The leadership of First Baptist Church has been closely monitoring public and private sources of information associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Because we are conducting constitutionally protected activities of freedom to assemble and worship, we are providing the following guidelines to assist in protecting our attendees.
If you choose to attend the physical service, you are responsible for your own health and the health of your children, and you accept the risk of being exposed to any number of illnesses.
- If you are in a high-risk category, we ask that you continue to attend our online teaching at this time.
- If you have any sickness, fever or COVID-19 Symptoms we ask that you do not come to any live services and instead attend our online services. Please do so until at least 7 days pass after your symptoms go away.
- Symptoms of COVID-19 are Fever, Cough, Shortness of Breath, Chills, Repeated Shaking, Muscle Pains, Headache, Sore Throat, New Loss of Taste or Smell, or Other Neurological Issues.
- We will not be taking temperatures of people attending. Please make good decisions about whether you should attend or not. We all are responsible for our own health and need to be considerate of the health and welfare of others.
- We encourage households to sit together and separate each household group or individual by appropriate physical distancing of at least 2 seats. Please be courteous to create the appropriate spacing between groups of other people. Ushers will help with this process.
- We are not requiring masks or gloves to be worn. They are optional for people to make their own decision on whether they want to wear them or not.
- We ask that no one shake hands or hug other people other than your own family. This is to walk in love toward one another as each of us may have different thresholds of what contact we believe is acceptable.
- Hand sanitizer will be available and we encourage using it upon entering and exiting the building.
- Staff and volunteers will conduct a self-health assessment before coming onsite. This Assessment will include a temperature check for fever, symptoms check, and ask if any contact with a confirmed COVID-19 individual has occurred in the last 14 days.