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Covid

March 11, 2021

Are you meeting in-person for worship?
Yes, we have in-person worship at 9:30 am and 11:00 am each Sunday morning unless otherwise communicated on this page or via our email/text communication. You can sign up for email updates at https://www.firstbaptistfriendswood.org/enewsletter-sign-up or receive text message communications by texting the keyword SIGNUP to 346-245-5168. 

What is your mask policy while on campus?
Considering the Governor’s executive order GA-34, First Baptist has prayerfully examined how we should move forward. We always want to honor those on our campus and provide a safe, God-honoring worship and small group setting for guests and members. We also know that relational, spiritual and emotional health are critical components of our overall well-being. With that, First Baptist’s guidelines while on campus are as follows:

March 14, 21, 28: We ask that while on campus, everyone 10 years old and up wear a mask.

Beginning Easter Sunday, April 4th

9:30 am and 11:00 am – masks encouraged, but not required  

8:00am - mask-required. (additional service for Easter Sunday only)

Easter Sunday is an important day in the life of a believer, and we desire to provide opportunities for as many people as possible to experience in-person worship on Resurrection Sunday. In light of our understanding that some are more comfortable in mask-only environments, we have added the 8:00 am service with masks.

Will my temperature be taken as I enter the campus?
We are not conducting temperature screenings for members or guests. All of our preschool and children’s volunteers self-screen before arriving each week. We are asking everyone to self-screen at home before they leave. If you have a fever of 100.4 degrees or above, a cough or sore throat, shortness of breath, or contact in the past 14 days with anyone confirmed to have COVID–19, please stay home and worship with us online. 

What if I am not comfortable worshipping in person?
That is okay! Everyone has a different level of comfort and different circumstances, so please do what you feel is best for you and your family, whether that’s attending in person or joining us online. On Sundays, we stream our online services at www.firstbaptistfriendswood.org/livestream or Facebook www.facebook.com/firstbaptistfriendswood. 

How are the facilities being cleaned and prepared for worship services?

  • Extensive cleaning and disinfecting procedures will take place regularly across campus.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available at entries and exits, as well as throughout the buildings. 
  • Our services and guest interactions will be intentionally touch-free (no hugs or handshakes). 

What preventative steps I can take?

  • Those in attendance should make every effort to keep a distance of 6 feet or greater between themselves and others.
  • Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and use hand sanitizer.  
  • Wear a mask if you feel comfortable doing so.
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth.  

What happens if someone tests positive that has been at church or a ministry function? 
We will follow the CDC guidelines for close contact. In short, people who are identified as close contact should follow the current CDC protocols. 

Please read the detailed information regarding 14, 10, and 7-day quarantine protocols:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html

Here is a brief summary of close contact conditions: 
1) Anyone who was within 6 feet of someone who has Covid-19 for a cumulative 15 minutes or more. 
2) Anyone who hugged or had other direct physical contact with someone who has Covid-19. 
3) Anyone who shared eating or drinking utensils with someone who has Covid-19. 
4) Anyone who was near someone who has Covid-19 when he/she coughed, sneezed, or otherwise shared respiratory droplets. 

In the event the church is made aware of a person who has been present at a First Baptist Friendswood gathering and tests positive for Covid-19 within 48 hours of the church event, the church leadership will inform those who are determined to be in close contact. With the help of the individual, we will attempt to identify all those who came in close contact, notifying them of the close contact with a COVID positive individual. We will inform close contact individuals of the CDC guidelines (see link above). 

If you have tested positive for Covid-19 and need to contact the church, please email or call us: 

office@fbcfriendswood.org    
281-482-7573 

The Church Staff