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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints introduced Friday that it might shut Temple Sq., together with its libraries, museum and different customer points of interest in downtown Salt Lake Metropolis, in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The closures took impact at 5 p.m. Friday, in keeping with a news release, and can final “till additional discover.”
Temple Sq. is one in every of Utah’s hottest vacationer attracts, with round 5 million guests a yr.
The opposite impacted buildings embody:
• North Guests’ Middle.
• Household Historical past Library.
• Church Historical past Museum.
• Reduction Society Constructing.
• Church Workplace Constructing.
• Church Historical past Library.
Building work will proceed on the six-spired, pioneer-era temple, which is present process a four-year seismic retrofit together with upgrades to its mechanical, plumbing, electrical and heating and cooling programs, the discharge mentioned. Welfare Sq. operations will proceed, however public excursions are briefly discontinued.