FBC COVID-19 Guidelines

Fellowship Baptist Church is opening in accordance with guidelines established by the Montana Governor’s Coronavirus Task Force as outlined below.

PLACES OF WORSHIP can become operational on or after April 26, 2020 with reduced capacity and where strict physical distancing protocols can be maintained between non-household members. Avoid GATHERING in groups of more than 10 people in circumstances that do not readily allow for appropriate physical distancing.

Guidance Applicable to All Phases:

  • Individuals should continue to practice good hygiene by adhering the following guidelines: 
  • Wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer, especially after touching frequently used items or surfaces.
    • Avoid touching your face.
    • Sneeze or cough into a tissue, or the inside of your elbow.
    • Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible.
    • Strongly consider using non-medical face coverings while in public, especially in
    • circumstances that do not readily allow for appropriate physical distancing (e.g., grocery/retail stores, pharmacies, public transportation).
  • People who feel sick should stay at home.
    • Do not go to work or school.
    • Contact and follow the advice of your medical provider.
    • Follow local health department guidance on isolation and quarantine.

Phase One: Individuals

  • The Stay at Home Directive is extended for individuals until April 26. 

Effective Sunday, April 26:

  • All vulnerable individuals should continue to follow the stay at home guidance.
  • Members of households with vulnerable individuals should be aware that by returning to work or other environments where distancing is not practical, they could carry the virus back home. Precautions should be taken to isolate themselves from vulnerable individuals.
    • “Vulnerable Individuals” is defined as people over 65 years of age, people with serious underlying health conditions, including high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, obesity, or asthma, and people whose immune system is compromised such as by chemotherapy for cancer or other conditions requiring such therapy.
  • All individuals, apart from members of a household, should:
    • When in public (e.g., parks, outdoor recreation areas, shopping areas), maintain at least six feet of physical distance from others.
    • Avoid gathering in groups of more than 10 people in circumstances that do not readily allow for appropriate physical distancing.
    • Minimize non-essential travel and adhere to Montana guidelines regarding Quarantine.

PHASE TWO: ALL SETTINGS

  • Non-congregate group size has increased from 10 people to 50 people.
  • All other provisions remain the same as Phase One for general business operations.

PHASE THREE: ALL SETTINGS

  • Return to normal operations.