Grace Baptist Campus Expectations Related to COVID-19

Updated as of 6/18/2022


Grace Baptist Church exists to make and multiply Christ-followers who magnify the glory of God. We are grateful for the continued opportunity to gather in worship together, lovingly engage in meaningful community, and demonstrate love as we seek to reach our neighbors with the transforming truth of the Gospel.

We recognize the unique challenges that our society faces in this COVID-19 season. Grace Baptist is committed to fulfilling our mission during these unprecedented times and are guided by the following key principles:

  • Obeying God and honoring governmental authorities
  • Promoting health and safety
  • Caring for one another and our neighbors

What is the campus plan for Grace Baptist Church?

For all individuals visiting our campus, the campus expectations will remain in effect until further notice. Our campus expectations will be visibly marked around our campus as well as all entrances.

1. All who visit the campus are required to pass our existing self-health check prior to visiting campus.

  • Have you ever been diagnosed with COVID-19 or advised/directed to begin testing/monitoring/isolating for COVID-19 in the last 10 days?
  • Are you currently experiencing any of the following:
    • New or worsening cough
    • Fever (greater than 37.78C or 100.04F)
    • Chills, muscle pain, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell?

If you answered YES to any of the above questions, you are not allowed on campus prior to passing our Postive COVID Test Timeline or your symptoms have subsided for at least 24 hours. 

Postive COVID Test Timeline

  • Confirmed Positive Covid Test 
  • Day 0: Symptoms begin or a confirmed Positive Covid Test Day
  • Day 0: Inform Close Contacts (that you’ve seen in the past 48 hours) 
  • Days 1-5: Isolate, Rest and Seek Medical Attention
  • Day 5: *Isolation Ends (Isolation ends after Day 5 upon the following)
    • A negative day 5 test result 
    • 24 hours Fever Free (without fever-reducing medicines)
    • No symptoms or existing symptoms are improving.
  • ​​​​​​​Day 10: Isolation Ends  

Guidance on home quarantine by Los Angeles Department of Public Health can be referenced here.

2. Those who have been in close contact should consider the following:

If you are in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, you are exempted from isolating regardless of vaccination status if you are not symptomatic. It is recommended you monitor your health and wear a mask if you have any health concerns. 

You are a “close contact” if you were exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 while they were infectious if: 

  1. You were within 6 feet of someone with COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. 

  1. You had unprotected contact with body fluids and/or secretions from someone with COVID-19. For example, you were coughed or sneezed on, you shared a drinking cup or eating utensils, you kissed, or you provided care to them without wearing the right protective equipment. 

Guidance on home quarantine by Los Angeles Department of Public Health can be referenced here.

3. Hand sanitation and cleaning supply stations are posted around the campus along with the continued promotion of standard health practices.

 

4. No social distancing requirements.

 

5. No additional prohibitions for food preparation and service beyond the LACDPH food handling guidelines.

 

6. Masks are encouraged for those who have health concerns.


 

Additional consideration for those more vulnerable:

  • People with underlying health conditions should exercise additional caution. These conditions include but are not limited to: Chronic lung disease, Moderate to severe asthma, Serious heart conditions, Diabetes, Liver disease, Chronic kidney disease.

Click to view CDC Guidance for At Risk Groups