COVID-19 Resources

San Benito County COVID-19 Resources

 

Shelter-In-Place order for San Benito County reissued with added restrictions effective at 11:59 p.m. on March 31, 2020 and will continue to be in effect until 11:59 p.m. on May 3, 2020, or until it is extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended in writing by the Health Officer.

 

This page is dedicated to provide members of San Benito County with important contact information for organizations and agencies involved in providing disaster assistance following emergencies of all kinds.

 

 

Local and State Orders

 

San Benito County Specific Sector Closures

LOCAL Shelter In Place Order.

March 17, 2020 

Shelter in Place order issued by the Health Officer of County of San Benito. Shelter in Place Order

FAQs

Preguntas Frecuentes

STATE Shelter in Place Order

March 19, 2020

Gavin Newsom issued a stay at home order to protect the health and well-being of all Californians and to establish consistency across the state in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 Shelter in Place Order

FAQs

Preguntas Frecuentes

LOCAL Shelter in Place Order Extension 

March 31, 2020

This order supersedes the Local March 17, 2020 Order of the Health Officer directing all individuals to shelter in place (“Prior Shelter in Place”). This Order clarifies, strengthens and extends certain terms of the Prior Shelter Place Order Shelter in Place Order

FAQs 

Preguntas Frecuentes

LOCAL Shelter in Place Order Amendment

April 24, 2020

This order amends paragraph thirteen (13) subsection (a)(iii)  of the March 31st Order and amends to add subsection (a)(iii)(5) to paragraph thirteen (13). Effective at 8:00 am on April 27, 2020 and will continue to be in effect until 11:59pm on May 3, 2020, or until it is extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended in writing by the Health Officer of San Benito County. Shelter in Place Order Amended 4-24-2020

Amendment to San Benito County Shelter in Place Order

Face Coverings Required to Stop COVID-19PR042420

Final Amendment to SIPO electronic signature 4 24 20-SIGNED

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Facial Covering Order 042420

San Benito Facial Covering Order FINAL 4 24 20-SIGNED

SBC GOLF COURSE Appendix final PDF  4 24 20

 

Guidance

 

California Depart. of Public Health  Guidance for use of Face Coverings CDPH

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Guidance (Local) COVID19 General Guidance Information: Construction Guidance, Faith Based Organization, Golf course Guide, Mortuary and Cemetery Guide, Real Estate guide, ect. SBC Health and Human Services Agency

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Guidance (State) COVID19 updates/ Guidance Documents California Department of Public Health

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COVID-19 Industry Guidance Agriculture and Livestock Link
COVID-19 Industry Guidance Delivery Services Link 
COVID-19 Industry Guidance Hotels and Lodging Link
COVID-19 Industry Guidance Manufacturing Link 
COVID-19 Industry Guidance Real Estate Transitions Link
COVID-19 Industry Guidance Retail Link
COVID-19 Industry Guidance Public Transit and Intercity Passenger Rail Link
Frequentely Asked Questions: Contact Tracing Contact Tracing: Is a Key part of the United States’ COVID-19 containment strategy and an important epidemiological tool to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. San Benito County Health and Human Services Agency

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I’m Ready to Open State of California Announces New Sectors that can Reopen With Modifications statewide San-Benito-County-5.12.20-Phase-2-Flyer-new-Eng-Esp

 

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Expanded Stage 2   San Benito County Advances to Expanded Stage 2: Check links for more information. Business & Activities that may reopen Press Release

 

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Progress to the Reopening of the State of California  Letter addressed to Governor Newsom sent of behalf of San Benito County to progress onto Stage 3. Letter

 

Community Resources

Community Resources

Recursos de la comunidad

 

Food Distribution Community Food Bank’s Marketplace on Fridays and Saturdays has been transformed into a drive-thru pickup as an added level of precaution. Customers who normally come to the food bank will be able to stay in their vehicles and have bags of groceries brought to them. Community Food Bank

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Food Distribution The Salvation Army is still meeting the human need during this time of uncertainty and the COVID-19 pandemic. Salvation Army

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Food Distribution  Great Plates Delivered Program- Has two Purposes:

