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Bountiful Temple among latest closures on Sunday night; more than half of Latter-day Saint temples now closed

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FILE - The Bountiful Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


SALT LAKE CITY — The Bountiful Utah Temple and all five Australian temples are closed, according to a new update by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

They were among 13 new temple closures announced Sunday night, bringing the total to 88. That means that more than half of the church’s 168 temples around the world are now closed as the church continues to follow recommendations by government and health agencies in the effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The Bountiful closure marked the first in Utah. The other latest closures included the Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple, the Columbus Ohio Temple, the Halifax Nova Scotia Temple, the Kinshasa DR Congo Temple, the Regina Saskatchewan Temple, the Santiago Chile Temple and the St. Louis Missouri Temple.

The Australian temples closed in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

Most of the temples that remain open are performing living ordinances only. The church announced Wednesday that those temples will not schedule living ordinances for members traveling from another state, province or region during the pandemic.

That means members living in states, provinces or regions where all temples are closed may need to postpone temple weddings, known as sealings, effective immediately. The same is true for live endowments, with one exception for missionaries entering the mission field.

Now, men and women with a mission call who live in a state, province or region where all temples are closed may enter the mission field without receiving their endowment if they are going to an area where a temple can provide living endowments.

The church suspended all proxy work at its temples on March 16.

Here is the full list of temples that have closed.

  1. Aba Nigeria Temple
  2. Accra Ghana Temple
  3. Adelaide Australia Temple
  4. Apia Samoa Temple
  5. Arequipa Peru Temple
  6. Asunción Paraguay Temple
  7. Barranquilla Colombia Temple
  8. Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple
  9. Bern Switzerland Temple
  10. Bogotá Colombia Temple
  11. Bountiful Utah Temple
  12. Brisbane Australia Temple
  13. Buenos Aires Argentina Temple
  14. Campinas Brazil Temple
  15. Caracas Venezuela Temple
  16. Cebu City Philippines Temple
  17. Chicago Illinois Temple
  18. Cochabamba Bolivia Temple
  19. Columbia River Washington Temple
  20. Columbus Ohio Temple
  21. Copenhagen Denmark Temple
  22. Córdoba Argentina Temple
  23. Curitiba Brazil Temple
  24. Detroit Michigan Temple
  25. Fortaleza Brazil Temple
  26. Frankfurt Germany Temple
  27. Freiberg Germany Temple
  28. Fresno California Temple
  29. Fukuoka Japan Temple
  30. Guadalajara Mexico Temple
  31. Guatemala City Guatemala Temple
  32. Guayaquil Ecuador Temple
  33. Halifax Nova Scotia Temple
  34. Hartford Connecticut Temple
  35. Helsinki Finland Temple
  36. Kansas City Missouri Temple
  37. Kinshasa DR Congo Temple
  38. Kyiv Ukraine Temple
  39. Las Vegas Nevada Temple
  40. Lima Peru Temple
  41. Lisbon Portugal Temple
  42. London England Temple
  43. Los Angeles California Temple
  44. Louisville Kentucky Temple
  45. Madrid Spain Temple
  46. Manaus Brazil Temple
  47. Manhattan New York Temple
  48. Manila Philippines Temple
  49. Melbourne Australia Temple
  50. Montreal Quebec Temple
  51. Nauvoo Illinois Temple
  52. Newport Beach California Temple 
  53. Oakland California Temple
  54. Palmyra New York Temple
  55. Panama City Panama Temple
  56. Papeete Tahiti Temple
  57. Paris France Temple
  58. Perth Australia Temple
  59. Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple
  60. Porto Alegre Brazil Temple
  61. Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple
  62. Portland Oregon Temple
  63. Preston England Temple
  64. Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple
  65. Recife Brazil Temple
  66. Redlands California Temple
  67. Regina Saskatchewan Temple
  68. Reno Nevada Temple
  69. Rexburg Idaho Temple
  70. Rome Italy Temple
  71. Sacramento California Temple
  72. San Diego California Temple
  73. San Salvador El Salvador Temple
  74. Santiago Chile Temple
  75. Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Temple
  76. São Paulo Brazil Temple
  77. Sapporo Japan Temple
  78. Seattle Washington Temple
  79. Seoul Korea Temple
  80. St. Louis Missouri Temple
  81. Stockholm Sweden Temple
  82. Sydney Australia Temple
  83. Taipei Taiwan Temple
  84. Tegucigalpa Honduras Temple
  85. The Hague Netherlands Temple
  86. Toronto Ontario Temple
  87. Trujillo Peru Temple
  88. Tucson Arizona Temple