The following is excerpted from the Church Newsroom. To read the full report, CLICK HERE.

In response to media inquiries, the following statement is from Irene Caso, spokesperson for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the need to limit public gatherings, leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints determined a traditional groundbreaking for the Layton Utah Temple, with invited guests, was not prudent. The First Presidency assigned the Utah Area Presidency to conduct a small-scale groundbreaking, held Saturday, May 23, so that construction could proceed.

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Latter-day Saints and friends in the community are invited to view a recording of the proceedings that will be made available online next week at Newsroom.ChurchofJesusChrist.org.

To read the full report, CLICK HERE.