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5 additional temples to begin Phase 3 and other temple reopening updates

Editor's note: This press release was originally published on May 7, 2020, and has been updated weekly. On March 8, 2021, two temples, the Guadalajara Mexico Temple and the Monterrey Mexico Temple, will resume Phase 1 operations while the Curitiba Brazil Temple and the Porto Alegre Brazil Temple will pause operations. On March 15, five temples will move to Phase 3. A complete list of temples and their status is included after the press release. 

Phase 1

  • • 12 temples are in Phase 1.

Phase 2

  • • 124 temples are in Phase 2.

Phase 3

  • • 14 temples are in Phase 3.
  • • On March 15, 2021, these five temples will begin Phase 3:
    • • Cardston Alberta Temple
    • • Kona Hawaii Temple
    • • Laie Hawaii Temple
    • • Papeete Tahiti Temple
    • • San Salvador El Salvador Temple

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Phase 4

  • • 0 temples are in Phase 4.

Paused Operations

The following nine temples have paused operations due to local COVID-19 restrictions.

  • • Arequipa Peru Temple
  • • Curitiba Brazil Temple
  • • Lima Peru Temple
  • • London England Temple
  • • Manaus Brazil Temple
  • • Mexico City Mexico Temple
  • • Porto Alegre Brazil
  • • Preston England 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

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 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

Complete List of Temples and Their Status

See a full list of temples and their current status from Newsroom. The list below is updated by LDS Living. 

