Statements & news


March 16, 2020

Chancellor's Office

Dear campus community,

Following up on a campus wide message earlier today and in response to a rapidly changing environment around COVID-19 and the urgent need to practice social distancing, the campus is taking the following actions. These directives are consistent with and authorized by recently announced “shelter in place” guidancefrom several Bay Area counties, including Alameda County and the City of Berkeley.


Chancellor's Office
Dear campus community,
In light of Alameda County’s announcement advising county residents to shelter in place beginning Tuesday, March 17 at 12:01 a.m. through Tuesday, April 7, we are rapidly moving toward a “maintenance-only” mode of physical operation of the campus.

Generally speaking, this means that all in-person instruction should cease. All instruction that can be delivered remotely should continue. 

March 13, 2020

Chancellor's Office

Dear campus community,

We are writing with updates about the delivery of instruction and on-campus housing.  

March 11, 2020

Cal Messages

Dear campus community:

As part of our ongoing effort to take proactive measures to limit the potential spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community, today we announce new changes that will remain in effect at least through March 29.

  • Campus spaces and venues will not be available for any event with 100 or more expected attendees.

  • Intercollegiate Athletics events on campus will be held without spectators.

  • Cal Performances events through March 29 will be canceled.

March 10, 2020

March 9, 2020

Chancellor's Office

Today I am announcing new campus actions designed to help limit coronavirus (COVID-19) risk on campus. There are no confirmed cases on our campus at this time; however, as local, national, and global public health recommendations shift to include mitigation of transmission, the campus is proactively taking steps that will help to protect the community.