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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Protect yourself and others

We all have the power to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Limit activities outside your home. Avoid large crowds or gatherings. Don't gather indoors with anyone you don't live with.

Sstay 6 feet away from others and cover your face when you're out, and practice healthy everyday behaviors like washing your hands often.

Cover your face when out

When you must leave home, wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth. This helps prevent you from unknowingly spreading COVID-19 to others if you are among those who are infected but don't have symptoms.

  • Wash your face covering after each use with detergent and dry it on a hot cycle.

  • Make sure the covering is comfortable - you don't want to have to keep adjusting the mask, which means touching your face.

  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before and after touching your face or face covering.

Healthy behaviors protect everyone

In addition to practicing social distancing, everyone should practice healthy behaviors that help slow the spread of disease.

  • Wash your hands.
    Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. That's about how long it takes to sing "Happy Birthday" twice. If soap and water aren't available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

  • Avoid close contact.
    Avoid close contact with other people. When you're out in public, try to maintain six feet of distance between yourself and others.

  • Stay home when sick.
    If you feel sick, isolate at home.

These actions don't just protect you. They help keep our whole community safe, especially our most vulnerable residents, by slowing the spread of disease.

Last updated February 10, 2021

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