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Health

New extended and more restrictive shelter in place order issued

Information provided by San Benito County Public Information Officer David Westrick.   San Benito County has extended a more restrictive Shelter in Place Order effective at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 and will continue to be in effect until Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. or until it is extended, rescinded, superseded, or

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Health

March 31 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

There are 21 confirmed cases in San Benito County since February, 15 of which are active and five recovered; county offering opt-in community update service through Nixle; Chamber of Commerce member dues deferred to July 1.

San Benito County Administration Building. Photo by Leslie David.

Government / Politics

County provides resource information to residents

Food distribution, rental/utility assistance, homeless services and more.

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Health

March 30 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

There are 17 confirmed cases in San Benito County since February, 12 of which are active and four recovered; CARES Act to provide assistance to individuals and businesses; Pinnacles closed to vehicle traffic, campground still open for those with reservations.

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Government / Politics

CARES Act to provide assistance for individuals and businesses

$2 trillion aid package includes cash payments, unemployment benefits and business loans.

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Transportation

Roadside curve warning sign installation underway

Roadwork consists of daytime and overnight single lane closures and, depending on the highway, sometimes one-way traffic control.

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Health

Keep your distance from others to decrease COVID-19 transmission

Maintaining at least a six foot distance from each other is the most critical strategy.

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Health

March 27 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

There are 14 confirmed cases in San Benito County since February, 11 of which are active; schools will be closed through May 1; DHS extends Real ID deadline to Oct. 2021; Save Mart/Lucky supermarkets hiring temporary workers.

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Government / Politics

Governor Newsom issues statewide moratorium on evictions

Order prohibits landlords from evicting tenants for nonpayment of rent and prohibits enforcement of evictions by law enforcement or courts. It also requires tenants to declare in writing, no more than seven days after the rent comes due, that the tenant cannot pay all or part of their rent due to COVID-19.

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San Juan Bautista City Hall. File photo.

Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista closes city park playgrounds and restrooms

"We can all do our part to flatten the curve and prevent further spread of COVID-19," said City Manager Don Reynolds.

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News Release

LULAC provides list of local resources

Food access, seniors, resources for workers and more.

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Government / Politics

Primary Election 2020: Final certified results

Medina remains District 1 supervisor; Kosmicki and Norton move forward in District 2 race; Gonzales wins in District 5.

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Health

March 26 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

There are now 12 confirmed cases since February, nine of which are active; schools will continue to be closed through spring break; county clerk's office requests people stop driving from out of county to obtain marriage licenses; Panetta gets SBA to offer Spanish-language online resources.

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March 25 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

There are now nine confirmed cases in San Benito County since February, six of which are active; local governments create hotline to report non-essential businesses operating in violation of shelter-in-place order; Hollister Super/Windmill Market owner advises to 'buy smart and don't overfill your cart.'

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Business / Economy

Small Business Association now accepting loan applications for disaster and economic injury

Cal Coastal SBDC assisting with application process in San Benito and Monterey counties.

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