Berkeley’s community college has managed to retain students at relatively steady levels throughout the pandemic.
The proposed rule requires students to get vaccinated or tested weekly and includes a controversial vaccine mandate for athletes and events.
Workers have until Nov. 15 to get vaccinated, unless they can claim a medical or religious exemption from the requirement.
The Berkeley school board will discuss a policy Wednesday that would require students to get vaccinated or submit to weekly testing. A vote is not yet expected.
Workers at those businesses and several others will also be required either to get vaccinated or receive weekly COVID-19 tests.
The city started giving third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine last week to people with compromised immune systems.
All Berkeley teachers and staff will need to either get tested for COVID-19 weekly or present proof of vaccination as soon as Sept. 3. The state won’t require compliance until Oct. 15.
The proposed policy would require city workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 15. Exceptions to the mandate would be limited.
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Proof of vaccination will be required at restaurants, bars, clubs, gyms, dance and yoga studios, and events with at least 1,000 attendees. Also: theaters where food or drinks are sold.
Tenants and property owners who need financial support with rent and utilities can apply by the end of September to receive up to 15 months of help.
Twenty-five percent of West Berkeley encampment residents are in hotels, 17% were housed and 25% are still on the streets.
Berkeley mayor Jesse Arreguín said he wants the city to require its workers to receive COVID-19 vaccines, or be tested for the virus regularly.
On bad air days, schools are instructed to close windows and doors and let the air purifiers work. But during the pandemic, that solution comes with its own problems.
After the first days of K-6 surveillance testing, 523 students are on “modified quarantine” and 12 are quarantining at home.
A week and a half after the start of classes, the district is bracing for an uptick in COVID-19 case counts. About 16% of staff aren’t fully vaccinated. And remote learning enrollment, still very low, ticks upward.
Enrollment in Berkeley Unified’s remote learning programs is at 1%, down from 34% in the spring.
Every East Bay restaurant and bar that requires vaccination proof, negative testing, or other COVID-19 protections.
East Bay restaurants and bars have resorted to a patchwork of rules in the absence of official restrictions.
Palmetto and the Kon-Tiki will require all patrons to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.
California is expected to announce Tuesday that Alameda County can move into the orange tier, meaning Berkeley could open bars and expand several other business operations.
The County and Berkeley will enter red tier next week if they can sustain low case rates, making several businesses eligible to reopen indoors.
The law goes into effect immediately and applies to larger grocery stores with 300 or more employees.
More than 300 people at Golden Gate Fields have now tested positive for COVID-19. The racetrack has approximately 540 workers, the state has said.
Hess told Berkeleyside from his ICU bed recently he was looking forward to his next meal at his favorite restaurant, Bette’s Oceanview, where he had eaten more than 8,000 times.
The track has said 95% of the people who tested positive had no symptoms and that this is likely what allowed the disease to spread so broadly.
More than 200 people from the Golden Gate Fields racetrack community have contracted COVID-19, according to a new statement officials released early Friday evening.
More than 100 racetrack workers at Golden Gate Fields tested positive for COVID-19 this week. The city of Berkeley’s total case count spiked overnight from about 920 to 1,050.
People in Berkeley who still want to get a vaccine can do so at the West Berkeley site, 1701 San Pablo Ave., which is open Tuesday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Graduates will have the chance to walk across the stage at the Greek Theatre Aug. 29.
The grants will go toward community organizations that work with vulnerable groups.
The city of Berkeley will help businesses and artists impacted by the coronavirus and is taking steps to help the homeless, seniors, and single parents, among others.
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