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.

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.

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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Stay home to protect our community, especially the vulnerable - On Monday, I issued a legal order directing Berkeley residents to shelter in place for three weeks as we experience “community spread” of COVID-19, which means that people with mild symptoms may unknowingly be spreading the virus to others. I want to offer some guidance to help navigate what The Order intends. [more...]

Prepare now to care for yourself, family if infected with COVID-19 - As COVID-19 spreads in the Bay Area, including Berkeley, the City's Health Officer urges every household to learn how to take care of someone at home who is ill. [more...]

Play structures, athletic courts and fields closed to enforce social distancing - To reduce COVID-19 spread within our community at this critical time, I have closed all City of Berkeley play structures, athletic courts, dog parks and certain sports fields. [more...]

COVID19: Changes to City services - The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered residents to shelter in place through April 7, leaving only to receive or provide essential services.

We will continue providing essential services including trash and recycling pickup. Non-essential services are suspended and City buildings are closed to the public, with limited exceptions. [more...]

COVID:19 Support for businesses and the arts community - There are federal, state, and local resources available to support businesses, non-profit organizations, and workers impacted by COVID-19. [more...]

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