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Police / Fire

Declaration of 2020 Fire Season

Active as of 8 a.m. on May 18.

Shauna Tuleu with Infiniti, Bryston Robeson with Inifiniti, Austin Wagenknecht with Infiniti, Kristen Borth with Inifiniti, Terry Cook with SBMA/PHA, and Robert Mackler with SBMA/PHA. Photo provided by SBMA.

Health

San Benito Medical Associates receives Health Net community grant

Program works to improve the health of the state’s most vulnerable populations through a variety of interventions.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

May 7 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Fifty-four confirmed cases since February, two active, 50 recovered; Behavioral Health will host May 8 'Wellness Routines for Uncertain Times' webinar; May 8 virtual meeting on hospitality and food businesses.

State Senator Anna Caballero. File Photo.

Government / Politics

State Senator Caballero introduces bill to help renters and property owners impacted by COVID-19

Legislation would authorize the state housing department to administer program to provide financial relief for California tenants.

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Congressman Jimmy Panetta. File Photo.

Government / Politics

Panetta co-introduces legislation to create Health Force and expand response to COVID-19

If approved, the health force would recruit, train and employ Americans to expand the public health workforce to combat the coronavirus.

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Health

San Benito County hosts no-cost COVID-19 testing

Testing will be available to all residents with a focus on—but not limited to—underserved populations, healthcare employees, essential workers, those over 60 years of age and those with chronic illnesses.

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Health

May 6 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Fifty-three confirmed cases since February, one active, 50 recovered; Community FoodBank hiring for CEO; new loan opportunities available for businesses through the Grow San Benito County Loan Fund.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

May 5 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Fifty-three confirmed cases since February, three active, 48 recovered; federally funded COVID-19 testing begins at Vets Building; upcoming May 6 virtual focus group on agriculture, ranching and supporting services.

Just before COVID-19 came into our lives, BenitoLink team members met for a strategy session. Left to right: John Chadwell, Kaitlyn Fontaine, Robert Eliason, retreat coach Kathleen Sheridan, Carmel de Bertaut and intern Erika Piña on the far right. Photo by Leslie David.

Nonprofits

Local news providers enjoy serving but need support

BenitoLink joins in on Giving Tuesday with $2,000 match. Oh! Now the match is up to $2,500!

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

May 4 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Fifty-two confirmed cases since February, two active, 48 recovered and two deaths; Supervisors Botelho and Hernandez will host virtual, industry-specific focus groups through Zoom; Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program available to those not usually eligible for regular benefits.

An estimated 14,000 bikers came to town for the 2019 rally. Photo by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

Hollister Independence Rally 2020 postponed

Rally rescheduled for 2021.

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Government / Politics

San Benito County releases COVID-19 guidelines for several industries

Addresses faith-based communities, mortuary and cemetery, construction, real estate, and golf.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

May 1 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Fifty-one confirmed cases since February, four active, 45 recovered; SBHS distributing meals Mon./Wed. only starting next week; May 7 Intergovernmental Committee meeting cancelled.

The San Benito Health Foundation at 351 Felice Drive in Hollister. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

News Release

MBEP gives award to San Benito Health Foundation practitioner

Family nurse practitioner Rediet Taddesse honored at sixth annual economic summit.

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News Release

San Benito County to Follow Governor’s Executive Order for shelter in place

Face coverings remains in effect and are required when entering essential businesses, government buildings and other locations.

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