Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


March 25 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

There are now nine confirmed cases in San Benito County since February, six of which are active; local governments create hotline to report non-essential businesses operating in violation of shelter-in-place order; Hollister Super/Windmill Market owner advises to 'buy smart and don't overfill your cart.'

San Benito County Administration Building. Photo by Leslie David.


90 county residents have been tested for COVID-19

Officials give updates at remote Board of Supervisors meeting.

Both Calera Wine Company and Paicines Ranch (featured) incorporate sheep grazing into their vineyards. Photo provided by Alicia Arcidiacono.


Grazing sheep helps the soil at Calera Wine vineyards

Paicines Ranch uses livestock in regenerative farming.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Business / Economy

Small Business Association now accepting loan applications for disaster and economic injury

Cal Coastal SBDC assisting with application process in San Benito and Monterey counties.

San Benito County Free Library. File photo by John Chadwell.

Education / Schools

San Benito County Free Library offers online resources

Access to video streaming services, e-books, educational material and more to help keep families engaged and entertained during the shelter-in-place order.

A few new tasks have been added to Rena Dortch's day since the shelter-in-place order went into effect, but overall she said things are the same, just quieter. Photo by Leslie David.

San Benito Lifestyle

Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat

Tres Pinos Post Office serves as central location for rural residents even during the coronavirus pandemic.