Revised Covid-19 guidelines for Lakeside Baptist Ministries

  • On Sunday Mornings, we offer Sunday School in various locations starting at 9:30 AM. The audio from each class will posted every Monday in case you cannot attend. You can access the podcasts from our website:

  • IF your student will be riding on a church van, we require that they wear a mask for the duration of the trip.

  • Details specific to our children’s ministry are:

  1. A no-contact temperature check will be performed you check your child in before Sunday School or Children’s Church. Kids with a temperature over 99.9 will not be allowed to participate.

    • If the temperature check reveals a high temperature and the child has not felt sick, they will be asked to stand to the side for a few minutes and then undergo a second temperature check.

    • If the second check reveals a lower temperature, they will be allowed to participate.

  2. If a parent notices their child showing any signs of sickness, we are asking them to please keep the child home.

  3. All leaders are asked to wear masks when in close proximity of kids, unless their health prohibits them from wearing one.

  4. Social distancing will be enforced whenever possible.

  5. We will limit the sharing of items among children. If something is shared, it will be cleaned between uses.

  6. Children will be allowed to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer often.

  7. The decision as to whether a child wears a mask will be determined by the parents or guardian.

  8. Snacks will be served in our toddler room, 3 & 4-year old’s children’s church, and elementary age children’s church. Snacks will be prepackaged and only handled by the child.

  9. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Todd at

  • Life Groups are gathering, as they live out their Christian faith, in various ways during throughout the week. Some are in person and some meet via Zoom. If you have questions about LifeGroup, please contact Pastor Tom Maxwell at

  • Per the Governor’s mandate, we are limited to a 50% capacity in our meeting spaces. If needed, additional meeting spaces will be added and capacity limits strictly enforced.

  • You are encouraged to sit in a family unit and maintain a 6 ft social distance at all times with other families. We have reserved signs available to place on the seats between members to help with this.

  • Facilities will be thoroughly cleaned each week with special attention paid to high traffic areas and contact points.

  • Staff and volunteers will be required to wear face masks. You are strongly encouraged to wear one to protect yourself and others. We ask that you wear a face mask as you travel through different areas on campus, but you are free to remove your mask while you are seat if you wish. There will be a limited number of masks available.

  • If you feel sick or have cold or flu like symptoms, If you have had a fever within the last 48 hours of 99.9 or above, please stay home until you have been fever free for at least 48 hours.

  • There will be no handshakes/physical contact. We know this is hard, huggers!

  • There will be no bulletins or offering plates passed. Tithes and offerings can be placed in the offering plates by the doors, put in one of the two locked connection card boxes, or given online.

  • Specific entrance and exit doors will be marked.

  • If you have shown any symptoms of Covid-19 or have been exposed to it in the last 14 days, we ask that you stay home and view the sermon online. If you are considered “high risk,” we encourage you to view the sermon online. If you have questions about symptoms and risks, please visit for more information.

  • We will continue to offer our weekly services online on Facebook and YouTube.

  • We encourage you to prayerfully make the choice that is best for you and your family. There is no shame or praise in choosing to do one or the other.

Lakeside Baptist Church

447 Dalewood Avenue

Salem, VA 24153


tel: 540.986.0062

fax: 540.986.1239

facebook: LBCSalem

service time: 10:30am

located at the corner of Rt. 419 and Green Ridge Road

Lakeside South Campus

2773 McVitty Road

Roanoke, VA 24018


tel: 540.986.0062

fax: 540.986.1239