Apostle with COVID-19 feeling well as test results arrive for other Latter-day Saint leaders
Elder Dale G. Renlund and Sister Ruth Renlund are continuing their activities remotely during their quarantine, spokesman says
An apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife are doing well as they continue their quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19, a spokesman said Thursday afternoon.
“Elder and Sister Renlund are grateful for the many expressions of love and concern,” said Eric Hawkins, spokesman for the church headquartered in Salt Lake City. “They are both feeling well, and are engaged remotely in their normal activities as they finish their period of quarantine.”
Hawkins also referred to additional COVID-19 tests triggered by the Renlunds’ positive results.
“All tests for other church leaders were negative,” Hawkins said.
He did not identify which leaders were tested.
The spokesman previously said Elder Renlund was having mild symptoms and Sister Renlund was asymptomatic.
Elder Renlund, 68, is the second apostle to contract COVID-19. Elder Gerrit W. Gong and Sister Susan Gong tested positive in early October. Both experienced mild symptoms. The Gongs recovered fully and he presided over the Taylorsville Utah Temple groundbreaking ceremony on Oct. 31.