With the threat of COVID-19 (the Coronavirus) coming to America alongside a flu season still going in our parish, many people have asked about church safety. At FBC Vidalia we are working diligently to make sure we can provide the safest possible environment for you and your family to worship. We are doubling down our cleaning efforts to sterilize the entire campus multiple times a week. We are transitioning to hands free paper towel dispensers in our restrooms. We are doubling down in providing clean facilities in our nursery. We will have hand sanitizing gel all over our campus.
If you or someone you have been in contact with is sick, please stay home. We broadcast our service on Facebook live, and would love for you to give through our app. Also, in the event of an emergency announcement, we will communicate through those two channels.
I am not a doctor. Based on the best information we have, hand cleanliness is the best preventative for your health in this season.
I reached out to a local medical professional who recommends:
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue away after you use it, then wash hands for at least 20 seconds or use and alcohol-based cleaner. Use Lysol to clean surfaces that may have come in contact with respiratory droplets.
- Stay away as much as you can from people who are sick.
- If you are sick with flu symptoms, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. Your fever should be gone without the use of a fever reducing medicine.
- Try not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs often spread this way.
- Remember: Even if you don’t have a fever, but have other symptoms, you may still have influenza or other illnesses.
Safety is a priority at FBC Vidalia. We will strive to provide a clean, healthy, and safe environment for you and your family.