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Government / Politics

SBC Public Health gives guidance for firework stands

Operators need to have a COVID-19 Exposure Control Plan in place, which includes conducting daily screening of all employee and volunteers.

San Benito County Administration Building. Photo by Leslie David.

Government / Politics

Face covering order goes into effect April 27

Combined with sheltering in place, social distancing, and frequent hand hygiene, facial coverings help slow transmission of COVID-19.

San Benito County Health Officer Dr. Martin Fenstersheib speaks to the media at a Feb. 2 press conference. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Health

SBC Health Officer gives message to community about COVID-19

Dr. Martin Fenstersheib addresses concerns and restrictions.

San Benito County Health Officer Dr. Martin Fenstersheib speaks to the media at a Feb. 2 press conference. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Health

SBC Public Health Services offers recommendations to reduce spread of coronavirus

Guidelines are meant to lower potential exposure to the virus and protect those who are most vulnerable.

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Health

Public Health gives coronavirus update on community preparedness

Local health department advises people to practice good hygiene such as washing hands and covering coughs.

San Benito County Health Officer Dr. Martin Fenstersheib speaks to the media at a Feb. 2 press conference. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Health

Details emerge on two San Benito coronavirus cases

Unidentified male had been in Wuhan, China, and surrounding areas visiting family Jan. 18-24. His wife started to exhibit symptoms five days after he returned.

The completed healthy mural project at San Juan School. Photo provided.

Health / Fitness

Healthy mural project at San Juan School

Kindergarten through fifth grade students were given an opportunity to express what health eating and healthy behaviors meant to them through artwork.

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Health

Flu season is around the corner

Californians urged to get the flu vaccine in September/October.

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Health

Public Health gives steps to prevent illness from animal exhibits

As community members set out to enjoy the summer fair season, attendees should take precautionary infection control steps when coming into contact with animals.

Protesters speak with onlookers outside of the San Benito County Public Health Services office during a May 31 protest. Photos by Heather Graham.

Health

Protesters picket public health department over vaccine exemption bill

Parents oppose SB 276, saying it puts medically fragile children at risk.

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Health

California infant dies from whooping cough

State and local public health officers urge pregnant women to get immunized.

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Health

Public health services announces spike in Influenza activity

"Influenza vaccination is a safe and effective way to protect you and your family from the flu," said San Benito County Public Health Officer Dr. Gail Newel. "It’s not too late to get vaccinated."

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Children and Youth

Walk To School Day Promotes Pedestrian Safety

Parents, teachers, law nforcement and Safe Kids Coalition members join local students to promote safe walking on International Walk to School Day.

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Health

Free Flu Vaccination Clinic at Veterans Memorial Building on October 23

Public Health Services urges residents to get the vaccine ahead of the arrival of influenza season.

Nash Road crossing busy between classes at San Benito High School. Photo by Joshua Miller.

Children and Youth

Practice traffic safety as school starts up

The California Office of Traffic Safety and San Benito County Public Health Services want to remind parents, caregivers and roadway users to be extra cautious around schools.