Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


May 26 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Seventy-six people have tested positive since February, 12 active, 62 recovered; Pinnacles open to foot traffic and bicycles, vehicles not allowed except for campers with reservations; Chamber of Commerce to host May 28 business webinar.

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Business / Economy

Hair salons and barbershops allowed to reopen

Permitted activities include services that can be provided with both the worker and customer wearing face coverings throughout the service.

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Upcoming lane closure on Hwy 101 in Gilroy

Construction will include converting an inside shoulder to create space for an auxiliary lane.

Satellite view of San Benito County with project location highlighted. Image courtesy of Goggle Earth and provided by Wayne Norton.


COMMUNITY OPINION: Stop personal attacks, let project stand on its own merits

SBC Supervisor candidate Wayne Norton writes about proposed development at Betabel.

San Benito County Official Seal. Courtesy of San Benito County

Business / Economy

Places of worship and in-store retail can now open with modifications

Under new guidance, places of worship can hold religious services and funerals that limit attendance to 25% building capacity upon approval by San Benito County Public Health Services.

Checkout line at Safeway. Gig economy workers have become frequent shoppers at grocery stores during the pandemic. Photo provided.

Business / Economy

Gig workers soldier on during pandemic

An Instacart shopper and DoorDash delivery driver share their food-handling experiences.