COVID-19 testing site set up inside the Veterans Memorial Building in Hollister. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Fewer seeking COVID-19 tests in San Benito County

A drop in the positivity rate brings progress on the state’s ‘blueprint’ ranking.

COVID-19 testing site set up inside the Veterans Memorial Building in Hollister. Photo by Robert Eliason.


COVID-19 testing continues at Vets Building despite supply shortage

OptumServe site in Salinas helps out with extra kits.

Illustrative site plan from public filing of initiative.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: Project is the potential job-producer we need

District 2 Supervisor candidate Wayne Norton writes that the county has an opportunity to counter pandemic's economic impacts. (Illustrative of Strada Verde site plan taken from public filing of initiative.)

San Benito County Administration Building. File Photo.


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.

San Benito County Official Seal. Courtesy of San Benito County


San Benito County hosts no-cost COVID-19 testing

Testing will be available to all residents with a focus on—but not limited to—underserved populations, healthcare employees, essential workers, those over 60 years of age and those with chronic illnesses.

Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Hollister. File photo.


Federally funded COVID-19 testing begins at Vets Building

Services are initially limited to priority groups including first responders and health care workers.

San Benito County Administration Building. Photo by Leslie David.


90 county residents have been tested for COVID-19

Officials give updates at remote Board of Supervisors meeting.

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.


Resident shares story of unknown sickness

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


Children and Youth

Calaveras Elementary School hosts first Testing Kick-Off Breakfast

Calaveras Elementary School held its inaugural Testing Kick-Off Breakfast on Monday, April 23 to get students motivated for the start of state testing. Students will test for a few hours a day over the next four weeks. The school invited members of the community to drop in during the kick-off breakfast to eat, mingle with students, and

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Children and Youth

OPINION: Explaining educational challenges, successes at San Benito High School

Teacher Katherine Foster says that contrary to some critics' perspectives, many in the community are proud of the education they or their children have received at the high school


Children and Youth

Navigator Schools’ students continue to conquer assessments

Students at both the Hollister and Gilroy Prep Schools once again scored at the top of the percentile rankings on the latest standardized tests