As a public service, the BenitoLink team provides a frequent roundup of recent COVID-19 related data, resources and articles about San Benito County.
As of 1:45 p.m. on Nov.12, 7,528 people in San Benito County have tested positive for the coronavirus since the first confirmed case in February 2020. Seventy-one are active patients, 7,380 have recovered, four are hospitalized and 77 have died, with the latest deaths reported Nov. 10. For the most updated information, including bi-weekly statistics about variants and number of vaccinated individuals visit the San Benito County COVID-19 Dashboard. (The county will provide graph reports every Tuesday and Thursday. The dashboard is updated daily.)
Bi-weekly statistics Nov. 12
From the County of San Benito:
On Nov. 9, the San Benito County Board of Supervisors authorized an additional $250,000 for the $200 Cash COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive Program.
San Benito County residents who get fully vaccinated after Aug. 9, are eligible for a $200 cash incentive, including minors. Additionally, qualified individuals can receive a $25 gift card after they receive their first dose in the COVID-19 vaccination series. San Benito County residents, including minors, who receive a first dose (Moderna/Pfizer) or single dose of J&J after Aug. 9, are eligible for the incentive.
Gift cards are available at San Benito County Public Health Services at 351 Tres Pinos Road. Suite A-202, Hollister. Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Individuals must bring proof of vaccination, identity and San Benito County residency or San Benito County government employment. These incentives are available to all San Benito County residents regardless of immigration status.
The following are approved verification documents:
-CDC Covid-19 Vaccination Record Card
Documenting first dose received on or after Aug. 10
-CDPH Digital Smart Health Card
Documenting first dose received on or after Aug.t 10
-Government Issued Photo Identification
-County Employee Paystub/ID (Employed by County of San Benito Only)
If ID does not have San Benito County address, then one of the following with photo ID
Utility Bill/ Insurance Statement
Rental/Lease Agreement with Signatures
Minors under 18 Years Old Verification (must show parent or guardian/child relationship)
With Parent/Guardian Residency Documentation
Currently, the county is providing COVID-19 vaccines to individual 5 years and older.
For more information about COVID-19 vaccine, visit covid19.ca.gov/vaccines/.
To schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment please visit the State’s MyTurn vaccine appointment system at myturn.ca.gov/ or call 833-422-4255. San Benito County COVID-19 Hotline 831-636-4113.
Link to find vaccine appointments: http://www.vaccinespotter.org/
San Benito County vaccination statistics from the state COVID-19 site as of 11:59 p.m., Nov. 11.
- 84,358 doses have been administered.
- 64.8% of eligible individuals are fully vaccinated.
- 7.6% are partially vaccinated.
Percent of San Benito County population by ethnicity with at least one dose.
- American Indian or Alaska Native-0.3 (3.1% of SBC population)
- Asian – 3.4 (3.9% of SBC population)
- Black -0.8 (1.6% of SBC population)
- Latino -45.7 (60.8% of SBC population)
- Multi-race -0.8 (3.6% of SBC population)
- Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander -0.4 (0.4% of SBC population)
- White-27.5 (32.8% of population)
- Other -8.1
- Unknown – 13
Percent fully vaccinated per zip code:
- 95023- 71 (Hollister)
- 95045- 65 (SJB)
- 95043- 39 (Paicines, Panoche Valley and New Idria)
- 95075- 87 (Tres Pinos)
- 95004- 75 (Aromas. 95004 extends into three counties-San Benito, Monterey and Santa Cruz. Count is for entire zip code)
More statistical information on the county’s vaccination progress can be found here.
State rent assistance resource for tenants and landlords. Housing is Key
The State has several hotlines for residents to call for suicide prevention, abuse, and mental health:
24-hour Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255 or text 838255
Call 911 if you or the person you are helping is in immediate danger.
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 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.
Food Distribution Community Food Bank www.communityfoodbankofsbc.org
Drive-thru service at the marketplace Fridays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 1133 San Felipe Rd. in 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.
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 [email protected] 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
- Get vaccinated
- 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.
- Avoid public indoor places.
- Cover your mouth and nose with protective covering when indoors with the public.
- Disinfect frequently touched objects.
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