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.
Joan the Pig is our Pet of the Week on Wet Nose Wednesday
Meet Joan! She has a great personality with equal parts sweetness, sass, and independence! Joan is a little slower to warm up but once she is comfortable she loves having her back scratched and getting treats. She also is a great snuggler
19 Michigan Businesses Fined for Not Following COVID-19 Protocols
The penalties total $51,400 in fines.
Bars Will Remain Closed in Michigan, Says Dr. Khaldun
Indoor bar service has been shut down since July 1in Michigan.
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Some things have changed.
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‘Saturday Night Live’ Will Return With Live Episodes in October
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Stripe is our Pet of the Week on Wet Nose Wednesday
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Gov. Whitmer Says Gyms Can open Wednesday and Sports May Resume
For sure gyms and fitness centers can re-open on Wednesday. As for competitive sports, she put that on the athletic associations and school districts to decide.
High School Football Could Happen in Michigan This Fall After All
The Michigan High School Athletic Association says watching other states play football and not have massive outbreak problems on their hands has led to new discussions.