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 Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Vaccines: Safe, Effective, and Free

COVID-19 vaccines are free to everyone. Every Californian 16 and older is now eligible to be vaccinated.

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Where to get a vaccine

Vaccine supply is still extremely limited. It will take time for everyone to be vaccinated.

Try multiple sources when looking for appointments. Vaccinations may be available through:

The COVID-19 vaccine is free for everyone. You do not need insurance to get vaccinated.

Who's eligible now

Everyone 16 and older is now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine in California, per California Department of Public Health guidelines:

After you've been vaccinated

You are considered "fully vaccinated" two weeks after your final shot.

Once you're fully vaccinated, you can:

  • spend time with other fully vaccinated people, including indoors, without wearing masks or physical distancing
  • spend time with unvaccinated people from a single household who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing
  • refrain from quarantine and testing following a known exposure if asymptomatic (outside the workplace setting)

Even after being fully vaccinated, you need to continue wearing a mask and practicing physical distancing when:

  • in public places
  • around unvaccinated people from multiple households
  • around unvaccinated people who are at high risk for severe illness

Fully vaccinated people must still get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and follow staten and local isolation guidance if they test positive.

For more information, review:

Vaccines distributed through Berkeley Public Health

We provide weekly updates on vaccine distribution through the City of Berkeley on the tracker below. Information about the total number of Berkeleyans who have been vaccinated across all providers is available on our COVID-19 dashboard.

Berkeley Public Health Vaccination Tracker

Vaccine doses received and administered as of April 8, 2021







"Doses Administered" reflects doses administered by Berkeley Public Health and partners. This data does not include vaccinations performed on Berkeley residents by Alta Bates, Kaiser Permanente, Sutter Health, or other providers.

This tracker is updated weekly, on Thursdays.

Use the State of California vaccination progress dashboard to track vaccine distribution statewide and by county.


Last updated April 15, 2021

Questions? Contact covid19@cityofberkeley.info.

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