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Mindful that Latter-day Saint children have been without Primary meetings and activities for nearly a year, the Utah Area Presidency has updated its COVID-19 safety measures with specific instructions about the Primary program detailed in a Feb. 12 letter sent to local Church leaders in the area.

The latest update has a four-fold focus — baptisms for young children, home-centered Primary learning activities, teachers and leaders staying connected with children, and possible new options for meetings, activities and other interactions.

“We are truly thankful for the efforts of Primary leaders and parents who provide a home-centered gospel learning experience and other activities with the support of Church leaders and resources,” wrote the presidency, which is comprised of Elder Craig C. ChristensenElder Evan A Schmutz and Elder Walter F. González.

They also asked leaders to pay close attention to children “whose parents struggle with temporal and spiritual challenges.”

The Feb. 12 letter comes less than two weeks after the Utah Area Presidency updated its COVID-19 safety measures and returned to its September 2020 guidelines for Church meetings and activities in the area.

While Latter-day Saints wait for the return of second-hour Sunday Primary classes and of activities, the area presidency offers the following recommendations for Primary leaders, parents and children:

To read the list of recommendations, CLICK HERE.