We spoke to Berkeley and Alameda County health officials about testing, masking, boosters and other advice for a safe holiday gathering.
Experts recommend scheduling an appointment before the fall and winter months.
We spoke with a labor nurse, fire captain, restaurant owner and others to see how their feelings have evolved about the pandemic.
The new school year brings looser COVID-19 restrictions, with less testing and more field trips and classroom visitors.
People who are elderly and Black make up a disproportionate share of Berkeley’s 62 COVID-19 deaths.
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The city’s public health officer has opted not to reinstate the requirement, citing data showing COVID cases in decline locally.