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Places of worship and in-store retail can now open with modifications

Under new guidance, places of worship can hold religious services and funerals that limit attendance to 25% building capacity upon approval by San Benito County Public Health Services.

Brandy Applewhite in Stage One personal protective equipment. Photo provided.

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Caregiving in the time of coronavirus

Three caregivers talk about how they protect clients and themselves.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

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May 22 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Sixty-nine people have tested positive since February, nine currently active, 58 recovered; two farmworker relief drives to take place in Hollister and San Juan Bautista on May 23.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

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May 21 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Sixty-six people have tested positive since February, eight active, 55 recovered; CDC says person-to-person is major mode of transmission; SBHS superintendent gives update on plans for next school year.

"There are a lot of people I have talked to who are happy because they have been able to take the time to reconnect with their families and slow down to see the sky," said Robert Johnson, a practicing licensed marriage and family therapist in Hollister. Photo by Becky Bonner.

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Taking time for mental wellness

Therapists share tools and strategies for coping with shelter-in-place.

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Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

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May 20 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Sixty-four people have tested positive since February, seven active, 55 have recovered; Covered CA offering special enrollment period; Office of Emergency Services to distribute free masks to businesses; upcoming May 22 county webinar on entertainment and sports.

JJ's Burgers owner Jesus Zavela. The burger joint is one of three San Juan Bautista restaurants participating in the Great Plates Delivered program. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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Great Plates Delivered lends a hand to seniors and restaurants

State-sponsored meal program runs through mid-June and aims to provide free breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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COVID-19 testing site set up inside the Veterans Memorial Building in Hollister. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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785 county residents have tested for coronavirus since May 5

Site can test 132 individuals per day.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

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May 19 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Sixty-three confirmed cases since February, seven of which are active, 54 recovered; agricultural businesses now eligible for Economic Injury Disaster Loans; HPD will continue with required registration of sex offenders with no changes despite executive order allowing agencies to register remotely.

2019 Southside Migrant Health Fair. Photo provided.

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Migrant Health Fair postponed due to pandemic

Program provides access to medical, dental, hearing and vision screenings for migrant children and their families.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

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May 18 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Sixty-one confirmed cases since February, six active, 53 recovered; San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery open for visitation Memorial Day Weekend, but no ceremonies planned; County to hold two Zoom webinars on May 20.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

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May 15 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Sixty confirmed cases since February, five active, 53 recovered; 2020 Census deadline extended to Oct. 31; Community partners to hold May 22 food drive in San Juan Bautista.

Photo provided by Kollin Kosmicki.

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San Juan Bautista food drive announced

Community partners will distribute boxes with up to four days of food to interested local residents.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

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May 14 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Fifty-nine confirmed cases since February, four of which are active, 53 recovered; state offers disaster relief to undocumented adults ineligible for other forms of assistance; county supervisors to host May 15 manufacturing webinar; essential worker photo exhibition planned May 15-17.

The Superior Court of California in San Benito County is located at 450 Fourth Street in Hollister. File photo.

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Legal documents to have in times of emergency

Planning that helps deal with the unexpected.

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