Metro Schools to have remote start to school year amid soaring virus cases

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) —Sources close to Metro Schools confirm students will be starting the school year remotely as COVID-19 cases in Nashville continue to skyrocket.

Metro Schools' goal had been to give parents the option on whether to send their children to in-person class or attend virtually. Now, the district's 86,000 students will be remotely going back to school in the fall.

But with the announcement of Nashville reverting to Phase 2 of reopening and a record high of daily COVID-19 cases last week, Dr. Adrienne Battle says going back to the school building may no longer be an option.

Nashville saw a daily record high increase of COVID-19 cases with 688 new infections, including 172 delayed reports and eight new deaths.