Number of Temples to be Opened Increases. See the Full List Here

Number of temples reopening doubles as Church expands its phased reopening efforts

In a letter to all Church members, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints expressed their gratitude for the efforts of all those who have worked to address the global COVID-19 pandemic. The number of temples to reopen for phase one has now increased to 34. The previous ones announced was 17.

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With profound gratitude to our Heavenly Father that He has heard our prayers, we rejoice in announcing a careful, phased reopening of temples,” the First Presidency said. “Beginning Monday, May 11, 2020, living husband-and-wife sealing ordinances will be performed in selected temples for members who have been previously endowed.” This is been done by the church to make sure members of the church are safe while in the temple during this time of COVID-19 pandemic.

Each temple presidency will take extra precautions to help protect temple workers and patrons. This will include allowing patrons to wear their own masks and gloves, providing hand sanitizer at several locations in the temple, and encouraging frequent handwashing and appropriate social distancing. All those who serve in the temple will do so on a volunteer basis. Adjustments to temple operating schedules, seating arrangements and temple facilities will also be made to further increase safety.

This below is the temples to be open for the phase.

The temples in italics font are new to the list and will begin Phase 1 of reopening May 18, 2020:

  • • Atlanta Georgia Temple
  • • Billings Montana Temple
  • • Birmingham Alabama Temple
  • • Bismarck North Dakota Temple
  • • Boise Idaho Temple
  • • Bountiful Utah Temple
  • • Brigham City Utah Temple
  • • Cedar City Utah Temple
  • • Copenhagen Denmark Temple
  • • Frankfurt Germany Temple
  • • Freiburg Germany Temple
  • • Gilbert Arizona Temple
  • • Idaho Falls Idaho Temple
  • • Jordan River Utah Temple
  • • Logan Utah Temple
  • • Manti Utah Temple
  • • Memphis Tennessee Temple
  • • Monticello Utah Temple
  • • Nashville Tennessee Temple
  • • Ogden Utah Temple
  • • Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple
  • • Payson Utah Temple
  • • Phoenix Arizona Temple
  • • Provo City Center Temple
  • • Provo Utah Temple
  • • Seoul Korea Temple
  • • Snowflake Arizona Temple
  • • Star Valley Wyoming Temple
  • • Stockholm Sweden Temple
  • • Taipei Taiwan Temple
  • • The Gila Valley Arizona Temple
  • • Tucson Arizona Temple
  • • Twin Falls Idaho Temple
  • • Winter Quarters Nebraska Temple 

See a full list of temples and their current status.

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