The Rev. Tim Jones, Holston communications director, announced to staff through a March 19 email the projected reopening of the conference's main building at 217 South Rankin in Alcoa.
"The decision was made to allow all staff to return to work in the Conference Center on Monday, April 5, 2021," Jones stated. "The building will remained closed to the public, and anyone outside of staff would need a director’s approval to come to the building."
Jones added that Holston leaders are aware some staff will not yet feel safe to return to in-person office work. "Please reach out to your director to discuss your situation and the possibility of working a hybrid schedule," Jones said.
The Alcoa building that houses offices for Bishop Dindy Taylor and conference staff has been officially closed since Nov. 12, 2020, although "essential business" staff members have worked in the building throughout the pandemic.
The building opened briefly from Oct. 1, 2020 to Nov. 12, 2020, after closing for the first time from mid-March to Oct. 1, 2020.
March 3, 2021 update: The building will remain closed at least until March 21. Bishop Dindy Taylor will discuss reopening with top staff during the week of March 15. ALCOA, Tenn. -- The Alcoa Conference Center will remain closed until at least ...
ALCOA, Tenn. -- The Alcoa Center will remain closed until at least Feb. 1, when Holston Conference leaders will again assess whether it is advisable to resume regular office activities amid surging coronavirus deaths. Staff were informed the Holston...