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Spring 2021 Updates


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The Merced Union High School District (MUHSD) will continue to implement any and all measures recommended by public health leaders to protect the health and safety of students, staff, and the community throughout this current public health emergency. MUHSD works in close consultation with the Merced County Department of Public Health and the Merced County Office of Education, and follows guidance from California's Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health. The COVID-19 public health emergency is a fluid situation. Facts and circumstances may change quickly, and the District regularly posts updates on the District website as appropriate.

Resources to Help You Stay Updated with COVID-19


Supt. Peterson's Latest Memo (May 14, 2021)


The Merced County Department of Public Health has lifted the mandate regarding face coverings while outside. Effective Monday, all students and staff are not required to wear a mask or face covering outside of classrooms and office buildings. Please refrain from gathering in groups as social distancing is still in place and will continue to be monitored and enforced. 

Masks will still be required inside until further notice. Have a great weekend!


Superintendent, Alan Peterson


MUHSD COVID Exposure Prevention Plan & Site Contacts

All staff and students must follow the MUHSD COVID Exposure Prevention Plan and COVID-19 protocols. 

CDC Prevention Tips

The following is a message from Merced County Department of Public Health: We are pleased to announce that there will be free COVID-19 testing at various locations in the city of Atwater from December 8th through the 30th. You may register online at LHI COVID-19 testing  or by calling 1-888-634-1123. To view a full list of testing locations, please visit  the Merced County website or follow us on social media. Stay safe and get tested.

COVID Testing Sites Flyers:

How to Protect Yourself & Others:

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others.
  • Avoid Close Contact! Put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

Stay Informed:

Find useful COVID-19 resources for families and staff.

Additional Merced County Department of Health Resources:

MUHSD COVID-19 Documents

To view the MUHSD COVID-19 Exposure Prevention Plan click on the link below:

MUHSD COVID-19 Prevention Plan

Fall 2020 Hybrid Information & Past Updates