COVID-19 Update, November 17, 2020
November 17, 2020
As Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary approaches the finish line of the fall semester, additional statewide COVID-19 protocols are being implemented by Governor Kim Reynolds.
In a 6 p.m. news conference Monday evening, Governor Reynolds issued a new proclamation to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus in the state of Iowa. This proclamation is effective until 11:59 p.m. on December 10, 2020. Items that affect Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary include the following statements from the proclamation:
- All people two or older must wear a mask or other face covering when inside an indoor space that is open to the public and within six feet of individuals who are not members of their household for 15 minutes or longer.
- Indoor social gatherings of more than 15 people are prohibited. There are currently no events scheduled between now and December 10 on campus that would be affected by this, but it is something we will be monitoring closely for events that are scheduled for January and February.
- Athletics are exempt from the indoor gathering measure, but will still require the use of masks by all spectators. In addition, seating capacity will be reduced to 30% capacity (180 spectators) per event in the Nettleton Center. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. For additional guidelines to athletics events, click here.
The full proclamation can be read here. Governor Reynolds stated that additional measures may be taken next week.
On-campus learning for the fall semester ends Wednesday, November 25. Students will depart for the Thanksgiving holiday and will complete semester finals online December 1 through December 4.
Faith Baptist Bible College plans to begin the spring semester, as scheduled, on Monday, January 11, 2021, and continue with our traditional spring calendar, with Spring Break occurring March 6-14, and the conclusion of the semester with Commencement on Friday, May 7. This is subject to change as the spring semester draws nearer and new information becomes available.