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.
West Michigan School Board Defies Public Health Recommendations During Covid Outbreak At Wayland Schools
As students have returned to in-person learning across West Michigan, many districts are now dealing with Covid outbreaks. Local health departments have been monitoring the situations across the area, but on Monday one local school board defied Health Department recommendations while cases surge in their local district.
Disney Parks To Require Face Masks Again as COVID Cases Surge
See Disney's list of requirements for an acceptable face mask.
CDC To Reverse Mask Policy; Vaccinated Americans Should Wear Them Indoors
The announcement will be made around 3 pm ET.
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.
Emotionally Charged Google Ad Chronicles COVID-19 Search Terms, Ends With Vaccine Call-to-Action
The commercial has been viewed 6.6 million times as of publishing time.
Student-Residents Must Get COVID Vaccine At Oakland University
By the fall semester, the school will be requiring any students living in campus housing to have received one of the COVID-19 vaccines.
Pfizer Says Their Vaccine is 100% Effective in Teens
Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and strongly protective in kids as young as 12.