Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

Dec. 28 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Two new deaths and 37 new cases reported, 3,431 people have tested positive since February, 509 are active patients, 2,894 have recovered and 28 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 16.2%; the San Joaquin Valley Region’s ICU availability is 0%.

Hollister Police Department. File photo by Joshua Miller.

News Release

Hollister Police arrest man with concealed firearm

Suspect charged with felony possession of a concealed handgun, public intoxication, and violation of a served criminal protective order.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

Dec. 24 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Sixty new cases reported, 3,231 people have tested positive since February, 637 are active patients, 2,568 have recovered and 26 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 16.2%; the San Joaquin Valley Region’s ICU availability is 0%.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Health

Hollister Animal Shelter closed due to possible COVID-19 exposure

Field services for Hollister Police Animal Care and Services will remain active, as deemed necessary.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Education / Schools

SBC Chamber of Commerce scholarship deadline approaches

Open to all San Benito seniors graduating in 2020-21.

Health

SBC Public Health emphasizes importance of worker protections and reporting workplace outbreaks of COVID-19

Health department states support to worksites experiencing outbreaks is a crucial part of slowing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting the health of communities.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

Dec. 23 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Two new deaths and 97 new cases reported, 3,171 people have tested positive since February, 616 are active patients, 2,529 have recovered and 26 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 16.2%; the San Joaquin Valley Region’s ICU availability is 0%.

Photo courtesy of Friends of the San Benito County Free Library.

Children and Youth

LULAC Youth partners with San Benito County Free Library on Christmas stockings for low-income kids

Gifts and stockings delivered to those living in farmworker housing at the Villa Luna Apartments.  

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

Dec. 22 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

One new death and 110 new cases reported, 3,074 people have tested positive since February, 532 are active patients, 2,518 have recovered and 24 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 16.2%; the San Joaquin Valley Region’s ICU availability is 0%.

Hollister School District offices on Cienega Road. File photo.

Education / Schools

Hollister School District welcomes new board

Incumbent board member Elizabeth Martinez to represent Trustee Area 2, with Lisa Marks representing Trustee Area 4.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

Dec. 21 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

2,964 people have tested positive since February, 482 are active patients, 2,459 have recovered and 23 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 13.9%; the San Joaquin Valley Region’s ICU availability is 0%.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Police / Fire

Cal Fire to lift burn permit suspension in San Benito and Monterey counties 

Suspension lifted at 8 a.m. on Dec. 21.

Williams Hill Recreation Area in Bradley, California. Photo courtesy of Bureau of Land Management.

Environment / Nature

Bureau of Land Management Central Coast Field Office eases fire restrictions

Public land visitors can again use campfires outside of developed campgrounds and posted recreation sites, and target shooting is generally allowed if done in a safe manner and without damaging natural resources or improvements.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

Dec. 18 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

2,760 people have tested positive since February, 486 are active patients, 2,251 have recovered and 23 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 13.9%; the San Joaquin Valley Region’s ICU availability is 0%.

Hollister Police Department. File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

 Suspect shot by Hollister Police is arrested

Suspect charged with five offenses.