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April 6, 2020

San Benito County schools closed for rest of year

The San Benito County Office of Education took what seems to be the final blow as doors to all its school sites are officially closed through the end of the Spring semester.

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.

Temporary changes to recycling pickup

“To reduce employee exposure to COVID-19, Recology is requiring all extra recyclable material to be inside of the Recology cart in order to be serviced,” reads a county notice.

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.

Dog, owners reunited after theft

Kate and Paolo D’Alessio thought their 15-month-old French bulldog, Sprinkles, was gone forever after a thief smashed the window of their vehicle and stole the pet outside a busy rest stop and gas station in east Santa Clara County.

Tribal council voices opposition to Hwy 101 development

The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band “adamantly opposes” the proposed development at the Betabel property along Highway 101, the tribe wrote in a...

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...

2020 Census season underway

More than 32 percent of Hollister residents have already filled out the 2020 Census form before the effort officially kicks off April 1.

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.

County reminder: Stay home

San Benito County officials are reminding local residents to continue to shelter at home and practice social distancing guidelines as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads.