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.
Lansing's City Hall & City Buildings Will Remained Closed
In hopes to stop the spread of COVID-19, Mayor Andy Schor announced that Lansing's City Hall and other city facilities will be closed until further notice.
Gov. Whitmer Asks Schools to Offer In-Person Learning by March 1
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer held a briefing Friday in which she strongly encouraged all K-12 schools in the state offer the option for in-person learning by March 1 and earlier than that if possible.
Donating Plasma After Recovering From COVID-19 Can Help Others
If you have recovered from COVID-19, you may want to consider donating plasma.
Whitmer Signs Covid Relief Bill, But Not Without Changes
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a Michigan Covid Relief Bill Tuesday, but using her line-item veto prerogative, took some items out of it, including a tax break for businesses related to unemployment benefits.
New Covid-19 Stimulus Bill Would Make Illegal Streaming a Felony
Breaking the law would be punishable by up to 10 years in jail.
Michigan House Approves Bipartisan $465M COVID-19 Relief Bill
Michigan families could soon be seeing some economic relief in the form of a bipartisan bill approved by the Michigan House of Representatives.
Another 4,000 COVID-19 Cases Confirmed In Michigan
Another 4,037 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported here in the state of Michigan, with 83 associated deaths.