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.
Lynyrd Skynyrd Cancel Gigs, Guitarist Tests Positive for COVID-19
“Rickey is home resting and responding well to treatment,” band writes in a statement announcing four affected shows.
REO Speedwagon to COVID Deniers: ‘Call Me Back When You Catch It’
Frontman Kevin Cronin had some harsh words for those questioning the severity of the pandemic.
MSU and Michigan to Require COVID Vaccine for Fall Semester
Students attending Michigan and Michigan State this fall will be required to get the COVID vaccine.
CDC To Reverse Mask Policy; Vaccinated Americans Should Wear Them Indoors
The announcement will be made around 3 pm ET.
Eric Clapton Feels ‘Ostracized’ By Friends Over His COVID Views
“My phone doesn’t ring very often,” the guitarist admits.
Michigan Sets Workplace Rules For Unvaccinated Staffers
This week is seeing many West Michigan businesses slowly get back to normal as the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is allowing workers who had been working remotely, to return to offices and workplaces across the state. And while those fully vaccinated will have a more traditional w…
Tigers, Spartans & Wolverines Plan For Full Capacity
The Detroit Tigers, Michigan State University and The University of Michigan have announced plans to return to full capacity for outdoor activities.
Meijer Now Offering Vaccination Bonuses For Staff & Customers
As Michigan prepares to 'open up' as of July 1st. West Michigan based Meijer is incentivizing vaccinations for both employees and customers.
Michigan’s Gathering and Mask Orders to Be Lifted July 1
On Thursday, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer along with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced that things will be mostly back to normal in Michigan beginning July 1.
Michigan’s Adventure Gears Up for 2021 Season With Updates to Covid Protocols
One change includes requiring a Covid-19 test prior to entering the park if you're not fully vaccinated, although there is currently no procedure listed on how to provide proof of vaccination. This will also impact those in the park as those without the vaccine will be required to mask up in in…
MIOSHA Attempts to Clarify Rules For Vaccinated Michigan Workers
Michigan workers have been left in a grey area because of workplace rules set by MIOSHA, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration. MIOSHA has now attempted to clarify the rules to allow workers to go maskless if they've been vaccinated.
2021 Mackinac Bridge Walk Is a Go, If We Meet Vax Goals
After a virtual public meeting on Tuesday morning, Mackinac Bridge Authority is still tentatively planning to hold the annual Labor Day walk. But at this time, the walk will only take place if 70% of the state is vaccinated.