12,939 people have tested positive, 8 are active patients and 99 have died.
Editor’s Note: This is the final edition of the COVID-19 Weekly Summary.
As a public serviceThe BenitoLink team provides a regular roundup of the latest COVID-19 related data, resources and articles about San Benito County.
Since the first confirmed case in February 2020 (as of March 25, 2:45 p.m.), 12,939 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in San Benito County.
For the most up-to-date information, including weekly statistics on variants and the number of people vaccinated, visit the San Benito County COVID-19 Dashboard. (The county provides chart reports every Tuesday. The dashboard is updated daily.)
Weekly Statistics March 22nd:
Free N95 masks should be available at Walgreens and CVS (Target) pharmacies.
California’s mask requirement in most indoor public spaces for unvaccinated individuals was dropped March 1. Schools will no longer have to mask students starting March 11 at 11:59 p.m. Some places like public transport and healthcare facilities still require masks.
Pfizzer and Moderna have asked the FDA to approve a second booster shot for people over 65.
Where to get tested
Hazel Hawkins Community Health Center Building 2, Suite B, 930 Sunset Drive, Hollister.
Sunday-Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m
Make an appointment at: lhi.care/covidtesting or call 1-888-634-1123.
Pinnacle Healthcare (including rapid tests) – Open to all residents
Walgreens drives through
Does not provide a QR code that may be needed for travel.
Free home care kits are available online at special.usps.com/testkits. Currently limited to one order per household. Each order contains four tests.
From the SBC dashboard:
- 43, 123 or 74% of eligible individuals are fully vaccinated.
- 21,685 or 37% of eligible individuals received a booster shot.
From the government COVID website:
Percent of San Benito County population by ethnicity with at least one dose.
- American Indian or Alaska Native-0.4 (3.1% of SBC population)
- Asians – 3.7 (3.9% of SBC population)
- Black -0.8 (1.6% of the SBC population)
- Latino 48.1 (60.8% of SBC population)
- Multi-Race -1.1 (3.6% of SBC population)
- Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander -0.4 (0.4% of SBC population)
- White-27.8 (32.8% of the population)
- Other -7
- Unknown – 10.6
Further statistical information on the district’s vaccination progress can be found here here.
State rent subsidy for tenants and landlords. Housing is key
The state has several hotlines for residents to request suicide prevention, abuse, and mental health:
24-hour Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255 or SMS 838255
24-hour Domestic Violence Helpline: 800-799-7233 or click here 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 on safety and health at work.
File A Whistleblower Complaint if you suffer retaliation for reporting a workplace safety hazard
Obtain free consulting services by Cal/OSHA.
Contact Cal/OSHA at 844-522-6734.
State and federal elected officials’ COVID-19 websites.
Food Distribution Community Food Bank www.communityfoodbankofsbc.org
Drive-thru service at Marketplace Fridays and Saturdays from 9am to 12pm at 1133 San Felipe Rd. near Hollister. Supplemental food bookings are made by calling 831-637-0340
Food distribution Salvation Army hollister.salvationarmy.org Drive-Thru Service Tuesdays at 11:00 am 910 Buena Vista Rd. Hollister registrations are not required. To arrange delivery, call 310-753-6520.
Unemployment Insurance Benefits Job Development Department apply online at www.edd.ca.gov/ui_online 831-638-3306.
Senior Services Delivery of essential items and groceries City of Hollister and Jovenes de Antano [email protected] 831-636-4390.
Disability/Paid Family Leave Work 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
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