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.
Riders on Two B.C. Transit Routes Possibly Exposed to COVID
Riders at times on two separate county public transit bus routes may have been exposed to a person testing positive for the coronavirus.
Trunk-or-Treat Canceled But Executive Won't Ban Halloween
The Trunk-or-Treat at Otsiningo Park and the Greater Binghamton Airport that were planned for Halloween have been canceled.
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.
Mobile Testing in Broome, Tioga & Cortland Counties
Broome County’s mobile COVID rapid testing unit will be moving while sites open in Cortland County.
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.