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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 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

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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 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 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 Indicators for assessing progress

Berkeley's Health Officer, along with Health Officers across the region, is closely monitoring a set of five indicators to assess our collective progress in ensuring we have the strategies and infrastructure in place to contain and treat COVID-19.

Health Officers are looking at progress on these indicators to assess whether, and to what extent, we are able to further relax shelter-in-place restrictions. These long-term readiness goals do not need to be met completely in order for restrictions to be relaxed. Rather, Health Officers closely track trends and progress towards these goals and will ease or tighten restrictions as appropriate based on the most current data.

This page provides a weekly snapshot of the status of each indicator. For daily updates on case counts, testing, and hospitalizations, see our COVID-19 dashboard.

Note: If the dashboard isn't loading for you, it may be due to your browser security settings. To see the dashboard, turn off "block 3rd party cookies" in your browser settings, or follow this link to open the dashboard in a new window.

Data sources

The case count and testing data used in this dashboard is available in raw form to view, download, or create your own visualizations on the City's Open Data Portal. Data comes from CalREDIE, California's statewide communicable disease tracking database.

The Alameda County hospitalization data comes from the California Department of Public Health COVID-19 "Hospitals by County" dataset, which provides a statewide daily inventory of hospitalization information aggregated to the county level.

Information on disease containment indicators and PPE requests comes from City of Berkeley Public Health.

Indicators status reports archive

City Manager Dee Williams-Ridley provides weekly narrative status reports on indicator progress in her COVID-19 response updates to the City Council.

See an archive of all the City Manager's COVID-19 response updates to City Council.

Last updated August. 7, 2020

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