Kirkwood Baptist Church-
In an attempt to follow the newest CDC Guidance regarding mask-wearing we are updating our plans moving forward. Please read carefully and if you have questions, call the church office for guidance. If you are fully vaccinated and showing no symptoms, masks are now optional for you in worship. I realize that for some of you, hearing this news is celebratory and for others there might be some anxiety. We are trying to make room for all of the emotions. You are always welcome to wear a mask in worship. No one will pass judgment on you for wearing a mask.
Sunday School classes need to discuss what they want to do going forward. Some have chosen to abandon masks already and others are continuing to mask, please make it clear as a classroom what the expectations are of those attending.
Now we need to get into the nuances for everyone regarding worship.
If you are unvaccinated, please continue to wear a mask during worship. We realize that some people are unable to be vaccinated due to various factors.
If you are symptomatic, you woke up that morning and you are having symptoms, you take a rapid COVID test and it comes back negative, please wear a mask that morning. You are always welcome to worship with us online.
If you have tested positive, you have done your 5-day isolation/quarantine and you are now in days 6-10 of positivity, please wear a mask in worship if attending.
If you are vaccinated and have had close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID, please wear a mask.
If you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and have tested negative for COVID, regardless of vaccination status, please do not attend Sunday School or worship in person.
If you test positive for COVID-19, do not attend Sunday School or worship in person.
If you are not vaccinated and have been in close contact with someone in the past 5 days who tested positive for COVID-19, please do not attend Sunday School or worship in person.
Please remember to try and practice social distancing in worship, because everyone has various levels of comfort regarding masking. As we move forward, like every phase of the pandemic we need to do so with a lot of grace and love. We need to love God and love our neighbor. We have moved slowly during this pandemic to give everyone time to adjust.
Grace and Peace,
Matthew Vandagriff, Senor Pastor