Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


May 20 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Sixty-four people have tested positive since February, seven active, 55 have recovered; Covered CA offering special enrollment period; Office of Emergency Services to distribute free masks to businesses; upcoming May 22 county webinar on entertainment and sports.

Downtown San Juan Bautista. Photo by Leslie David.

Business / Economy

San Juan Bautista council approves outdoor business operations on Third Street

Program will run at least six months to help local merchants.

Photo provided by ASJUSD.

Education / Schools

Aromas-San Juan Unified School District rolls out WiFi-enabled school buses

Students can access remote learning content while maintaining social distancing.

JJ's Burgers owner Jesus Zavela. The burger joint is one of three San Juan Bautista restaurants participating in the Great Plates Delivered program. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Business / Economy

Great Plates Delivered lends a hand to seniors and restaurants

State-sponsored meal program runs through mid-June and aims to provide free breakfast, lunch and dinner.

COVID-19 testing site set up inside the Veterans Memorial Building in Hollister. File photo by Robert Eliason.


785 county residents have tested for coronavirus since May 5

Site can test 132 individuals per day.