California's economy has reopened with some local and statewide restrictions.
Local health jurisdictions, like Berkeley Public Health, may impose stricter rules than the State if they choose.
Face Covering restrictions
For face masking restrictions, including in K-12 schools and childcare, please see the Statewide restrictions section below as Berkeley has aligned with the State's face masking guidance as of February 16, 2022.
Proof of Vaccination Order
Berkeley's Proof of Vaccination Order requires that public and private childcare facilities, dental offices, pharmacies, adult care facilities, adult day programs, and home health care workers and entities employing home healthcare workers require and obtain proof of up-to-date vaccination from all workers.
Employees in these workplaces are required to get boosters when eligible or test weekly once fully vaccinated with limited exception:
- Adult care facilities
- Adult day programs
- Dental offices
- Home health care workers and entities employing home health care workers
- All public and private childcare facilities
While these requirements focus on certain businesses due to the risk of spread, these and other tools can voluntarily be taken on by any business or organization. The safer a workplace becomes, the more likely they are to avoid an outbreak and stay open.
Statewide Masking Order
The California Department of Public Health guidance strongly recommends that all individuals use a mask when in indoor public settings and businesses.
The State requires that everyone 2 years and older, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a face mask in specified settings. Review the State Guidance on Face Coverings for more details.
- Statewide Employer/Business restrictions
Most business sectors restrictions such as distancing and capacity limits are lifted. Employers must continue to follow Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards.
In addition, the State has issued vaccination requirements for:
- high risk healthcare settings
- adult care facilities and direct care workers
- health care workers in state and local correctional facilities and detention centers.
Mega event guidance
The City of Berkeley is aligned with the State’s Mega Event guidance.
Discover more information on current California safety measures.
- Beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy: State Public Health Officer Order
- Beyond the Blueprint for industry and business sectors
- Beyond the Blueprint Questions & Answers
- City of Berkeley Health Orders
Last updated April 27, 2022