The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square organization has been on hold for rehearsals, performances, and recordings for nineteen months due to COVID. With the goal of returning to performances as safely and quickly as possible, the Choir announced a seven-step plan at an organization-wide “Restart Orientation” via Zoom on Thursday, September 9.
Who better to direct the creation of this plan than the former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Michael O. Leavitt, the new president of the Choir organization? President Leavitt took over the responsibility just weeks ago on August 26. He immediately set to work with a team of healthcare experts led by Choir medical director, Dr. David Palmer, and executional assistance from Choir professional staff to develop the COVID plan, in consultation with Bishop Gerald Caussé and the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.