2346 Walnut Street Livermore, Ca. 94551 ~ (925) 449-4403 ~ vbclivermore@gmail.com
This page is dedicated to the COVID-19 pandemic news updates that effect our Nation, our State, our Town, and our Church

California COVID-19 details

Nation CDC COVID-19 details

Federal whitehouse COVID-19 taskforce details


FEBRUARY 2021
02/04 Thursday Bible Study CLOSED for public worship - view online via our YouTube channel

***Supreme Court of USA rules that California can not ban indoor worship services. However regulation of singing, communion and offering can still be regulated. We are awaiting Gavin Newsom's weekly address to see what regulations will be imposed prior to reopenning for public worship in the near future***

02/07 Sunday Worship CLOSED for public worship - see our LIVE stream worship on our YouTube channel

***Alameda County allows places of worship to open under the following regulations - 25% capacity; manadory face coverings; recommended social distancing; recommended no singing; recommended no communion; recommended no passing of offering plate; recommended no self-serve food service or potluck (quidelines)***

02/11 Thursday Bible Study OPEN for public worship - will be uploaded to our YouTube channel

02/14 Sunday Worship OPEN for public worship - available also via LIVE stream worship on our YouTube channel

02/18 Thursday Bible Study OPEN for public worship - will be uploaded to our YouTube channel

02/21 Sunday Worship OPEN for public worship - available also via LIVE stream worship on our YouTube channel

02/25 Thursday Bible Study OPEN for public worship - will be uploaded to our YouTube channel

02/28 Sunday Worship OPEN for public worship - available also via LIVE stream worship on our YouTube channel


JANUARY 2021
01/03 Sunday Worship CLOSED for public worship - see our LIVE stream worship on our YouTube channel

01/07 Thursday Bible Study CLOSED for public worship - view online via our YouTube channel

01/10 Sunday Worship CLOSED for public worship - see our LIVE stream worship on our YouTube channel

***Alameda County Health department annoucened Jan 11th that the current "shelter in place order" has been extended: Emergancy hospital beds in the Bay Area have fallen to below 1% and need to rise to above 15% to releave the restrictions***

01/14 Thursday Bible Study CLOSED for public worship - view online via our YouTube channel

01/17 Sunday Worship CLOSED for public worship - see our LIVE stream worship on our YouTube channel

01/21 Thursday Bible Study CLOSED for public worship - view online via our YouTube channel

***Govenor Gavin Newson allows Sacramento county to suspend restrictions; churches are allowed to have indoor services with less than 9% hospital beds available. This brings hope that he will allow other counties open again. However, at this time Alameda county is still under lockdown and shelter-in-place mandates***

01/24 Sunday Worship CLOSED for public worship - see our LIVE stream worship on our YouTube channel

***Govenor Gavin Newson removes the state wide COVID-19 shelter-in-place order and 10pm to 5am Curfew effective Monday 1/25/21. Alameda County is still in the PURPLE "wide spread" tier and churches are not allowed to have indoor worship at this time.***

01/28 Thursday Bible Study CLOSED for public worship - view online via our YouTube channel

01/31 Sunday Worship CLOSED for public worship - see our LIVE stream worship on our YouTube channel


DECEMBER 2020
12/06 Sunday Worship CLOSED for public worship - see our LIVE stream worship on our YouTube channel

12/10 Thursday Bible Study CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

12/13 Sunday Worship CLOSED for public worship - see our LIVE stream worship on our YouTube channel

***Alameda County Health department annoucened Dec 16th that the current "shelter in place order" has been extended to Jan 8th 2021 - Gaving Newsom declared 41 california counties returned to PURPLE tier with pending curfew restrictions to be announced***

12/17 Thursday Bible Study CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

12/20 Sunday Worship CLOSED for public worship - see our LIVE stream worship on our YouTube channel

12/24 Thursday CHRISTMAS EVE CLOSED for public worship - see our LIVE stream worship on our YouTube channel

12/27 Sunday Worship CLOSED for public worship - see our LIVE stream worship on our YouTube channel

12/31 Thursday NEW YEARS EVE CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel



NOVEMBER 2020
11/01 Sunday Worship OPEN for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

11/05 Thursday Bible Study OPEN for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

11/08 Sunday Worship OPEN for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

11/12 Thursday Bible Study OPEN for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

11/15 Sunday Worship OPEN for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

***Alameda County Health department annoucened Nov16th, that indoor worship services are closed effective immediately due to sudden spikes of COVID cases - Gaving Newsom declared 41 california counties returned to PURPLE tier with pending curfew restrictions to be announced***

11/19 Thursday Bible Study CLOSED for public worship - church prayer meeting to discuss COVID mandates

