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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.

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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Berkeley, California (Tuesday, August 31, 2021) - On August 30th at 9:27 pm, officers responded to a small encampment at the corner of Shattuck Avenue and Blake Street on a report of an unconscious 58-year-old man who was believed to have overdosed on fentanyl.  When officers arrived, they found the subject unresponsive.  Officers quickly checked the man’s vitals, moved him to a recovery position and administered a dose of Narcan.  When the man’s condition did not change, the officers administered a 2nd dose of Narcan and the man started to regain consciousness.

We are thankful our officers are equipped with this life-saving medication and that we were able to administer it in time to revive the man.

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that is similar to morphine but is 50 to 100 times more potent. Synthetic opioids, including fentanyl, are now the most common drugs involved in drug overdose deaths in the United States.

If you think someone has overdosed, the most important step to take is to call 911 so they can receive immediate medical attention.

Here are some important points to remember about Fentanyl:

  • Fentanyl can be sold as a powder, pill form and/ or mixed with other illicit narcotics.
  • Fentanyl can also be absorbed by touching it.
  • Do not ever taste, feel, or smell any substance believed to be fentanyl.
  • If contaminated, change clothes immediately and wash with soap and water.
  • Greatest risk of exposure is inhalation or incidental exposure.
  • Immediately call 911 if you are exposed.

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