SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is temporarily closing all temples due to continuing COVID-19 concerns.

The closure will be effective Wednesday, March 25 and the First Presidency of the Church emphasized that the change is temporary.

Church leaders also included the following details:

  • Temple staff will contact all patrons with an existing appointment to confirm cancellation.
  • When temples resume activity, patrons should contact the temple to reschedule their living ordinances.
  • Members with additional questions are invited to visit with their bishop or stake president.

Church leaders added in a letter to members that they look forward to the day when temples will be reopened.