SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is continuing to make changes to some of its missionary work policies as the COVID-19 pandemic develops around the world.
"All missionaries scheduled to enter missionary training centers in Provo, Utah, or Preston, England, will be trained remotely by video conference. Missionaries from regions where government officials are restricting activity will also be trained by video conference," a news release from the Latter-day Saint church said.
The church is also reducing the number of missionaries in areas where COVID-19 is of particular concern.
"[S]ome missionaries may be reassigned, and young men serving in the United States and Canada may conclude their service three months early," the news release said.
Senior missionaries and young missionaries with health issues may be released from service, except in:
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