  1. To help seniors (65+) and other adults (60-64) at High Risk from COVID-19, (having documented exposure to COVID-19 or underlying health condition) to stay home and stay healthy by delivering three nutritious meals a day;
  2. To provide essential economic stimulus to local businesses struggling to stay afloat during the COVID-19 crisis.
Office of Emergency Services, partnered with Seniors Council of San Cruz and San Benito Counties, SBC County Express & United Way of San Benito County

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Food/Supply Distribution First 5 San Benito is distributing food, supplies, children activities and diapers to families with children aged 0 – 5 years First 5 San Benito

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Rental & Utility / Food and Hotel Vouchers Community Service and workforce Development San Benito Health and Human Services

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Homeless Services My Father’s House – Food and Supply Distribution – Daily 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Dunne Park 600 West St. Hollister, CA 95023 Homeless Shelter Directory

Call: 831-801-7775 

H.O.M.E Resources Center Overnight shelter and temporary day center. Located at 1161 San Felipe Rd. Hollister, CA 95023 San Benito Health and Human Services

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Public Assistance CalFresh / Medi-Cal / Cash-Aid / General Assistance (GA) / Affordable Care Act / Cal-Learn / CalWORKs / County Medical Services Program / USDA Food and Nutrition Service / Welfare Fraud Investigative Unit / Welfare-to-Work Program. San Benito Health and Human Services – Public Assistance Division

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Unemployment Insurance Benefits The EDD provides a variety of support services to people who have lost their jobs or have had their hours reduced due to the impacts of COVID-19 in California. For faster and more convenient access to those services, we encourage the use of our online options – More guidance in our Employment, Economic & Financial Assistance section. Employment Development Department 

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Disability/ Paid Family Leave The EDD provides a variety of support services to people who have lost their jobs or have had their hours reduced due to the impacts of COVID-19 in California. For faster and more convenient access to those services, we encourage the use of our online options. Employment Development Department

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Senior Services  Delivery of essential items and Food 

Email: recreation@hollister.ca.gov

Call: 831-636-4390
COVID-19 Community Response  Text COVID19 to 211-211 for the latest information. Click on link for more resources. United Way of San Benito County

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Educational Resources 

 

Virtual Assistance Education Resources San Benito County Office of Education Parent Resources  

San Benito County office of Education

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Virtual Assistance Education Resources San Benito County Free Library online support and resources San Benito County Free Library

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Virtual Assistance Education Resources Youth alliance online support and resources Youth Alliance

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Virtual Assistance Education Resources First 5 Learning Center First 5 San Benito County

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Virtual Assistance Education Resources Scholastic Learn at Home Scholastic

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Virtual Assistance Education Resources PBS Learning Media PBS 

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Virtual Assistance Education Resources Smithsonian Digital Education Resources Smithsonian

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Education & Child Care Resources   YMCA Essential Camp Child Care for Essential Workers YMCA San Benito County

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Educational Resources for Students & Parents Although the Library may be closed, Library staff are still here to serve you! They are still answering phones and emails – for Library account information, help with accessing online resources, research questions, or help with any other Library services, please call (831) 636-4107 or email  library@cosb.us Monday through Friday from 10 am to 6 pm or Saturday and Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm. San Benito County Free Library

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Educational Resources for teachers, parents, caregivers & students New Statistics in Schools (SIS) activities designed specifically for the 2019-2020 school year can be used by teachers for classroom instruction or distance learning, and by parents and caregivers to learn together with the children in their home. The resources spotlight the 2020 Census and the importance of making sure everyone is counted, especially children. United States Census Bureau/ Statistics in Schools

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Health, Medical, and Well Being Services

 

 

Hazel Hawkins COVID-19 Hotline Hazel Hawkins has a hotline dedicated to COVID-19 Call: 831-636-2640
Behavioral Health   Behavioral Health 24/7 Crisis Line
1-831-636-4020
1-888-636-4020 Toll Free
Call line where a live-person will answer and assist with any behavioral health and substance use disorders, questions and crisis situations 24 hours, 7 days a week.
San Benito County Behavioral Health Department

