Update on Reopened and Paused Temples
Beginning Monday, September 14, 2020, five more temples will reopen under Phase 1 including the Chicago Illinois Temple, Monterrey Mexico Temple, San José Costa Rica Temple, Veracruz Mexico Temple, and Villahermosa Mexico Temple. On that same day, ten more temples will move to Phase 2 including the Albuquerque New Mexico Temple, Campinas Brazil Temple, Curitiba Brazil Temple, Durban South Africa Temple, Johannesburg South Africa Temple, Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple, Madrid Spain Temple, Recife Brazil Temple, Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Temple, and São Paulo Brazil Temple. The Mexico City Mexico Temple and all temples in California have temporarily paused ordinance work until further notice.
Chicago Temple Reopens
Following a two-month closure for emergency repairs from water damage caused by a burst pipe, the Chicago Illinois Temple reopens on Tuesday, March 3, to resume ordinance work. The temple has been entirely recarpeted; over 2,000 feet of wood trim has been replaced, and most of the furniture has been replaced or reupholstered.