Youth controlled supervised settings guidance released

The purpose of this guidance is to establish minimum parameters for providing specialized services, targeted services and support for students while schools are otherwise closed for in-person instruction in ways that maintain the focus on health and safety to minimize transmission. 

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


Aug. 27 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

1,018 people have tested positive since February, 11,743 tested in total, 98 are active patients, 913 have recovered and seven have died; San Benito County cases have increase 44% since July 31.

Aug. 27 evacuation map.


Aug. 27 fire watch for San Benito County

The SCU Lightning Complex Fire has burned 368,671 acres and is 35% contained as of 7:33 a.m. The air quality remains poor with sensitive groups being at risk.

Photo provided by the San Benito County Sheriff's Department.

Police / Fire

SBC Jail early releases reach 445 due to COVID-19

Facility has had no inmates test positive for the virus.


News Release

Controlled Burn set for Henry Coe State Park

Those concerned about poor air quality or have medical issues should remain indoors.

San Benito County Official Seal. Courtesy of San Benito County

News Release

Public health services urges the community to stop social gatherings

Young people infected with the virus can be 'super spreaders.'

Day visitors Jane Packard, John Grafton and Olga Herbert picnicking near the visitor center after hiking to Bear Gulch. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.

Environment / Nature

Pinnacles National Park busy during pandemic

It’s open for day use and camping.