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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: San Benito County facing emergencies

Supervisor Mark Medina writes about the county facing COVID-19 and the budget.

San Benito County Official Seal. Courtesy of San Benito County

Health

New extended and more restrictive shelter in place order issued

There has been a significant increase in the number of positive cases from COVID-19, which is beginning to strain healthcare resources.

New emergency council is sworn in to address COVID-19 pandemic issues. Photos by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Hollister proclaims emergency; Schools close; San Juan Bautista open for business

Mayor said the council was taking emergency action in order to assure the city had the state and federal resources it needed to keep the community safe.

Hollister School District offices on Cienega Road. Photo by Leslie David.

Education / Schools

County public schools to close March 16 through March 20

Office of Education is continuing to monitor Coronavirus activity and safeguards and will implement a longer closure if warranted

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Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Nationwide Test

FEMA and FCC to conduct a nationwide test of Wireless Emergency Alerts and the Emergency Alert System October 3 at 11:18 a.m.

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Agriculture

Officials seek state of emergency designation for county

County also issues water contamination alert for homes on Lovers Lane, Frye Lane, and San Felipe Road to Shore Road because of flooding

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Business / Economy

Hollister set to declare water emergency

City prepares response to state of emergency, triggered by drought

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Locals complete emergency response training

Community members are ready to assist in emergency; next training session begins April 14

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Police / Fire

Police announce new emergency notification system

CodeRED system covers San Benito and Santa Cruz counties

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Agriculture

Include pets, livestock in your emergency plan

Emergency planning should include large and small animals