The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has reopened 92% of all possible temples, including 67% in Phase 2.
Today’s announcement includes one South America temple reopening from closed into the initial Phase 1 and four temples moving from Phase 1 to Phase 2 on Oct. 5.
Four temples will be reopening for phase 2 while 1 temple will be reopening for phase 1.
The phase one addition will bring the total number of temples reopening to 147. Phase two number will move up to 107 when the four temples reopen.
Phase 1:Open for restricted living sealings only
• Santiago Chile Temple
Phase 2: Open for all living ordinances only
• Asunción Paraguay Temple
• Córdoba Argentina Temple
• Kona Hawaii Temple
• Laie Hawaii Temple
Perform living sealings only for previously endowed members under strict guidelines and safety precautions
- Perform all temple ordinances for living individuals, with priority given for those who will be sealed. The next priority will be endowments for in-field missionaries (who left home prior to receiving their endowment), then followed by those departing for missionary service in the near future. These priorities will be addressed according to the capacity and scheduling ability of each temple.
- Maintain closure of patron housing, clothing, and cafeteria operations
Phase 3: Open for all ordinances with restrictions
- Continue providing ordinances for living individuals
- Provide proxy ordinances for ancestors in a restricted manner
- Open patron housing, clothing, and cafeteria operations as needed
Phase 4: Open for full operations
- Resume regular temple operations
Following the March 25 closing of all temples, the Church reopened its first 17 temples in Phase 1 on May 11. By Oct. 5, Phase 1 reopenings will have occurred with temples in 38 nations and 34 states in the United States.
By the same Oct. 5 date, Phase 2 reopenings will have occurred with temples in 28 nations across six continents and in 29 states.