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Everyone is required to stay home, except for essential needs. When out, protect yourself and those around you by wearing a face covering, staying 6 feet away from others, and washing your hands often. Learn more at cityofberkeley.info/covid19. City offices are closed to the public. Some services are available remotely.

The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered all residents to shelter at home, leaving only to receive or provide essential services, starting 12:01 am on Tuesday, March 17. See details of the Order, frequently asked questions, and recommendations from Berkeley Public Health at https://www.cityofberkeley.info/coronavirus.

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ZAB Live Stream: Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx.

The City of Berkeley web site is undergoing scheduled maintenance starting on Friday night, September 13 and ending on Saturday afternoon, September 14. During this time, most web pages should be available, but some resources may become unavailable for short periods of time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 5/9/19, at 7:00pm? Please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1UAnZ8kU8EWllREyOY7rwQ/. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 2/28/19, from 6:00 to 11:00 PM? Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same date and time.

PG&E is reporting a widespread outage affecting thousands of customers in Berkeley and many City buildings, including the Finance Customer Service Center and the Permit Service Center. Call respective City services for further details, or check the PG&E outage page. Power is expected to return by 12:45pm. Traffic lights that are not working should be treated as a four-way stop sign.

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CITY OF BERKELEY POOLS RE-OPEN SEPTEMBER 16
Reservations available now

Berkeley, California (Wednesday, September 09, 2020) - Update September 15, 2020: City pools will re-open on Wednesday, September 16.

Update September 13, 2020: Pool reopening has been delayed due to air quality. When a re-opening date is confirmed, it will be posted here and at cityofberkeley.info/pools.

Berkeley residents 16 years old and older can now reserve a time to swim next week at City of Berkeley pools, which will re-open to the public on Monday, September 14.

These appointment times along with capacity limits and wellness checks are among the COVID-19 safety measures the City is putting in place to lower risk.

Non-residents will be able to sign up starting Friday, Sept. 11. Sign-ups for the subsequent week will also follow the same schedule, with residents getting the first opportunity starting Wednesday.

Online reservations open now

Berkeley swimmers can now make one 45-minute reservation per day between both the King and West Campus pools for the week of September 14-20. Pools will not accept drop-ins.

Make an appointment online or call (510) 981-5150 to sign up by phone.

At this time, appointments are available for lap swimming (16+) and independent exercise (18+). We expect to make youth programming available in the next phase of re-opening.

Non-residents can make reservations starting at 9am on Friday, September 11.

Appointments for the week of September 21-27 will open for residents on Wednesday, September 16 and non-residents on Friday, September 18.

COVID-19 safety protocols

All visitors to City pools will be required to adhere to COVID-19 safety protocols:

  • Face coverings are required at all times except when in the water
  • Staff will administer wellness checks at entry
  • Locker rooms are closed except for bathroom use - please arrive ready to swim

At the end of their appointment, swimmers will have 5 minutes to exit the pool and facility.

Pool hours through September 27

For the first two weeks of operation, pool hours will be:

King Pool, 1700 Hopkins:

  • Monday-Friday, 7am-11am, 5:30pm-8:30pm
  • Saturday-Sunday: 9am-1pm, 5:30pm-8:30pm

West Campus Pool, 2100 Browning:

  • Monday-Friday, 12pm-3pm, 5:30pm-8:30pm
  • Saturday-Sunday: 7am-10am, 11am-2pm

Hours will be adjusted the week of September 28 as we incorporate youth and other programs into the schedule.

For ongoing schedule updates, check our Aquatics Programs webpage.

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