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.

City Council Live Stream: Please visit https://www.cityofberkeley.info/CalendarEventWebcastMain.aspx

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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FOR BERKELEYANS 65+: VACCINE APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE FRIDAY FEB. 12, 16
Take action to sign up quickly

Berkeley, California (Thursday, February 11, 2021) - Update: Appointments for February 12 & 16 are now full. We will add more appointment dates as supplies allow. Sign up at bit.ly/berkvaccine to be notified directly when scheduling for new dates opens.

Berkeleyans who are at least 65 years old can sign up for COVID-19 vaccinations on Feb. 12 as well as Feb. 16 -- the latter date being open to eligible residents throughout the county.

For those who are not yet eligible, please reach out to elders in your network. Let them know about these opportunities and how to sign up for notifications.

This limited set of first-dose vaccinations, coordinated by the City of Berkeley at a site at the foot of Buchanan Street in Albany, targets an age group significantly more vulnerable to hospitalization and death as a result of COVID-19 disease.

Feb. 12 Appointments - Berkeley residents only

Feb. 16 Appointments - Berkeley and Alameda County residents

While vaccines are free to all, those with insurance will need to upload photos of the front and back of their insurance cards. Instructions are below. You will receive a confirmation email with the date and time of your appointment. You will not be asked about immigration status. We will verify appointments with identification at the site.  

Questions? Call Curative Inc. at 888-702-9042.

Depending on vaccine availability, more time slots may be added in the evenings. Check back periodically.

Uploading photo of medical ID card

The Curative sign-up form will ask people to upload a photo of their medical ID card. Take these steps.

  1. Take a photo of your card,
  2. Send the photo to your email
  3. Open email and save the photo to a file on your computer
  4. Upload photo from the saved file using file manager

If you are unable to do this on the insurance page, click on the box that says "I do not have my insurance card" and click continue to move to the next screen.  You may have to enter some additional medical information.  Bring your medical card with you the appointment.

Transport option for Berkeley seniors, disabled

For Berkeley residents who need physical assistance with mobility to get to the site, a ride service supported by the City can help some people get to their appointments for a $15 fee.

After you've scheduled your vaccination appointment, call Easy Does It at 510-704-2111 to check your eligibility, register for services, and schedule a ride.

Easy Does It will ask health screening questions to ensure the rider safety and the safety of the driver.  Personal protective equipment is worn by drivers, and face coverings are required of riders.

Second doses scheduled at site

People waiting in the post-vaccination holding area will be able to sign up for their second dose using the unique appointment number for their first dose. Depending on the vaccine, the appointment will be scheduled 21 to 28 days in advance.

Those vaccinated at the Buchanan Street site on Feb. 4-8 should expect to receive an email from Curative starting two weeks after they received their first dose.

With vaccine supply limited, sign up for notification lists

The very limited national supply means that it will take many months for vaccines to reach the general population.

No matter what your age, you can prepare by understanding what your health care provider's process is and signing up for general notification lists. Supply is limited everywhere.

The City of Berkeley's list will be used to notify people when new vaccination opportunities are made available by Berkeley Public Health.

Vaccinations now available through CVS pharmacies

CVS Pharmacies in Berkeley are also now scheduling free COVID-19 vaccinations for health care workers and those at least 65 years old. At the link below, click on "California" and then click "Schedule an appointment."  Wait times may be long and supplies are limited.

Make a CVS COVID-19 vaccination appointment

Learn about your health care provider's COVID-19 vaccination process for your health care provider, such as Sutter Health and Kaiser Permanente.

No matter what list you are on, keep tabs on your email and take immediate action when you receive a notification that you are eligible to make an appointment.

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