Press Release

San Benito County Public Health Services – Press Releases
Current and Prior Years


2019-08-30 Flu Season is Around the Corner Protect Yourself by Getting a Flu Shot

2019-08-28 Severe Lung Injuries Associated with Vaping

2019-05-09 SBC Safe Kids Coalition Bike to School Day

2019-05-08 Rethink Your Drink : Make Healthy Beverage Choices

2019-04-18 San Juan Bautista ban on smoking in outdoor dining areas

2019-04-25 CDPH Urges Californians Traveling Internationally to be Fully Vaccinated against Measles

2019-04-25 CDPH a Conseja  a los Californianos que Viajan Internacionalmente a ser Vacunados contra el Sarampión

2019-04-19 Whooping Cough Death Reported of a California Infant

2019-03-20 National Public Health Week

2019-03-28 Spike in Influenza Activity

2019-03-07 Measles Case Confirmed in Neighboring Counties


2018-12-06 National Influenza Vaccination Week

2018-11-16 Wildfire Cause Unhealthy Air Quality – Stay Indoors & Limit Outdoor Activity

2018-09-28 Prevent the Flu this Season by Getting a Flu Shot

2018-08-13 Practice Traffic Safety as School Begins

2018-08-09 CA Wildfires Affecting Air Quality : Check air quality monitors for up-to-date information

2018-07-20 First Whooping Cough Death SP PR  (Spanish)

2018-07-20 First Whooping Cough Death PR 

2018-06-28 Two Lives Saved through Use of Naloxone

2018-06-26 Protect Yourself Against West Nile Virus

2018-06-13 Portable Toilets & Handwashing Stations in Hollister

2018-06-08 Summer Safety Steps to Keep You and Your Family Safe and Healthy

2018-05-18 ReThink Your Drink Day Hosted by Public Health Nutrition Program

2018-05-18 San Benito County Sues Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors for Opioid Epidemic

2018-05-18 The Health Department Departs Its Fourth Street Location

2018-05-08 May is Bicycle Safety Month

2018-04-27 New Campaign Targets Tobacco Industry’s Deceptive Marketing to Youth

2018-04-03 Public Health Week 2018

2018-01-29 Wild Mushroom Warning

2018-01-11 Two Deaths of San Benito County Residents from Influenza

2018-01-03 Increase in Reported Valley Fever Cases Locally and Statewide


2017-12-28 Influenza Outbreaks Declared in San Benito County

2017-11-16 SBC Public Health offers Food Safety Tips for Holiday Feasts

2017-11-14 County and City Officials Work Together to Prevent Hepatitis A Outbreak

2017-10-16 Tobacco Retailer Compliance in Hollister

2017-10-16 Raising the Awareness of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

2017-10-10 SBC Public Health Awarded $25,000 Grant to Address Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety

2017-10-09 Prevent the Flu this season

2017-09-26 San Benito County works to prevent a local Hepatitis A outbreak

2017-09-22 Hepatitis A Virus Above Average Incidence of Infections

2017-09-01 West Nile Virus in San Benito County

2017-08-01 Pregnant Women Urged to Avoid Going to Areas with Zika Risk

2017-08-01 Se Les Notifica a Mujeres Embarazadas a Evitar Ir a Zonas con Riesgo de Zika

2017-06-29 Summer Safety

2017-06-08 Tobacco more available than milk in SBC

2017-06-06 California Department of Public Health – Salmonella Press Release

2017-05-26 Norovirus

2017-05-25 Summer Safety Tips

2017-04-02 Public Health Week

2017-02-28 Healthy Stores Healthy Community

2017-02-28 Dr Newel New Health Officer Appointed

2017-02-09 Zika Travelers Precautions

2017-01-13 Public Health Alert – Water Contamination

2017-01-13  de Salud Pública – La contaminación del agua



Public Health Division

351 Tres Pinos Road
Suite A-202
Hollister, CA 95023

(831) 637-5367

Fax (831) 637-9073

TDD/TTY (831) 636-0385

Toll-free (800) 756-0385


Mon-Fri  8AM – 5PM

Deputy Director

Lynn Mello
Director of Nursing
Public Health Administrator

Health Officer

Martin Fenstersheib, MD, MPH
Interim Health Officer

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