Second Baptist Church Health Ministry is providing the following information for the church community as guidelines to assist with safety and prevention of the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

We are committed to following the guidelines set forth by The World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  The Coronavirus is spread from person to person and affects the respiratory system.  The following guidelines are provided for your protection and for protection of those you come in contact with.

  • The first line of defense is to wash your hands often with soap and water for no less than 20 seconds. If you use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, make sure it contains a minimum of 60% alcohol in its list of ingredients. (Clean hands after using the bathroom, touching elevator buttons, grocery carts, public door handles, gas pump handles, etc.)

  • Stay home if you are sick and stay away from people who have flu-like symptoms.

  • Avoid putting your hands in your mouth or rubbing your eyes with unwashed hands.

  • Use tissues when you sneeze or cough, and immediately discard the tissue. If you don’t have any tissue, sneeze or cough into your flexed elbow.

  • Disinfect objects and surfaces regularly as viruses survive on objects and surfaces for hours and days.

  • Stay informed by visiting the daily updates provided by the CDC.  www.cdc.gov

            Many of our church goers are seniors (50 and above).  Church goers over 65 are more vulnerable and should take extra caution by staying away from congested areas and traveling during this time.

            As more information is known about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Second Baptist Church Health Ministry remains vigilant in our commitment to providing you with the most up to date information. Be reminded that it is an individual responsibility to adhere to these guidelines.  Let us continue our prayers that the world as a whole will survive this pandemic. If there are questions or concerns, feel free to contact Dr. Sarah Williams at email sarah.williams1947@outlook.com or call 210-394-9931 or Dr. Shirley Carson-Davis at email scarsondavis@yahoo.com or call 210-656-8004.