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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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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.

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Press Contact: Byron White, Berkeley Police Department, (510) 981-5780

COMMUNICATIONS CENTER IMPROVEMENTS

Berkeley, California (Tuesday, October 27, 2020) - We are excited to announce two new features for our 911 Communications Center.  Our Department is now equipped with Text-to-911 services as well as enhanced 911 location identification services.

With these new features, first responders will have more accurate information about where an emergency call is calling from and also limit/mitigate the amount of time spent on unintentional emergency calls.

With the new Text-to-911 service, people with certain service providers* will have the ability to text their emergencies to our 911 center from their cellphone.  Though it was initially designed for the hearing impaired to eliminate the need for the use of TTY/TDD machines, the technology is also useful when a call cannot get through because of poor cellphone reception or when a person is unable to safely make a voice call (e.g. domestic violence, under duress, intruder in the house, etc.)--but a voice call is always best.

*If your service provider is not AT&T, Verizon, Sprint or T-Mobile, we recommend that you contact your service provider to see if Text-to-911 is available to you. 

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