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MNPS cancels in-person graduations due to COVID-19 resurgence

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Posted at 4:58 PM, Jul 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-06 17:58:09-04

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."