***Gavin Newsom announced Nov 19th a statewide CURFEW for all counties in the PURPLE tier, the CURFEW will be in place from Saturday 11/21 through 12/21 and will be enforced from 10pm until 5am daily***

11/22 Sunday Worship CLOSED for public worship - see our LIVE stream worship on our YouTube channel

11/26 Thursday Bible Study CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

11/29 Sunday Worship CLOSED for public worship - see LIVE stream worship on our YouTube channel



OCTOBER 2020
***Due to the Alameda county health advisory announcement on 9/23/2020 that Alameda County "re-opennings" must be delayed for two weeks or 14 days; until Oct 6th or later to ensure Alameda county remains in Tier 2 and does not have a spike and return to Tier 1; it is projected at this time churches will be able to resume indoor worship by Oct 11th, 2020***

10/01 Thursday Bible Study CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

***Alameda County Health department annoucened Oct 1st, that indoor worship service "re-opennings" will be delayed and reassesed in 4 to 6 weeks be considered; pushing the possible "re-opennings" date to Oct 22nd thru Nov 5th ***

10/04 Sunday Worship CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

10/08 Thursday Bible Study CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

10/11 Sunday Worship CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

***Alameda County Health department annoucened Oct 13th, that indoor worship service "re-opennings" will be allowed after October 26th throughout the county after Alameda county has officially moved into the Orange tier or tier 3 which churches are allowed to have indoor worship services starting Sunday November 1st***

10/15 Thursday Bible Study CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

10/18 Sunday Worship CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

***Alameda County Health department annoucened Oct 21st, that indoor worship service "re-opennings" will be allowed as of October 23rd throughout the county after Alameda county has officially moved into the Orange tier or tier 3 which churches are allowed to have indoor worship services starting Sunday October 25th***

10/22 Thursday Bible Study CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

10/25 Sunday Worship OPEN for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

10/29 Thursday Bible Study OPEN for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel



SEPTEMBER 2020
09/03 Thursday Bible Study CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

09/06 Sunday Worship CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

09/10 Thursday Bible Study CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

09/13 Sunday Worship CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

09/17 Thursday Bible Study CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

09/20 Sunday Worship CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

***Govenor Gavin Newsom announced 9/22/2020 the Alameda County remains on the "Watch list" but has been down graded to Tier 2 (or Red) which means places of worship may open with sanitation requirements in effect and not exceed 25% of seating capacity or 100 people total.

***Alameda county health advisory announced 9/23/2020 that Alameda County remains closed for now and "re-opennings" must be delayed for two weeks or 14 days; until Oct 6th or later to ensure Alameda county remains in Tier 2 and does not have a spike and return to Tier 1

09/24 Thursday Bible Study CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

09/27 Sunday Worship CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel



AUGUST 2020
08/02 Sunday Worship CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

08/06 Thursday Bible Study CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

***Church camp 08/03 through 08/06 has been cancelled***

08/09 Sunday Worship CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

8/13 Thursday Bible Study CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

08/16 Sunday Worship CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

***Govenor Gavin Newsom announces 40 counties in California are now on the "Watch list" and Alameda county is first on the list. All re-openning programs including live indoor church services must remain closed for the immediate future, weekly updates will be provided Youtube link to announcement [08/19/2020]***

8/20 Thursday Bible Study CLOSED
 for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel 

08/23 Sunday Worship CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

***Govenor Gavin Newsom announces Alameda county is at the top of the "Watch list" and Alameda county, and is the leader in California COVID cases and deaths. All re-openning programs including live indoor church services must remain closed for the immediate future, weekly updates will be provided Youtube link to announcement [08/26/2020]***

8/27 Thursday Bible Study CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

***Govenor Gavin Newsom announced a new 4 tier openning plan that places percentage of cases and deaths per 100k per county. How this effects Victory Baptist is as follows: (1) Alameda County is currently in Tier 1 due to the number of reported cases per 100k residents, (2) Alameda county must meet the Tier 1 quota of reported cases per 100k residents for 14 to 21 days to be eligible to move into Tier 2, (3) Alameda county must meet the Tier 2 quota of reported cases per 100k residents for 14 to 21 days to be eligible to move into Tier 3, (4) Alameda county must meet the Tier 3 quota of reported cases per 100k residents for 14 to 21 days to be eligible to move into Tier 4 - see chart below [08/28/2020]***
         

Due to the Tier Alameda County is in the following chart shows the restrictions placed upon the houses of worship
"Modifications" mean no singing or chanting and violations are subject to a $5000 fine

                           

