Shelter In Place Order
March 16, 2020
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
In coordination with Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties, Berkeley has declared a Shelter In Place Order. The order limits activity, travel, and business functions to only the most essential needs. This guidance comes after substantial input from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and best practices from other health officials around the world.
This aggressive step has been taken to protect you and our community from the ravages of the Covid-19 virus. Please take this order seriously. This is absolutely in the public's interest and is a proactive regional approach that can make a difference and save lives if everyone cooperates.

Section 10 of The Order details definitions and exemptions, listing things you can do. If you have questions, please email me and I will do my best to answer them quickly.

The order to shelter in place takes effect at 12:01AM Tuesday, March 17th, and will last until April 7th at midnight.

I will be back in touch with additional information as it becomes available.
Take care,
Susan Wengraf 
Emergency Notifications
AC Alert  will be Berkeley's primary emergency alerting system for the public. It is one of the tools the City of Berkeley uses to communicate emergency information and instructions to the community. AC Alert can send:
  • Voice alerts to phones
  • SMS text messages
  • Email
  • TTY/TDD messages
   Listed AT&T "land lines" are automatically included to receive voice messages from AC Alert for emergency warnings. Community members must  sign up  to receive voice or text alerts on cell phones, VoIP phones, unlisted phones, TTY/TDDs or through email.

   If you want to receive emergency alerts and updates,  sign up  for AC Alert.
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CALL 311
Susan Wengraf
Berkeley City Council District 6
(510) 981-7160