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Children and Youth

SBC Boy Scouts cancel Christmas tree pick-up service due to COVID-19 concerns

Scout executive team decided to hold off on annual service after recent rise in cases coupled with the local stay-at-home order.

Images courtesy of Adrian Andrade.

Education / Schools

Gavilan communication class aces fundraising drive despite COVID-19 challenges

Students donate proceeds to Community FoodBank.

San Benito County interim Public Health Officer Dr. David Ghilarducci. Photo provided.

Government / Politics

Q&A: County’s flu vaccine status

Public Health Officer David Ghilarducci tells why he’s hopeful despite lower than normal vaccination numbers.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

Dec. 14 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Two new deaths reported, 2,477 people have tested positive since February, 344 are active patients, 2,112 have recovered and 21 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 8.4%; the San Joaquin Valley Region’s ICU availability is 0%.