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On March 25, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints closed all 168 of its operating temples due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Six months later, the Church has reopened 146 temples — or 87% — in either Phase 1 or Phase 2 of its four-phrase reopening plan.
In the 21st week of announcing reopenings, the Church will have — as of Sept. 28 — 103 temples in Phase 2 and another 43 in Phase 1, including six designated as “paused” that are waiting for local conditions to allow a return to regular Phase 1 operations.
Today’s announcement on Newsroom includes three temples reopening from closed into the initial Phase 1 and four temples moving from Phase 1 to Phase 2 on Sept. 28.
The four Phase 2 reopenings include two in California and one each in Ecuador and Tahiti. Phase 2 allows for the performance of all temple ordinances for living individuals.
The four temples beginning Phase 2 operations on Sept. 28 are:
- Guayaquil Ecuador
- Newport Beach California
- Papeete Tahiti
- San Diego California
And the three temples reopening in Phase 1 — which allows for limited living husband-and-wife sealings — after being closed for the past half-year include:
- Cochabamba Bolivia
- Mérida Mexico
- San Salvador El Salvador
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