Week of July 9 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Food Services

6,173 people tested positive, 52 are active patients, 6,053have recovered and 63 have died; the county’s 7-day positive rate is 2.3%.

As a public service, the BenitoLink team provides a frequent roundup of recent COVID-19 related data, resources and articles about San Benito County.

As of 3:07 p.m. on July 9, 6,173 people in San Benito County have tested positive for the coronavirus since the first confirmed case in February 2020. Fifty-two are active patients, 6,053 have recovered, two are hospitalized and 63 have died, with the latest deaths reported April 14. For the most updated information, including bi-weekly statistics about variants and number of vaccinated individuals visit the San Benito County COVID-19 Dashboard.  (The county will provide graph statistics every Tuesday and Thursday. The dashboard is updated daily.)

Editor’s note: BenitoLink will resume it’s weekly COVID-19 roundup.

Bi-Weekly Statistics July 8.


Recent Articles

San Juan Bautista facilities reopen to public— City Council and Planning Commission meetings to remain virtual through July.

Baler Aquatic Center stays busy during COVID — It’s the only pool in Northern California that’s remained open throughout the pandemic, providing services to locals and other counties.


Vaccines are available at several sites throughout the county and appointment and distribution criteria varies. More details here.

Link to find vaccine appointments: http://www.vaccinespotter.org/

Vaccination Progress

San Benito County Vaccination statistics from the state COVID-19 site as of 11:59 p.m., July 8.

  • 62,312 doses have been administered.
  • 55.4% of eligible individuals are fully vaccinated.
  • 10.1% are partially vaccinated.

Percent of San Benito County population by ethnicity with at least one dose.

American Indian or Alaska Native-0.3 (3.1% of SBC population)

Asian – 3.6 (3.9% of SBC population)

Black -0.8 (1.6% of SBC population)

Latino -43.2 (60.8% of SBC population)

Multi-race -0.6 (3.6% of SBC population)

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander -0.4 (0.4% of SBC population)

White-27.7 (32.8% of population)

Other -7.8

Unknown – 15.6


Percent fully vaccinated per zip code:

95023- 53.2 (Hollister)

95043- 31.6 (SJB)

95045- 51.3 (Paicines, Panoche Valley and New Idria)

95075- 74.7 (Tres Pinos)

95004- 61 (Aromas. 95004 extends into three counties-San Benito, Monterey and Santa Cruz. Count is for entire zip code)

More statistical information on the County’s vaccination progress can be found here.


State rent assistance resource for tenants and landlords. Housing is Key

The States eviction moratorium has been extended until October 1, 2021.


The State continues to offer incentives for individuals to get vaccinated. Currently there is a weekly drawing for a vacation. All vaccinated people are automatically entered. 


The State has several hotlines for residents to call for suicide prevention, abuse, and mental health:

24-hour Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255 or text 838255

24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233 or click Chat Now

Call 911 if you or the person you are helping is in immediate danger.

The Division of Occupational Safety and Health, better known as Cal/OSHA, helps protect workers from health and safety hazards in almost every workplace in California.

Visit Cal/OSHA for information about workplace safety and health.

File a confidential workplace safety complaint.

File a whistleblower complaint if you suffer retaliation for reporting a workplace safety hazard

Obtain free consultation services from Cal/OSHA.

Contact Cal/OSHA at 844-522-6734.

State and federal elected officials’ COVID-19 web pages.

Jimmy Panetta

Anna Caballero

Robert Rivas

Alex Padilla

Diane Feinstein

State of California: https://covid19.ca.gov/   https://covid19.ca.gov/es/


San Benito County Health and Human Services Agency/Coronavirus


Meals for seniors

Food Distribution Community Food Bank www.communityfoodbankofsbc.org

Drive-thru service at the marketplace Fridays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 1133 San Felipe Rd. in Hollister. Sign-ups for supplemental food are done by phone 831-637-0340

Food Distribution Salvation Army hollister.salvationarmy.org Drive-thru service Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. 910 Buena Vista Rd. Hollister Sign-ups not required To schedule delivery call 310-753-6520.

Public Assistance CalFresh/Medi-Cal/Cash Aid/GA hhsa.cosb.us apply online at www.c4yourself.com 831-636-4180.

Unemployment Insurance Benefits Employment Development Department apply online at www.edd.ca.gov/ui_online 831-638-3306.

Senior Services Delivery of essential items and food City of Hollister and Jovenes de Antano [email protected] 831-636-4390.

Disability/Paid Family Leave Employment Development Department apply online at www.edd.ca.gov/sdi_online 831-638-3306.

United Way of San Benito County 2-1-1 Text your Zip Code to 831-898-211 or call 211 Text COVID2019 to 211211

Tips for avoiding COVID-19                      

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.
  • Keep a minimum of a six feet physical distance from others.
  • Avoid people who are sick.
  • Stay at home. Only leave to take care of essential errands.
  • Cover your cough and sneeze.
  • Cover your face (mouth and nose) with protective covering when in public
  • Disinfect frequently touched objects.
  • If you think you might be infected call your health care professional and follow their directions.


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