Governor and Lt. Governor’s statement on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints’ decision to hold General Conference remotely, limit mass gatherings

SALT LAKE CITY (March 11, 2020) – On Wednesday, March 11, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced plans to hold its April sessions of General Conference remotely and limit mass gatherings to help mitigate the spread of novel coronavirus. Gov. Gary R. Herbert and Lt. Governor Spencer J. Cox, who chairs the state’s COVID-19 Community Task Force, released the following statement: 

“We appreciate the prudent steps taken by senior leadership of The Church of Jesus of Latter-day Saints to help mitigate the spread of novel coronavirus. The Utah COVID-19 Community Task Force encourages all organizations in the state of Utah to consider adapting their normal operations to help slow the spread of coronavirus in their spheres. These adaptations will vary greatly depending on the scale and scope of events and daily operations. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has made wise decisions that will help minimize exposure to the virus, while simultaneously allowing church members to participate in meetings that are important to their worship.” 

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