Friday, Dec. 4, 5:30 p.m.

Bay Area health officers will implement the state’s Regional Stay At Home Order (PDF) in the coming days. The order instructs residents to stay at home as much as possible to limit the mixing of households, which can lead to the spread of COVID-19. It allows access to, and travel for, critical services and allows outdoor activities.

The city of Berkeley and Alameda County, where UC Berkeley is located, will implement the order on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. In Marin County, the order will take effect on Tuesday, Dec. 8. Contra Costa, San Francisco, and Santa Clara counties will implement the order on Sunday, Dec. 6. For all public health jurisdictions, the new restrictions will remain in place until Monday, Jan. 4, 2021.

UC Berkeley essential operations will continue. For more information on what’s open and what’s closed, see the Buildings and Services page.