COVID-19 Information and Resources for Organizations
Schools, care facilities, and other organizations can get free test kits and report outbreaks to help protect their communities from COVID-19.
Free COVID test kits for community-based organizations
Community-based organizations can request free rapid antigen test kits by placing an order through CDPH’s At-Home (OTC) COVID-19 Test Order Form.
Organizations eligible to request at-home tests include:
- Local Health Jurisdictions
- Community Based Organizations- including shelters and food banks.
- Skilled Nursing/Long Term Care Facilities
- K-12 Schools
- Licensed Early Childhood Education (ECE)
- Health Care Centers
- Local Government Offices- including city and county offices.
- If you are unsure if your organization qualifies for tests, please email OTCTesting@cdph.ca.gov
Effective February 29, 2024, the at-home testing program will be coming to an end or as supplies last. If testing resources are exhausted sooner, tests will no longer be available.
Current face mask restrictions
Face masks may be required in certain facilities based on local restrictions. Please see the Active Health Officer Orders page for the most up to date information about current face mask restrictions in the City of Berkeley.
outbreak reporting requirements
The outbreak reporting requirements for long-term care facilities, health care facilities, and other non-healthcare settings such as schools, shelters and workplaces within the City of Berkeley follow guidance from Alameda County. The reporting thresholds for each of these types of settings can be found on Alameda County’s Reporting Requirements page.
Covered employers must continue to comply with the COVID-19 Non-Emergency Temporary Standards, for Cal/OSHA reporting requirements. Please visit Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Guidance and Resources for more details.
how to report exposure Events and outbreaks using spot
Facilities, schools, and workplaces can report COVID-19 exposures directly to the City of Berkeley Communicable Disease Prevention & Control Program (CDPCP) by using the School and Shared Portal for Outbreak Tracking (SPOT). For more information on SPOT and how to use it, visit the SPOT Help and Training Material page.
By entering detailed information in SPOT, the CDPCP can better address any questions or concerns. Please remember to select Berkeley as the Local Health Jurisdiction (not Alameda) when reporting an exposure or outbreak, and make sure the contact information is correct.
If you do not receive an email or call from the CDPCP within one business day, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For any technical issues using SPOT, including issues logging in, please email the CalCONNECT Help Desk directly at CalCONNECT.Helpdesk@cdph.ca.gov.