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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Cooling Zones Available, COVID-19 Precautions In Place

Cooling Zones

With the heat index expected to top 105 degrees Thursday, several cooling zones will be open to help residents cope with the heat. The following locations will be available during specified times/hours to be used as cooling zones if needed:

  • The City of Atw...
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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Stage 2.5 - New Guidelines for Places of Worship, Hair Salons, Barbershops and Curbside Bars

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As Merced County advances through Stage 2 into Stage 2.5 of California’s Resilience Roadmap and continues to open more sectors of the economy, State officials have released industry-specific guidelines that businesses must follow in order to red...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Lake Yosemite Remains Open to Public, Passes on Sale

Merced County Lake Yosemite

Lake Yosemite will remain open to the public over the Memorial Day weekend with various precautions in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

While the park, lake and parking lots are open, the current Public Health Order is still in effect. Visitor...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Mental Health Awareness

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Merced County’s Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) and Public Health Departments want to remind you that May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Your mental “health” is just as important as your physical well-being....

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

We Are Here For You

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The Merced County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services and Public Health departments are here for you during this very difficult time. As our county enters into Phase 2, we want to remind our community that our goal is to support the physical and menta...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Merced County Department of Public Health Attestation Approved to Move into Stage 2.5

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The Department of Public Health (Department) is pleased to announce that Merced County is now approved to move more quickly through Stage 2 of California’s Roadmap for reopening. The approval is posted on the California Department of Public Heal...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

County Partners Provide Homeless Support Amidst the Pandemic

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In an effort to protect vulnerable homeless individuals from COVID-19 and slow the spread of the virus in our communities, 98 homeless individuals have been sheltered in hotel rooms in Merced County. This statewide initiative is known as “Projec...

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