  • • Aba Nigeria Temple
    • • Phase 1: June 8, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 24, 2020
  • • Accra Ghana Temple
    • • Phase 1: June 8, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 24, 2020
  • • Adelaide Australia Temple
    • • Phase 1: June 1, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 17, 2020
    • • Phase 3: February 8, 2021
  • • Albuquerque New Mexico Temple
    • • Phase 1: June 1, 2020
    • • Phase 2: September 14, 2020
  • • Anchorage Alaska Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 25, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 17, 2020
  • • Apia Samoa Temple
    • • Phase 1: June 22, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 24, 2020
    • • Phase 3: January 4, 2021
  • • Arequipa Peru Temple: Paused
    • • Phase 1: November 23, 2020
    • • Phase 2: January 11, 2021
  • • Asunción Paraguay Temple
    • • Phase 1: July 6, 2020
    • • Phase 2: October 5, 2020
  • • Atlanta Georgia Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 18, 2020
    • • Phase 2: September 21, 2020
  • • Barranquilla Colombia Temple
    • • Phase 1: December 7, 2020
    • • Phase 2: January 11, 2021
  • • Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple
    • • Phase 1: June 1, 2020
    • • Phase 2: November 16, 2020
  • • Bern Switzerland Temple
    • • Phase 1: August 17, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 31, 2020
  • • Billings Montana Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 18, 2020
    • • Phase 2: July 27, 2020
  • • Birmingham Alabama Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 18, 2020
    • • Phase 2: October 26, 2020
  • • Bismarck North Dakota Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 18, 2020
    • • Phase 2: July 27, 2020
  • • Bogotá Colombia Temple
    • • Phase 1: November 30, 2020
    • • Phase 2: March 1, 2021
  • • Boise Idaho Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 11, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 31, 2020
  • • Boston Massachusetts Temple
    • • Phase 1: July 6, 2020
  • • Bountiful Utah Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 11, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 17, 2020
  • • Brigham City Utah Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 11, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 17, 2020
  • • Brisbane Australia Temple
    • • Phase 1: June 22, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 17, 2020
    • • Phase 3: January 4, 2021
  • • Buenos Aires Argentina Temple
    • • Phase 1: November 23, 2020
    • • Phase 2: March 1, 2021
  • • Calgary Alberta Temple
    • • Phase 1: June 1, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 24, 2020
    • • Return to Phase 1: December 7, 2020
    • • Return to Phase 2: February 1, 2021
  • • Campinas Brazil Temple
    • • Phase 1: August 24, 2020
    • • Phase 2: September 14, 2020
  • • Caracas Venezuela Temple
    • • Phase 1: December 7, 2020
    • • Phase 2: January 11, 2021
  • • Cardston Alberta Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 25, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 24, 2020
    • • Return to Phase 1: December 7, 2020
    • • Return to Phase 2: February 1, 2021
    • • Phase 3: March 15, 2021
  • • Cebu City Philippines Temple
    • • Phase 1: August 31, 2020
    • • Phase 2: November 16, 2020
  • • Cedar City Utah Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 11, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 17, 2020
  • • Chicago Illinois Temple
    • • Phase 1: September 14, 2020
    • • Phase 2: September 21, 2020
  • • Ciudad Juárez Mexico Temple
    • • Phase 1: August 24, 2020
    • • Phase 2: October 19, 2020
  • • Cochabamba Bolivia Temple
    • • Phase 1: September 28, 2020
    • • Phase 2: January 11, 2021
  • • Colonia Juárez Chihuahua Mexico Temple
    • • Phase 1: August 24, 2020
    • • Phase 2: October 19, 2020
  • • Columbia River Washington Temple
    • • Phase 1: July 27, 2020
    • • Phase 2: October 19, 2020
  • • Columbia South Carolina Temple
    • • Phase 1: June 29, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 31, 2020
  • • Columbus Ohio Temple: Renovation
  • • Concepción Chile Temple
    • • Phase 1: August 24, 2020
    • • Phase 2: November 9, 2020
  • • Copenhagen Denmark Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 18, 2020
    • • Phase 2: July 27, 2020
  • • Córdoba Argentina Temple
    • • Phase 1: August 3, 2020
    • • Phase 2: October 5, 2020
  • • Curitiba Brazil Temple: Paused
    • • Phase 1: June 15, 2020
    • • Phase 2: September 14, 2020
  • • Dallas Texas Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 25, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 31, 2020
  • • Denver Colorado Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 25, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 31, 2020
  • • Detroit Michigan Temple
    • • Phase 1: June 15, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 31, 2020
  • • Draper Utah Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 25, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 24, 2020
  • • Durban South Africa Temple
    • • Phase 1: June 15, 2020
    • • Phase 2: September 14, 2020
  • • Edmonton Alberta Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 25, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 24, 2020
    • • Return to Phase 1: December 7, 2020
    • • Return to Phase 2: February 1, 2021
  • • Fort Collins Colorado Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 25, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 31, 2020
  • • Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple
    • • Phase 1: June 8, 2020
    • • Phase 2: September 21, 2020
  • • Fortaleza Brazil Temple
    • • Phase 1: July 20, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 31, 2020
  • • Frankfurt Germany Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 11, 2020
    • • Phase 2: July 27, 2020
  • • Freiberg Germany Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 11, 2020
    • • Phase 2: July 27, 2020
  • • Fresno California Temple
    • • Phase 1: July 6, 2020
    • • Phase 2: October 19, 2020
  • • Fukuoka Japan Temple
    • • Phase 1: June 1, 2020
    • • Phase 2: October 19, 2020
  • • Gilbert Arizona Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 18, 2020
    • • Phase 2: September 7, 2020
