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January 14, 2022

Public health officials report 15th virus death

San Benito County Public Health officials are reporting the number of new Covid-19 cases are continuing to drop in the county but another death was disclosed in their latest newsletter. As of Oct. 23, county officials have reported 15 deaths and 1,432 confirmed cases of...

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...

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...

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.

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,...

Coronavirus claims life of San Benito County man, residents ordered to ‘shelter in residence’

Less than three hours after public health officials stunned San Benito county residents March 17 with an order to “shelter at their place of residence” for 20 days to slow the spread of the coronavirus, came another revelation: The virus had taken the life...

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...

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...