On this page, we’ll share the public health-related guidance and expectations for campus dining as it relates to COVID-19 guidelines. For information on UC Berkeley’s COVID-19 response, please visit coronavirus.berkeley.edu.
Cal Dining is committed to supporting and nourishing the Berkeley community during this challenging and uncertain time. Our goal is to provide high-quality dining options, while following campus, CDC, the City of Berkeley Public Health, and California Department of Public Health requirements. Due to precautions for COVID-19, our hours of operation may change with limited notice.
Our team is dedicated to ensuring cleanliness and reducing virus transmission. You may notice some additional changes in your dining experience even while our operations remain limited. Thank you for your patience as we work to build up our services while responding to pandemic circumstances.
In alignment with city and state guidelines, UC Berkeley strongly recommends wearing masks indoors — regardless of vaccination status — though masks are not required for anyone.
Per the City of Berkeley, restaurants are not currently required to check patrons for proof of vaccination.
If you’re in quarantine or isolation for COVID-19, your meals can be picked up by the entrance of the dining commons (Café 3, Crossroads, Clark Kerr, and Foothill).
Please follow mask guidelines and look for the designated pickup spot. Look for the “Pick up meals for students in isolation/quarantine here.” sign.
Cal Dining staff is diligently cleaning tables and touchpoints throughout our facilities. This includes hourly wipe-downs of touch areas, like building entrances and exits, light switches, etc.; wiping down tables more frequently; utilizing hospital-grade disinfectant/detergent that is a cleaner, sanitizer, fungicide, mildew stat, and virucide.
Staff is instructed to wash hands frequently. This is currently part of production standards with staff washing hands between tasks, after taking breaks, between changing gloves, and as required by the health code. Culinary staff wear disposable nitrile gloves any time they are producing a product that is ready to eat for the consumer. They also use gloves when serving the customer.
Dining also has several stations throughout each facility that provide sanitizer to guests.
Where to Go For Help
Call the 24/7 UHS Advice Line at (510) 643-7197 if you are ill and are unsure if you need to be seen.