Latter-day Saint officials announce closure of public areas around Temple Square


SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced closures to all public areas of church-owned buildings in and around Temple Square amid coronavirus concerns in Utah.

The closures will begin Friday, March 13 at 5 p.m. until further notice, according to the Church’s communication department.

The buildings that will be closed include:

  • Conference Center
  • Assembly Hall
  • Tabernacle
  • North Visitors’ Center
  • Family History Library
  • Church History Museum
  • Relief Society Building
  • Church Office Building
  • Beehive House
  • Church History Library

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Church officials say construction work on the Salt Lake Temple will continue as planned. At Welfare Square, operations will remain open but public tours are temporarily discontinued going forward.


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