Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

March 9 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Twelve new cases reported, 5,750 people have tested positive, 38 are active patients, 5,651 have recovered and 61 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 4%.

News Release

San Benito County transitions to MyTurn for statewide COVID-19 vaccine registration

Due to the inability to migrate data into the state’s system, San Benito County residents who have previously registered on the portal via the county website will need to register on MyTurn.

New Idria Road washout. Photo courtesy of Matt Kelley of Kelley Engineering & Surveying.

Transportation

San Benito County faces $25 million in road damage due to winter storm

New Idria Road was completely washed out in January.

Construction at Twin Oaks Hollister. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Housing / Land Use

With Prop 19, property tax rates become portable for some homeowners

Those over 55 could keep current tax payments when purchasing new homes.