COVID-19 Tracker

Tracking COVID-19 Impact

Welcome to the Metro Nashville Public Schools COVID-19 tracking site, where we will provide updates on the spread of COVID-19 in our community and share the impact that has on our schools in terms of positive cases and quarantines. 



COVID-19 Risk Score

The COVID Risk score is a measurement created to give staff and families a more defined look into how Metro Nashville's coronavirus metrics could impact decision-making for Metro Nashville Public Schools. This is a composite score of three metrics tracked daily by the city: transmission rate, 7-day positivity rate, and 7-day average of new cases per 100,000 residents. The 7-day average of new cases is weighted more heavily in the score based on guidance from public health officials, as it is the best way of tracking the trend of spread in the community. Metro Schools, working with local health and government officials, required a Risk Score below 7 to reopen schools to in-person learning.

The risk score has indicators for all-virtual learning (7-10), all in-person for families who choose that option (0-3), and a blended approach where some grade levels may be in classes or out of classes depending on the situation (3-7), which includes two conditional zones in-between.

Other factors that influence decisions would  include staffing levels in schools and spread or  transmission of the virus among staff and students in school. The composite score will be updated on days when schools are in session.

Read more details on the weighting of scores, or you can input the metrics yourself using this spreadsheet.


The COVID Risk Score as of May 11 at 9:50 a.m. is 2.5.

COVID-19 Reports In Schools

Important Note on the Data:

  • Numbers include all cases tracked by the Student Health Services department. Includes virtual and in-person cases reported to the district.

  • Quarantines include students or staff who reported symptoms of COVID, not necessarily an MPHD-required quarantine. Quarantines will represent the number of "active" cases, beginning with new cases reported starting November 16, 2020.

  • Case counts below 5 are listed as "< 5" due to health privacy concerns. Numbers do not necessarily indicate transmission of the virus inside the school building.