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Yosemite National Park to reopen this week

In accordance with guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local public health authorities, Yosemite National Park will continue to incrementally increase recreational access. Beginning June 11, the park will open all the primary attractions to some extent and visitors will be able to…

Pop-Up People’s Pantry offers fresh, free produce

The Pop-Up People’s Pantry in Merced, which helps provide food during the pandemic, is not quite one month old, but already it’s catching on like wildfire. Located at the existing 18th Street People’s Garden, at 936 W. 18th Street in Merced, the pantry has a collection of fresh local produce which is available for people to take at no…

Merced Parks restricted to ‘Exercise Only’

The City of Merced has immediately shut down all play equipment and shelters in its parks to comply with the April 8 order from the Merced County Health Officer. The order directs everyone to stay home unless they are providing or receiving essential services. It comes when Merced County has three deaths and 40 cases of COVID19, the…

City of Merced declares state of emergency

(City of Merced press release) The City of Merced has declared a state of emergency due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. The action follows declarations by Merced County today, the President and an earlier declaration by the State of California. The declaration gives the City: Expanded access to personnel, equipment, and…

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