NBG Update: May 18
7th Amended Executive Order 72

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control announced new guidance regarding COVID-19 and vaccines. Among other things, the CDC now says that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask in most settings. People are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine. Based on this new guidance regarding vaccine effectiveness, beginning May 18, 2021, we are modifying our policy regarding face coverings at NBG.

Members and guests who are fully vaccinated may enter buildings without a face mask/covering. We will not require proof of vaccination, but we ask for guests’ responsible cooperation with this revised policy.

The NBG Gift Shop is open with required limited capacity

·        Sunday Dog Days will continue every Sunday

Update: March April 29 – Sixth Amended Executive Order 72

Safety: The Garden will continue to follow guidance from the CDC and the Virginia Department of Health.

Safety Phase III Includes the following:

·        The NBG Gift Shop is open with required limited capacity

·        Sunday Dog Days will continue every Sunday

We love our NBG family of visitors, volunteers and staff – health & safety is our number one priority.

We’ve always had high standards of cleanliness and hygiene. While we are taking all necessary precautions, we need your help to minimize risks associated with COVID-19.  We encourage you to get fresh air and use the Garden as a place to walk, jog, and connect with nature.

We cannot sanitize benches, playground equipment, or other structures. Please use with caution and follow CDC guidelines.

Together, we can all do our part to stay healthy :

  • Please stay home if you are ill or think you may have been in contact with someone who was ill.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available. Avoid touching your face.
  • Sneeze or cough into a tissue, your elbow or shoulder.
  • Avoid crowds, and minimize time spent in close contact with others. The likelihood of virus spreading is reduced with at least 6 feet of personal space.
If you’re feeling well, and haven’t been around anyone who has been ill, we invite you to join us for a respite in the open air.

We will continue to update this page and social media with the latest precautions to keep all of us healthy.