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Church officials update local COVID-19 guidelines

Feb 18, 2022, 10:59 AM | Updated: 3:57 pm
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FILE: Flowers bloom near the Salt Lake Temple, which is currently under renovation. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)
(Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has updated its COVID-19 guidelines.

The First Presidency told members Friday that local presidencies should determine, on a local basis, if masks and other COVID precautions should be used at church-sponsored activities.

The church advised local leaders to consider the guidance of health officials when making these decisions. The church also said masks are still required for temple visitors.

This story will be updated.

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