Photo courtesy of Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital.


California to partner with CVS and Walgreens to provide Pfizer vaccines to residents and staff in long-term care facilities

Program will enable counties to leverage pharmacies to administer the vaccine more broadly, with pharmacy staff going directly to care facilities.

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Community Opinions

COLUMN: Imploring residents to stay home for New Year

District 2 Supervisor-elect Kollin Kosmicki writes that science and facts dictate that gathering for a New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day celebration is a serious risk for individuals and the community as a whole. 

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Business / Economy

California offering Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grants

First round application process opens Dec. 30.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


Dec. 28 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Two new deaths and 37 new cases reported, 3,431 people have tested positive since February, 509 are active patients, 2,894 have recovered and 28 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 16.2%; the San Joaquin Valley Region’s ICU availability is 0%.

Supervisor Anthony Botelho at a press conference in July 2020. File photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

County changes public records policy

Outgoing Supervisor Anthony Botelho claims the latest set of public records requests are meant to harass staff.