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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GET VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19: MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY
Appointments now widely available and open to everyone 16+

Berkeley, California (Wednesday, April 28, 2021) - Haven't gotten your vaccine? Take advantage of appointments to protect yourself from COVID-19 that are now easier to schedule, located in more places and available sooner.

The state's myturn.ca.gov site offers appointments in or near Berkeley as well as the region for people who are at least 16-years-old.

These vaccines were federally authorized only after clinical trials found them to be safe and up to 95 percent effective at preventing COVID-19.

Book online or phone

Use myturn.ca.gov to book local appointments, such as at the City of Berkeley site off Buchanan Street in Albany, the Oakland Coliseum and other sites across the state and region. MyTurn is available in 14 languages.

For online booking, MyTurn will ask your age, where you live, and where you work. The portal will then show you a list of places where you're eligible, both nearby and far away. When searching MyTurn:

  • Scroll through the list to find an option that works for you. Remember, the closest or most convenient site may not be at the top of the list.
  • For the fastest and easiest booking, look for a blue "Schedule appointment" button. For these sites, you'll schedule your appointment directly on MyTurn, without being taken to a separate booking site.

For phone assistance, you can call the CA COVID-19 hotline at (833) 422-4255, which has translators available to support 250 languages.

More ways to find appointments

Private health care providers vaccinating general public

Options listed on MyTurn also include private health care providers, who are vaccinating members and non-members alike. You can also schedule with them directly.

Private providers may be able to schedule an appointment farther in advance than other sources, so this is a good option for people who need to plan ahead to arrange transportation or time off work. See information from:

Local pharmacies

Getting vaccinated at a neighborhood pharmacy may be the most convenient, accessible option for many, especially for those who rely on walking, biking, and public transportation. For booking information, see:

Berkeley Public Health vaccine notification list

Sign up to get notified directly when we release appointment blocks at the Buchanan St. mass vaccination site in Albany and for other opportunities coordinated through Berkeley Public Health.

Wherever you choose to get your vaccine, don't delay. The sooner we are all vaccinated, the sooner we will be able to return to normal. Until then, we all need to continue doing our part to protect each other: wear masks, physically distance, wash hands regularly, and encourage those around us to get vaccinated as soon as they can.

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