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April 1, 2020

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County: Stay home one more month

San Benito County officials have extended the local stay-home order to May 3, and issued a new requirement that all “essential” businesses remaining open must implement a “social distancing protocol” for the duration of the order.

COVID-19: Exposed firefighters back on duty

Three Hollister Firefighters returned to work from home quarantine March 30, about two weeks after they were exposed to COVID-19 during a March 16 medical call, according to county staff.

Health officials and representatives stress importance of stay-home order

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital's Ken Underwood and Michael Bogey were two of the four speakers in a March 27 “Tele-Town Hall” hosted...

Hygiene requirements for food businesses

County officials over the weekend offered local businesses further clarity to the health officer’s March 17 stay-at-home order, which remains in effect at least until April 7 as an effort to stop the spread of the deadly COVID-19 illness.

Schools could be closed through May 1

The San Benito County Office of Education is anticipating that schools may now be closed longer than previously expected due to rising concerns of the COVID-19 outbreak.

County sets up hotline to report non-essential business

In continued efforts to "flatten the curve" and gain compliance to the current "Shelter-in-Place" order, San Benito County, The City of Hollister and The City of San Juan Bautista have begun sharing enforcement and reporting resources to educate non-essential businesses in the county and cities that still may be open.

Library resources available online

The San Benito County Library and other public buildings might be closed, but residents can access a voluminous catalog of online resources available through the local library.

How to help county’s COVID-19 response

County health and public safety officials have offered information on how to make monetary donations that will be of assistance to residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Local virus casualty was a beloved cowboy

Ken Machado, a Morgan Hill native who lived in Paicines for about the last 20 years, was the first San Benito County resident to die with the COVID-19 illness, according to his family and friends.

County offers COVID info for residents, businesses

San Benito County health and public safety authorities are urging residents to follow local agencies’ social media accounts and sign up for news alerts to stay updated on the coronavirus crisis.