08/30 Sunday Worship CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel



JULY 2020
07/02 Sunday Worship OPEN for public worship

07/05 Sunday Worship OPEN for public worship

07/09 Sunday Worship OPEN for public worship

07/12 Sunday Worship OPEN for public worship

***Govenor Gavin Newsom announces that 30 counties in California on his "watch list" must shut down all re-openning programs, including live indoor church services for the next 21 days or 3 weeks. Gavin Newsom announces a "multi-agenc taskforce" to inspect churches and other business to enforce compliance to the shut down order, imposing $5000 finces per violation, revoking licenses, and effecting tax status in the state of California [07/13/2020]***

07/16 Thursday Bible Study CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

July 17th 2020 Governor Gavin Newsom announces that schools may not open in the fall for in person attendace if they are in the 30 counties of California currently locked down. The schools will not be able to open for in person attendance until no new cases of COVID-19 are announced for a 14 day period of time, among other benchmarks

07/19 Sunday Worship CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

07/23 Thursday Bible Study CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

07/26 Sunday Worship CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

07/30 Thursday Bible Study CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel



JUNE 2020
06/04 Thursday Bible Study CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

***Alameda County Public Health Department issued an updated Shelter-in-Place Order with slightly relaxed restrictions. View the Summary of the order and the press release announcing the updates [06/05/2020]***

06/07 Sunday Worship OPEN for public worship

***President Trump declares school essential and demands governors commit to opening public schools in the fall of 2020 with in person classroom attendance [06/08/2020]***

06/11 Thursday Bible Study OPEfor public worship

06/14 Sunday Worship OPEN for public worship

***Alameda County Public Health Department issued an updated Shelter-in-Place Order was issued allowing for indoor and outdoor retail, outdoor dining, outdoor fitness, outdoor museums, and religious services to operate at limited capacities [06/18/2020]***

06/18 Thursday Bible Study OPE
for public worship

06/21 Sunday Worship OPEN for public worship

06/25 Thursday Bible Study OPEfor public worship

06/28 Sunday Worship OPEN for public worship



MAY 2020
05/03 Sunday Worship CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

***Federal DOJ announces it will defend churches in court against COVID-19 shutdown orders. President Trump in a white house announcement declares the church an essencial part of the spiritual wellbeing of the population and states the DOJ will defend churches against over-reaching COVID-19 shut down mandates [05/04/2020]***

05/07 Thursday Bible Study CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

05/10 Sunday Worship CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channell

05/14 Thursday Bible Study CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

05/17 Sunday Worship CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

***the Alameda County Public Health Department issued an order allowing for certain highly regulated vehicle-based gatherings. Allowing churches to meet in personal attendance out doors and regulated standards using vehicles to ensure 6 feet social distancing [05/18/2020]***

05/21 Thursday Bible Study CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

***President Trump declares churches essential and demands governors allow churches to reopen. Governor Gavin Newsom of California vows to allow churches to open immediately as long as they follow the CDC sanitaiton guidelines and restrict to limited seating [05/22/2020]***

05/24/2020 Sunday Worship CLOSED for public worshipVictory Baptist has a closed door membership only meeting and worship to vote and discuss openning for public worship on May 31st - vote passes

05/28 Thursday Bible Study CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

05/31/2020 Sunday Worship OPEN for public worship Victory Baptist re-opens its doors for pubic worship by vote of the congregation abiding by CDC sanitation guidelines and limited seating.



APRIL 2020
04/02 Thursday Bible Study CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

04/05 Sunday Worship CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

04/09 Thursday Bible Study CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

04/12 Easter Sunday Worship CLOSED for public worship - Easter Sunday Membership only closed door worship

04/16 Thursday Bible Study CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

***the Alameda County Public Health Officer released an order requiring people to wear face coverings when around people outside of their household. Effective June 8, 2020 and valid until replaced, amended, or rescinded, the Alameda County Public Health Officer issued updated Face Coverings guidelines for the County. The Order generally requires wearing Face Coverings when people are outside their homes, and it is intended to provide simple rules that we must all follow in the months to come [04/17/2020] ***

04/19 Sunday Worship CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

04/23 Thursday Bible Study CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

04/26 Sunday Worship CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

04/30 Thursday Bible Study CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel



MARCH 2020
***California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health is ordering all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence, except as needed to maintain continuity of operation of the federal critical infrastructure sectors, critical government services, schools, childcare, and construction, including housing construction. This order remains in place until further notice [03/15/2020]***

03/19 Thursday Bible Study CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

03/22 Sunday Worship CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

03/26 Thursday Bible Study CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel

03/29 Sunday Worship CLOSED for public worship - see online worship on our YouTube channel