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September 18, 2020

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Guest view: Effort to silence health officials must stop

In the middle of a once-in-a-century health crisis and as COVID-19 cases rise sharply across the U.S., public health leaders are under attack.

Coronavirus claims life of San Benito County man, residents ordered...

Less than three hours after public health officials stunned San Benito county residents March 17 with an order to “shelter at their...

Bay Area counties tell citizens to ‘stay at home’ because of...

In what they called “a bold, unified step to slow the spread of COVID-19,” public health officials of six Bay Area counties...

Coronavirus hits San Benito County

Two cases of coronavirus—”2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)”— have been confirmed in San Benito County, health officials announced Sunday evening, Feb. 2.

Three shops fail tobacco compliance test

A recent tobacco age compliance operation found three Hollister businesses out of compliance with checking identification: Diaz Liquors, Home Town Gasoline, and Shop and...

Guest View: Spring into immunity

With the coming of summer, families of sixth-graders are looking forward to a fun-filled season that also includes the mandatory tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap) vaccination for seventh-grade entry. This middle-school rite of passage is frequently left to the precious last days of summer vacation. This quirk of human nature causes a late-summer “Tdap tsunami” at local pharmacies, healthcare providers’ offices, and here at Public Health Services.

County weighs use of funds for Ebola preparation

The county is looking to use $66,157 in funds from the California Department of Public Health for services and training related to the Ebola virus.

Guest View: What is public health?

Public health defies easy descriptors common to other fields of medicine, like “doctor for adults” or “doctor for kids.” Consequently, the public may not know the many ways that public health impacts our lives on a daily basis.  As we approach National Public Health Week 2015 (April 6-12), I would like to take this opportunity to describe what we do, how we do it, and why we do it.

County health officials to target sugary drinks

Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito county health departments will be releasing regional and county-level data about the consumption of sugary drinks.

Nob Hill to halt tobacco sales, accept honor from local officials

Hollister’s Nob Hill is pulling all tobacco products from its shelves in the coming weeks. To recognize the local grocer, Mayor Ignacio Velazquez and the county health department next week will hold an event recognizing the store for its effort.