Atlanta church requiring proof of vaccination to worship in person
August 11, 2021
(AJC) The number of employers requiring workers to get vaccinated is growing across the nation.
Add to that at least one Georgia church.
The 107-year-old Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church in DeKalb now requires worshippers to show proof of full vaccination, take a temperature check and sign a waiver before they are allowed to attend in-person services. They also must register in advance to attend.
The Glenwood Avenue church, which has about 3,000 members started asking for proof of vaccination several weeks ago, even before the rise of the delta variant, said the Rev. William E. Flippin Sr., senior pastor.
He’s worried about people who are unvaccinated getting sick and also spreading the virus to others.