Berkeley’s case rate is higher than it’s been at any point in the pandemic other than the omicron surge. Hospitalizations remain low.
As self-testing becomes more common, the Berkeley health officer said the data is a useful tool in monitoring COVID-19 in the general population.
The requirement that restaurants and other businesses check vaccination status ends Friday.
We spoke to Dr. Noha Aboelata about the new variant BA.2, emerging COVID-19 treatments and more.
The Berkeley Unified School District has not said whether it will act on the change or keep its mask mandate in place.
While some are eager to get back to daily life without a face covering, we found masks are still the norm throughout much of Berkeley.
Eight stories of uncertainty, solitude, grief and appreciation shared nearly two years after the arrival of COVID-19 in Berkeley.
Businesses can still require customers to mask up, and health officials cautioned that face coverings are “strongly recommended.”
Several new testing sites run by a company called “Stop. Swab. Go.” are getting mixed results, and raising eyebrows.
Most nursing homes don’t have enough rapid tests for managing omicron, leading to poignant decisions on who they can help.
Berkeley hasn’t decided whether to grant 61 workers’ requests for medical or religious exemptions to the vaccine mandate.
Strauss co-founded the Gay Men’s Health Collective, was the Berkeley Free Clinic’s longest-serving volunteer and directed the world’s first queer sperm bank.