Health

July 28 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

584 people have tested positive for the coronavirus since February, 67 are active patients, 514 have recovered and three have died.

With everything happening with the coronavirus pandemic, we at BenitoLink want to provide a roundup of recent articles, as well as closures and cancellations happening in San Benito County.

As of 4:57 p.m. on July 28, 584 people in San Benito County have tested positive for the coronavirus since February, with 8,475 people tested in total. Sixty-seven are active patients, 514 have recovered and three have died. For the most updated information, visit the San Benito County COVID-19 Dashboard.

Information courtesy of San Benito County Public Health Services.
Information courtesy of San Benito County Public Health Services.
Information courtesy of San Benito County Public Health Services.
Information courtesy of San Benito County Public Health Services.

Government

From the County of San Benito:

COVID-19 Service Provider Recovery Assistance Grant Program

Overview & Objective:

To provide grants to local service providers who have been affected by COVID-19 pandemic. The county has committed up to $300,000 in one-time funds to create a Non-Traditional Service Provider Assistance Grant Program. The objective of this program is to offer immediate financial assistance to small Service Providers located in San Benito County to aid in maintaining their services for the benefit of our community.

San Benito County Community Action Board (CAB) will administer the COVID-19 Service Provider Recovery Assistance Grant Program, which will provide grants up to $7,500 each to qualifying San Benito County Non-Traditional Service Providers. The Non-Traditional Service Provider includes service providers that may or may not have an established 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status and provides services to residents of San Benito County. Service providers must be sponsored by a non-profit and submit the non-profits’ 501(c)(3) tax exempt letter. The federal funds are provided locally through the CARES Act.

http://cosb.us/community-services/non-traditional-service-provider/#.Xx9qyyhKjyQ

Non-Traditional Service Provider Workshops:

There will be two virtual Zoom workshops offered; one in English and one in Spanish. Service providers are welcome to participate in a zoom virtual workshop to provide an overview of the grant program and to answer any questions you may have. The details are as follows:

English Zoom workshop

  • Date/ Time: Thursday, July 30 from 3-4 p.m. Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/97307903661
  • Phone number: (669) 900-6833 or (408) 638-0968
  • Password/Meeting ID: 97307903661

Spanish Zoom Workshop Date/ Time: Thursday, July 30 from 4-5 p.m.

Resources

The State has several hotlines for residents to call for suicide prevention, abuse, and mental health.

Link to resources

The Division of Occupational Safety and Health, better known as Cal/OSHA, helps protect workers from health and safety hazards in almost every workplace in California.

Visit Cal/OSHA for information about workplace safety and health.

File a confidential workplace safety complaint.

File a whistleblower complaint if you suffer retaliation for reporting a workplace safety hazard

Obtain free consultation services from Cal/OSHA.

Contact Cal/OSHA at 844-522-6734.

State and federal elected officials’ COVID-19 web pages.

Jimmy Panetta

Anna Caballero

Robert Rivas

Kamala Harris

Diane Feinstein

State of California: https://covid19.ca.gov/   https://covid19.ca.gov/es/

CDC/Coronavirus

San Benito County Health and Human Services Agency/Coronavirus

Childcare

Meals for seniors.

Food Distribution Community Food Bank www.communityfoodbankofsbc.org

Drive-thru service at the marketplace Fridays and Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 1133 San Felipe Rd. Hollister Sign-ups for supplemental food are done by phone 831-637-0340.

Food Distribution Salvation Army hollister.salvationarmy.org Drive-thru service Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. 910 Buena Vista Rd. Hollister Sign-ups not required To schedule delivery call 310-753-6520.

Public Assistance CalFresh/Medi-Cal/Cash Aid/GA hhsa.cosb.us

apply online at www.c4yourself.com

831-636-4180.

Unemployment Insurance Benefits Employment Development Department

apply online at www.edd.ca.gov/ui_online

831-638-3306.

Senior Services Delivery of essential items and food City of Hollister and Jovenes de Antano

recreation@hollister.ca.gov

831-636-4390.

Disability/Paid Family Leave Employment Development Department

apply online at www.edd.ca.gov/sdi_online

831-638-3306.

United Way of San Benito County 2-1-1 Text your Zip Code to 831-898-211 or call 211 Text COVID2019 to 211211

Tips for avoiding COVID-19                      

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.
  • Keep a minimum of a six feet physical distance from others.
  • Avoid people who are sick.
  • Stay at home. Only leave to take care of essential errands.
  • Cover your cough and sneeze.
  • Cover your face (mouth and nose) with protective covering when in public
  • Disinfect frequently touched objects.
  • If you think you might be infected call your health care professional and follow their directions.

 

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