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The Latest News on Temple Reopenings

Church leaders express gratitude and emphasize caution, safety and wisdom in the phased reopening process

Update: Temples around the globe continue to reopen as local COVID-19 restrictions ease. On June 14, 11 temples reopened in Phase 3. One June 21, 10 more temples will begin Phase 2-B. The Arequipa Peru and Santiago Chile Temples have paused operations.

See a full list of temples and their status.

Since May 2020, temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have been reopening in a cautious, careful way, in four phases and based on local circumstances and governmental restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Temples in the first four phases are operating on a limited basis. Key precautions will be in place for temple workers and patrons according to local circumstances and government regulations and may include masks, reduced numbers of patrons in the temple at a time, fewer staff in the temple, sanitization after temple ceremonies, social distancing and seating arrangements, and temperature checks at the entrance.

The five phases of opening reduce risk, accommodate the demand and capacity of the temple and observe health restrictions in the temple district.

Phase Totals as of June 21, 2021

  • Phase 1: 2
  • Phase 2: 18
  • Phase 2-B: 48
  • Phase 3: 83
  • Phase 4: 0
  • Paused: 8
  • Closed: 9

See a full list of temples and their status as of June 21, 2021.

Phase 1: Living husband-and-wife sealings by appointment

Phase 2: Open for all living ordinances only with restrictions

Phase 2-B: Open for all living ordinances and baptisms for deceased individuals with restrictions

On June 21, 2021, the following 10 locations will begin Phase 2-B. Members in each temple district will be notified via email when they can make online reservations for their temple. Note: The online scheduling system for each temple will be activated on Tuesday at 10 a.m. mountain time one week prior to the scheduled starting date.

  • Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Colonia Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Detroit, Michigan
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Freiberg, Germany
  • Lima, Peru
  • Manhattan, New York
  • Orlando, Florida
  • St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Villahermosa, Mexico

Phase 3: Open for all ordinances with restrictions

The following 60 temples will reopen in Phase 3 in June and July 2021. Members in each temple district will be notified via email when they can make online reservations for their temple. Note: The three temples in bold are closed for renovation; patrons in those temple districts can attend nearby temples in Phase 3.

  • Albuquerque New Mexico Temple (June 14)
  • Atlanta Georgia Temple (June 7)
  • Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple
  • Billings Montana Temple
  • Birmingham Alabama Temple
  • Boise Idaho Temple
  • Bountiful Utah Temple (June 14)
  • Brigham City Utah Temple (June 7)
  • Cedar City Utah Temple (June 14)
  • Dallas Texas Temple (June 14)
  • Draper Utah Temple
  • Fresno California Temple
  • Gilbert Arizona Temple
  • Guadalajara Mexico Temple
  • Houston Texas Temple
  • Idaho Falls Idaho Temple
  • Jordan River Utah Temple
  • Las Vegas Nevada Temple (June 14)
  • Logan Utah Temple (June 14)
  • Los Angeles California Temple
  • Lubbock Texas Temple
  • Manti Utah Temple
  • Meridian Idaho Temple
  • Mesa Arizona Temple
  • Monterrey Mexico Temple
  • Monticello Utah Temple
  • Montreal Quebec Temple
  • Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple
  • Nashville Tennessee Temple (June 7)
  • Nauvoo Illinois Temple
  • Newport Beach California
  • Oakland California Temple
  • Ogden Utah Temple
  • Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple
  • Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple
  • Panama City Panama Temple
  • Payson Utah Temple
  • Phoenix Arizona Temple
  • Port-Au-Prince Haiti Temple
  • Provo City Center Temple (June 14)
  • Provo Utah Temple (June 14)
  • Redlands California Temple
  • Reno Nevada Temple
  • Rexburg Idaho Temple
  • Sacramento California Temple
  • Salt Lake Temple
  • San Antonio Texas Temple (June 14)
  • San Diego California Temple
  • Snowflake Arizona Temple
  • St. George Utah Temple (June 14)
  • St. Louis Missouri Temple
  • Star Valley Wyoming Temple
  • Tampico Mexico Temple
  • Tegucigalpa Honduras Temple
  • The Gila Valley Arizona Temple
  • Tucson Arizona Temple
  • Twin Falls Idaho Temple (June 14)
  • Veracruz Mexico Temple
  • Vernal Utah Temple
  • Winter Quarters Nebraska Temple

Phase 4: Open for full operations

Paused Operations

Temples in the following locations have paused operations due to local COVID-19 restrictions.

  • Arequipa, Peru
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Córdoba, Argentina
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Port-au-Prince, Haiti
  • Santiago, Chile
  • Suva, Fiji
  • Taipei, Taiwan

Closed Temples

  • Columbus Ohio Temple
  • Hamilton New Zealand Temple
  • Hong Kong China Temple
  • Kyiv Ukraine Temple
  • Mesa Arizona Temple
  • Salt Lake Temple
  • St. George Utah Temple
  • Tokyo Japan Temple
  • Washington D.C. Temple

See a full list of temples and their status as of June 21, 2021.

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