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Nov. 24 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

One new death reported, 1,767 people have tested positive since February, 124 are active patients, 1,628 have recovered and 16 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 6.5%.

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San Benito County addresses recent surge of COVID-19 cases as the holidays approach

Increase of 113 new cases reported between Nov. 15-21.

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Nov. 23 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

1,746 people have tested positive since February, 121 are active patients, 1,610 have recovered and 15 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 6.3%; county rental assistance program deadline is Nov. 30.

Tiffany Wyrick in the hospital. Photo courtesy of Tiffany Wyrick.

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BL Longform: COVID-19 recovery from a personal point of view

Tiffany Wyrick and son Colton share their story of becoming infected and the lingering effects months later.

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Covered California urges people to get health care coverage during COVID-19 pandemic

Open enrollment is underway now through Jan. 31.

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Nov. 20 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

1,694 people have tested positive since February, 93 are active patients, 1,586 have recovered and 15 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 6.3%.

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State issues limited stay at home order for purple tier counties

All gatherings with members of other households and all activities conducted outside the home with members of other households required to cease between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., except for those activities associated with critical infrastructure or required by law.

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Tips for a safe Thanksgiving during COVID-19

Public Health Officer David Ghilarducci’s advice on how to prepare for a gathering, how to stay protected and what to do afterwards.

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Nov. 19 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

1,676 people have tested positive since February, 95 are active patients, 1,566 have recovered and 15 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 6.3%.

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Nov. 18 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

1,652 people have tested positive since February, 83 are active patients, 1,554 have recovered and 15 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 6.3%.

Students at Spring Grove School returned to in-person instruction on Oct. 28. Photo courtesy of Spring Grove School.

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Spring Grove School reports one positive COVID-19 case

Email sent to parents states students are not at risk.

San Benito County Office of Education. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

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SBC Office of Education collaborates with Behavioral Health Department for mental health services

Through grants and other specialized funding, schools have worked to provide additional counselors, social workers and mental health therapists to address growing need.

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Nov. 17 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

1,643 people have tested positive since February, 82 are active patients, 1,546 have recovered and 15 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 6.3%.

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California Department of Public Health issues updated face covering guidelines

People must wear face coverings at all times when they are outside of the home, unless one of several exemptions applies.

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State moves San Benito County back to purple tier

County reported 64 new cases last week.