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.
NY New COVID Rate at Record Low/ Broome Takes Vaccines to the Zoo
The Broome County Health Department is reporting small COVID-19 vaccination clinics are being held around the region.
Broome County Executive Jason Garnar on Southern Tier Close Up
Broome County Executive Jason Garnar is on Southern Tier Close Up and he has a lot to say about his experiences leading the county over the past year.
First Time: Broome, Chenango, Cortland Report No New COVID Cases
Broome, Chenango and Cortland Counties reported no new cases and no additional deaths for the first time since the outbreak began over a year ago.
Well, Wood You Look at That? U.S. Lumber Prices Continue To Drop
If these trends continue, the summer of 2021 might be the summer you get to rebuild your deck after all.
Department of Motor Vehicles Harpursville Office Reopens
The Broome County Department of Motor Vehicles satellite office in Harpursville is open by appointment after being closed down during the pandemic.
Governor Wants Small Business COVID Grants Tax-Free
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to waive the taxes on COVID Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grants.
7 Things That Make You Wish Your Co-Workers Still Worked From Home
People are heading back to work. If you've been in the building the whole time, here's a list of things you might have forgotten about working with people.