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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: On April 19, 2021, the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple will change from Phase 1 to Phase 2 of reopening. 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 three phases are operating on a limited basis. Key precautions are in place for temple workers and patrons, including masks worn at all times, limited numbers of patrons in the temple at a time, minimal staff in the temple, sanitization after each temple ceremony, careful social distancing and seating arrangements, and temperature checks at the entrance.

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

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

  • Perform living sealings only for previously endowed members under strict guidelines and safety precautions

Phase 2: Open for all living ordinances only with restrictions

  • Perform all temple ordinances for living individuals, with priority given for those who will be sealed. The next priority will be endowments for in-field missionaries (who left home prior to receiving their endowment), then followed by those departing for missionary service. These priorities will be addressed according to the capacity and scheduling ability of each temple.
  • Maintain closure of patron housing, clothing and cafeteria operations

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

  • The same as Phase 2, with the added function of the temple baptistry open for small groups — particularly for those with a limited-use temple recommend

Phase 3: Open for all ordinances with restrictions

  • Continue performing ordinances for living individuals
  • Perform limited ordinances on behalf of deceased individuals
  • Open patron housing, clothing and cafeteria operations as needed

Read more details about Phase 3 of temple operations.

Phase 4: Open for full operations

  • Resume regular temple operations

Temple Status

See a full list of temples and their status as of April 19, 2021.

Phase 1

  • 7 temples are in Phase 1.

Phase 2

  • On April 19, 2021, the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple will pass from Phase 1 to Phase 2 of reopening.
  • 87 temples will be in Phase 2 as of April 19, 2021.

Phase 2-B

  • The following 17 temples will begin Phase 2-B on April 12, 2021. Note: The online scheduling system for each temple will be activated on the Monday afternoon (mountain standard time) one week prior to the scheduled starting date.
    • Boise Idaho Temple
    • Bountiful Utah Temple
    • Brigham City Utah Temple
    • Draper Utah Temple
    • Jordan River Utah Temple
    • Logan Utah Temple
    • London England Temple
    • Meridian Idaho Temple
    • Monticello Utah Temple
    • Ogden Utah Temple
    • Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple
    • Preston England Temple
    • Reno Nevada Temple
    • Snowflake Arizona Temple
    • Star Valley Wyoming Temple
    • The Gila Valley Arizona Temple
    • Tucson Arizona Temple
  • The following 23 temples will begin Phase 2-B on April 26, 2021. Note: The online scheduling system for each temple will be activated on the Monday afternoon (mountain standard time) one week prior to the scheduled starting date.
    • Albuquerque New Mexico Temple
    • Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple
    • Billings Montana Temple
    • Bismarck North Dakota Temple
    • Cedar City Utah Temple
    • Cochabamba Bolivia Temple
    • Columbia River Washington Temple
    • Gilbert Arizona Temple
    • Las Vegas Nevada Temple
    • Manti Utah Temple
    • Memphis Tennessee Temple
    • Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple
    • Nashville Tennessee Temple
    • Payson Utah Temple
    • Phoenix Arizona Temple
    • Provo City Center Temple
    • Provo Utah Temple
    • Spokane Washington Temple
    • St. Louis Missouri Temple
    • Toronto Ontario Temple
    • Vernal Utah Temple
    • Winter Quarters Nebraska Temple
  • 30 Temples will be in Phase 2-B as of April 12, 2021.

Phase 3

  • The following seven temples will begin Phase 3 on April 12, 2021
    • Aba Nigeria Temple
    • Accra Ghana Temple
    • Durban South Africa Temple
    • Fukuoka Japan Temple
    • Johannesburg South Africa Temple
    • Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
    • Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Temple
  • 26 temples are in Phase 3.

Phase 4

  • 0 temples are in Phase 4.

Paused Operations

The following nine temples have paused operations due to local COVID-19 restrictions. The temple in bold will pause operations this week.

  • Campinas Brazil Temple
  • Concepción Chile Temple
  • Fortaleza Brazil Temple
  • Manila Philippines Temple
  • Mexico City Mexico Temple
  • Porto Alegre Brazil Temple
  • Recife Brazil Temple
  • Santiago Chile Temple
  • São Paulo Brazil Temple
  • Trujillo Peru Temple

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 April 12, 2021.

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