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Metro Schools hit 'pause' on return to in-person classes amid COVID-19 surge

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  Nashville’s 5th and 6th grade students will not return to in-person classes this week as scheduled.

Metro’s “Back to School” plan was paused Friday as COVID-19 infections marked new all-time highs.

In a press statement, MNPS Director Dr. Adrienne Battle says the pause was necessary “so that we can be sure that we are not endangering the lives of our students, staff, or their families.” 

All seven Greater Nashville counties last week reported increases in the number of new infections among school age children, 5 to 18 years. Davidson County reported 186 new cases in the week ending Saturday.

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