Dear FBC Members and Guests,
On Tuesday afternoon, I was made aware that the daughter of a church member who was present on Sunday, July 12 has been diagnosed with COVID-19. The mother and her daughter attended the 11:00 service. I have spoken with the church member, who is following her doctor’s advice by notifying everyone with whom her daughter and she have had contact in the past 24-48 hours. (Note that the daughter also attended Champ Camp at FBC on Monday. The camp has responded by immediately notifying the parents and shutting the camp down for this week.) The daughter did not have any symptoms on Sunday, but began to experience fever, etc. on Tuesday morning.
Also, in the spirit of full disclosure, one of our maintenance staff workers is ill with the Coronavirus. He apparently contracted it on a recent vacation to Florida and became symptomatic on his return trip home, where he immediately saw his doctor and was diagnosed with the virus. He has been home since that time and will not return to work until retesting shows him to be negative for the illness. Note that he was asymptomatic the last time he was in the building – prior to his vacation – and he has not been back to work since
that time. We are in prayer for his speedy recovery, but his illness should not pose any risk of exposure to our congregation. The health and safety of our church family is profoundly important to us, and we take seriously our responsibility to adhere to and enforce strict safety protocols. Temperature checks are conducted on anyone entering the Sanctuary, masks are required until individuals are seated in the pew, screening questions are posted, and social distancing is strongly encouraged at all times. Also, the building is professionally cleaned between services and after services, as well.
At this point, our facilities are again being thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. We will be open for services on Sunday, and we will continue to follow our established safety guidelines. In the meantime, we remind you to stay as safe as possible by washing hands frequently, practicing social distancing, wearing a face mask as appropriate, and staying home if you do not feel well. Our prayers are with these church members for protection and a speedy and complete recovery. We are also praying for our church family, community, and our nation as we deal with unprecedented circumstances and challenges.
“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” Isaiah 26:3
Pastor FBC Boerne