  • • Guadalajara Mexico Temple
    • • Phase 1: June 29, 2020
  • • Guatemala City Guatemala Temple
    • • Phase 1: August 24, 2020
    • • Phase 2: December 7, 2020
    • • Phase 3: February 22, 2021 
  • • Guayaquil Ecuador Temple
    • • Phase 1: July 27, 2020
    • • Phase 2: September 28, 2020
  • • Halifax Nova Scotia Temple
    • • Phase 1: July 13, 2020
    • • Phase 2: September 21, 2020
    • • Phase 3: February 22, 2021
  • • Hamilton New Zealand Temple: Renovation
  • • Hartford Connecticut Temple
    • • Phase 1: June 15, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 31, 2020
  • • Helsinki Finland Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 25, 2020
    • • Phase 2: July 27, 2020
  • • Hermosillo Sonora Mexico Temple
    • • Phase 1: September 7, 2020
    • • Phase 2: October 19, 2020
  • • Hong Kong China Temple: Renovation
  • • Houston Texas Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 25, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 31, 2020
  • • Idaho Falls Idaho Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 11, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 24, 2020
  • • Indianapolis Indiana Temple
    • • Phase 1: June 8, 2020
    • • Phase 2: September 7, 2020
  • • Johannesburg South Africa Temple
    • • Phase 1: June 15, 2020
    • • Phase 2: September 14, 2020
  • • Jordan River Utah Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 18, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 24, 2020
  • • Kansas City Missouri Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 25, 2020
    • • Phase 2: September 7, 2020
  • • Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
    • • Phase 1: August 3, 2020
    • • Phase 2: September 14, 2020
  • • Kona Hawaii Temple
    • • Phase 1: June 15, 2020
    • • Phase 2: October 5, 2020
    • • Phase 3: March 15, 2021
  • • Kyiv Ukraine Temple: Closed
  • • Laie Hawaii Temple
    • • Phase 1: June 15, 2020
    • • Phase 2: October 5, 2020
    • • Phase 3: March 15, 2021
  • • Las Vegas Nevada Temple
    • • Phase 1: June 29, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 31, 2020
  • • Lima Peru Temple: Paused
    • • Phase 1: November 23, 2020
    • • Phase 2: January 11, 2021
  • • Lisbon Portugal Temple
    • • Phase 1: June 8, 2020
  • • Logan Utah Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 11, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 17, 2020
  • • London England Temple: Paused
    • • Phase 1: July 20, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 17, 2020
  • • Los Angeles California Temple
    • • Phase 1: July 13, 2020
  • • Louisville Kentucky Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 25, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 31, 2020
  • • Lubbock Texas Temple
    • • Phase 1: June 8, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 31, 2020
  • • Madrid Spain Temple
    • • Phase 1: July 6, 2020
    • • Phase 2: September 14, 2020
  • • Manaus Brazil Temple: Paused
    • • Phase 1: July 20, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 31, 2020
  • • Manhattan New York Temple
    • • Phase 1: July 6, 2020
  • • Manila Philippines Temple
    • • Phase 1: June 15, 2020
    • • Phase 2: September 21, 2020
  • • Manti Utah Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 11, 2020
    • • Phase 2: September 7, 2020
  • • Medford Oregon Temple
    • • Phase 1: June 15, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 17, 2020
  • • Melbourne Australia Temple
    • • Phase 1: June 1, 2020
    • • Phase 2: December 14, 2020
    • • Phase 3: January 25, 2021
  • • Memphis Tennessee Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 18, 2020
    • • Phase 2: September 21, 2020
  • • Mérida Mexico Temple
    • • Phase 1: September 28, 2020
    • • Phase 2: December 14, 2020
    • • Phase 3: February 22, 2021
  • • Meridian Idaho Temple
    • • Phase 1: June 8, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 31, 2020
  • • Mesa Arizona Temple: Renovation
  • • Mexico City Mexico Temple: Paused
    • • Phase 1: August 24, 2020
  • • Monterrey Mexico Temple
    • • Phase 1: September 14, 2020
  • • Montevideo Uruguay Temple
    • • Phase 1: July 6, 2020
  • • Monticello Utah Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 11, 2020
    • • Phase 2: October 12, 2020
  • • Montreal Quebec Temple
    • • Phase 1: July 13, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 31, 2020
    • • Return to Phase 1: February 8, 2021
  • • Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 25, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 17, 2020
  • • Nashville Tennessee Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 18, 2020
    • • Phase 2: September 21, 2020
  • • Nauvoo Illinois Temple
    • • Phase 1: June 1, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 17, 2020
  • • Newport Beach California Temple
    • • Phase 1: July 6, 2020
    • • Phase 2: September 28, 2020
  • • Nuku'alofa Tonga Temple
    • • Phase 1: June 15, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 24, 2020
    • • Phase 3: December 28, 2020
  • • Oakland California Temple
    • • Phase 1: July 20, 2020
    • • Phase 2: November 9, 2020
  • • Oaxaca Mexico Temple
    • • Phase 1: August 17, 2020
    • • Phase 2: October 19, 2020
    • • Phase 3: February 22, 2021
  • • Ogden Utah Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 11, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 17, 2020
  • • Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 25, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 24, 2020
  • • Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 11, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 24, 2020
  • • Orlando Florida Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 25, 2020
    • • Phase 2: September 21, 2020
  • • Palmyra New York Temple
    • • Phase 1: June 15, 2020
    • • Phase 2: February 15, 2021
  • • Panama City Panama Temple
    • • Phase 1: December 14, 2020
    • • Phase 2: March 1, 2021
  • • Papeete Tahiti Temple
    • • Phase 1: June 8, 2020
    • • Phase 2: September 28, 2020
    • • Phase 3: March 15, 2021
  • • Paris France Temple
    • • Phase 1: June 22, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 24, 2020
  • • Payson Utah Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 11, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 17, 2020
  • • Perth Australia Temple
