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The Temple Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a statement Friday, Jan. 14, reminding patrons about safety protocols and capacity limits to help keep temple ordinances available as the omicron variant surges.

“We ask temple patrons to follow all health and safety protocols and to not attend the temple if they have COVID-19 symptoms or have recently been exposed to the virus,” the statement reads.

“To help all attend the temple while capacity is limited, we encourage Church members to schedule appointments far in advance, consider participating in each temple ordinance, and cancel appointments they cannot keep as soon as possible so others may attend.”

After closing all of its temples by late March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Church began to reopen its temples seven weeks later, advancing their operations in a careful and cautious four-phase plan that has continued since.

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