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COVID-19 in the City of Berkeley

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COVID-19 vaccines are now widely available & open to everyone 5+. Boosters are available to those 12 and over. See vaccine clinics in Berkeley.



  • Get tested for COVID-19 

    Find out information on where to get tested for COVID-19 and symptoms of COVID-19.

  • Outreach and Signage library

    Visit our Outreach and Signage Library to view helpful signage you can save and print on masking, isolation and quarantine, vaccine verification and more.

  • Face masks required indoors, with limited exemptions

    The Health Officer issued a Health Order requiring masks indoors in public settings, with limited exemptions. On December 29, 2021, the limited masking exemption for vaccinated people in certain settings is no longer in effect. Everyone, regardless of their vaccination status, must again mask in all indoor public settings.

  • Vaccination required in certain businesses

    The Health Officer issued an updated Health Order that requires employees of certain businesses to an up-to-date vaccine status while also requiring a portion of those businesses to also verify proof of full vaccination for patrons who are at least 5 years old.

  • Local and Statewide restrictions are in effect 

    Statewide restrictions on most activities were lifted as of June 15, 2021. Employers and businesses must continue to follow Cal/OSHA safety guidelines, state and local vaccination guidelines.


Last updated January 26, 2022

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