SALT LAKE CITY — As a precaution against the SARS virus, no missionaries will be sent to Hong Kong until further evaluations are made.

The safety and well-being of missionaries is of highest priority and is being monitored carefully, particularly in those areas where incidents of SARS have been reported.

The Asia Area Presidency and Area Medical Adviser in Hong Kong are meeting daily to keep abreast of developments and offer timely direction to mission presidents to aid them in providing missionaries with appropriate precautionary measures.

Missionaries are being instructed to exercise appropriate personal hygiene.