The open house and dedication dates for the Washington D.C. Temple have been postponed indefinitely because of the effects of COVID-19, the Church announced Wednesday, June 17.
The events will be rescheduled when large public gatherings are deemed safe.
The original dates for the Washington D.C. Temple’s rededication events were announced in late February. They included a public open house originally scheduled for Sept. 24 though Oct. 31, excluding the Sundays of Sept. 27 and Oct. 11, 18 and 25 and the general conference weekend dates of Oct. 3-4. The Sunday, Dec. 13, rededication was to be preceded by a Dec. 12 youth devotional.
The postponement of the temple open house and dedication mirrors a similar March 18 announcement for the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple.
Its open house was scheduled from April 17 through May 2, with the dedication on Sunday, May 17. But those events also are on hold until large public gatherings are deemed safe again.