Tennessee Valley Authority Reimplements Mask Mandate For Employees – Update 7.14.22

***Update -7.14.22 – TVA Public Information Officer Jim Hopson told the Tennessee Conservative – “As a federal agency, TVA follows federal guidance based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent (CDC). In the CDC’s most recent weekly data of individual county COVID transmission levels, Hamilton County, Tenn., was increased to “high”. Based on our guidance, we reimplemented a requirement for all personnel, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask while inside TVA facilities in that county. This is consistent with our policy for any county listed as “high” in the CDC data.

The mask requirement does not apply to TVA facilities in counties listed at the “low” or “medium” CDC levels, however we respect the right of team members to wear masks at their discretion in those locations.”

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The Tennessee Conservative [By Jason Vaughn] –

Officials from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) are once again requiring masks for employees.

According to TVA officials, the mask requirement applies to employees regardless of vaccination status.

The decision to reimplement the mask mandate follows the Hamilton County Health Department reporting that the county is in the red for COVID transmission as they continue to push the vaccine.

Hamilton County Health Department Community Outreach Program Manager Renee Craig told Local 3 News, “We have had some first doses which we have not seen in a while, but I think with the surge in cases some people that haven’t been vaccinated in the past are making that decision to jump in that first dose.”

TVA Public Information Officer Jim Hopson said that one of the reasons they decided to return to masking was due to concerns about the possibility of power interruptions during high summer temperatures if a significant number of employees were out sick.

TVA has stated that they will monitor the CDC data weekly and make changes as they see necessary.

About the Author: Jason Vaughn, Media Coordinator for The Tennessee Conservative  ~ Jason previously worked for a legacy publishing company based in Crossville, TN in a variety of roles through his career.  Most recently, he served as Deputy Director for their flagship publication. Prior, he was a freelance journalist writing articles that appeared in the Herald Citizen, the Crossville Chronicle and The Oracle among others.  He graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a Bachelor’s in English-Journalism, with minors in Broadcast Journalism and History.  Contact Jason at news@TennesseeConservativeNews.com

8 thoughts on “Tennessee Valley Authority Reimplements Mask Mandate For Employees – Update 7.14.22

  • July 13, 2022 at 5:30 pm
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    And again we prove there will always be an excuse to bully and force people, you will die wearing that mask , yes yes we know, your SAVING the human race and we know about DATA, there is enough data to prove whatever it is you want proven. 70 years old, broken EVERY rule, 6 ft, masking, vaccinations, boosters, had COVID, had OMNICRON and still running around like I was 50.

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  • July 13, 2022 at 7:11 pm
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    Can’t or won’t follow the s ience. Apparently can’t read the mask boxes that say the paper masks and jury rig cloth do not prevent viral transmission AND are endangering their employee’s health. Good move TVA. Stuck on stupid again.

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  • July 13, 2022 at 8:55 pm
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    I have NEVER seen so much ignorance and power hungry dictatorships in my life. If there I would tell TVA to jump off one of there DAMS if there was another choice.

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  • July 13, 2022 at 9:37 pm
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    TVA is owned and run by the Feds.

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  • July 14, 2022 at 12:07 pm
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    Take the jab they say, it prevents you from getting and spreading it and lessens the symptoms. We know this isn’t true yet they continue to push this narrative. And now here we go again pushing the masks. The only way to defeat this nonsense is to refuse to comply. Put your faith in God. He will protect you.
    Joshua 1:9 – Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Isaiah 41:10,13 – So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. 13- For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.
    In God we trust not government or man. Have a blessed day.

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  • July 14, 2022 at 12:21 pm
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    Masks are useless! All you have to do is look at Sweden. They should be #1 for deaths and cases but aren’t. If you want to wear mask go for it. Not going to prevent you from getting Covid but you might get some other nasty bugs from the bacteria in it. Everyone should read Unmasked by Ian Miller.

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  • August 1, 2022 at 8:16 am
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    Follow the science or follow the money; follow both! The science says masks do harm in multiple ways: rebreathing your exhaled CO2 harms your body and brain, people need to read the faces of others to communicate, children need to see faces to develop properly… Early treatment is still being denied: go to your pharmacy and try to buy ivermectin and they will not sell it to you. But, but, but our state legislature passed a bill allowing sale of said drug to people (not just farm animals.) None the less it is still blocked by medical and pharmacy boards. People are still being forced into shots that provide no benefit and great harm. Those shots were designed for a flu strain that no longer exists.

    The federal government was stolen through election fraud. Those people act as though they want us dead. Turn off your TV and read alternative sources of information, truth tellers can still be found. Follow the money? The wealth of our nation is being plundered by enemies foreign and domestic.

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  • August 1, 2022 at 8:19 am
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    Follow the science or follow the money; follow both! The science says masks do harm in multiple ways: rebreathing your exhaled CO2 harms your body and brain, people need to read the faces of others to communicate, children need to see faces to develop properly… Early treatment is still being denied: go to your pharmacy and try to buy ivermectin and they will not sell it to you. But, but, but our state legislature passed a bill allowing sale of said drug to people (not just farm animals.) None the less it is still blocked by medical and pharmacy boards. People are still being forced into shots that provide no benefit and great harm. Those shots were designed for a flu strain that no longer exists.

    The federal government was stolen through election fraud. Those people act as though they want us dead. Turn off your TV and read alternative sources of information, truth tellers can still be found. Follow the money? The wealth of our nation is being plundered by enemies foreign and domestic.

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