Latter-day Saint temple reopenings: Here are the latest updates

Hundreds gather for the rededication of the Ogden temple Sunday.

The Ogden Utah Temple was one of the first temples to reopen after closing due to restrictions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. | Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints continues to adjust temple operations based on government regulations brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The latest changes involve one temple in Mexico moving to Phase 2 (all living ordinances) and eight temples resuming operations after being paused. As previously announced, six international temples will start in Phase 3 (all ordinances with restrictions) next week.

The following six temples will shift to Phase 3 on Feb. 22:

Guatemala City Guatemala Temple
Halifax Nova Scotia Temple
Mérida Mexico Temple
Oaxaca Mexico Temple
Tuxtla Gutiérrez Mexico Temple
Sydney Australia Temple

One temple moved from Phase 1 to Phase 2 on Feb. 15:

Tijuana Mexico Temple

These eight temples, including seven in California, have resumed operations this week after being “paused”:

Bogotá Colombia Temple (Phase 2)
Fresno California Temple (Phase 2)
Los Angeles California Temple (Phase 1)
Newport Beach California Temple (Phase 2)
Oakland California Temple (Phase 2)
Redlands California Temple (Phase 1)
Sacramento California Temple (Phase 2)
San Diego California Temple (Phase 2)

Latter-day Saint temples, which were closed on March 25, began reopening on May 11 under a four-phase approach.

The Church’s lone temple still closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic is the Kyiv Ukraine Temple.
The only temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints still closed worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic is the Kyiv Ukraine Temple.

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The list of reopened temples currently includes 159 of the church’s 168 dedicated temples worldwide. As of Feb. 22, there will be 13 temples in Phase 1, 119 temples in Phase 2, 14 in Phase 3, 13 that are paused, one still closed for COVID-19 and eight closed for major renovations.

Aba Nigeria Temple (Phase 2)
Accra Ghana Temple (Phase 2)
Adelaide Australia Temple (Phase 3)
Albuquerque New Mexico Temple (Phase 2)
Anchorage Alaska Temple (Phase 2)
Apia Samoa Temple (Phase 3)
Arequipa Perú Temple (Paused)
Asunción Paraguay Temple (Phase 2)
Atlanta Georgia Temple (Phase 2)
Barranquilla Colombia Temple (Phase 2)
Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple (Phase 2)
Bern Switzerland Temple (Phase 2)
Billings Montana Temple (Phase 2)
Birmingham Alabama Temple (Phase 2)
Bismarck North Dakota Temple (Phase 2)
Bogotá Colombia Temple (Phase 2)
Boise Idaho Temple (Phase 2)
Boston Massachusetts Temple (Phase 1)
Bountiful Utah Temple (Phase 2)
Brigham City Utah Temple (Phase 2)
Brisbane Australia Temple (Phase 3)
Buenos Aires Argentina Temple (Phase 1)
Calgary Alberta Temple (Phase 2)
Campinas Brazil Temple (Phase 2)
Caracas Venezuela Temple (Phase 2)
Cardston Alberta Temple (Phase 2)
Cebu City Philippines Temple (Phase 2)
Cedar City Utah Temple (Phase 2)
Chicago Illinois Temple (Phase 2)
Ciudad Juárez Temple (Paused)
Cochabamba Bolivia Temple (Phase 2)
Colonia Juárez Chihuahua Mexico Temple (Paused)
Columbia River Washington Temple (Phase 2)
Columbia South Carolina Temple (Phase 2)
Concepción Chile Temple (Paused)
Copenhagen Denmark Temple (Phase 2)
Córdoba Argentina Temple (Phase 2)
Curitiba Brazil Temple (Phase 2)
Dallas Texas Temple (Phase 2)
Denver Colorado Temple (Phase 2)
Detroit Michigan Temple (Phase 2)
Draper Utah Temple (Phase 2)
Durban South Africa Temple (Paused)
Edmonton Alberta Temple (Phase 2)
Fort Collins Colorado Temple (Phase 2)
Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple (Phase 2)
Fortaleza Brazil Temple (Phase 2)
Frankfurt Germany Temple (Phase 2)
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