Salt Lake City, UT—The Mormon Church has now added masks to their list of sacred temple vestments.

“We’ve determined that masks are more than a piece of cloth to stop the China Virus,” said a Church spokesman. “These sacred vestments have a symbolic meaning to help our members understand what it really means to follow the laws of the land, even if those laws are tyrannical.”

A new temple recommend interview question now asks: “Do you keep the covenants you made in the temple, including wearing the mask as instructed by Elder Renlund?”