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Area high schools to drop indoor mask mandate 

Students and staff in the Merced Union High School District (MUHSD) will no longer be required to wear a mask indoors effective March 12. Superintendent Alan Peterson announced this decision following today's updated masking guidance from the state. This applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. Superintendent Peterson…

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…