Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital. File photo.


Hazel Hawkins opens care tent for high risk patients

Tent behind Sunset Health Care Center will provide screening and care for patients with fever and respiratory issues who cannot be seen in their regular physician’s office. COVID-19 testing will also be available, but only for patients at risk who meet strict CDC criteria for testing. Appointment only, no walk-ins.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


March 23 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Free dial-a-ride services Monday to Friday (essential trips only) though April 7; Panetta and others send letter requesting assistance for specialty crop industry; YMCA supporting childcare needs of those with essential community roles who must continue working during pandemic.

Hollister City Council members Honor Spencer and Carol Lenoir were present for the March 20 emergency meeting. Photos by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Hollister City Council approves 11 resolutions to address COVID-19

Water shut-offs for delinquent accounts discontinued, playgrounds closed for duration of local emergency declaration.

Community members are invited to share their opinions on BenitoLink. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: An open letter to the community and Board of Supervisors

Aromas resident Laura Stampleman shares her thoughts about the economic and physical health/wellbeing of San Benito County during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Government / Politics

Modified hours for San Benito County government services

Though several offices are closed, phone and email contact are still available.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.


Hwy 101 rehabilitation project scheduled to start April 2

Caltrans said closures announced for this week have been cancelled.

San Benito County Administration Building. Photo by Leslie David.

Government / Politics

San Benito County reports sixth COVID-19 case

Brings total active number of cases up to three.