Due to worldwide health concerns and restrictions of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has shared the following letter about the October 2020 general conference with Church members everywhere.
President Russell M. Nelson and his counselors, President Dallin H. Oaks and President Henry B. Eyring, announced the plans for the four months ahead of the October 2020 general conference, scheduled for Oct. 3-4.
While some areas of the world continue to experience the effects of a serious pandemic, other areas do not. As a worldwide organization, we have an obligation to be good citizens and to act with caution as it relates to such a unique setting as general conference, which traditionally brings thousands of visitors to Salt Lake City from around the globe.
Because of our concern for the health and safety of others, we have decided that the October 2020 general conference will follow the same pattern as the conference held in April of this year. The general sessions will be broadcast as usual. However, the general sessions will not be open to the public.
We pray that the Lord’s choicest blessings will attend you.
Russell M. Nelson
Dallin H. Oaks
Henry B. Eyring