COVID-19 cautions limiting temple activity

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The Fort Collins Colorado Temple, pictured above, will one of the temples that remains open; however, others will be closed. (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is limiting temple activity because of COVID-19 concerns.

The adjustments, which include suspending proxy work for the dead, will take effect March 16. Temple operations changes were announced the day after the Church announced it is suspending church worship services in response to the growing COVID-19 concern.

The temple adjustments vary depending on whether there have been area government restrictions placed on public and/or religious gatherings. In areas where there are restrictions that would prevent temple activity, all proxy and living ordinances will be temporarily suspended.

However, places where restrictions do not prevent temple activity will allow living ordinances (sealings to spouses, sealings of children to parents, initiatories and endowment) by appointment only, as capacity permits. Proxy ordinances will not be performed in these places.

In addition to these adjustments, temple patron housing will be closed worldwide.

The Church says steps will be taken in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, such as reducing temple staff, limiting guests at living ordinances and following specific guidelines when interacting with patrons.

“We look forward with great anticipation to the time when temples can again operate at full capacity and extend the blessings of temple work to members and their ancestors,” the statement reads.

The following temples are currently closed:

  • Aba Nigeria Temple
  • Accra Ghana Temple
  • Adelaide Australia Temple
  • Albuquerque New Mexico Temple
  • Apia Samoa Temple
  • Arequipa Peru Temple
  • Asunción Paraguay Temple
  • Barranquilla Colombia Temple
  • Baton Rouge Lousiana Temple
  • Bern Switzerland Temple
  • Bogota Colombia Temple
  • Boise Idaho Temple
  • Boston Massachusetts Temple
  • Bountiful Utah Temple
  • Brisbane Australia Temple
  • Buenos Aires Argentina Temple
  • Campinas Brazil Temple
  • Caracas Venezuela Temple
  • Cebu City Philippines Temple
  • Chicago Illinois Temple
  • Cochabamba Bolivia Temple
  • Columbia River Washington Temple
  • Columbia South Carolina Temple
  • Columbus Ohio Temple
  • Concepcion Chile Temple
  • Copenhagen Denmark Temple
  • Córdoba Argentina Temple
  • Curitiba Brazil Temple
  • Dallas Texas Temple
  • Denver Colorado Temple
  • Detroit Michigan Temple
  • Durban South Africa Temple
  • Fortaleza Brazil Temple
  • Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple
  • Frankfurt Germany Temple
  • Freiberg Germany Temple
  • Fresno California Temple
  • Fukuoka Japan Temple
  • Guadalajara Mexico Temple
  • Guatemala City Guatemala Temple
  • Guayaquil Ecuador Temple
  • Halifax Nova Scotia Temple
  • Hartford Connecticut Temple
  • Helsinki Finland Temple
  • Houston Texas Temple
  • Indianapolis Indiana Temple
  • Kansas City Missouri Temple
  • Kinshasa DR Congo Temple
  • Kona Hawaii Temple
  • Kyiv Ukraine Temple
  • Laie Hawaii Temple
  • Las Vegas Nevada Temple
  • Lima Peru Temple
  • Lisbon Portugal Temple
  • London England Temple
  • Los Angeles California Temple
  • Louisville Kentucky Temple
  • Madrid Spain Temple
  • Manaus Brazil Temple
  • Manhattan New York Temple
  • Manila Philippines Temple
  • Medford Oregon Temple
  • Meridian Idaho Temple
  • Melbourne Australia Temple
  • Memphis Tennessee Temple
  • Mexico City Mexico Temple
  • Montreal Quebec Temple
  • Nashville Tennessee Temple
  • Nauvoo Illinois Temple
  • Newport Beach California Temple 
  • Oakland California Temple
  • Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple 
  • Orlando Florida Temple
  • Palmyra New York Temple
  • Panama City Panama Temple
  • Papeete Tahiti Temple
  • Paris France Temple
  • Perth Australia Temple
  • Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple
  • Porto Alegre Brazil Temple
  • Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple
  • Portland Oregon Temple
  • Preston England Temple
  • Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple
  • Recife Brazil Temple
  • Redlands California Temple
  • Regina Saskatchewan Temple
  • Reno Nevada Temple
  • Rexburg Idaho Temple
  • Rome Italy Temple
  • Sacramento California Temple
  • San Antonio Texas Temple
  • San Diego California Temple
  • San Jose Costa Rica Temple
  • San Salvador El Salvador Temple
  • Santiago Chile Temple
  • Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Temple
  • São Paulo Brazil Temple
  • Sapporo Japan Temple
  • Seattle Washington Temple
  • Seoul Korea Temple
  • Spokane Washington Temple
  • St. Louis Missouri Temple
  • Stockholm Sweden Temple
  • Sydney Australia Temple
  • Taipei Taiwan Temple
  • Tegucigalpa Honduras Temple
  • The Hague Netherlands Temple
  • Toronto Ontario Temple
  • Trujillo Peru Temple
  • Tucson Arizona Temple
  • Vancouver British Columbia Temple
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