Coronavirus

Latest temple updates: 7 months after COVID-19 closures, 94% of available temples have reopened — 76% in Phase 2 With 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.
Sister Eubank addresses G20 Interfaith Forum, calling faith as important as food Sister Eubank said it is a mistake to leave disaster response and preparation solely to governments and NGO entities when faith communities — with their grassroots reach — can help.
Elder Renlund emphasizes the importance of personal revelation in the age of COVID-19 in #HearHim video In the latest video in the #HearHim series, Elder Dale G. Renlund shares what he has learned about the importance of listening to the Spirit and seeking personal revelation.
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 virus Elder 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
How indexing, family history has increased with President Nelson’s invitation amid COVID-19 President Russell M. Nelson invited Latter-day Saints to increase participation in family history while temples are closed. According to FamilySearch, indexing has increased and more names are being added.
How Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra members are ‘keeping fit’ during pandemic hiatus Despite being unable to perform together, members of the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square are staying sharp while anticipating a joyful, eventual reunion.
12 lessons from the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve for facing COVID-19, other trials and turmoil The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles highlight 12 instructive themes for those looking for guidance in a world defined by confusion and conflict.
Sarah Jane Weaver: 5 important lessons from home MTC "For months amid the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, our home had been an office, a college campus and a high school classroom," Church News Editor Sarah Jane Weaver writes. Here's what she learned once it became an MTC.
Latter-day Saints enthused to return to traditional Sabbath worship following First Presidency and area guidelines A 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.
When Church leaders can’t interact with members personally like they used to, ‘they are doing it through Zoom’ The Aug. 29-30 Cusco Peru Priesthood Leadership Conference and member devotional are examples of how leaders reach members and leaders through videoconferencing.
BYU–Idaho students have a ‘duty’ to battle COVID-19 BYU–Idaho President Henry J. Eyring outlined what measures are being taken to keep students safe from the novel coronavirus, and what students will be expected to do in order to help keep the campus safe and open, on Sept. 15.
Latter-day Saint Charities and the World Food Programme partner to aid global pandemic relief efforts Continuing their long standing partnership, Latter-day Saint Charities and the World Food Programme collaborate to provide pandemic relief efforts worldwide.
Utah Area Presidency updates document detailing a safe return to Church meetings, activities Emphasis 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.