Covid-19 Update

Updated 8/10/20:

As First Baptist Church of Richland moves back to in-person services and events, whether in an outdoor setting or inside the church building, we desire to do so in a way that honors God and cares for the health and safety of others.

We ask anyone who plans to attend a service or event at FBC to self-screen for symptoms of COVID-19 before attending. Based on the guidance of the Benton-Franklin Health District (BFHD), the Washington State Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control, please self-screen for the following symptoms (if not attributable to another condition), and remain home if they are present:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever of over 100.4° or chills
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Fatigue

If you are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test, we ask that you not attend any FBC services/events or enter the church building until you receive a negative test result. Based upon the guidance from BFHD, we ask that individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19, or are considered probable COVID-19 positive, not attend FBC services/events or enter the church building until both: 3 days after recovery (no fever, and respiratory symptoms have improved), and 10 days have passed since symptoms first started.

Please be aware that FBC will be following the Washington State requirements for face coverings and social distancing at all FBC services and events, and during the course of our staff’s normal workday, when in the church building.

We look forward to the day when we will all be able to gather together without the current COVID-19 restrictions. Until that time, thank you for showing concern for others by self-screening before services and events, and by wearing face coverings and following social distancing guidelines while attending church events.