The following announcements and clarifications concerning ongoing missionary service and the Church historic sites were released in the Church Newsroom.

Missionaries will continue to be called to serve and assigned to labor in missions worldwide. Missionary recommendations will continue to be received, and missionary assignments for worldwide service will continue to be made.

In addition, Church leaders are implementing some temporary adjustments to missionary service. Out of an abundance of caution, these changes include:

  • Young missionaries with health issues and senior missionaries may be released from service.
  • Missionaries who begin their service and are unable to travel to their assigned mission may be temporarily reassigned to another mission.
  • To adjust for rapidly changing conditions, young missionary elders currently serving in missions within the United States and Canada who would complete their mission on or before September 1, 2020, may be released after they have served for 21 months.
  • Some missionaries may be temporarily reassigned.

Young missionaries needing to work primarily from their apartments will continue teaching using technology, studying the scriptures and Preach My Gospel, language learning, family history, online community service and other activities as identified by the mission president.

To read the full report on missionary service, CLICK HERE.

All Church historic sites are closed. This includes the following locations:

  • Cove Fort Historic Site
  • Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial
  • Kanesville Tabernacle
  • Kirtland historic sites
  • Missouri historic sites
  • Mormon Trail Center at Historic Winter Quarters
  • Nauvoo historic site and Carthage Jail
  • New York historic sites
  • Pennsylvania historic sites
  • San Diego Mormon Battalion Historic Site
  • St. George area historic sites
  • Mormon Handcart Historic Site in Wyoming

At some places, such as the Sacred Grove, grounds will remain open so visitors can walk through. However, guided tours will not be provided at these locations.

To read the full report on Church historic sites, CLICK HERE.