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Coronavirus Updates:  Utah churches can resume services with restrictions; LDCC not ready to open, will continue online only

May 7, 2020

The Utah Department of Health has updated it's guidelines for church gatherings as part of gradual easing of COVID-19 restrictions.  Maj. Gen. Jeff Burton states, "However, the one nonnegotiable stipulation is the 6-foot social distancing required by the CDC".  Health authorities have asked that congregants maintain 6 feet between family groups.  The Governor's current threat level still prohibits gatherings of more than 20 people, although Burton maintains this number referred to family gatherings, not churches.

Some churches are planning to resume limited services with a modified format in compliance with the State's restrictions.  

A representative from the LDCC states, "We are looking at ways to comply with the new guidelines.  We won't be ready to open our Salt Lake branches this weekend, but hope to resume services very soon."  

The Latter Day Church of Christ has not offered any in person church services since March 15th, when the Department of Health issued orders prohibiting or limiting gatherings.

LDCC meetings, sunday schools and seminary lessons will continue to be hosted online Sunday May 10 at the following link: Remote-Sunday-Services

Updated information will be posted as it becomes available.

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