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Hill Cumorah Pageant’s final year will come in 2021 instead

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SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the faith’s treks and pageants are canceled for 2020, including a postponement of the final Hill Cumorah Pageant to next year. 

Citing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, church leaders released a statement Thursday reading, in part: 

Church recreational properties in the United States and Canada used for youth camps and conferences are closed until further notice. In addition, all treks and Church pageants are canceled for 2020. As directed by the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, all public gatherings of Church members are suspended worldwide until further notice.

The Hill Cumorah Pageant, which was scheduled to end this year, will instead get its final season in July 2021. 

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In addition to the Hill Cumorah Pageant, the statement from the church indicated the latest update also applies to overnight youth conferences and camps, including Aaronic Priesthood quorum camp and Young Women camp.

“Leaders should not plan treks for 2020,” the statement continued.

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Local resources

KSL Coronavirus Q&A 

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Utah State Board of Education

Utah Hospital Association

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Utah Coronavirus Information Line – 1-800-456-7707

National Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Commonly asked questions, World Health Organization

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