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.
Coronavirus Exposure Alerts for Four Tioga County Businesses
Local health officials have listed four more locations in Tioga County that were visted by people who later became coronavirus-positive.
Exposure Advisories for Bus, Bar and Grocery Store
New sites where people may have been exposed to the coronavirus and tracers are not able to identify everyone are on a bus, at a bar and in a grocery store.
Absentee Ballot May be Only Option for the Quarantined
People currently in quarantine due to the pandemic will not be able to vote in-person if their 14-day lockdown just began and should apply for absentee ballots.
You Can Have Your Christmas Tree Delivered Free This Year
Are you planning on getting a real Christmas tree this year? You can actually have one delivered to your house for free.
B.U. Back in Business After 2-Week Pause for COVID
It’s back to business on campus for Binghamton University while its host community is still unable to pull itself out of a coronavirus spike.
Possible Exposure Sites in Broome & Cortland Counties
Broome and Cortland County Health officials are reporting new possible exposure sites to the coronavirus.
Remember When We All Wished We Could Work From Home?
Remember when we all wished that we could work from home in our sweats, our hair up in a true "I just rolled out of bed" messy bun while typing with one finger, juggling a bowl of cereal in the other hand, and glancing up at the television from time to time...
Cuomo Discourages New Yorkers from Traveling to Pennsylvania
With COVID-19 infection rates rising in Pennsylvania, New York residents now are being urged to avoid non-essential travel into the state.