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News

Week of May 7 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

6,045 people have tested positive, 28 are active patients, 5,954 have recovered and 63 have died; the county's positivity rate is 2.2%.

People walk around the Farmer's Market. Photo courtesy of Felicia Bisceglia, Farmers' Market manager.

Agriculture

Thousands attend first Farmer’s Market of the season

Several vendors sell out their supply.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

News

Week of April 30 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

6,018 people have tested positive, 30 are active patients, 5,925 have recovered and 63 have died; the county's positivity rate is 3.6%.

Administration of a COVID-19 vaccine. Photo by Leslie David.

News Release

San Benito County COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Available

Walk-ins available April 30 only.

Drivers wait in line for COVID-19 vaccines at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital. Steve Hannah, CEO, said people who have been vaccinated outside have not had to pay for the service so far. Photo by John Chadwell.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Vaccine race against variants

Mary Zanger writes about learning of how the COVID-19 vaccines also protect against variants.

Nash Road bisecting the San Benito County Campus. Photo by Jake Medina.

News

BL Special Report: Permanent closure of Nash Road stalls

City of Hollister, San Benito County and SBHS at odds over plan.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

News

Week of April 23 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

5,994 people have tested positive, 41 are active patients, 5,890 have recovered and 63 have died; the county's positivity rate is 3.3%.

File photo by Joshua Miller.

News Release

Hollister Police Department, DEA conducting drug take back event in Hollister

Rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

News

Week of April 16 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

5,966 people have tested positive, 65 are active patients, 5,838 have recovered and 63 have died; the county's positivity rate is 3.3%.

File Photo. Photo by Noe Magaña.

News Release

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital purchases kid-friendly lab station

The new station includes a padded top and round corners with both seated and flat top sections to best accommodate children and infants.

San Juan Bautista houses near Highway 156. Photo by Noe Magaña.

News

SJB discusses noise abatement for residents near Highway

Consultant David Mack warns the city might get stuck with an ugly wall if it tries to get Caltrans involved.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

News

Week of April 9 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

5,911 people have tested positive, 47 are active patients, 5,802 have recovered and 62 have died; the county's positivity rate is 2.4%.

News Release

San Benito County Advances to Orange Tier

Bars, breweries and distilleries may resume outdoor operations. Fairs are also allowed at 25% capacity.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

Week of April 2 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

5,875 people have tested positive, 38 are active patients, 5,776 have recovered and 61 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 2.1%.

Pinnacle Healthcare in Hollister. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Health

COVID-19 vaccine providers answer claims of charging admin fees

Recipients cannot be charged directly, but providers can seek reimbursement from health insurance or Medicare and Medicaid.