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 Until Further Notice
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 Urges All K-12 Schools to Begin Offering 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.
Next Phase Starts Monday; Vaccinations For People 65+
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced today that Michigan residents ages 65 and older, along with some frontline workers, will be eligible to receive the Coronavirus vaccine beginning on Monday, January 11th, as the state moves into the next phase of vaccinations. So far, 80% of Covid-19 deat…
Teacher ‘Farts’ During Zoom Class With Third Graders, Hilarity Ensues
“That was a big one,” one of the students said.
Save Our Stages: $15 Billion COVID Rescue Package for Live Venues
Senate minority leader hails “fighting chance” offered as part of $900 billion relief plan.
Mask Up, Mask Right Campaign in Michigan About 6 Months Too Late
This information would have been helpful in March