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February 28, 2023

Alameda County Health Care Services Agency

Alameda County Health Officer Dr. Nicholas Moss confirmed that the local public health emergency for COVID-19 in Alameda County ends February 28 in alignment with the end of California's COVID-19 State of Emergency.

Statment on end of the local public health emergency (pdf)

December 19, 2022


On August 30, 2022, the Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Interim Amendments was issued, with an effective date of September 1, 2022. On September 16, 2022, the University of California Office of the President distributed a draft policy for Systemwide Review with a comment deadline of December 15, 2022. Based on feedback received from the Systemwide Review thus far and discussions with leadership, updated interim amendments were made to the policy to include an option for members of the University community to opt out of COVID-19 boosters as well as technical edits.

August 4, 2022

Student Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs provided an update on the COVID-19 mitigation measures for the Fall 2022 semester.

Notable topics include testing, reporting a positive case of COVID-19, vaccinations, and masking. 

June 24, 2022

On June 24, 2022, Alameda County announced it would realign with state face masking guidance, rescinding the indoor masking mandate that went into effect on Friday, June 3. Because the city of Berkeley has its own public health jurisdiction, the order did not apply to the city of Berkeley and the UC Berkeley campus.

June 2, 2022

Alameda County has issued a new public health order requiring that masks be worn in most indoor locations beginning Friday, June 3. Because the city of Berkeley has its own public health jurisdiction, this order does not apply to the city of Berkeley and the UC Berkeley campus.

May 23, 2022

The updated training course, EHS 207: UC Berkeley Guidelines on Protecting Workers from COVID-19 (Revised 5/10/2022), is required by Cal/OSHA and must be completed by all faculty, staff, postdocs, and student workers. Even if an employee has taken the prior version of EHS 207, they still must take this updated course. The course takes approximately 15-minutes.

May 10, 2022

As of Friday, May 6, completing the Daily Symptom Screener is no longer required. Instead, you are required to self-assess your symptoms each day before coming to campus.

April 26, 2022

Cal/OSHA recently made its third and final revision to the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard. The Campus COVID-19 Prevention Plan has been updated accordingly. The new ETS will go into effect on May 6 and will remain in effect through Dec. 31, 2022.

Notable changes include: