Staff projected to return to Alcoa headquarters April 5

Staff projected to return to Alcoa headquarters April 5

The Alcoa Conference Center opens to staff members on April 5.

ALCOA, Tenn. -- Holston Conference staff are permitted to return to the Alcoa conference headquarters on April 5, after months of closure to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, according to a recent announcement.

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.


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