Administration of a COVID-19 vaccine. Photo by Leslie David.

News Release

OptumServe to provide COVID-19 vaccinations

Temporary site at Rancho San Justo Middle School expected to provide up to 210 vaccines per day, with potential to expand to more days based on allocation.

News Release

SBC Public Health identifies three cases of COVID-19 variants

Variants have also been found in neighboring counties and across the state.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

Week of March 26 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

5,846 people have tested positive, 28 are active patients, 5,757 have recovered and 61 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 3%.

Health

State to expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility starting April 1

Individuals aged 50+ will be eligible to make appointments on that date, and individuals 16+ will be eligible to make appointments starting April 15.

San Benito County Office of Education. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

News Release

San Benito County Office of Education forms Community of Practice to address social emotional learning

SBC Office of Education hopes to build a shared understanding and foundation for schools across the county, as well as a countywide network that allows schools to share best practices and build capacity.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

News Release

Hollister Police Animal Care and Services temporarily suspends night kennel operations

Residents wishing to turn in found/stray animals to the shelter can do so during normal business hours.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

Week of March 19 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Five new cases reported, 5,817 people have tested positive, 37 are active patients, 5,719 have recovered and 61 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 2.8%.

State Senator Anna Caballero. File Photo.

Government / Politics

State Senator Anna Caballero to visit San Benito County to talk with city leadership and small business owners

The March 20 visit is part of an ongoing effort to educate members of the business community throughout Caballero's district on grant funding provided through SB 87.

A truck heads into the John Smith Road Landfill. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Environment / Nature

Public can still comment on draft environmental report for proposed landfill expansion

Deadline to submit comments is March 23.

Photo courtesy of Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital.

News Release

San Benito County says all educators have been offered COVID-19 vaccine

As of March 17, nearly 14,458 vaccine doses have been administered in the county.

Hollister City Hall. Photo by John Chadwell.

Art & Culture

Hollister City Council seeking applications for Art and Culture Commission

Hollister residents ages 18 and over are welcome to apply. Filing deadline is March 31, or until all seats are appointed.

San Benito County Office of Education. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Education / Schools

Association of California School Administrators recognizes SBC education workers

Seven local winners will be honored at a virtual event on May 7.

San Benito County Administration Building. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

San Benito County looks to fill commission vacancies

Several seats open on Fish and Game Commission, as well as the Parks and Recreation Commission.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

March 16 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Six new cases reported, 5,794 people have tested positive, 30 are active patients, 5,703 have recovered and 61 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 2.8%. This will be the last daily roundup as we move to a weekly format.

San Benito County Office of Education. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Education / Schools

San Benito County Office of Education looking to fill District 5 vacancy

Applications must be received by 12 p.m. on April 1. The Board of Education will conduct interviews on April 8.