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LDS Church to require masks be worn inside temples

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Posted at 9:37 AM, Sep 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-22 11:50:24-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is requiring patrons and workers to wear masks at all times while inside temples across the world.

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The announcement from The First Presidency came in a letter Wednesday as the rise in COVID-19 cases and deaths continues.

"These safety protocols are temporary, based on COVID-19 conditions, and will be rescinded as soon as circumstances permit," the letter reads.

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According to church leaders, similar messages were shared regarding smallpox and polio in 1900 and 1957.