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All LDS temples to temporarily close

The Star Valley Wyoming Temple was announced on October 1, 2011 and then broke ground on April 25, 2015. The building was dedicated on October 30, 2016.

The First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a memo to local leadership across their faith informing them that all 168 temples across the globe would be closed due to the spread of COVID-19.

“After careful and prayerful consideration, and with a desire to be responsible global citizens, we have decided to suspend all temple activity Churchwide at the end of the day on Marsh 25, 2020. This is a temporary adjustment, and we look forward to the day when the temples will reopen. Please be assured of our sincere love and appreciation for your devotion and faith.”

Additional details included with the message:

• 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.

There are 168 dedicated LDS temples (161 currently operating; and 7 previously dedicated, but closed for renovation), 14 under construction, and 35 announced (not yet under construction), for a total of 217.

The Star Valley Wyoming Temple was announced on October 1, 2011 and then broke ground on April 25, 2015. The building was dedicated on October 30, 2016.

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