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Individual Therapy/Counseling Services Individual Therapy/ Counseling Services
1-831-636-4020
For youths and adults who are experiencing behavioral health problems. These services are provided via telehealth primarily, but can accommodate in person for those who need it.
San Benito County Behavioral Health Department

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Youth Services  Youth Services
1-831-636-4020
Counseling services for youth on bullying, violence,  relationships, and behavioral health. These services focus on proving tools on coping and managing situations with the goal of preventing trauma and distress. Services are being provided via telehealth by our contracted providers.
San Benito County Behavioral Health Department

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Substance Abuse Use Disorder Programs Substance Use Disorders Programs
1-831-636-4020
Offering advice and assistance with preventative measures for substance abuse. The programs also offer treatment methods to help in overcoming substance abuse. Individual and group counseling via telehealth and in person as needed. These services are offered by Behavioral Health staff and some services offered by contracted providers.
San Benito County Behavioral Health Department

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Mental Health and Substance Abuse Medication Specialist  Mental Health and Substance Abuse Medication Support
1-831-636-4020
Therapeutic medications for the treatment of mental illness supervised and prescribed by Psychiatrist; M.D. Medication assisted treatment and methadone maintenance arranged through County  Behavioral Health contracted providers.
San Benito County Behavioral Health Department

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Mental Health Association of San Francisco Mental Health Association of San Francisco is offering free emotional support assistance for all Californians, Call or message a free peer run warm line for non-emergency emotional and mental health support. The line can also help connect you to local emergency, mental health, or social services. All calls are confidential. Mental Health Association of San Francisco

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National Domestic Violence Hotline 24-Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-7233
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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24-Hour Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255 or Text 838255
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Veterans Crisis Line 24/7 Veterans Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 or
Text 838255
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Stress Relief   

Stress Relief during COVID-19 Handbook on guidance to reduce while sheltering in place

 

State of California: Office of the General Surgeon

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Stress Relief: Caregivers and Kids  

Stress Relief for Caregivers and Kids during COVID-19 Handbook on guidance to reduce stress in caregivers and children while sheltering in place.

 

State of California: Office of the General Surgeon

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Employment, Economic, and Financial Assistance

 

 

General UI information File an Unemployment Insurance Claim. Information and guidance. Employment Development Department (EDD)

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Checklist to file Unemployment Information you need to file an unemployment insurance claim checklist. EDD

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UI online user guidance  Learn how to apply for unemployment Insurance benefits by filing a new claim using UI online. EDD -YOUTUBE

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Restaurants and Restaurant Workers 50% of funds go toward direct relief to individual restaurant workers, 25% to nonprofit organizations serving restaurant workers in crisis, and 25% go to zero interest loans to restaurants. Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation

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Workers in the Alcohol Industry Eligible if worked for at least one year directly serving or in the production, promotion, or distribution of alcoholic beverages or the spouse or child of someone in the industry. USBG National Charity Foundation

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Home Care Workers The Coronavirus Care Fund (CCF) provides $400 in emergency assistance for qualifying home care workers, nannies, and house cleaners who are experiencing financial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic. Assistance from the fund is to help you stay home and stay safe during the pandemic. Coronavirus Care Fund- National Domestic Workers Alliance

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Cash Assistance for Students Providing $200 in cash assistance to students, parents of students, or graduates, in need Scolly 

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Cash Assistance for Service Workers Offering cash assistance to restaurant workers, delivery drivers, and other tipped workers who are seeing income decline or cant work because of quarantines or other health concerns. One Fair Wage Emergency Fund

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Employment and Economic Assistance If you are an employer and/or worker affected by COVID-19, disasters assistance is available from the San Benito County Workforce Development Broad rapid response. This is information offered to job seekers and businesses. San Benito County Workforce Development Board – America’s Job Center of California

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COVID-19 Response Grants  The CDP COVID-19 Response Fund will focus in supporting nonprofit organizations working directly to respond to the pandemic among the most vulnerable populations in order to help build their capacity for response. Center for Disaster Philanthropy

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Business Resources 

 

CARES Act Works for All Americans The CARES Act provides fast and direct economic assistance for American workers and families, small businesses, and preserves jobs for American industries. U.S. Department of The Treasury 

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Small Business Resources This link directs you to the main U.S Small Business Administration page. U.S. Small Business Administration

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Resources for Businesses during COVID-19  The Economic Development Corporation of San Benito County promotes economic growth and development in San Benito County, and they have great resources available for local businesses. Economic Development Corporation of San Benito County

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Grow San Benito County Loan Fund Re-launch of the San Benito County Revolving loan fund. Details about loan sizes and the terms. Check out the link for details and contact information. Access Capital / EDC of San Benito. 

