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.
Twin Tiers Moves "Four-ward" and Green in Reopening Phases
Susquehanna County is finally going Green and the Southern Tier of New York goes into phase four of reopening.
Tioga Downs Play it Safe Reopening Plan Moves Slowly Forward
Tioga Downs Casino is planning to put out the welcome mat at one of the amenities at the resort in Tioga County.
UHS and Lourdes Draw Up Plans for Allowing Hospital Visits
UHS says it and Ascension Lourdes are putting together new hospital visitation policies and practices to submit to the New York State Department of Health.
Broome County Clerk Getting Back to Business on So. Tier Close Up
Broome County Clerk Joseph Mihalko is the guest on the weekly, local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up.
Some Businesses Poised for Phase Four Reopening Let Down
Word has come that shopping malls, gyms and fitness clubs, theaters and bowling alleys will NOT be among businesses allowed to reopen under NY Phase 4.
Southern Tier Gets Green Light For Phase Four of Reopening
The Southern Tier has been one of the most successful regions in New York State for tackling coronavirus head-on, and now, the region will reopen further.
Willow Point Remains Broome's Only Coronavirus Hot Spot
Broome County reports two more deaths from COVID-19, one of those in the one remaining hot spot for the virus in the County.