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Posted on: April 12, 2021

Merced County Announces New Vaccination Site, Transitions to My Turn for COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling

Glass Bottles Labeled COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine

Merced County is excited to announce the opening of a new large-scale vaccination resource.

The State has located one of its "OptumServe" vaccination sites at the Atwater Community Center at 760 E. Bellevue Road and will vaccinate 400 people per ...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Merced County Fire Department Awarded Grant for Extrication Equipment for Emergency Response

Fireman Training with Jaws of Life

Merced County Fire Department was awarded a $74,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for the purchase of new extrication equipment that will be used to rescue crash victims. Known as the “jaws of life,” first re...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

BHRS Accepting Public Comment on Fiscal Year 2021-2022 MHSA Annual Update & Innovation Plans

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Merced County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (MCBHRS) has opened a 30-day public viewing and comment period for its Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) – Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Annual Update and Innovation Plan.  Welfare and Institutions Co...

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Posted on: March 24, 2021

Navigation Center Grand Opening

Merced County Navigation Center Building

Less than a year from its groundbreaking, Merced County’s “Navigation Center”, a critical component of our region’s collaborative effort to address homelessness, is scheduled to open later this month.  

The 15,000 square-foot facility was construc...

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