Johnny Nix of Pickett's Mill Baptist Church has asked volunteers to consider staying away.
Like so many other churches, Nix and the Dallas, Ga., church he leads are locked in a battle with the flu.
"We've instructed our volunteers and workers to postpone coming by for a couple of weeks if they or someone in their family has had it," Nix told Georgia Baptists' Christian Index newsjournal. "That may seem a little extreme, but we're taking every precaution necessary."
And Pickett's Mill isn't awash in volunteers. "It's very difficult when you're short on workers," said Nix, who began at the church last June. "But it's necessary to provide the safest environment for our church family." ...