The county will have to maintain its status for at least two weeks, and will not be making any immediate changes to its health orders. Berkeley and the county could also choose to be more restrictive than the state.
The concerns are at an all-time high during a historically destructive fire season.
The bus agency is adding an extra layer of health and safety precautions to keep passengers safe.
Experts say hazy skies and poor air quality will continue if slow winds are unable to disperse the smoke and ash coming from dozens of wildfires.
Many homeless shelters have limited capacity during the pandemic, and most evening drop-in services are unavailable. This is one bridge option, says the city.
Smoke from multiple Northern California wildfires is mixing with the marine layer in the Bay Area, creating thick smog and blocking the sun. An air quality advisory is in effect in Alameda County.
The drive-through site is at the North Berkeley BART parking lot and will operate for three weeks.
Family get-togethers on Memorial Day weekend led to large coronavirus outbreaks around the country. The city of Berkeley is offering tips on how to safely celebrate Labor Day weekend.
Alameda County has issued a red flag warning for the Berkeley Hills from Monday night through Wednesday morning.
The new COVID-19 health order, that goes into effect Friday, Aug. 28, at 8 a.m., allows activities including swimming, haircuts and manicures, as long as they are outdoors, and with restrictions.
The Ed Hub is running low on Chromebooks and WiFi hotspots, but BUSD hopes to have more hotspots by next Wednesday if it can reopen.
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