UPDATED March 17, 2020
The UC Berkeley Retirement Center will be temporarily closed due to the government issued Shelter in Place Order for Alameda County through April 7th. We are monitoring email messages during the business days as our staff works remotely. To see a list of cancellations visit here. We are exploring the option of hosting some of our lectures and events online. Look for more details in the upcoming days on our website.
During this time the Retirement Administration Service Center which manages your pension and health benefits has transitioned to remote operations. The best way to reach RASC is by sending a secure message through your UC Retirement At Your Service account. Representatives will respond to secure messages as soon as possible. For how-to guides and resources to getting started on UCRAYS visit http://ucal.us/retireehelp
Callers with urgent issues may call 916-703-6999 and leave a voicemail. Messages will be monitored throughout the day. For updates on UC’s response to this public health emergency, please visit http://ucal.us/coronavirus
Take care and be well.
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While the CDC website does not specify an age, the recommendations that older adults stay home as much as possible to reduce their risk of getting sick is a good one. For more information about the CDC’s recommendation and guidelines for getting ready, go here.
Additional trusted resources:
The National Council on Aging has a helpful article on “Coronavirus: What Older Adults Need to Know.”