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The Utah Area Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sent the following email to Church leaders in Utah on November 12, 2020. To ensure that the Church is responsive to state executive and public health orders, the Utah Area Presidency asks local Church leaders to make the following four temporary adjustments to ensure increased safety and vigilance during a time of rising COVID-19 cases in the state:

  1. Temporarily suspend in-person second-hour meetings in young single adult (YSA) wards and stakes. These can be held virtually.
  2. Limit in-person youth gatherings to activities with a religious purpose.
  3. Limit in-person attendance at baptisms, funerals, weddings and receptions to immediate family and those who officiate. All others can participate virtually.
  4. Hold stake and ward council meetings, coordination meetings and other large leadership meetings via technology.

More details can be found in the email below.

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Dear Brethren:

We express our heartfelt gratitude for your efforts to inform local leaders of specific principles and guidelines intended to keep our members safe during the current pandemic. We also appreciate how local leaders have prayerfully considered how these guidelines can be safely implemented. Given the current spike in the number of cases of COVID–19 in Utah, we ask that you share the following information with stake presidents in your Coordinating Councils.

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