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
details definitions and exemptions, listing things you can do. If you have questions, please
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.