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March 28, 2020

Gilroy school closures extended to May 1

Seven Bay Area county health officers, in collaboration with their six county superintendents of schools have made a unified, regional decision to extend school closures and student dismissals from regular school attendance through May 1, 2020 to slow the spread of COVID-19 to the maximum extent possible.

Store closures burden Gilroy’s finances

The empty parking lots surrounding Gilroy’s major retailers paints a distressing picture for the city’s future financial health. The Gilroy Premium Outlets are closed through April 7 following Santa Clara County’s order to cease all “non-essential” operations to combat...

Gilroy schools distribute free meals to students

By Juan Reyes Solorsano Middle School seventh-grader Jason Kern took a stroll inside the cafeteria last week to pick up his lunch. He went with a bean and cheese burrito, a salad and some chocolate milk,...

Unprecedented $2 trillion relief bill at a glance

Almost all Americans will soon receive one-time payments from the federal government thanks to the nearly $2 trillion COVID-19 relief bill approved by Congress on Tuesday night, according to the Associated Press. Details of the unrivaled package are expected...

Gilroy delays eviction moratorium decision

A Gilroy City Council already split on an eviction moratorium was further divided when news broke during the March 24 meeting that county supervisors had just passed a similar ordinance that could apply to the city. According to Gilroy’s proposed ordinance,...

Virus casualty was a beloved cowboy

Ken Machado, a Morgan Hill native who lived in Paicines for about the last 20 years, was the first San Benito County resident to die with the COVID-19 illness, according to his family and friends.

COVID-19: Deputies, inmate test positive

Santa Clara County’s Public Health Department announced Monday evening that three more residents have died of COVID-19, raising the virus’ local death toll to thirteen.

Gilroy to consider eviction moratorium

The Gilroy City Council will follow other jurisdictions across the state by considering a moratorium on tenant evictions March 24. The consideration comes during the COVID-19 outbreak, leaving workers who have lost their jobs because of the numerous business closures unable to...

Silicon Valley leaders launch $11M coronavirus relief fund

By Grace Hase As low-income families in Santa Clara County are crippled by the economic impacts of COVID-19 through lost hours and wages, nonprofits, public agencies and Silicon Valley’s private sector are banding together to help. The Santa...

Two more deaths reported in county

Two more Santa Clara County residents died of COVID-19 over the weekend, bringing the total local death toll from the novel coronavirus to 10, according to the county’s public health department.