NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro Nashville Public Schools officials announced that due to the recent resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Nashville, no in-person graduations will be held.
The district had been planning ceremonies to be held in the next couple of weeks, but with the city's return to a modified Phase 2, it just wasn't possible.
School officials released the following statement to graduates:
"Graduates, unfortunately, with the recent spike in COVID-19 cases and Nashville’s return to a modified Phase 2 on July 3, we cannot responsibly and safely have the type of meaningful in-person graduation ceremonies that you, your families, and our staff were hoping to have.
We have been hard at work preparing plans for in-person graduation ceremonies that were scheduled to start in a couple weeks, with the hope of being able to see you and celebrate you one last time. This has been a hard year for everyone in the MNPS family, but especially the graduating Class of 2020.
We so much enjoyed getting to celebrate your accomplishments during the drive-through graduation ceremonies, and if you haven’t already seen it, please watch the virtual graduation video for all MNPS Class of 2020 graduates."