TREND Spring 2020 | Page 19

Mirroring the steps other countries have taken to combat the spread of the virus, social- distancing policies are helping to drive down the number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases in places such as China. U.S. businesses have already begun to implement work-from-home policies as well as broad cancellations of large events nationwide. President Trump has now limited travel from Europe, and the United States is taking unparalleled actions in response to the virus. Schools in Williamson County were the first to close their doors and implement large-scale cleaning procedures when possible COVID-19 contamination may have occurred. Metro Nashville Public Schools closed for 2 days in advance of the following week’s scheduled Spring Break, and districts across the state continue to announce new or extended closures stretching into April. Governor Bill Lee has now recommended that all schools should remain CT OF CORONAVIRUS N PUBLIC EDUCATION