Dallas County COVID Meter
Updated: March 23, 2021
Church Family and Friends,
We are encouraged and happy to report that the Dallas County Covid Risk Meter has moved from "Stay Home, Stay Safe" to "Extreme Caution." COVID numbers have been trending in the right direction, and on Wednesday, March 24th, the Dallas County Public Health Committee moved the COVID-19 risk level in Dallas County from red to orange. This move signals that more activities can be considered safe by doctors if appropriate precautions are taken. To keep the metrics trending in the right direction, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins urges us "to continue to do the things that have proven to keep us safe: wear your mask when around people outside your home, wash your hands, maintain six-foot distance, and avoid unnecessary crowds."
Our ultimate goal for closure is to protect the health and well-being of our congregation. Because of the current local guidelines, our church facilities will remain closed at this time. Our return to in-person worship will be guided by the Dallas County COVID-19 meter. We will not return to in-person worship until the meter is in the green zone.
The SHBC Covid Health Committee encourages all eligible members to get vaccinated. Beginning, Monday, March 29, 2021, all Texans, age 16 and over, are eligible to receive the vaccine. However, Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) will continue to prioritize initial vaccinations to those most at risk of exposure to COVID-19. Dallas County is distributing the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson (J&J) vaccine at this time. The Moderna and J&J vaccines are only available to individuals 18 and older, but the Pfizer vaccine is available to individuals age 16 and older. To register online with Dallas County Health and Human Services, please click here. You may also register by phone at 1-855-IMMUNE9 (1-855-466-8639). Phone registration is available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., 7 days a week.
If you would like to receive your vaccine from a hospital, pharmacy, or doctor, it will be a different registration process so please contact them directly to register.
We will continue to worship virtually via our Live Streaming page, and on Facebook, @theshbc. Contributions can be given here online or they can be mailed to the church.
Click here for information from Dallas County Health and Human Services on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19.
An informational packet on how to protect you and your family from the COVID-19 disease has also been provided.
Serving Christ with You,
Dr. Howard E. Anderson, Sr.