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Office Contacts:
Mark Dennin – Legislative Aide –
Provides policy information and answers policy oriented questions
Katie Moon – Congressional Aide –
Connects with Constituents, answers their questions, connects them with resources, and initiates congressional inquires on their behalf.
Services Provided

  • Answer general questions about federal small business relief programs. Primarily EIDL and PPP. These include eligibility questions, how to apply, SBA processing timelines , finding eligible lenders, etc.…
  • Answer policy questions regarding new legislation and laws that impact business owners
  • Can submit congressional inquires directly to SBA Congressional Liaisons in some very specific cases. This service is provided to individuals who are experiencing a unique problem with a federal program or agency, in which the agency may have committed an error
  • Feedback from Business Owners can help identify common issues and can begin the process to working towards broader solutions at the policy level.
  • Office has contacts at Department of Treasury, SBA, SBA regional Offices and House Committee staff where questions can be sent and worked on to solve issues.
Office of Congressional Jimmy Panetta

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Small Business Guide (CARES ACT) Explore your options for assistance. Office of Congressional Jimmy Panetta

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COVID-19 Emergency Small Business Loans Coronavirus Emergency Loans: Small Business Guide and Checklist. Questions you may be asking and what you need to know. U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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Paycheck Protection Program Loans FAQs The Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Department of the treasury, intends to provide timely additional guidance to address borrower and lender questions concerning the implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), established by section 1102 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. U.S. Small Business Administration

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Economic Assistance  if your business has suffered substantial economic injury as a result of the COVID-19, you can apply for a low interest federal disaster loan. US Small Business Administration

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Economic Assistance Offers working capital loans at a low interest rate and defers interest and principal payment for the duration of the closure. California Coastal Rural Development Corporation

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Tax Assistance State Assistance with sales use, property and special taxes. CA Board of Equalization 

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Tax Assistance Tax, file, and pay deadlines extended to July 15, 2020. CA franchise Tax Board

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Tax Assistance Information on casualty, disaster and theft losses and general IRS tax information.  U.S. Internal Revenue Service

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Social Security Benefits Provides social security and survivors benefit and assistance with social security checks. U.S. Social Security Administration

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Driver’s License and Vehicle Registration renewal extension If your driver’s license or vehicle registration is expiring soon, the California Department of Motor Vehicles(DMV) announced a 60-day extension for renewals of driver licenses and vehicle registrations with expiration dates beginning March 16, 2020. CA Dept. of Motor Vehicles

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Bank & Credit Card Assistance  Banks and Credit Card companies may offer payment deferrals, fee waivers, and credit line increases due to COVID-19. Banks and Credit card companies including Citibank & Wells Fargo

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Interim Guidance as recommend by CDC Interim guidance for businesses and Employers to plan and respond to COVID-19 Center for Disease Control (CDC)

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State and Federal Resources

 

California State Government  California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response California for All 

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Executive Order N-37-20 / Renter’s Relief  

Evictions, Foreclosures, and Court Closures during the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

Executive Department State of California

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Renter’s Relief Form – connected to the Executive order N-37-20 Notice to Landlord – Financial Impacts of COVID-19; can be completed and submitted to landlords as part of the process outlined in Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-37-20. Link
Renter’s Relief Form- Connected to the Executive order N-37-20  The California Attorney General has approved this form for optional use by tenants affected by the COVID19 pandemic to notify their landlords of their inability to pay rent. Link
Legal Advice Free legal help to tenants who receive an eviction notice or law suit and need legal assistance The State Bar of California

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Rep. Panetta’s COVID-19 Resources  

Includes information on available federal programs; resources for the Central Coast

 

Congressman Jimmy Panetta

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Grants Portal Account and Request for Public Assistance 

Public Assistance Applicant Guide

 

This quick guide explains the steps an Applicant must take in creating a Public Assistance (PA) Grants Portal user accounts and submitting Requests for Public Assistant (RPA). RPAs submitted by the Applicant will follow standard review processes by the Recipient and FEMA. The applicant will be able to view the RPA status in Grants Portal.

