There’s ample evidence that our community is pulling together, neighbors are checking on each other and ingenious ideas are popping up to prevent isolation. The worst of times is bringing out the best in people.
Places that once served hot meals — and offered seconds — will now hand out boxed meals. Daytime drop-in services are being cut back because of COVID-19. It will also be harder to take a shower and do laundry.
The city plans to launch a $3 million “relief fund” Sunday to help businesses, arts organizations and residential tenants.
Drivers are set to get some relief from several types of parking rules following this week’s regional shelter-in-place order from health officials. Certain rules — like those for street sweeping — are still in effect.
From a deserted campus through empty streets and a popup food bank, Pete Rosos documents in photographs a city on lockdown.
Council has called an emergency meeting about tenant protections, possible financial help and other pressing issues related to COVID-19.
Parks were temporarily closed Tuesday but will reopen within the next day or two, said EBRPD.
The region-wide rules go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday and ban non-essential movement and business.
Bay Area health officials, including those from Berkeley, announced a region-wide order Monday to slow the spread of COVID-19. Stay tuned for ongoing coverage.
As the library prepared to close for an indefinite amount of time, people rushed to stock up. Some walked out with a tower of books
Individuals and groups have set up systems to connect volunteers with people who need help. So far there are more volunteers than people seeking assistance.
“We must act decisively,” City Manager Dee Williams-Ridley said Sunday.