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February 25, 2024

San Benito County prepares for virus

Since San Benito County’s first two cases of the coronavirus were reported in early February, no new cases have been identified in the county. Local health officials—public and private—aren’t taking any chances. The county Board of Supervisors on March 10 proclaimed a “state of emergency” to...

Covid-19: San Benito County remains at ‘widespread’ risk level

San Benito County Public Health officials are reporting the number of new daily cases of Covid-19 has gone back up, slowing down any progress they made to move into the next level of the California Blueprint for a safer economy. The data from the Public Health...

County to set up drive-thru flu shot clinics

The San Benito County Public Health Department is emphasizing that getting a flu shot is more important than ever, especially amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.  County interim Public Health Officer Dr. David Ghilarducci on Aug. 20 issued a press release stating that the county’s Public Health...

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 by Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) and Senator Anna Caballero (D-Salinas). Underwood, the CEO of Hazel Hawkins Hospital, and Bogey, the medical director,...

County approves expansion for personal services

San Benito County officials will allow businesses such as waxing salons and tattoo parlors to begin reopening at the end of the week.  According to a press release, County Interim Public Health Officer Dr. David Ghilarducci approved for the county to move into Stage 3...

San Benito County to join ‘shelter at home’ counties

San Benito County's Department of Public Health is expected to announce this afternoon a countywide "shelter at home" order. The order will extend the countywide school closures and affect most businesses and government functions. A 2pm press conference was scheduled to announce the details of the...

Rancho San Justo’s new ‘Bronco Well’ offers wellness hub

Rancho San Justo Principal Deborah Armstrong and Vice Principal Samantha Rivas saw first-hand benefits of opening a wellness center at Hollister High School, where they worked together before coming to the middle school in 2023-24. They saw a need for such a central location for...

County set on returning Great Plates Delivered program

The San Benito County Office of Emergency Services announced that they are trying to team up once again with local restaurants to run a meal delivery service that helps California’s older population.   County Public Information Officer David Westrick issued a press release on Jan. 13...

County: Resist the urge to leave home Easter weekend

This Easter weekend, though, San Benito County authorities are strongly urging residents to stay home as the health officer’s shelter-at-home order remains in effect.

San Benito land trust earns national recognition

San Benito Agricultural Land Trust (SBALT) announced Feb. 25 that it achieved national recognition through the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. It joins more than 450 land trusts across the nation to receive the honor. “Accreditation demonstrates SBALT’s commitment to local agriculture and open space through permanent...

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