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Covid 19 Information

  • Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses that are common among animals and humans. In rare cases, animal coronaviruses can be transmitted from animals to humans. This novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is a newly discovered coronavirus that has not been previously detected in animals or humans. The source of this virus is not yet known.

  • Typically, human coronaviruses cause mild-to-moderate respiratory illness. Symptoms are very similar to the flu, including:

    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath

    In some cases, COVID-19 can cause more severe respiratory illness.

  • The California Department of Public Health recommends the following steps to prevent the spread of all respiratory viruses:

    • Washing hands with soap and water.
    • Avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick are all ways to reduce the risk of infection with a number of different viruses.
    • Staying away from work, school or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough.

Mental Health

Free Warmth Line for Youth

We understand that these unpredictable times can be difficult, so if you need support, community resources, or just someone to talk to, we are here for you. There is a Free Warm Line For Youth through Merced County Behavioral Health & Recovery Services. Their information and flyer is down below:

Mission Statement—The Merced County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services WarmLine is now up and running! This is a non-emergency resource for any youth seeking emotional support. Once you make the call, we will be ready to listen and support you. Behavioral Health and Recovery Services is committed to empowering our diverse community with hope, recovery and wellness by providing comprehensive holistic care.

Vision- Inspiring hope and recovery for those we serve as the premier provider for quality whole person care.

480 E 13th Street

Merced, CA 95341

24 hours a day/ 7 days per week

(209) 381-6800 or toll free (888) 334-0163

Warm Line for Youth Flyer



MUHSD Site Health Contacts

School Nurse Site Phone
Jodi Jenkins Atwater High School 209-325-1255
Cynthia Stanford Buhach Colony High School 209-325-1455
Ka Vang El Capitan High School 209-384-5554
Tamara Simmons Golden Valley High School 209-398-1855
Chialia Lewis Livingston High School 209-325-2655
Maisie Galindo Merced High School 209-325-1055
Ter Yang Yosemite High School 209-325-1655