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.
Plenty Of Jobs Need To Be Filled In Calhoun County
Despite or perhaps in spite of the ongoing pandemic, there are plenty of job opportunities in Calhoun County.
COVID-19 Variant Found in Jackson County, Michigan
It's the first instance in Michigan of the variant first found in South Africa
Calhoun County Jail Follows All Recommendations Amid COVID Cases
County Board Chair Frisbie: "We do a good job in almost every area."
Work From Home Rules in Michigan Likely to be Extended
Even though some restrictions are being lifted, working from home may be sticking around.
Bench Warrant For Allegan Co. Restaurant Owner Who Defied State
A restaurant owner in Holland vows to continue fighting after a judge issues a bench warrant for the owner for defying state shutdown orders.
Pure Michigan Small Business Relief Awards $10 Million In Grants
Here's a look at the breakdown region by region and the list of businesses and nonprofits that benefitted.
UM Deactivates Student’s Access for Not Following COVID Protocols
Nearly 400 students at the University of Michigan have had their M-Cards deactivated.
MI Will Ease COVID Restrictions on Restaurants Beginning March 5
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is expected to announce Tuesday afternoon that COVID-19 restrictions on bars and restaurants will be eased beginning on Friday, March 5, 2021.
What Does the New J & J Vaccine Mean for Calhoun County?
Q & A with County Health Officer Eric Pessell
Congressman Meijer Votes Against So-Called COVID Relief Bill
Calls it a "Grab-Bag" for interests outside of public health and COVID assistance