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Merced County Suspends Social Distancing Plan for Businesses

Responding to feedback from businesses and farmers, Merced County Health Officer Dr. Ken Bird on Thursday suspended part of a recent order requiring businesses to develop COVID-19  social distancing and safety plans. "Merced County will reevaluate ... its r...
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No Fresno Social-Distancing Fines for Right Now

The Fresno City Council did not discuss councilman Luis Chavez's plan to institute a warning then fines for not practicing social distancing at its Thursday meeting. But, something could still be in the work...
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Sheriff Mims’ Billboard Message: Stay Home

Sheriff Margaret Mims has a simple message during the COVID-19 pandemic: Stay home. Mims will appear in two billboards that should be up today. They are at Clovis Avenue, south of Shields Avenue, and Blackstone Avenue, south of McKinley. "The best vaccin...