The district has ramped up its testing and plans to provide 19,000 rapid tests weekly to all students.
City employees have 95% vaccination rate. Is a booster mandate next?
Berkeley hasn’t decided whether to grant 61 workers’ requests for medical or religious exemptions to the vaccine mandate.
Berkeley is increasing COVID-19 testing availability. Here’s where you can book a test.
Testing demand has increased sharply with a surging Omicron variant.
Strong ticket sales, empty seats for Berkeley venues during omicron
With omicron cases on the rise, the local performing arts scene is once again experiencing a wave of cancelations and postponements.
Swap your cloth mask for a KN95 or N95. Rethink socializing. And more expert omicron advice.
We asked UCSF’s Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo how people can stay safe in the face of the latest COVID-19 variant.
Student, staff absences rise at Berkeley schools amid omicron surge
Committed to keeping schools open, the district is ramping up testing and passed a booster-or-test policy that take effect Feb. 25.
Alameda County is facing its largest COVID surge yet
Symptoms among the vaccinated are mostly mild. But hospitalizations are increasing and officials fear hospitals could be stressed in the coming weeks due to omicron.
Berkeley’s COVID-19 case counts soar above previous pandemic peak
Mayor urges Berkeleyans to avoid high-risk activities during omicron surge, stops short of calling for indoor event and dining restrictions.
As omicron surge swamps testing centers, Berkeley hospitalizations remain low
Amid “phenomenal” rise in cases, Berkeley health official says “we need to find ways to be able to live our lives with COVID.”
Berkeley kids return to school amid omicron surge
As of Monday afternoon, at least 227 students and staff have tested positive as the Berkeley school district ramps up testing, anticipates new isolation rules.
Omicron prompts Berkeley and Alameda County health officials to require masks in all indoor settings
Now face coverings will be required in offices, gyms and houses of worship.
Omicron is surging, but experts say Berkeley has the tools to stay safe
Doctors say residents now have added protections to help them stay safe.