Latest temple updates: 7 months after COVID-19 closures, 94% of available temples have reopened — 76% in Phase 2With the Birmingham Alabama Temple moving to Phase 2 on Oct. 26, 122 of the Church's 151 reopened temples will be in a phase offering all living ordinances.
Elder Bednar to G20 forum: ‘Understanding religion as essential — reflections on the COVID-19 crisis and the place of religion’"It is my hope and prayer that government officials and faith leaders can collectively respond to COVID-19 in ways that protect both physical and spiritual health,” Elder David A. Bednar said.
Elder and Sister Gong continue to recover from mild COVID-19 symptoms; senior Brethren test negative for virusElder and Sister Gong continue to experience mild symptoms of COVID-19, while the other members of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles have all tested negative for the virus
Latter-day Saints enthused to return to traditional Sabbath worship following First Presidency and area guidelinesA week after the First Presidency approved the resumption of weekly sacrament meetings, Latter-day Saints worldwide are reporting that they expect a measured return to traditional Sabbath worship, in accordance with local regulations.
Utah Area Presidency updates document detailing a safe return to Church meetings, activitiesEmphasis is placed on weekly sacrament meetings held in meetinghouses, direction on the administration of the sacrament, the start of second-hour meetings for youth and adults via the internet, and increased opportunities for youth and young single adult meetings and activities.
First Presidency outlines ‘principles, details’ for members to ‘safely engage in Church meetings, activities’Beginning in November, stake conferences may be held virtually or with careful social distancing, the First Presidency wrote. Weekly worship can resume immediately, depending on local conditions.