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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End of COVID-19 restrictions in Berkeley

California's economy has fully reopened

Statewide COVID-19 restrictions end starting June 15, 2021. Capacity and distancing restrictions have been lifted for most businesses and activities. Large-scale indoor events will have vaccination or negative test requirements for attendees through at least October 1.

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Statewide restrictions lifted starting June 15

As of June 15, 2021, California has sunset the color-coded tier system and moved "Beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy".

All business sectors may now return to normal operations, with no capacity limits. Employers must continue to follow Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards.

A limited number of restrictions will continue to apply to "mega events" - those with more than 5,000 attendees indoors or 10,000 outdoors. At indoor mega events, all attendees will be required to verify vaccination status or show a negative test result before entering. The same standard is strongly recommended for outdoor mega events. See state guidance for details.

Resources from the California Department of Public Health

Local rules aligned with state

Local health jurisdictions, like Berkeley Public Health, may impose stricter rules than the state if they choose. Currently, Berkeley's Health Order aligns with State rules and does not impose additional local restrictions on allowed activities. At this time, the City does not plan to add further restrictions.

Alameda County Public Health

Alameda County Public Health Orders do not apply within the City of Berkeley. As an independent local health jurisdiction, Berkeley sets our own rules.

We work closely with Alameda County Public Health to align on COVID-19 Health Orders. Generally, any local restrictions in Berkeley during the pandemic have been the same as or very similar to those in effect across Alameda County.

Last updated June 15, 2021

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