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Will there be another covid surge in this region?

Since June 15 — when pretty much everything that had been closed due to COVID-19 was open with no capacity limits and no social distancing — suspense has been building about what comes next. Will there be a new surge in COVID cases? “We have seen a slight uptick, but it is a slower uptick than last summer,” Dr. Kristynn Sullivan told the…

Vaccine clinic welcomes youth, ages 12 to 15

A “Team Asadi” and “Team Merced” COVID-19 vaccination clinic was held on the afternoon of May 20 at the Merced Civic Center, and 12- to 15-year-olds were welcomed, but only about 55 in that age group showed up and got shots. In fact, the clinic, which was for everyone 12 and older, was not as well attended as previous ones. The FDA…

Atwater school district teachers, staff receive COVID vaccine

Teachers, as essential workers, became eligible to receive the COVID vaccine, and the Atwater Elementary School District was ready to go to make it accessible for all school personnel. Michelle Bush, Assistant Superintendent of HR for Atwater Elementary School District, told the Times, “We’re still working on the vaccinations.  We have Group C…

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