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Health

March 15 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Six new cases reported, 5,788 people have tested positive, 30 are active patients, 5,697 have recovered and 61 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 4%.

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Transportation

Road and lane closures for March 14-20

Moving lane closure along northbound and southbound Highway 25 between State Route 198 and the San Benito County Line for spraying operation work on March 19.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

March 12 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Five new cases reported, 5,769 people have tested positive, 32 are active patients, 5,676 have recovered and 61 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 4%.

Earthmovers out at a large plot of land south of Flynn Road along San Felipe Road in Hollister. The land is the future site of a package delivery facility. Photo by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

Hollister Mayor Velazquez says Amazon is coming to town

129,000-square-foot distribution center expected to be operational by September.

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News

Daylight Saving Time begins March 14

Clocks move an hour forward.

News Release

San Benito County advancing to Red Tier

San Benito County and other jurisdictions will be reclassified because the state met its first vaccine equity goal.

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News Release

State issues updated guidance for breweries and wineries

Breweries, wineries and distilleries that do not serve meals may open outdoors only with modifications in the Purple (widespread) and Red (substantial) tiers. Bars that do not serve meals remain closed.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

March 11 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Six new cases reported, 5,764 people have tested positive, 43 are active patients, 5,660 have recovered and 61 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 4%.

News Release

San Benito County updating local hazard mitigation plan

County conducting survey to understand community values related to hazards and mitigation.

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Health

March 10 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Eight new cases reported, 5,758 people have tested positive, 41 are active patients, 5 ,656 have recovered and 61 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 4%.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

March 9 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Twelve new cases reported, 5,750 people have tested positive, 38 are active patients, 5,651 have recovered and 61 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 4%.

News Release

San Benito County transitions to MyTurn for statewide COVID-19 vaccine registration

Due to the inability to migrate data into the state’s system, San Benito County residents who have previously registered on the portal via the county website will need to register on MyTurn.

Rebecca Salinas tutoring at the San Benito County Free Library. File Photo.

Community Opinions

COMMENTARY: The incredible Rebecca Salinas

Natalya Gallion writes about Rebecca Salinas, who after 35 years in education still found time to teach English as a second language at the San Benito County Free Library.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

March 8 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Seven new cases reported, 5,738 people have tested positive, 31 are active patients, 5,646 have recovered and 61 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 5.6%.

Institute for Innovation and Economic Development Executive Director Brad Barbeau, Michelle Doty and Denise Mellor of That Garlic Stuff (2018 winners of Main Street division), and judge Doug Yount at the 2018 Startup Challenge Monterey Bay. Photo courtesy of Startup Challenge Monterey Bay.

Business / Economy

Deadline nears for Startup Challenge Monterey Bay 2021

Final round of pitches will be broadcast on May 7.