Tennessee Association of Utility Districts
E-mail Notification


April 2, 2020

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Essential Services Letter for Utility Vendor Employees


TAUD has received requests from some Associate Members which provide goods and services to public utilities for an example of a letter they can use to give to their employees to verify to law enforcement or any other interested persons that public utility vendors are providing “Essential Services” as defined in Executive Order No. 22 of Governor Bill Lee which became effective on March 31, 2020 at 11:59 pm. The attached letter has been prepared for TAUD Associate Members to use as a template for this purpose. To date, no Executive Order of Governor Bill Lee or any order of the federal government currently requires that employees of utility vendors supporting public utilities have such a letter in their possession when traveling to or from work or when traveling to visit public utilities during work hours as needed to perform their job duties for their utility vendor employers. TAUD appreciates all the efforts of its Associate Members and their employees in continuing to provide goods and services to TAUD utility members in Tennessee during the COVID-19 crisis.

Don Scholes, General Counsel
Tennessee Association of Utility Districts

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Tennessee Association of Utility Districts
840 Commercial Court
Murfreesboro, TN 37133
Phone: 615.896.9022
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://www.taud.org