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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.

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Health officials strongly recommend limiting the number of teams participating in multi-team competitions

Berkeley, California (Friday, February 26, 2021) - This statement is issued jointly by the City of Berkeley and Alameda County Public Health Department.

On February 19, 2021 the State provided updated guidance on organized youth sports and recreation— including school- and community-sponsored programs, and privately-organized clubs and leagues — and adult recreational sports. This guidance goes into effect today, February 26 and Alameda County and the City of Berkeley are aligning without added mandates or restrictions.

Multi-team competitions are permitted if all State restrictions are followed.

Multi-team competitions allowed under the California's updated Outdoor and Indoor Youth and Recreational Adult Sports requirements are permitted but all State restrictions must be followed. If the multi-team competitions meet these criteria, they will not need to notify or seek approval from Alameda County or City of Berkeley public health departments.

If you have questions about the state guidance, please call their COVID-19 hotline: 1-833-422-4255.

For other clarifying questions for Alameda County, please email safelearning@acgov.org. For City of Berkeley, please email eocschools@cityofberkeley.info.

Public health recommendations reduce risk of spreading COVID-19. Limiting socializing to just one cohort outside of school will help keep you, your family and our communities safe.

In addition, Alameda County and City of Berkeley health officials strongly recommend that organizers of multi-team competitions limit the number of teams participating to no more than 5 teams.

By State restriction, competitions are limited to teams or participants located in Alameda County or in counties bordering Alameda County: Counties of Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, and Stanislaus.

While case rates are improving, the pandemic isn’t over. Wear a mask, wash your hands, watch your distance, and wait to see your loved ones. When it is your turn, get vaccinated.


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