    • • Phase 1: June 1, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 17, 2020
    • • Phase 3: February 8, 2021
  • • Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple
    • • Phase 1: July 6, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 31, 2020
    • • Return to Phase 1: November 16, 2020
  • • Phoenix Arizona Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 18, 2020
    • • Phase 2: September 7, 2020
  • • Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple
    • • Phase 1: September 7, 2020
    • • Phase 2: November 9, 2020
  • • Portland Oregon Temple
    • • Phase 1: June 15, 2020
    • • Phase 2: September 21, 2020
  • • Porto Alegre Brazil Temple: Paused
    • • Phase 1: July 13, 2020
    • • Phase 2: November 2, 2020
  • • Preston England Temple: Paused
    • • Phase 1: July 27, 2020
    • • Phase 2: September 7, 2020
  • • Provo City Center Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 11, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 17, 2020
  • • Provo Utah Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 11, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 17, 2020
  • • Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple
    • • Phase 1: August 24, 2020
    • • Phase 2: November 30, 2020
    • • Return to Phase 1: February 1, 2021
    • • Return to Phase 2: February 15, 2021
  • • Raleigh North Carolina Temple
    • • Phase 1: June 1, 2020
    • • Phase 2: September 21, 2020
  • • Recife Brazil Temple
    • • Phase 1: July 20, 2020
    • • Phase 2: September 14, 2020
  • • Redlands California Temple
    • • Phase 1: July 6, 2020
    • • Phase 2; March 1, 2021
  • • Regina Saskatchewan Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 25, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 24, 2020
    • • Return to Phase 1: December 7, 2020
  • • Reno Nevada Temple
    • • Phase 1: June 8, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 24, 2020
  • • Rexburg Idaho Temple
    • • Phase 1: June 8, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 24, 2020
  • • Rome Italy Temple
    • • Phase 1: July 6, 2020
    • • Phase 2: February 15, 2021
  • • Sacramento California Temple
    • • Phase 1: July 6, 2020
    • • Phase 2: October 19, 2020
  • • Salt Lake Temple: Renovation
  • • San Antonio Texas Temple
    • • Phase 1: June 1, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 31, 2020
  • • San Diego California Temple
    • • Phase 1: July 6, 2020
    • • Phase 2: September 28, 2020
  • • San José Costa Rica Temple
    • • Phase 1: September 14, 2020
  • • San Salvador El Salvador Temple
    • • Phase 1: September 28, 2020
    • • Phase 2: November 30, 2020
    • • Phase 3: March 15, 2021
  • • Santiago Chile Temple
    • • Phase 1: October 5, 2020
    • • Phase 2: November 9, 2020
  • • Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Temple
    • • Phase 1: June 22, 2020
    • • Phase 2: September 14, 2020
  • • São Paulo Brazil Temple
    • • Phase 1: July 20, 2020
    • • Phase 2: September 14, 2020
  • • Sapporo Japan Temple
    • • Phase 1: June 8, 2020
    • • Phase 2: October 12, 2020
  • • Seattle Washington Temple
    • • Phase 1: July 13, 2020
    • • Phase 2: October 19, 2020
  • • Seoul Korea Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 18, 2020
    • • Phase 2: July 27, 2020
  • • Snowflake Arizona Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 18, 2020
    • • Phase 2: September 7, 2020
  • • Spokane Washington Temple
    • • Phase 1: July 13, 2020
    • • Phase 2: October 19, 2020
  • • St. George Utah Temple: Renovation
  • • St. Louis Missouri Temple
    • • Phase 1: June 1, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 31, 2020
  • • St. Paul Minnesota Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 25, 2020
    • • Phase 2: September 7, 2020
  • • Star Valley Wyoming Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 18, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 24, 2020
  • • Stockholm Sweden Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 11, 2020
    • • Phase 2: July 27, 2020
  • • Suva Fiji Temple
    • • Phase 1: July 20, 2020
    • • Phase 2: September 7, 2020
    • • Phase 3: February 8, 2021
  • • Sydney Australia Temple
    • • Phase 1: June 1, 2020
    • • Phase 2: September 7, 2020
    • • Phase 3: February 22, 2021
  • • Taipei Taiwan Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 18, 2020
    • • Phase 2: July 27, 2020
    • • Phase 3: December 21, 2020
  • • Tampico Mexico Temple
    • • Phase 1: October 12, 2020
    • • Phase 2: December 14, 2020
  • • Tegucigalpa Honduras Temple
    • • Phase 1: October 19, 2020
    • • Phase 2: December 21, 2020
  • • The Gila Valley Arizona Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 18, 2020
    • • Phase 2: September 7, 2020
  • • The Hague Netherlands Temple
    • • Phase 1: June 1, 2020
    • • Phase 2: July 27, 2020
  • • Tijuana Mexico Temple
    • • Phase 1: August 24, 2020
    • • Phase 2: February 22, 2021
  • • Tokyo Japan Temple: Renovation
  • • Toronto Ontario Temple
    • • Phase 1: June 29, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 31, 2020
  • • Trujillo Peru Temple: Paused
    • • Phase 1: November 23, 2020
    • • Phase 2: January 11, 2021
  • • Tucson Arizona Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 18, 2020
    • • Phase 2: September 7, 2020
  • • Tuxtla Gutiérrez Mexico Temple
    • • Phase 1: August 17, 2020
    • • Phase 2: October 19, 2020
    • • Phase 3: February 22, 2021
  • • Twin Falls Idaho Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 11, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 24, 2020
  • • Vancouver British Columbia Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 25, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 24, 2020
    • • Return to Phase 1: December 7, 2020
  • • Veracruz Mexico Temple
    • • Phase 1: September 14, 2020
    • • Phase 2: October 19, 2020
  • • Vernal Utah Temple
    • • Phase 1: June 1, 2020
    • • Phase 2: August 17, 2020
  • • Villahermosa Mexico Temple
    • • Phase 1: September 14, 2020
    • • Phase 2: December 14, 2020
  • • Washington D.C. Temple: Renovation
  • • Winter Quarters Nebraska Temple
    • • Phase 1: May 18, 2020
    • • Phase 2: July 27, 2020

See a full list of temples and their current status from Newsroom.

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