On 11 March 2019, the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints promised a quick response to COVID-19. Correspondingly, they released a letter to the world today detailing prevention measures. Admittedly, the measures depend entirely on the willingness of the members to obey. In this situation, I don’t see that becoming a problem.
COVID-19 Preventative Measures
Effective immediately, the Church of Jesus Christ temporarily suspends all gatherings. This effects Stake conferences, leadership training, public worship services, and all local activities.
Even though this might sound drastic, the First Presidency already planned a way to keep moving forward. In Semi-annual General Conference of April 2018, President Nelson announced the Ministering Program. Over the course of the following year, the program fleshed itself out. The leaders around the world began watching over the Saints, and their surrounding communities, more efficiently.
Now, almost two years later, the ministering program has become a powerful influence for good around the world.
Home Centered Church
In the October 2018 General Conference, the First Presidency announced another change. The Church of Jesus Christ would be renewing its efforts to make learning home centered. In order to make this change more effective, the curriculum was simplified and released so that scripture study as a family included in depth discussions about gospel principles.
As the program matured, it became robust enough for families to completely take over teaching the gospel to their families. Additionally, the release of the General Handbook, gives detailed instructions for any situation that might come up.