12 more temples to enter Phase 2 of reopening; Tegucigalpa Honduras Temple to enter Phase 1

With The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announcing Oct. 19 status changes for 13 temples.

  • Honduras’ only temple is reopening after being closed since March.
  • All 13 of Mexico’s temples will have reopened, with nearly half in Phase 2.
  • All three temples in the state of Washington are being upgraded to Phase 2.
  • More than half of California’s eight temples — five — will be in Phase 2.
  • And both temples in Japan will be in Phase 2, resulting in all four available temples in Asia operating in that phase.

The 12 Phase 2 reopenings on Oct. 19 are:

  • Ciudad Juárez Mexico
  • Colonia Juárez Chihuahua Mexico
  • Columbia River Washington
  • Fresno California
  • Fukuoka Japan
  • Hermosillo Sonora Mexico
  • Oaxaca Mexico
  • Sacramento California
  • Seattle Washington
  • Spokane Washington
  • Tuxtla Gutiérrez Mexico
  • Veracruz Mexico

The Ciudad Juárez and Colonia Juárez Chihuahua temples both were rescheduled to reopen earlier this summer in Phase 1 but had since been closed due to prevailing pandemic conditions. The two are reopening directly to Phase 2.

The other Oct. 19 temple reopening, which is in Phase 1 is:

  • Tegucigalpa Honduras

Nearly seven months after closing all 168 of its dedicated temples worldwide because of the pandemic, the Church now has reopened 93% of all possible temples, including 76% in Phase 2.

The phases are:

  • Phase 1: Open for restricted living sealings only. Temple workers will perform living sealings only for previously endowed members, with the ordinances done under strict guidelines and safety precautions.
  • Phase 2: Open for all living ordinances only. Temple workers will perform all temple ordinances for living individuals, but temples will maintain closure of patron housing, clothing, and cafeteria operations.

See a full list of temples and their current status.

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