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COVID cases remain high; unvaccinated, kids most at risk

A surge in COVID cases since mid-July has been a continuing concern to the Merced County Public Health Department, especially because the number of children getting the disease has increased with the onslaught of the Delta Variant. The unvaccinated remain the most at risk of serious disease and fatalities. The positive case rate is the…

School boards move cautiously to open meetings

The much-heralded start of in-person education at all levels — from UC Merced to elementary schools — is also opening the door to in-person local school board meetings. At least for now. The Merced Union High School District Board of Trustees on Aug. 11 held its first in-person, open-to-the-public meeting since the start of pandemic-induced Zoom…

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