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UC Merced joins COVID-19 research effort

As the number of cases of COVID-19 surge again globally as a result of the delta variant, world leaders are searching for ways to make more informed decisions on how to contain the pandemic. Researchers at UC Merced and Michigan State University (MSU) know what can provide early signs of the virus and help with critical decisions — sewage.…

‘Pretty much everything is back to open’ for community

Merced County took the first step back into pre-COVID normalcy on Tuesday, June 15, as “Beyond the Blueprint” became California’s new reality. The county had made it to Orange Tier by the end of the tier system, having moved to Orange on May 25.  The criteria for that move was less than six cases per 100,000 residents per day and less than 4…

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