LP_ASUSOddly enough, no, it was not that. I tried just changing the background image in both the lock screen and initial screen, but used the exact same pic again, changing nothing else, and now the status bar is showing. Weird, but it's working, so I'm ok with it. Thanks for the answer anyway!
I'm willing to bet that they are still there. Your background is a really bright white background towards the top, try enabling Dark Mode. I had this same issue when I changed to my latest background.
Settings>Display>System color scheme>Dark