Alerts – Advisories – Updates

San Benito County CLINICIANS Health Alerts – Advisories – Updates
Current and Prior Years



2020-03-05 Interim Guidance for Healthcare Facilities Preparing for Community Transmission of COVID-19

2020-02-27 CDC expanded its Criteria to Guide Evaluation of Persons Under Investigation

2020-02-02 Two cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

2020-01-22 Guidance on Outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus in China

** Advisory

2020-03-27 Notice and Directive to San Benito County Food Facilities

2020-03-27 Aviso y directiva a las instalaciones de alimentos del condado de San Benito

2020-03-26 Physician and Provider Guidance Re: COVID-19 (Updated 3/26/2020)

2020-03-13 Community Physician and Providers COVID-19 Guidance

2020-03-12 San Benito County School Guidance on Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19


2020-02-02 CDC Guidance on Coronavirus for Healthcare Providers

2020-01-17 CDC Update China Novel Coronavirus




2019-11-25 Food Safety Alert: E Coli 0157 H7 outbreak linked to romaine lettuce

2019-10-22 Increase in Overdoses Due to Counterfeit Drugs Contaminated with Fentanyl

2019-10-22 Major Uptick in Fatal Fentanyl Overdoses & Seizures of Counterfeit Oxycodone Pills with Fentanyl

2019-09-30 Monterey County shows Increase in Overdoses Due to Counterfeit Drugs with Fentanyl

2019-07-01 Shiga Toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) Alert Update

** Advisory

2019-09-25 CDPH Issues Public Health Advisory Urging Everyone to Refrain from Vaping

2019-09-25 First Two Santa Clara County Residents Died from The FLU

2019-06-30 Rising Rates of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

2019-06-27 Increasing West Nile Virus Activity – Protect against Mosquito Bites




** Alerts

2018-07-30 EBOLA Outbreak Update – Declared Over

** Advisories:

2018-12-21 Health Advisory for Congregate Living Facilities

2018-11-09 Three Cases of Pertussis Whooping Cough Confirmed in San Benito County

2018-06-25 Don’t Bring Zika Home

2018-06-11 Outbreak of Hepatitis A Virus Infections among Persons Who Use Drugs and Persons Experiencing Homelessness

2018-06-08 Increase in Syphilis Cases

2018-01-11 Widespread Influenza (Flu) Activity

2018-01-11 Actividad de influenza (gripe) Extendida

** Updates:



** Alerts:

2017-10-13 CDPH Taking Action to Increase Hepatitis A Vaccine Supplies

2017-01-13 Public Health Alert – Water Contamination

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

** Advisories:

2017-12-28 Provider Advisory – Influenza Widespread in California, with Local Outbreaks

2017-12-18 How To Reduce Exposure to Radiofrequency Energy from Cell Phones

2017-12-13 Serious Influenza Season Expected

2017-10-19 Hep A Outbreak in CA Updated Clinical Advisory

2017-10-12 Unhealthy Air Quality in San Benito County-ENG

2017-09-15 Hepatitis A Vaccinations

2017-09-15 Cleaning Procedures to Prevent the Spread of Hepatitis A Virus

2017-09-13 Hepatitis A Vaccinations for Employees & Volunteers serving population at risk

2017-09-05 1st Responder Hep A Vaccination

2017-09-01 Extreme Heat Labor Day Warning

2017-07-28 Hep A Guidance

2017-06-14 Public Health Letter on Rabies

2017-06-07 Magellan Diagnostics LeadCare

2017-05-22 Gastrointestinal Illness

2017-05-21 Norovirus Advisory

2017-02-28 Dr Newel New Health Officer Appointed

2017-01-13 Public Health Advisory – Flood Clean Up Safety Precautions

2017-01-13 Aviso De Salud – Limpieza De Inundaciones Y Precauciones De Seguridad

2017-01-13 Flu Health Advisory

2017-01-06 Influenza

** Updates:

2017-09-15 Health Officer Order for Influenza Vaccination Program

2017-05-24 Norovirus Facts

2017-01-13 United States Environmental Protection Agency – What To Do After A Flood

2017-01-13 Agencia de Protección Ambiental de los Estados Unidos – ¿Qué hacer después de una inundación



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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