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‘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…

Merced County Officially In Orange Tier!

Merced County officially moved to Orange Tier on May 25 at noon, according to the Merced County Public Health Department. Dr. Kristynn Sullivan, Merced County’s Supervising Epidemiologist, told the Times, “Our metrics have been in Orange for two consecutive weeks.  Our daily cases are at 4.1 per 100,000 residents per day, and the…

Long lines continue to form for vaccinations at Civic Center

Hundreds of residents have made their way to the Merced Civic Center over the past weeks to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations. The ongoing mass clinic is offering both first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine. Led by local physician Dr. Asadi and the City of Merced, the vaccination clinic in downtown Merced allows residents…

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