COVID Outbreak Reported at LDS Missionary Training Center | Faith and values


PROVO, Utah (AP) – An outbreak of COVID-19 has been reported at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ main missionary training center in Provo, Utah, officials from the church.

The Provo Missionary Training Center, which resumed in-person training in June, requires all missionaries to be fully immunized and is also performing COVID-19 testing.

Face coverings will now be required in all interior spaces and missionaries will not attend their assigned missions unless they have tested negative for COVID-19 or completed the necessary quarantine periods, a said church spokesperson Sam Penrod.

Newly arriving missionaries will have to take a negative COVID-19 test when they report to the center, he said.

After several missionaries tested positive this week, all 588 missionaries in the Provo center were tested and a total of 91 tested positive. Very few of those who tested positive reported feeling sick or having symptoms, he said.

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The center is still operating at reduced capacity and has enough space to separate those who have tested negative from those who have tested positive for the respiratory virus.


Milton S. Rodgers