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June 1 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Eighty-eight people have tested positive since February, 11 are active, 75 have recovered; Pinnacles National Park west entrance open for vehicle traffic and day use; Hollister allowing residents to make municipal payments online and by phone free of charge.

San Benito County interim Public Health Officer Dr. David Ghilarducci. Photo provided.

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Q&A: Public Health Officer David Ghilarducci on COVID-19

He talks about the recent increase in cases and why the 18-49 age group is seeing the most infections.

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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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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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Places of worship and in-store retail can now open with modifications

Under new guidance, places of worship can hold religious services and funerals that limit attendance to 25% building capacity upon approval by San Benito County Public Health Services.

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Brandy Applewhite in Stage One personal protective equipment. Photo provided.

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Caregiving in the time of coronavirus

Three caregivers talk about how they protect clients and themselves.

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May 22 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Sixty-nine people have tested positive since February, nine currently active, 58 recovered; two farmworker relief drives to take place in Hollister and San Juan Bautista on May 23.

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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.

"There are a lot of people I have talked to who are happy because they have been able to take the time to reconnect with their families and slow down to see the sky," said Robert Johnson, a practicing licensed marriage and family therapist in Hollister. Photo by Becky Bonner.

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Taking time for mental wellness

Therapists share tools and strategies for coping with shelter-in-place.

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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.

JJ's Burgers owner Jesus Zavela. The burger joint is one of three San Juan Bautista restaurants participating in the Great Plates Delivered program. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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Great Plates Delivered lends a hand to seniors and restaurants

State-sponsored meal program runs through mid-June and aims to provide free breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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