 

FEMA

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California COVID-19 (EM-3428) FEMA Eligibility fact sheet FEMA

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California COVID-19(EM-3428)  

FEMA Application Fact Sheet: Private Non-Profits [501 (c), (d), or (e)] – How to Apply

 

FEMA

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California COVID-19(EM-3428)  

FEMA Application Fact Sheet: All Applicants (except non-profits) – How to Apply

 

FEMA

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Utilities / Technology

 

Utility Assistance  PG&E is committed to helping customers throughout the pandemic by providing financial assistance programs, tools and tips to save energy. Customers may qualify for California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) or Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) PG&E

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Utility Assistance Funding is currently available for PG&E or Propane Assistance for Fiscal Year 2020. Applications are available both in English and Spanish. Community Action Board/ Community Services & Workforce Development

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Broadband / Telephone Connectivity  Lists all providers that are opening hot spots to Americans across the country. They pledge

  • Not  to terminate service to any residential or small business customers because of the inability to pay their bills due to the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic
  • waive any late fees that any residential or small business customers incur because of their economic circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic and;
  • open its Wi-Fi hotspots to an American who needs them

 

Federal Communications Commission

Keep Americans Connected

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Free Internet / Low Cost Internet Brief overview of what Comcast, AT&T, T-Mobile, Spectrum, Cox Communications, etc. are offering during the coronavirus pandemic United Ways of California/ California for All

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Internet Gratis / Internet de Bajo Costo Breve descripción de lo que ofrecen Comcast, AT&T, T-Mobile, Spectrum, Cox Communications, etc. durante la pandemia de coronavirus United Ways of California/ California for All

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High Tech Census  United Ways of California is teaming up with the California Public Utilities Commission to offer referrals to low-cost internet services United Ways of California/California Public Utilities Commission

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El Cense de Alta Technologia United Ways of California esta colaborando con la Comision de Utilidades Publicas para ofercer referidos a un programa de internet de bajo costo United Ways of California/ Comision de Utilidadas Publicas

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Donations

 

 

Donations   

Donations can be made to the Community Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund by credit card online at  http://givesanbenito.org/ (Don’t forget to read) or mail check to the following address:

Community Foundation

829 San Benito Street, suite 200 Hollister CA, 95023

Add memo “COVID-19 Relief Fund”

 

Community Foundation for San Benito County 501(c)3 nonprofit

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Donations  

Donations can be made the American Red Cross online by credit card at https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation.html/ , by phone at 1-800-435-7669, or by mail:

American Red Cross

PO Box 37839

Boone, IA 50037-0839

 

American Red Cross

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Donations  Please consider donating goods for families in need My Father’s House 

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Donations   

United We Respond to support the nonprofit agencies working together to provide programs and services to youth and families – Donate today!

 

United Way of San Benito

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Press Release

 

Latest San Benito County Press Releases
COVID-19 Resources / Information being mailed to Residents 
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Report Non-Essential Business
Check out the link below to learn more about the Webinar being hosted by PG&E on Community Wildfire Safety

PGE Regional Wildfire Safety Webinar San Benito Santa Cruz Monterey June 2020

 

 

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Community members who were unable to obtain face coverings can create their own from home or using low cost items. See demo from CDC.

Businesses that are still operating must have a “Social Distancing Protocol” Form posted at the entrance of their establishment.

Connects people to local health and human services and provides information before, during, and after a natural disaster.

Any business wanting to contribute to research data regarding the local economic impact of COVID-19 in San Benito County can do so by taking this quick survey. Click on logo.

San Benito County Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact Dashboard

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