The city’s last testing site, at San Pablo Park, will close Feb. 23. BUSD’s testing site at the Berkeley Adult School will close Feb. 17.
We spoke to Berkeley and Alameda County health officials about testing, masking, boosters and other advice for a safe holiday gathering.
We spoke with a labor nurse, fire captain, restaurant owner and others to see how their feelings have evolved about the pandemic.
The new school year brings looser COVID-19 restrictions, with less testing and more field trips and classroom visitors.
People who are elderly and Black make up a disproportionate share of Berkeley’s 62 COVID-19 deaths.
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The city’s public health officer has opted not to reinstate the requirement, citing data showing COVID cases in decline locally.