Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


Jan. 14 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

One hundred two new cases reported, 4,698 people have tested positive, 737 are active patients, 3,920 have recovered and 41 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 16.3%; the San Joaquin Valley Region’s ICU availability is 0%.

News Release

San Benito County COVID-19 Vaccination Interest Portal is live

Platform is only for those individuals identified in Phase 1B. It is not a vaccination appointment system.

Site plan for Strada Verde Innovation Park. Image courtesy of Newport Pacific Land Company.

Housing / Land Use

Strada Verde project in limbo; developers weigh options

Despite rejection of Measure N in November, plans could still be approved through a normal permitting process.

Stadium at San Benito High School. Photo by Julia Hicks.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Mass vaccinations in San Benito County

John Bessa writes that San Benito High School should be considered as a location for mass vaccinations.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Police / Fire

Cal Fire suspends burn permits in San Benito, Monterey counties  

Suspension takes effect Jan. 14 at 8 a.m. and bans all residential outdoor burning of landscape debris.

Photo courtesy of Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital.


San Benito County prepares to enter Phase 1B for COVID-19 vaccinations

Move to next phase contingent on the receipt of vaccine from the state.