With the mask mandate lifted, businesses are weighing employee and customer safety in deciding new rules.
What you need to know about wearing masks, whether you need to keep your distance and your workplace.
It’s the first time since the state began its tier system last summer that Alameda County has entered the least-restrictive, yellow tier.
In Berkeley and beyond, it’s not too soon to prepare for unhealthy air days.
The governor announced a $116.5 million inoculation lottery program. Random drawings will be held in June.
California’s mask mandate will be lifted on June 15, when the state economy reopens.
Over 150 families showed up at Civic Center Park Thursday. By 3:30 p.m., the clinic had distributed 114 doses and had nearly run out of vaccines for the day.
Income, politics and systemic racism in health care are all factors, experts say.
The FDA has given Pfizer emergency authorization so preteens can get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Patrons will be able to walk into the North Branch on May 28, the West Branch on June 7, and the Central Branch on June 15.
The grants will go toward community organizations that work with vulnerable groups.
State officials said proof of vaccinations may be required at some large events.
No appointment is needed for a one- or two-shot COVID-19 vaccine at the Bayer site in West Berkeley. Drop-ins are also open at Golden Gate Fields.
Though attendance is up and there are fewer chronically absent students, some students have missed nearly a year of school.
Health professionals and Berkeley Unified counselors are bracing for a new wave of students needing mental health care when full-time, in-person school returns in the fall.
The district has allocated $3 million of $16 million in COVID relief money. The money is going toward individual schools, technology replacement, special education assessments and more.
The graduation will be split into several ceremonies held at Berkeley High’s stadium June 4-6.
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.
Lasagna Love is a grassroots campaign that matches volunteer home cooks with anyone struggling during the pandemic who could use a free, hot meal.
Oakland grocery workers are getting a substantial hazard pay raise starting immediately.
We spoke to several East Bay specialty liquor retailers to find out how the pandemic has affected business.
Curative, the private company running the site, is concerned about the liability of using volunteers at the Golden Gate Fields site.
Vaccine appointments at Golden Gate Fields are currently hard to come by.
The North County Mass Vaccination Site is in the north parking lot of Golden Gate Fields. Appointments can be made online.
“COVID-19 concerns on the campus have decreased to levels to allow the resumption of live racing,” Golden Gate Fields said Friday in a prepared statement.
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.
The move puts the city in alignment with the new guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Seventy percent of Berkeley residents have had one dose and over 45% of those who are eligible are fully vaccinated.
Exemptions will be made based on religious beliefs or medical history.
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.
The outbreak of COVID-19 is now a global pandemic. People should take it seriously, yet also be wary of alarmist panic.
COVID-19 is also threatening a local economic crisis, which may affect the viability of Berkeley’s small businesses. Here are some steps we can take to help out.