Steps to Stop Spread of Germs at SBPC

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Dear Church Family,

I’m writing to share with you some safety guidelines for our life together as we address concerns around the coronavirus and the seasonal flu. These ideas are prudent for us at any time of the year, especially when we are concerned about spreading germs, like flu and cold seasons. 

Information is changing every day. Just this week, the state of California declared a state of emergency because of the reported cases and deaths due to the coronavirus and today, government authorities in Washington state are taking additional steps.

While there isn’t immediate concern here in San Diego county, we will continually monitor the issue, act appropriately and communicate about our response. To date, we have taken some basic common sense actions to limit the spread of germs on our campus and in gatherings.


  • Toys and equipment in children’s ministries buildings are disinfected on a regular basis.
  • Water fountains are turned off
  • Food handling follows strict health standards
  • Hand sanitizer stations are accessible around campus
  • Kitchens, restrooms and classrooms are diligently cleaned 


  • Instead of shaking hands, smile and wave, or do an elbow bump
  • If you are sick with any contagious illness, stay home and watch the service online
  • Sneeze or cough into your elbow
  • Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently


  • Come forward as usual
  • You will be served a pre-cut piece of bread and prefilled communion cup
  • Return to your seat and put empty cup in the communion cup holder in the pew rack

Please take a moment and pray for one another and for those affected by the coronavirus around the world.

Thank you,

Pastor Mike McClenahan

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