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COVID-19: Higby’s Commitment

The health and well-being of our residents, visitors and the entire Berkeley community is our top priority. We are closely monitoring the impacts of COVID-19, and are dedicated to providing support and resources that promote a healthy environment for everyone. We have implemented new procedures and tools, and are following the guidance and recommendations by the CDC, and applicable federal, state, and local health departments.

Latest Updates

June 5, 2020: Alameda County has released modifications to it’s reopening plan, with information on how and when different industries can reopen. All residents and visitors must practice social distancing and wear a face covering when leaving home for permitted activities. For more information, please visit www.acphd.org or covid19.ca.gov/.

Tours + Virtual Leasing

Our leasing office is now open and we are scheduling standard tours with a leasing agent, self-guided tours, and virtual tours to prospective residents. We are requiring all building visitors to wear a mask, schedule an appointment, and limit parties to groups of 3. 

If you prefer to shop for your new home virtually, we will continue to offer online resources and tools to aid in your search. Consider the options provided below, and don’t hesitate to reach out with questions at any time, our leasing team is standing by.

Best Practices

We have implemented new protocols and enhanced existing ones in an effort to protect the health and wellbeing of our residents, staff, visitors, and broader community. We will continue to evaluate these practices and adapt them as recommended by city, state and federal officials. Highlights include:

  • High touch points will be cleaned regularly with a non-toxic disinfectant and sanitizer

  • An electrostatic sprayer will be used for broad application of disinfectant

  • Hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout the buildings on each floor

  • SafeHandles will be applied to door handles and elevator buttons

  • Daily, non-contact temperature checks for staff members
  • Face masks will be required in all public spaces

  • Physical distancing of 6 feet of more is encouraged in all public spaces

  • Reduced occupancy requirements in all shared spaces

  • Reduced elevator occupancy requirements

  • Physical barriers at the concierge desk

  • High quality air filters in the central air handler and at unit heat pumps

Resident Support and Resources

We are also committed to providing programs and services that support the health, wellness and new, at-home routines of our residents. These include:

  • Contact-free package pick-up

  • Dedicated food delivery drop off area

  • Building updates sent regularly via email
  • Amenity reservation system via the resident portal

  • Online fitness and meditation classes

  • Free, non-toxic cleaning supplies and refills