ALCOA, Tenn. -- The Alcoa Conference Center will remain closed until at least March 15, according to an email sent from the bishop's office to Holston staff.
The office building for Bishop Dindy Taylor and conference staff has been closed since Nov. 12 in an effort to protect employees and visitors from COVID-19 exposure.
"The Bishop's Executive Team gathered this afternoon to discuss reopening the Conference Center. The decision was made to remain closed to the public until Monday, March 15, 2021," the Rev. Tim Jones, communications director, said in a Jan. 26 email.
"As the vaccine continues to roll out, it is our hope we will be able to open the Conference Center to the public soon. As always, the Bishop’s Executive Team will continue to reevaluate current conditions, and we will let you know if any changes to the current plan are necessary," Jones added.
While "essential business" may be carried out in the Alcoa building, most staff are required to work from home, according to the email.
It is the second long-term closure for Holston's headquarters. The building was closed the first time at the beginning of the pandemic, from mid-March to Oct. 1, 2020.
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