Over the past two weeks, there has been a significant increase in COVID cases across the state of Illinois. The Illinois Department of Public Health shows Region 11 at a current daily positivity rate of 14% with a 7-day average of 18%. This is a strong surge up from November when the rate was at 1.97%.
As we have repeatedly emphasized, your wellness and safety is the priority of our church’s leadership. Our goal is to continue to meet together, to encourage one another, and otherwise help each other to live the Christian life, safely. With that in mind, we are updating our Covid guidelines, with enhanced safety measures, effective beginning this weekend.
THESE ENHANCED GUIDELINES DO NOT IMPACT OUR NORMAL WEEKLY SCHEDULE.
Enhanced Safety Measures
Safety First- If you have a temperature, or do not feel well, you should stay home and watch our services online. If you or someone you know has had any contact with known COVID-19 confirmed cases or is exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19, or is at risk, you are encouraged to watch our worship services online on Facebook Live or ashburn.live.
Masks- We strongly encourage you to wear masks, while moving throughout the facilities. You may remove it once you are seated. If you do not have one, they will be supplied at the entrance.
Social distancing- Seating in the auditorium will be spaced to every other pew as marked. Waving, as an alternative, is encouraged, at this time. Please refrain from physical contact and minimize congregating in the hallways and lobby.
Hand sanitizer- Stations have been placed throughout our campus and are easily accessible. You are encouraged to use them frequently.
Online Worship– If you are uncomfortable gathering at this time or are sick, we encourage you to watch our worship services online on Facebook Live or ashburn.live. You can also continue participating in God’s mission at Ashburn, by giving online here: https://ashburnbaptist.churchcenter.com/giving
Thank you for your patience. Please join us in prayer for those who have been impacted by Covid.