Health

August 14 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

815 people have tested positive since February, 10,224 tested in total, 74 are active patients, 737 have recovered and four have died; last day of Hollister Downtown Farmers' Market Aug. 15; Feeding the Frontline food relief drive in Hollister Aug. 15.

As a public service, the BenitoLink team provides a frequent roundup of recent COVID-19 related data, resources and articles about San Benito County.

As 5 p.m. on August 14, 815 people in San Benito County have tested positive for the coronavirus since February, with 10,224 tested in total. Seventy-four are active patients, 737 have recovered and four have died. For the most updated information, visit the San Benito County COVID-19 Dashboard.

Information courtesy of San Benito County Public Health Services.
Information courtesy of San Benito County Public Health Services.
Information courtesy of San Benito County Public Health Services.
Information courtesy of San Benito County Public Health Services.

 

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Health

San Benito Health Foundation and partners will host another “Feeding the Frontline” food relief drive at 351 Felice Drive in Hollister on Aug. 15 from 4-6 p.m.

Businesses

-Aug. 15 is the last day of the Downtown Hollister Farmers’ Market.

-The San Benito County Board of Supervisors and the Community Action Board announced the release of the COVID-19 Service Provider Recovery Assistance Grant program. The deadline for submitting applications is Aug. 17, by 5 p.m.

The county has committed up to $300,000 in one-time funds to create a Non-Traditional Service Provider Assistance Grant Program. The objective of this program is to offer immediate financial assistance to small Service Providers located in San Benito County to aid in maintaining their services for the benefit of our community.

San Benito County will provide grants up to $7,500 to eligible Non-Traditional Service Providers that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. If a Service Provider closes permanently before receiving the Service Provider Relief Grant or, if a Service Provider is currently closed and does not open within 30 days of receiving this grant funding, the Service Provider Relief Grant funds must be returned to the county.

Other

The second drive-thru Fair Food Fest at Bolado Park takes place this weekend:

  • Friday 8/14 5-10 p.m.
  • Saturday 8/15 12-8 p.m.
  • Sunday 8/16 12-6 p.m.

New food includes hand-dipped corn dogs and cotton candy. Still selling funnel cakes and lemonade.

Resources

The State has several hotlines for residents to call for suicide prevention, abuse, and mental health:

24-hour Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255 or text 838255

24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233 or click Chat Now

Call 911 if you or the person you are helping is in immediate danger.

The Division of Occupational Safety and Health, better known as Cal/OSHA, helps protect workers from health and safety hazards in almost every workplace in California.

Visit Cal/OSHA for information about workplace safety and health.

File a confidential workplace safety complaint.

File a whistleblower complaint if you suffer retaliation for reporting a workplace safety hazard

Obtain free consultation services from Cal/OSHA.

Contact Cal/OSHA at 844-522-6734.

 State and federal elected officials’ COVID-19 web pages.

Jimmy Panetta

Anna Caballero

Robert Rivas

Kamala Harris

Diane Feinstein

State of California: https://covid19.ca.gov/   https://covid19.ca.gov/es/

CDC/Coronavirus

San Benito County Health and Human Services Agency/Coronavirus

Childcare

Meals for seniors

Food Distribution Community Food Bank www.communityfoodbankofsbc.org

Drive-thru service at the marketplace Fridays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 1133 San Felipe Rd. in Hollister. Sign-ups for supplemental food are done by phone 831-637-0340

Food Distribution Salvation Army hollister.salvationarmy.org Drive-thru service Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. 910 Buena Vista Rd. Hollister Sign-ups not required To schedule delivery call 310-753-6520.

Public Assistance CalFresh/Medi-Cal/Cash Aid/GA hhsa.cosb.us apply online at www.c4yourself.com 831-636-4180.

Unemployment Insurance Benefits Employment Development Department apply online at www.edd.ca.gov/ui_online 831-638-3306.

Senior Services Delivery of essential items and food City of Hollister and Jovenes de Antano recreation@hollister.ca.gov 831-636-4390.

Disability/Paid Family Leave Employment Development Department apply online at www.edd.ca.gov/sdi_online 831-638-3306.

United Way of San Benito County 2-1-1 Text your Zip Code to 831-898-211 or call 211 Text COVID2019 to 211211

Tips for avoiding COVID-19                      

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.
  • Keep a minimum of a six feet physical distance from others.
  • Avoid people who are sick.
  • Stay at home. Only leave to take care of essential errands.
  • Cover your cough and sneeze.
  • Cover your face (mouth and nose) with protective covering when in public
  • Disinfect frequently touched objects.
  • If you think you might be infected call your health care professional and follow their directions.

 

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