COVID Pandemic Response

Important Note: To satisfy social distancing requirements associated with prevention of the spread of COVID-19, beginning on March 22 First Baptist decided that we would be worshipping remotely only, using the web-access tool Zoom. If you are not already on the First Baptist mailing list, and wish to gain access to a service, please email us at fbithaca@gmail.com or call the church office at 607-273-5800.

On July 19 the congregation decided to open the church building for a limited number of in-person congregants (no more than 25) on any Sunday for which the seven-day moving average of new cases per 100,000 population in Tompkins County was at 1.0 or below on the preceding Friday. Since that decision, the average number of new cases per 100,000 population in the county has been between 2.0 and 4.0. If the number drops to 1.0 or below, the church will announce by e-mail on Friday that the church will be open to no more than 25 congregants who register by e-mail to the church (see address link in the preceding paragraph) before the service.