LDS General Conference: Saturday sessions - Afternoon 05

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints make their way into the Church's Conference Center before the afternoon session of the 189th Annual General Conference held Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Salt Lake City. Isaac Hale, Daily Herald

On Thursday, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sent a letter to members worldwide making more adjustments to April’s General Conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Each session will be broadcast from a small auditorium on Temple Square,” the letter says. “The First Presidency will preside and conduct those sessions, and only those who have been invited to speak or pray will attend. The music for the conference has been pre-recorded.”

The First Presidency says they hope the modifications will assist in slowing the spread and impact of the virus.

President Russell M. Nelson in October’s LDS General Conference said the next conference in April would be “unique and unforgettable.”

Church leaders continue to make daily updates to how they are responding to the pandemic through different departments of the worldwide organization. Those updated changes can be found at

Daily Herald reporter Genelle Pugmire can be contacted at, (801) 344-2910, Twitter @gpugmire

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