Vernal Utah Temple, 13 other temples starting with limited reopening after coronavirus

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SALT LAKE CITY – On Memorial Day, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced that 14 more temples will be reopening on a limited scale, including locations in the US, Europe, Australia and Asia.

The Vernal-Utah-Temple, the Nauvoo-Illinois-Temple, the Sydney-Australia-Temple and the Fukuoka-Japan-Temple are among others available on June 1st for planned temple seals for married couples. Planned seals are part of the church’s first phase in its four-part reopening process.

First phase wedding dates must be staffed with minimal staff and have a limited number of guests who are free of COVID-19 symptoms.

The second phase extends to all live prescriptions with an appointment, while the third phase includes alternate prescriptions with some restrictions. In the fourth and final phase, the temples can resume their normal function.

On March 25, the Church announced that it had closed all of its temples to fight the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

The following 14 locations were added to phase one, bringing the total number of temples reopened to 66.

  • Vernal Utah Temple
  • Nauvoo Illinois Temple
  • Albuquerque New Mexico Temple
  • Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple
  • Temple of Raleigh, North Carolina
  • San Antonio Texas Temple
  • St. Louis Missouri Temple
  • Calgary Alberta Temple
  • Fukuoka Japan Temple
  • Melbourne Australia Temple
  • Temple in Perth Australia
  • Temple of Adelaide Australia
  • Sydney Australia Temple
  • The Hague Netherlands Temple

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