WHBC’S COVID Updates
Updated: SEPTEMBER 2023
This is your location to find out the official news from Walnut Hills Baptist Church regarding COVID.
Because Walnut Hills Baptist is a multi-generational church with members and attendees ranging from very young to experienced, we feel an obligation to you and our community to take every precaution possible. We are grateful to maintain community as we continue to experience worship, educational classes, programs and meetings in-person and virtually, thanks to technology platforms.
We are currently worshiping in-person and virtually each Sunday morning at 10:30 AM.
The CDC issued the following recommendations for fully vaccinated people:
1. to wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission.
2. individuals might choose to wear a mask regardless of the level of transmission, particularly if they are immunocompromised or at increased risk of severe disease from COVID-19, or if they have someone in their household who is immunocompromised, at increased risk of severe disease or not fully vaccinated.
3. those who have a known exposure to someone with suspected of confirmed COVID-19 to be tested 3-5 days after exposure, and to wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result.
For those who are more comfortable worshiping from home, we are live streaming on several platforms and also by telephone. You may access the live stream or find the telephone instructions by clicking on the links below.
All ministries and weekly activities will be offered on a week by week basis. Please check the website for schedules, call the church office or click on the link below.
Adult Bible Study, Sunday School, Discipleship Classes, Committee Meetings & Other Small Groups
Some Adult Bible Study classes are meeting both in-person and virtual. Youth and Children’s Sunday School classes are also meeting in-person. Discipleship Classes are meeting in-person and virtual and some virtual only. Other church groups mentioned above are utilizing technology to connect remotely on a regular basis, a few are meeting in person and some are meeting in person and virtual, hybrid. Please contact your group leader or the church office for more information. If you need to schedule a meeting at the church, contact the church office.
Be sure to visit our Social Media account for the church and Learning Center.
In-Person Worship Guidelines:
- All individuals who have been fully-vaccinated are not required to wear masks during worship. The CDC issued recommendations for fully vaccinated people. Please see the “Worship” paragraph at the top of this page for specific details.
- On Communion Sundays, self-serve elements are passed to each worshiper during communion by our deacons. We encourage all worshipers to participate. When everyone has their elements, we will observe communion together. After use, please place the cup in the pew rack.
- Our church continues to thoroughly clean and disinfect our worship venue following each use.