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Local region on verge of entering ‘red’ in war on virus

Merced County’s transition from the state’s most restrictive COVID-19 “purple” status to an improved “red” tier is imminent, local health officials say. The red tier is the one in which schools have a direct pathway to reopen for on-campus instruction. To advance, however, the goal is a coronavirus test positivity rate of less than 8 percent,…

Foster Farms Livingston plant allowed to reopen

BREAKING NEWS ... (from a Public Health press release) The Merced County Department of Public Health (Department) is announcing that the Livingston Plant at Foster Farms, in Livingston, has met the requirements to reopen as directed in the Health Officer Order (Order) as of Sept. 7,  at 9:30 p.m. A small maintenance crew may enter the…

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