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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COVID-19: Guidance and materials for businesses

City of Berkeley Health Officer Orders mandate that businesses implement specific COVID-19 safety measures and post certain signage at all entrances.

All the documentation you need to comply is available on this page.

Signage & protocol requirements

Site-Specific Protection Plan

All businesses must complete a Site-Specific Protection Plan that documents the steps they are taking to protect employees and customers. The City has created guidance and a fillable template to help you complete your plan.

You are not required to submit your plan to the City for review and approval. However, it is important to complete it before reopening. If an employee tests positive for COVID-19, you will be asked to provide your site-specific protection plan to Berkeley Public Health.

Face covering signs

Customers and workers are generally required to cover their nose and mouth while inside or waiting in line to enter a business. Businesses are also required to post signs notifying customers of the face covering requirement at all entrances.

Social distancing signs

Businesses must also post signs at entrances reminding customers and workers to practice healthy behaviors that slow the spread of COVID-19, including washing their hands regularly, staying 6 feet apart, and avoiding unneeded physical contact.

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Last updated October 22, 2020


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