First Line News Articles for Wednesday, April 1 2020
In these days of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions and stay-at-home mandates, much of the Church’s missionary training experience remains the same.
Many BYU students and Church members dealing with restrictions due to the COVID-19 outbreak are discussing what changes might occur at the annual General Conference, coming up the first weekend of April.
A wildly contagious flu with no vaccine in sight. Missionaries called home. Temples closed. General conference altered. Members asked to practice social distancing and preventive hygiene. A government edict to shut down all meetings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Saige Cooper was angry when she received a text message from her Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints mission president.
The global coronavirus pandemic has forced a number of changes to the 190th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The venue has changed. There will be no spectators. But the five sessions will go on as scheduled April 4–5, 2020.
A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 has struck southern Idaho, with shaking felt across the region, officials and residents say. There were no immediate reports of casualties.
With tens of thousands of missionaries being released or returning to their home countries for reassignment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles have made additional adjustments and options for missionary service. They include temporary releases and reassignments when conditions allow or the delay of one’s missionary service.