Congressman Jimmy Panetta. File Photo.

News Release

Congressman Panetta and colleagues pass resolution compelling Vice President Pence to invoke 25th Amendment

House of Representatives currently voting to impeach President Trump in relation to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

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Health

Jan. 12 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Fifty seven new cases reported, 4,508 people have tested positive, 638 are active patients, 3,831 have recovered and 39 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 16.3%; the San Joaquin Valley Region’s ICU availability is 0%.

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital. File photo.

Health

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital increases bed capacity and staffing during COVID-19 surge

COVID-19 patients account for approximately 62% of the hospital’s inpatient admissions.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

Jan. 11 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Three deaths and 48 new cases reported, 4,451 people have tested positive, 613 are active patients, 3,799 have recovered and 39 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 15.4%; the San Joaquin Valley Region’s ICU availability is 0%.

Photo courtesy of Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital.

News Release

San Benito County to follow state tier system in administering COVID-19 vaccines

County health officials urge residents to continue to social distance, avoid social gatherings and use face masks until vaccines are widely available.

San Benito County Official Seal. Courtesy of San Benito County

News Release

San Benito County closes Board of Supervisors chambers to the public

Members of the public can still participate via the various Zoom platforms or live stream the meetings.

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News

San Benito Health Foundation Receives COVID-19 Vaccines

Dr. Cooperman was the first health worker to receive the Moderna vaccine at the San Benito Health Foundation Clinic, as frontline health care workers get priority.

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Health

Jan. 8 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

One death and 139 new cases reported, 4,266 people have tested positive, 677 are active patients, 3,553 have recovered and 36 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 15.4%; the San Joaquin Valley Region’s ICU availability is 0%.

News Release

San Benito County rolling out COVID-19 vaccine plan and dashboard

County currently vaccinating Phase 1A/Tiers 1-3. This includes healthcare staff, assisted living facility staff and residents, in-home supportive services and more.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta. File Photo.

News Release

Congressman Panetta issues statement on Jan. 6 riot at U.S. Capitol

Panetta: “Americans have given their lives so we may live in a peaceful nation and ensure peaceful transitions of power. Yesterday’s mob not only disrespected those sacrifices, but mocked the sanctity the People’s House and our democratic process."

Government / Politics

Gov. Newsom includes two immediate action items in state budget proposal

If approved, the Golden State Stimulus would provide a $600 rapid cash support directly to roughly four million low-income Californians; Newsom also calls for extension of eviction moratorium.

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Health

Jan. 7 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

One death and 92 new cases reported, 4,127 people have tested positive, 619 are active patients, 3,473 have recovered and 35 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 15.4%; the San Joaquin Valley Region’s ICU availability is 0%.

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News

Hollister Animal Shelter reopens to the public

Facility previously closed Dec. 24 due to potential COVID-19 exposure.

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Health

Jan. 6 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Eighty three new cases reported, 4,035 people have tested positive, 593 are active patients, 3,408 have recovered and 34 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 15.4%; the San Joaquin Valley Region’s ICU availability is 0%.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Business / Economy

California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant application deadline extended

Applicants now have until Jan. 13 to submit for relief funding.