WICHITA FALLS, Texas (TNN) - Governor Abbott allowed churches to reopen back in May but with Wichita Falls and Texas seeing spikes in Covid-19 numbers, it’s possible that they may have to shut their doors again.
However, First Baptist Church here in Wichita Falls, which has over a thousands members, hopes that doesn’t happen.
They are trying their best to make sure their staff and congregation remain safe by using medical grade fog machines to sanitize sanctuary surfaces between each service. They’re also suggesting that their members wear masks and keep six feet apart.
Even with Governor Abbott’s mandate lifted, other churches in the city like The Metropolitan Community Church have decided to stay closed and continue to have virtual services online.
They’ve used this downtime and lessened foot traffic as an opportunity to complete renovation projects to their building and they don’t plan on opening until Wichita Falls has 14 days straight of no new COVID-19 cases.