In response to changes in campus-wide COVID planning with LA County Department of Public Health, the UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden needed to reassess our plan to keep the Garden open. Our priorities include: the health and safety of staff and visitors, maintaining the health of the plants in the collection, and adherence to county and state guidelines. In unity with campus communications to deter the general public from visiting campus, we have made a few changes to our current operations. Effective immediately, we are instituting the following changes: The Garden is closed on weekends until further notice. The Garden is closed to the general public. Those already on campus (essential staff, students, patients) may still visit on weekdays. Each visitor must have completed a UCLA COVID-19 Symptom Monitoring survey for the day of their visit. The only open gates are those near the La Kretz Garden Pavilion. Thank you for your patience. We hope to reopen more fully as soon as possible.