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Local media shares insight on covering deadly pandemic

Editor’s Note: Columnist and author Steve Newvine wrote the following article recently for the news website By Steve Newvine It was one year ago, March 2020, when life in our world changed forever. The coronavirus pandemic changed life in many ways. Face masks, social distancing, hand sanitizer, outdoor restaurant…

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…

More vaccines are on way as COVID-19 stats keep improving 

There has been a breakthrough in the way the COVID-19 vaccine is allocated in Califronia which means an increase in the number of doses distributed to Merced County. In other good news, this region may be about two weeks away from moving to the state’s Red Tier designation, where the county is apt to allow indoor restaurant dining and other…

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