Center/Clark COVID-19 Response

Published: March 13, 2020

While there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at UCLA at this time, our greatest priority is the health and well-being of our our community. I want to provide an update regarding additional measures we are taking in light of recent developments.

We continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation daily and follow the guidelines set by UCLA, our Chancellor’s office, our local government officials, and the CDC. The Clark Library currently remains open, and both the Clark and the Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies offices are operating as normal.

Tuesday afternoon, UCLA Chancellor Gene Block notified the campus community that starting yesterday, March 11, UCLA is suspending in-person classes and transitioning to online platforms through April 10. While the campus and its essential services remain open, including housing, hospitals, clinics, and research laboratories, the temporary policy requires that all in-person campus gatherings of more than 100 people be suspended or postponed.

In light of this announcement, we are canceling or postponing all events through April 10, which include the Birds and Books event (March 14), Ying Quartet concert (March 22) and Markus Groh concert (April 5). If we are able to postpone these events to a later date this season, we will first offer seats to ticket holders of the original dates, and then send out an announcement if additional seats are available. We are happy to provide refunds to concert ticket holders, and we will send out soon additional information about how and when this will happen.

We will update you if there are any changes to the Clark’s hours or to events currently scheduled to take place after April 10. We invite you to check the Clark Library website and our Events webpage for updates, or contact us at / 310-794-5155 (Clark) or / 310-206-8552 (Center) if you have any questions. If you plan to attend events or visit the Clark Library, we kindly ask that you remain considerate of your fellow attendees and stay home if you feel unwell. Otherwise, we look forward to seeing you soon.

Helen Deutsch
Professor of English