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Keep your distance from others to decrease COVID-19 transmission

Maintaining at least a six foot distance from each other is the most critical strategy.

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Health

March 27 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

There are 14 confirmed cases in San Benito County since February, 11 of which are active; schools will be closed through May 1; DHS extends Real ID deadline to Oct. 2021; Save Mart/Lucky supermarkets hiring temporary workers.

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Government / Politics

Governor Newsom issues statewide moratorium on evictions

Order prohibits landlords from evicting tenants for nonpayment of rent and prohibits enforcement of evictions by law enforcement or courts. It also requires tenants to declare in writing, no more than seven days after the rent comes due, that the tenant cannot pay all or part of their rent due to COVID-19.

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Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista closes city park playgrounds and restrooms

"We can all do our part to flatten the curve and prevent further spread of COVID-19," said City Manager Don Reynolds.

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News Release

LULAC provides list of local resources

Food access, seniors, resources for workers and more.

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Government / Politics

Primary Election 2020: Final certified results

Medina remains District 1 supervisor; Kosmicki and Norton move forward in District 2 race; Gonzales wins in District 5.

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Government / Politics

In-person census activities hampered by coronavirus

San Benito County committee asks residents to self-respond online, over the phone or by mail.

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Health

March 26 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

There are now 12 confirmed cases since February, nine of which are active; schools will continue to be closed through spring break; county clerk's office requests people stop driving from out of county to obtain marriage licenses; Panetta gets SBA to offer Spanish-language online resources.

Teknova's 120 employees work to meet the demand for buffers in research to develop COVID-19 vaccines. Photos provided by Teknova.

Business / Economy

Teknova assists with COVID-19 research

Hollister biotech company produces cell culture media for those working to develop a vaccine.

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Health

March 25 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

There are now nine confirmed cases in San Benito County since February, six of which are active; local governments create hotline to report non-essential businesses operating in violation of shelter-in-place order; Hollister Super/Windmill Market owner advises to 'buy smart and don't overfill your cart.'

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Health

90 county residents have been tested for COVID-19

Officials give updates at remote Board of Supervisors meeting.

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Business / Economy

Small Business Association now accepting loan applications for disaster and economic injury

Cal Coastal SBDC assisting with application process in San Benito and Monterey counties.

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Education / Schools

San Benito County Free Library offers online resources

Access to video streaming services, e-books, educational material and more to help keep families engaged and entertained during the shelter-in-place order.

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Health

March 24 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

There are now seven total confirmed cases in the county, four of which are active; Small Business Association now accepting applications for loans for disaster and economic injury; library continues to issue cards to provide access to online resources.

The proposed Betabel commercial node location off Highway 101. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Housing / Land Use

Supervisors rezone Betabel node off Hwy 101 to ag rangeland

Poised to place a C-1 commercial thoroughfare on 29 acres, the board holds off until April 7.

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Transportation

Ramp reconstruction along Hwy 101 in Salinas to resume

Project includes installation of precast concrete pavement, cracking and sealing pavement, asphalt concrete overlay, and reconstructing ramps at East Market Street, North Main Street, West Laurel Drive, and Boronda Road.

30-year-old Hollister resident Adam Hill self-isolated at home after contracting an unknown sickness. He was unable to be tested for COVID-19 at the hospital. Photo provided by Adam Hill.

Health

Resident shares story of unknown sickness

After numerous attempts, he was unable to be tested for COVID-19.

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Health

Behavioral Health taking measures to ensure services continue

Department has initiated options to have virtual consultations, therapies and other services without coming to the clinic in person.

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Health

Hazel Hawkins opens care tent for high risk patients

Tent behind Sunset Health Care Center will provide screening and care for patients with fever and respiratory issues who cannot be seen in their regular physician’s office. COVID-19 testing will also be available, but only for patients at risk who meet strict CDC criteria for testing. Appointment only, no walk-ins.

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Transportation

Hwy 101 rehabilitation project scheduled to start April 2

Caltrans said closures announced for this week have been cancelled.

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Transportation

Caltrans to perform electrical work on Hwy 101 in Prunedale

The no. 2 (right) lane will be closed in both directions in various locations between Pesante Road and Dunbarton Road.

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Education / Schools

Caltrans seeking applicants for scholarship program

Program designed for college-bound senior high school students planning to pursue a career in transportation and live within the counties of Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito.

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