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Health

COVID-19 guidelines issued for Halloween and Día de los Muertos

Traditional holiday activities promote congregating and mixing of households, which increase the risk of transmitting COVID-19. For this reason, San Benito County Public Health recommends choosing a safer, alternative way to celebrate and strongly discourages trick-or-treating.

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Community Opinions

Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week

SBC Chamber of Commerce writes that unnecessary litigation caused by COVID-19, Prop 65 and the Private Attorneys General Act will have lasting impacts on small businesses in California.

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Community Opinions

COMMENTARY: Food security, politics and the well-being of our community

Martha's Kitchen Executive Director Bill Lee writes an open letter to San Benito residents about handing out meals and helping others.

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News Release

Rental Assistance Program through CARES ACT

Residents and families who are struggling to pay rent or who are facing eviction can apply. Deadline is Oct. 22.

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Transportation

Traffic advisory issued for State Route 156 overnight closures

Construction will start the week of Oct. 19.

Alexa Gomez with a large sunflower at Swank Farms. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Agriculture

Swank Farms opens for fall fun

A local tradition refreshes their approach in light of COVID-19.

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Health

Oct. 7 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

1,372 people have tested positive since February, 16 are active patients, 1,343 have recovered and 13 have died, with the most recent death reported Oct. 7; the county’s current positivity rate is 4.5%.