Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


June 9 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

109 people have tested positive since February, 12 are active, 95 have recovered; Public Health Officer approves listed Stage Three businesses to reopen no sooner than June 12; SBHS offers internet service guidance for parents and students; EDC provides update on Paycheck Protection Program.

San Benito County Administration Building. Photo by Leslie David.

Business / Economy

SBC Public Health Officer approves listed Stage Three sectors to open

County said businesses can open on June 12 and no sooner, and will need to self-certify that they are in compliance with state guidelines.

San Benito evening primrose. Photos courtesy of the Bureau of Land Management.

Environment / Nature

Fish and Wildlife Service proposes removing San Benito evening primrose from endangered species list

Plant blooms bright yellow flowers that open at night.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta. File Photo.

Government / Politics

Congressman Panetta cosponsors Justice in Policing Act of 2020

Panetta: “Although no single bill will erase systemic racism, it is past time for Congress to create structural changes within our law enforcement system with meaningful legislation. The Justice in Policing Act is a way to modify law enforcement so that it is supportive and suitable for all communities."

Hollister City Hall. File photo.

Government / Politics

Hollister General Plan Advisory Committee selects chair and vice chair

Public comments criticize choosing officers before the full committee is seated and a lack of diverse views on growth.