Coronavirus in West Michigan: 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.
There's Now A 'Safety' Kiosk For Residents in GR City Hall Lobby
The kiosk will not only take your temperature hands-free, but you can also get needed PPE from it as well, during normal business hours of Grand Rapids City Hall.
MI National Guard Holding Free COVID Testing in Holland on Friday
Since March, the National Guard has assisted in over 165K coronavirus tests in the state.
AMC Theatres Could Run Out of Money By the End of the Year
The country’s biggest theater chain says it needs more funds.
Live Music Industry Collapse ‘Is Happening’ Says Venue Society
NIVA responds to U.S. government’s failure to agree to coronavirus rescue package.
Masks Still Required Under New Michigan DHHS Order
The director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has issued an emergency order that requires masks, limits the size of gatherings, and limits capacity in bars and restaurants.
‘The Price Is Right’ Resumes Production Without a Live Audience
All 77 games will return with added social distance.
MI AG Nessel Will No Longer Enforce Gov. Whitmer’s EOs
Following a decision from the Michigan Supreme Court that said that the law that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used when issuing her executive orders was unconstitutional, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has announced that she will no longer enforce those orders.
President Trump & First Lady Melania Trump Test Positive for COVID-19
President Trump announced that he and his wife, Melania Trump, have tested positive for the coronavirus. Trump shared the news on Twitter early Friday morning.
69 Percent of Small Movie Theaters Could Close Due to Pandemic
A group of filmmakers wrote to Congress, asking for financial aid.
CDC Releases Thanksgiving Guidelines for 2020
We all have to admit, 2020 has been one of the strangest years we have ever lived through. That is mostly caused by the coronavirus. It's changed the way we do so many things...including our holiday celebrations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released their suggested …
Michigan's State Of Emergency Extended For At Least Another Month
The current state of emergency was set to expire on October first, but the extension keeps it in place until October 27 at 11:59 pm.