City of Berkley COVID-19 Update - June 9, 2020

We would like to share with the Berkley community our COVID-19 Recovery and Reopening Plan and how residents and businesses can access city services while we transition back to having municipal facilities open to the public.

We will officially be moving toward getting staff back to our municipal buildings the Week of June 15, then gearing up for public reopen.

What does this mean for our City?
It is important to note that this is a fluid reopen process. Information changes constantly and we are trying to adapt as best we can. The staff and the public's safety are our top priorities. We will be moving carefully and deliberately to ensure everyone is safe while we continue to serve our community.

We have mapped out three phases for our City Recovery & Reopen:

  • Phase 1: Easing
  • Phase 2: Revival
  • Phase 3: Maintenance

Transitions to each phase will be determined by State & County guidelines, along with staff capabilities.  

To see how each City Department will be providing its service offerings, visit our City Services During COVID-19 webpage.

As a reminder, we are continuing to take all necessary precautions to the fullest extent as it is imperative in order to keep our staff and community safe per the guidance of the State and County.

It is also important to note that during a Public Health crisis of this nature, we follow the State and County's Health office's as they are our Emergency Operations lead and health experts since we do not have public health officials on staff. We follow their lead, not for political cover but because they are the experts in dealing with this Public Health crisis and are able to make qualified decisions about next steps

Wondering How to Get in Touch With Certain Departments?
Please refer to the email listing below to get in touch with a specific department:

What Are We Doing to Maintain Social Distancing Best Practices?
  • Staff will be submitted to a daily COVID-19 screening questionnaire
  • Staff will wear masks while inside any municipal building
  • Staff will wear gloves when handling items returned to the library, handling transaction services, ballot applications, permit requests, etc.
  • Staff will continue frequent cleaning procedures, especially for high-touch surface areas
  • Staff shifts will be staggered to limit the number of people at the Library, Public Works, and Parks & Recreation buildings at a given time
  • Part-time staff shifts will be staggered to limit the number of people in the building at a given time  
  • Field staff transition from staggered teams to working each day with staggered start/stop times.  
  • Plastic shields or "Sneeze Guards" will be installed over the counters to limit person-to-person contact with staff and residents (when the building is open to the public)
  • X’s will be added to the floors indicating the 6ft apart to prompt social distancing (when the building is open to the public)
  • Signs encouraging social distancing and best practices will be prominently posted throughout the building and on the entrance door  
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be maintained at all entrances  
  • Members of the public will be required or encouraged to wear a mask when entering the building (when the building is open to the public)
  • Library materials returned to Berkley will be quarantined for 72 hours prior to being checked in and returned to Berkley’s shelves or routed out through delivery  
All of the above practices will be determined by the CDC and State & County guidelines. 
As always, be sure to follow us via social media, the city website, and our email notification system as we will be sharing through those channels.

Stay up-to-date with Oakland County:

Oakland County has its OakAlerts notification system where they share the latest updates regarding COVID-19. Residents are encouraged to join by texting OAKGOV to 287-48 to retrieve them.

Additionally, information from Oakland County Health Department is updated on their website as it becomes available. The Oakland County Nurse on Call is also available at 800-848-5533, Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM- 5:00 PM or you can email

Stay up-to-date with the State:



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