Temples now open for Health Roulette

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Temples now open for Health Roulette

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Latter-day Saint temples in Asia are beginning to reopen on a limited basis as pandemic restrictions ease, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Monday.

Thursday church officials said that 17 temples would open only for living husband-and-wife sealing ordinances, also known as temple marriages. Monday’s announcement doubled the number to 34 beginning May 18, including the Seoul Korea Temple and Taiwan Taipei Temple.
https://www.deseret.com/faith/2020/5/11 ... s-covid-19
Temples will open in four phases. The first phase is temple marriages conducted with a minimum of staff and participants based on local government restrictions.

Temple staff may be as small as two or three people and wedding participants are restricted to the bride, groom and a limited number of guests who are healthy and free of COVID-19 symptoms.

Monday’s updated list also includes the reopening of the Copenhagen Denmark Temple and another 14 in the United States.
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However, people can appear healthy but still have, and transmit Covid-19 to others without displaying any symptoms.
While animals are believed to be the original source, the virus spread is now from person to person (human-to-human transmission). There is not enough epidemiological information at this time to determine how easily this virus spreads between people, but it is currently estimated that, on average, one infected person will infect between two and three other people.

The virus seems to be transmitted mainly via small respiratory droplets through sneezing, coughing, or when people interact with each other for some time in close proximity (usually less than one metre). These droplets can then be inhaled, or they can land on surfaces that others may come into contact with, who can then get infected when they touch their nose, mouth or eyes. The virus can survive on different surfaces from several hours (copper, cardboard) up to a few days (plastic and stainless steel). However, the amount of viable virus declines over time and may not always be present in sufficient numbers to cause infection.

The incubation period for COVID-19 (i.e. the time between exposure to the virus and onset of symptoms) is currently estimated to be between one and 14 days.

We know that the virus can be transmitted when people who are infected show symptoms such as coughing. There is also some evidence suggesting that transmission can occur from a person that is infected even two days before showing symptoms; however, uncertainties remain about the effect of transmission by asymptomatic persons.

https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/covid-19/ ... ns-answers

Could people sue the Church if they get infected from someone at a temple wedding because the Church failed to take proper precautions?

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