Updated October 8th, 2020

Thursday Midweek Worship and Sunday Service will resume at Pillar Baptist Church (42986 Osgood Road Fremont, CA 94539).

As Pillar Baptist Church reopens in-person Thursday Midweek Service and Sunday Service, strict guidelines and procedures will be enforced for the safety of all those who attend.

Maximizing Safety / Minimizing Risk

  1. Home: Stay home and do not attend church in person if you or family members are exhibiting even mild symptoms (fever or chills, cough, sore throat, runny nose, loss of smell, etc). Exercise conservative caution related to illness symptoms. Even if you think your symptoms are mild, please stay home until you are fully well. If church attendees are exhibiting symptoms, they will be asked to return home. If you have been in contact with a person with COVID-19 we ask that you get tested and do not attend for 14 days even if you get a negative test result. 
  2. Family members: Consider staying home if you or family members are in a higher risk group (Per CDC guidelines, people who meet the following conditions are considered higher risk for COVID-19: Aged 65 years and older; Immunocompromised; Asthma; Chronic Kidney Disease; Chronic Lung Disease; Diabetes; Hemoglobin Disorders; Liver Disease; Serious heart conditions; Severe obesity).
  3. Hygiene: Wash and watch your hands. Properly disinfect your hands (washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place or disinfecting with an alcohol-based hand gel) and avoid touching your face, eyes, nose and mouth. Hand hygiene and hand discipline are the most effective ways to prevent infection.
  4. Physical contact: No touching allowed (unless within family).
  5. Distancing: Maintain social distancing (at least 6 feet from other people) and wear a face covering.
  6. Contact tracing: If you develop symptoms anytime in the week after attending church, please notify any of the Elders immediately and get tested. If a person tests positive we will interview the individual and notify those who were in close proximity according to the CDC guidelines and advise you to get tested. We will also notify the church that an individual has tested positive. If you were not personally notified then you were not in close proximity to the positive individual indoors. Our recommendations are based on the CDC guidelines and the guidance of our health professionals in church.

Restrooms

Entering the Church

Seating

During Service

End of Service Dismissal

Exhortation

Please be considerate if an usher or anyone else from the church requests you to adhere to the guidelines noted on the pages above. Your patience would be very helpful during these times as we adjust to a new normal.