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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Get Tested to Reopen Merced County

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The Merced County Department of Public Health (Department) wants to emphasize the importance of testing to slow the spread of COVID-19, and thus ensure the reopening of Merced County. The more we test the faster Merced County can reopen. Through a collabo...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

National Library Card Sign-Up Month

Wonderwoman Says Libraries Are Wonderful

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month! The Merced County Library is joining the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-Up Month and this year’s theme is “Libraries are Wonderful.&am...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

Merced County Proclaims September as National Recovery Month

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National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) increases awareness and understanding of mental health and substance use disorders and encourages individuals in need of treatment and recovery services to seek help. Recovery Month celebrates individuals living th...

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Posted on: September 8, 2020

Foster Farms Livingston Plant Allowed to Reopen

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The Merced County Department of Public Health (Department) announces 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 September 7, 2020 at 9:30 p.m. A small ...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

September is Suicide Prevention Month

Dont Give Up - Youre Not Alone - You Matter

The Merced County Board of Supervisors in conjunction with Merced County’s Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) wants to remind everyone that September is National Suicide Prevention Month.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Residents Urged to Exercise COVID-19 Precautions Over Labor Day Weekend

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With Labor Day weekend approaching, Public Health officials are cautioning residents to exercise COVID-19 precautions by avoiding mass gatherings, wearing masks, and exercising good hand hygiene.

Data show holiday weekends consistently lead to spikes of CO...

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

Opening of Youth Crisis Stabilization Unit

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Merced County’s Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) in partnership with Central Star Behavioral Health is excited to announce the opening of the Merced Youth Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU).

This new center will be the first facility o...

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