Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

April 3 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

There are 23 confirmed cases in San Benito County since February, six of which are active, 15 recovered and two dead; HSD moves free student meals to one day per week; Sip Savor Celebrate fundraiser rescheduled to October; regional community foundations establish relief funds.

Onah and Toan To at To Phó in Hollister. Photo provided by Toan To.

Business / Economy

To Phó opens amidst shelter-in-place order

Vietnamese restaurant brings unique flavors to Hollister.

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Carl Saling distributing his donation of hand sanitizer. Photo courtesy of the San Benito County government Twitter account.

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Hollister Cannabis Co. donates hand sanitizer

Bottles are being distributed to most vulnerable and frontline workers.

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Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

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March 27 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

There are 14 confirmed cases in San Benito County since February, 11 of which are active; schools will be closed through May 1; DHS extends Real ID deadline to Oct. 2021; Save Mart/Lucky supermarkets hiring temporary workers.

Teknova's 120 employees work to meet the demand for buffers in research to develop COVID-19 vaccines. Photos provided by Teknova.

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Teknova assists with COVID-19 research

Hollister biotech company produces cell culture media for those working to develop a vaccine.

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Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

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March 25 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

There are now nine confirmed cases in San Benito County since February, six of which are active; local governments create hotline to report non-essential businesses operating in violation of shelter-in-place order; Hollister Super/Windmill Market owner advises to 'buy smart and don't overfill your cart.'

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

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Small Business Association now accepting loan applications for disaster and economic injury

Cal Coastal SBDC assisting with application process in San Benito and Monterey counties.

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Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

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March 24 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

There are now seven total confirmed cases in the county, four of which are active; Small Business Association now accepting applications for loans for disaster and economic injury; library continues to issue cards to provide access to online resources.

Casa de Fruta. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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Where to get food to-go in San Benito County

Restaurants in Hollister, Dunneville, Aromas and Tres Pinos offer options.

JJ's Burgers in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Business / Economy

San Juan restaurants offer to-go options during shelter in place

Some are serving from their full menus; others are offering items as available.

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Windmill Market in San Juan Bautista on March 19. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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Restocking at San Benito stores slowed by high demand

Hollister Super on Third Street begins exclusive shopping hours for the elderly, disabled and their caretakers.

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Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

March 18 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Inn at Tres Pinos open for pick-up dining and delivery services; Hollister Super sets aside exclusive shopping hours for seniors 65+, the disabled and their caregivers starting March 19; Entrance fees waived at Pinnacles National Park.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

March 17 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Closures and cancellations in the community.

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Shawn Novack (Water Resources Association of San Benito County), Celina Stotler (County Integrated Waste Management Division), and Lisa Jensema (Recology) pose with San Benito County’s 2020 Top Program Performer award. The county’s Green Business Program is made possible thanks to coordination by Integrated Waste Management and local partners like Recology, Water Resources Association of San Benito County, and more. Photo provided.

Environment / Nature

SBC Green Business Program receives award

Honored for being one of five top performing green business programs in California.

Empty shelves at Target on Friday March 13. Photo by John Chadwell

Business / Economy

Local stores and customers cope with short supplies

In the midst of uncertainty shoppers buy needed items in bulk leaving store shelves empty