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Health

May 29 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Eighty-seven people have tested positive since February, 14 active, 71 recovered; county issues second call for free masks for businesses; several car processions to celebrate class of 2020 and 8th grade promotions in San Juan Bautista.

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Business / Economy

County issues second call for free facemasks for businesses

Meant to help businesses get restarted by providing free masks for their employees.

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Health

May 28 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Eighty-five people have tested positive since February, 18 are active, 65 have recovered; State Senator Anna Caballero releases video PSA about importance of COVID-19 testing; library starts curbside pickup in June.

San Benito County Administration Building. File Photo.

Health

County health official attributes new COVID-19 positives to ‘people gathering more’

Of the 1,245 tests conducted at Vets Memorial Building, four have come back positive.

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Una Mas Saloon in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Business / Economy

San Juan Bautista council mulls closing bar over occupancy violations

Customers at Una Mas Saloon were reportedly shoulder-to-shoulder on Memorial Day, but owner says that’s false.

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Health

May 27 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Eighty-three people have tested positive since February, 16 are active, 65 have recovered; hair salons and barbershops can now reopen with guidelines; library to start online summer reading program in June.

Phil Esparza and Congressman Jimmy Panetta sort supplies collected during the farmworker relief drive on May 23. Photo by Patty Lopez Day.

Agriculture

Weekend relief drive gathers goods for farmworkers

Donations pile high at San Juan and Hollister fire stations.

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Health

May 26 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Seventy-six people have tested positive since February, 12 active, 62 recovered; Pinnacles open to foot traffic and bicycles, vehicles not allowed except for campers with reservations; Chamber of Commerce to host May 28 business webinar.

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Business / Economy

Hair salons and barbershops allowed to reopen

Permitted activities include services that can be provided with both the worker and customer wearing face coverings throughout the service.

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Landscape view from Hepsedam Peak looking east towards San Benito Mountain in southern San Benito County. Photo by Ryan O'Dell, courtesy of BLM.

Environment / Nature

BLM reminds visitors to recreate responsibly on public lands during Memorial Day weekend

Some areas remain closed; agency advises public to check webpage to determine status and condition before visiting.

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Government / Politics

Hollsiter initiating major citywide planning effort with new committee and website

City actively seeking to involve community in steering General Plan update process. First General Plan Advisory Committee will meet June 4.

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Health

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.

Housing being constructed in Hollister. Photo by John Chadwell.

Housing / Land Use

State says Hollister must void or suspend growth management program

Housing Crisis Act of 2019 does not allow jurisdictions to adopt new or enforce existing limits on the number of land-use approvals or permits.

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Health

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.

Downtown San Juan Bautista. Photo by Leslie David.

Business / Economy

San Juan Bautista council approves outdoor business operations on Third Street

Program will run at least six months to help local merchants.

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