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Take your shot and get vaccinated

 

*UPDATE: As of 7/27/2023, the COVID Response Center Hotline has been discontinued.  To report a COVID case, please visit the COVID Positive Page.
 
For Merced County, prevention steps are based on the COVID-19 Hospital Admission Levels per CDC.

(Scroll down past national data to county data and hover over Merced County on the map). 

 

Merced County's current hospital admission status as of 2/10/2024 is:
 

LOW

 

face covering

 

CDC Face Covering Guidance based on COVID-19 Community Level

    Low                                                         

    Everyone:

    • People can wear a mask based on personal preference, informed by their own personal level of risk

    Vulnerable people*:

    • Consider wearing a mask in crowded indoor public places.  Ensure your mask provides the best fit and filtration (respirators like N95s, KN95s and KN94s are best).  
    • If you are a vulnerable person* or live with a vulnerable person*, consider taking additional precautions. 
    Medium

    Everyone:

    • Consider wearing a mask in indoor public places.  Ensure your mask provides the best fit and filtration (respirators like N95, KN95 and KN94 are best). 

    Vulnerable people*:

    • Wearing a mask is recommended in crowded indoor public places.  Ensure your mask provides the best fit and filtration (respirators like N95s, KN95s and KN94s are best).  
    • If you have household or social contact with a vulnerable person*, wearing a mask is recommended when indoors with them
    High

    Everyone:

    • Wearing a mask is recommended in indoor public places.  Ensure your mask provides the best fit and filtration (respirators like N95, KN95 and KN94 are best). 

    Vulnerable people*:

    • Wearing a mask is strongly recommended in indoor public places.  Ensure your mask provides the best fit and filtration (respirators like N95s, KN95s and KN94s are best).  
    • If you have household or social contact with a vulnerable person*, wearing a mask is recommended when indoors with them.

    *Those that are vulnerable include the unvaccinated, those that are immunocompromised, have certain disabilities, or have underlying health conditions, and those at risk of severe illness of death if they are infected with COVID-19.  Such persons should consider taking extra precautions.

     

    Regardless of COVID-19 case rates, The CDC recommends masking in the following scenarios:

    • If you have symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as a cough, runny nose, or sore throat, especially if visiting the UCM Student Health Center or another health clinic.
    • In crowded indoor settings, such as in airplanes, trains, and buses
    • In public areas around people who are older or have medical conditions that put them at increased risk for severe COVID-19
    • For 10 days after having a significant exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
    • If you have tested positive

     

    Merced County Statistics

    California COVID-19 State Dashboard: Merced County  (updated weekly)

    The above statistics are neither produced nor owned by UC Merced. UC Merced is not responsible for their accuracy.

     

    Spring 2024 Semester

    When Visiting Campus

    If you plan to visit campus for any reason, even if as an invited guest, please check with your campus contact for any special considerations or precautions for your visit. Also, take the time to familiarize yourself with the following general guidelines.

    sick stay home

     

    If you feel sick, stay home. Visitors may not enter University facilities if they have tested positive for COVID-19 or feel unwell.

    Testing

     

    Asymptomatic (surveillance) testing has been discontinued.  Free rapid antigen tests will continue to be available to all students, staff, and faculty at distribution sites. 

    List of COVID Antigen Test Distribution Sites

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