After careful and prayerful consideration, and with a desire to be responsible global citizens, we have decided to suspend all temple activity Churchwide at the end of the day on March 25, 2020.
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Church leaders announced Monday, March 23, the Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple — closed for the past two weeks for maintenance — will remain closed for a week-long evaluation after a potential COVID-19 exposure.
As a follow-up to the March 13 letter regarding temple worship, the Church released frequently asked questions on March 16 further explaining temporary temple adjustments due to continued COVID-19 concerns. Also, as of Wednesday afternoon, March 18, the number of the Church’s operating temples temporarily closed stands at 44.
The First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced today that the Auckland New Zealand Temple groundbreaking will take place on Saturday, June 13, 2020.
Several temples have been closed because of concern for the workers and patrons. A large number of temple workers and patrons are from an older demographic, which has a higher susceptibility to complications from the coronavirus. These closures are in accordance with the recommendations of local public health agencies. The following temples have been temporarily closed.
Temple to be re-opened after more than two years of renovation.