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.
Gov. Whitmer Extends Michigan's Stay at Home Order Until April 30
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has extended her "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order for all Michigan residents until
Great Moment: Mercy Health Releases First Critical Care Patient
Such a great moment for medical professionals on the front line. This is the outcome they're working overtime hours for.
Governor Whitmer Expected to Extend Stay-at-Home Order
Whitmer says people should not expect to go back to work.
100th St. Bridge Project Put on Hold to Protect Workers
The 100th St. Bridge has come down, but a new one will not be going up in its place any time soon.
Over 2,000 Health Care Workers In Detroit Test Positive For COVID-19
Over the last couple of days, multiple hospitals in Detroit began reporting their total number of workers who have tested positive for COVID-19 and it's incredibly high.
West Michigan Meijer Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19
Meijer has confirmed that an employee at the Cedar Springs Meijer has tested positive for COVID-19.
Grand Rapids Library Asking for Your COVID-19 Stories
They plan on storing them in their permanent archives.
Violating Gov. Whitmer's Stay at Home Orders Could Cost You $1K
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued an Emergency Order on April 2, allowing fines of up to $1000 for violators. Prosecutors are are also able to pursue criminal penalties against violators.
Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Michigan Nearly 11,000
An update from the Michigan Department of Health Thursday afternoon says that there are now 10,791 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Michigan.