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.