San Benito County Public Health Officer Resigns

Current County Shelter in Place Order expires on May 3, 2020. Dr. Marty Fenstershieb, Interim Public Health Officer resigns.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


April 28 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

50 confirmed cases since February, five active, 43 recovered; California considers starting 2020-21 school year early in July; SBC chosen by state for priority COVID-19 testing that could start as soon as May 4.

San Benito County Administration Building. Photo by Leslie David.

Government / Politics

Supervisors discuss COVID-19 tests and shelter order status

State allocates more testing to SBC; Hernandez wants public health officer fired.

Early morning in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Leslie David.


San Juan Bautista distributes masks as order goes into effect

April 29 drive-thru for those in need taking place at community center.

Wood going through the chipper. Photo courtesy of San Benito Fire Safe Council.

Police / Fire

Get prepared for fire season

While sheltering in place, take time to prepare for wildfire season. San Benito Fire Safe Council shares the details on Cal Fire's Ready, Set, Go program.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: A senior’s take on COVID-19

SBHS senior Jody Gibbs writes about the conflict between Class of 2020 activities and the coronavirus pandemic.

Graduates at the 2019 San Benito High ceremony. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Schools & Education

San Benito High School students react to a virtual graduation

Students hope an in-person ceremony can take place after the shelter-in-place order is lifted.

Hazel Hawkins Hospital labor and delivery department staff Ruth King, Rebecca Sherwood and Allison Griffin stand with Spring Grove teacher and Kindness Club Director Julie Neff. Photo provided.

San Benito Lifestyle

Spring Grove teacher spreads kindness to essential workers

Julie Neff delivers food to those on the local frontlines of the pandemic.