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Health

August 7 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

709 people have tested positive since February, 9,256 tested in total, 51 are active patients, 654 have recovered and four have died; deadline for Community Action Board's Non-Traditional Service Provider Assistance Grant program extended to Aug. 17.

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Business / Economy

Tri-County business webinar planned for August 12

'Operation Green during COVID-19' to offer strategies for a safe environment and increased profits during crisis.

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Health

August 6 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

699 people have tested positive since February, 9,176 tested in total, 55 are active patients, 640 have recovered and four have died; Houligan's Restaurant in Hollister to close permanently on Aug. 16; Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program hosting 'Operation Green during COVID-19' webinar on Aug. 12; Chamber of Commerce hosting 'HR in the Era of COVID-19' webinar on Aug. 14.

Farmworkers in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Agriculture

Gov. Newsom signs executive order aimed at helping agricultural workers

Assistance includes targeting high-risk workplaces, stronger guidance on compliance and temporary housing for self-isolation.

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Health

August 5 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

694 people have tested positive since February, 9,155 tested in total, 66 are active patients, 624 have recovered and four have died; foster and homeless youth resource fair scheduled for Aug. 7.

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Health

August 4 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

689 people have tested positive for the coronavirus since February, 9,085 tested in total, 72 are active patients, 613 have recovered and four have died; Hollister School District distributing Chromebooks Aug. 5-7.

Families in line at the June 13 relief drive in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Health

Feeding the Frontline drive-thru events planned for August

San Benito Health Foundation and other organizations to distribute food to families in need during COVID-19 pandemic.

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Health

August 3 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

676 people have tested positive for the coronavirus since February, 8,897 tested in total, 75 are active patients, 597 have recovered and four have died; state lets counties extend eviction moratorium to Sept. 30; green business webinar set for Aug. 12.

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News

Ag commissioner warns about seeds sent by mail

Unsolicited product from China arrives in Hollister and San Juan Bautista.

COVID-19 tent at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital. Photo by John Chadwell.

Health

ICU at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital has not reached capacity

Facility recently reduced number of beds to qualify for new funding.

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Health

July 31 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

622 people in San Benito County have tested positive since February, 55 are active patients, 563 have recovered and four have died.

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Health

Covered California extends special enrollment deadline

All screening and testing for COVID-19 is free of charge, and all health plans available through Medi-Cal and Covered California offer telehealth options.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

July 30 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

To date, 8,679 people have been tested in San Benito County. 609 have tested positive since February, 58 are active patients, 547 have recovered and four have died. Covered CA extends special enrollment deadline to end of August; joint virtual public hearing on Community Development Block Grant funding planned for Aug. 6.

Stylist Cindy Gilroy cuts hair outside of the salon Country Cuts in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Patty Lopez Day.

Business / Economy

Personal care business owners discuss working outdoors

Newest state guidelines allow hair salons and barbershops to serve clients on the sidewalk.

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Health

July 29 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

601 people have tested positive since February, 68 are active patients, 529 have recovered and four have died; residents advised not to open or plant unsolicited packets of seeds received in the mail; SBHS issues survey for parents on distance learning.