Health Officer Orders
View active Health Officer Orders from the City of Berkeley.
All active Health Officer Orders are published on this page. For previously issued Orders that are no longer in effect, see archived Health Order Documents.
MANDATORY VACCINATION OR MASKING OF STAFF IN HEALTHCARE FACILITIES AND EMS WORKERS; SUSPENSION OF PRIOR HEALTH OFFICER MASKING ORDER
To combat the spread of COVID-19, Influenza (flu), and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) to vulnerable patients and residents, and to minimize the associated risk of severe illness and death among these persons, this Order requires operators of all licensed Health Care Facilities and employers of EMS workers operating within the City of Berkeley to implement a program to ensure that Staff receive Influenza and COVID-19 vaccination or, if they decline, wear high-quality, well-fitting masks whenever they are engaged in patient care activities and also whenever they are in patient care areas in a healthcare facility.
This Order will go into effect on November 1, 2023, and end on April 30, 2024, unless the Health Officer adjusts the dates based on virus surveillance data.
Mandatory Vaccination or Masking of Staff in Healthcare Facilities & EMS Workers - October 12, 2023
Last updated on October 12, 2023