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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.

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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.'

San Benito County Free Library. File photo by John Chadwell.

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San Benito County Free Library offers online resources

Access to video streaming services, e-books, educational material and more to help keep families engaged and entertained during the shelter-in-place order.

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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.

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March 23 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Free dial-a-ride services Monday to Friday (essential trips only) though April 7; Panetta and others send letter requesting assistance for specialty crop industry; YMCA supporting childcare needs of those with essential community roles who must continue working during pandemic.

Nutrition workers Eva Hernandez, Karen Kulpa and Dora Sanchez distribute food to families as they drive up. Photo by Patty Lopez Day.

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Despite closures, Hollister School District distributes student meals

Seven elementary and middle schools provide breakfast, lunch and snacks.

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Hollister Rotary offers scholarships for local high school students

Deadline is March 31.

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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.

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Caltrans seeking applicants for scholarship program

Program designed for college-bound senior high school students planning to pursue a career in transportation and live within the counties of Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito.

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March 17 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Closures and cancellations in the community.

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Hollister School District offices on Cienega Road. File photo.

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HSD to provide student meals during school closures

Meals will be served between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday in the parking lot or bus lane at each school.

San Benito High School administration building. Photo provided by SBHS.

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SBHS gives update on closure related to coronavirus

The SBHS District Nutrition Services program will continue to provide meals at no charge for all San Benito High School students during the school closure. The school will use a drive-through system and students must be present with their student ID to receive a meal.

Hollister School District offices on Cienega Road. Photo by Leslie David.

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County public schools to close March 16 through March 20

Office of Education is continuing to monitor Coronavirus activity and safeguards and will implement a longer closure if warranted

San Benito High School administration building. Photo provided by SBHS.

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San Benito High School gives updates on status of campus events and sports

As of the afternoon of Thursday, March 12, the San Benito County Public Health Department is not recommending closing school.

The Briggs Building in downtown Hollister, where Gavilan College offers courses. Photo by Noe Magaña.

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Gavilan College lecture classes to go online in response to coronavirus

Classes will meet as usual on March 13, March 16 and March 17 so that faculty can instruct students in the use of the online format. Lecture classes will be transitioned into fully online format by March 18.