Pellissippi to require masks

Officials at Pellissippi State Community College announced Wednesday that they will once again require face masks to be worn inside all campus buildings, beginning this Monday, August 9th. Classes at Pellissippi State begin August 23rd, and officials said this week that they will re-evaluate the mask policy at the end of September.

Officials indicated that these changes are in response to a number of factors, including a recent surge in local COVID-19 cases, the new Delta variant and new guidance from the CDC, the Tennessee Department of Health and the Tennessee Board of Regents.

New signage is being posted on campuses to reflect this information and the entire campus community has been notified of the request.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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