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Utah Members to return to weekly sacrament and second hour meetings

Following a letter sent by the First Presidency on September 11, 2020, the Utah Area Presidency issued an updated area-specific supplement to the First Presidency’s guidelines.

The letter includes:

  • Weekly first hour Sunday worship that will be simultaneously broadcast to members in their homes—the broadcast is not to be recorded and will not include the administration of the sacrament. Following the broadcast, members will have options to administer the sacrament both in-person and at home, as authorized by the bishop.
  • Virtual second hour classes alternating between Sunday School and Priesthood quorums, Relief Society, and Young Women. Primary will not be held virtually. YSA stakes and wards will have second hour meetings in person or via the Internet based on guidance from local YSA stake presidents.
  • Activities held through technology for Aaronic Priesthood quorums and Young Women classes.

“Carefully study the above-referenced First Presidency letter side-by-side with this (Updated) Utah Area Supplement, take into consideration any specific needs or issues in your particular stake, and prayerfully develop and implement a plan to safely return to church meetings and activities,” wrote the Utah Area Presidency.

The Utah Area Presidency wrote: “In consideration of governmental guidelines relative to COVID-19 and those issued by the Church, we continue to emphasize the importance of maintaining all social distancing requirements, sanitary procedures, safety in administering the sacrament, the wearing of masks, and other approved practices when participating in Church meetings and activities.”

Read the full updated guidelines on Newsroom.

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