have issued new information for citizens regarding COVID-19 vaccines.
Tennessee health officials have identified a more contagious variant of the novel coronavirus, known as B117, within the state, and are warning that it could accelerate outbreaks just as they show signs of abating.