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.
Michiganders: Trail/Beach Etiquette for the Holiday Weekend
Let's make sure that our parks, beaches, and trails stay OPEN this summer.
Corner Bar Temporarily Closed, Worker Tests Positive for COVID-19
The employee is said to have contracted it from a family member.
GR Symphony Cancels Their Scheduled Concerts Through July 31st
This included the 2020 D&W Picnic Pops; but not all hope is lost, they are planning some performances in August, still to be announced.
Gov. Whitmer Relaxes Some Restrictions, Allows Small Gatherings
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday morning that she is relaxing some restrictions in the state amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival Canceled for 2020 Due to COVID-1
The annual Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival, which was slated to take place July 24 - August 2, 2020 has officially been canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Pier 1 Imports Announces They'll Be Closing All Their Stores
They had hoped to emerge out of bankruptcy, but that dream is dead, and soon, so will be the Pier 1 brand.
All MI Voters Will Receive Absentee Applications for August & Nov
Tuesday morning, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced that all registered voters in the state of Michigan will receive applications for absentee ballots for the August primary and November general elections.
I Think We Have A Squirrel Problem on Grand Rapids' West Side
They're all over the place and now trying to come in my house; not cool.
New Michigan Hotline Available For Workers To File COVID-19 Complaints
The hotline was set up by the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) and can be reached at 1-855-723-3219.
Sammy Hagar Says Concerts Can't Wait for a COVID-19 Vaccine
Singer has had discussions about how to proceed with shows once the number of cases goes down.
The 5 Zip Codes In Kent County With Most COVID-19 Cases
As COVID-19 cases continue to slowly climb in West Michigan and Kent County, we compiled a list of the 5 zip codes in the area with the most COVID-19 cases.