On February 11, 2020 the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, first identified in Wuhan China. The new name of this disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV”. There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused be a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. The name of this disease was selected following the World Health Organization (WHO) best practice for naming of new human infectious diseases.
Website Tells Users Which Businesses Require Face Masks
There's a website for that, and it's called the Mask Map.
Michigan COVID-19 Numbers Slightly Go Down From Yesterday
It isn't a significant drop from yesterday's numbers, but they are slightly down.
Work From Home Rules in Michigan Likely to be Extended
Even though some restrictions are being lifted, working from home may be sticking around.
Pure Michigan Small Business Relief Awards $10 Million In Grants
Here's a look at the breakdown region by region and the list of businesses and nonprofits that benefitted.
COVID-19 Cases Go Up About 500 Cases From Yesterday
Another day of COVID-19 reported cases, with a slight 500 case increase from yesterday.
Michigan Expanding COVID-19 Vaccine Availability to People 50 and Over
Michigan residents who are 50 or over will be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as Monday.
MI Will Ease COVID Restrictions on Restaurants Beginning March 5
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is expected to announce Tuesday afternoon that COVID-19 restrictions on bars and restaurants will be eased beginning on Friday, March 5, 2021.