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 in Connecticut
Town of Fairfield Issuing Fines for Gathering in Closed Areas
Fairfield, CT has closed open recreational areas yet individuals continue to show up.
Brookfield Fire Department Taking it to the Streets for the Kids
Since we've all been confined to quarters since this pandemic started, small little things like a teacher parade of cars can do a lot to lift a child's spirit. Now the Brookfield Fire Department wants to give your kids a special birthday gift.
New Milford Church Introduces Their 'Manna From Heaven' Program
This church's congregation has gone above and beyond the call by raising $20,000 for those in need.
Ridgefield's First Selectmen Rudy Marconi Positive for COVID-19
It has been announced that Ridgefield's First Selectman has tested positive for COVID-19 and is recovering at home.
Kent Falls Becomes First Park in Connecticut to Close
Up until now, there were no parks in Connecticut that were off limits to the public, but the State has now shut down Kent Falls until the COVID-19 crisis ends.
Bethel's First Responders Covered With New Protective Equipment
If there's one thing most of our first responders and medical personnel need these day's it's protective equipment to keep them safe when dealing with coronavirus patients.
New Canaan Woman Celebrates 97th Birthday With a Parade
I think one thing that is helping people get through these tough times, is reading all of these "feel-good" stories surfacing.
Here's When Greater Danbury Can Expect Those Stimulus Checks
Everyone's feeling the economic crunch during the COVID-19 crisis, so those stimulus check's can't get here fast enough.
Surgeon General: This Week Will 'be Our Pearl Harbor, 9/11'
The U.S. surgeon general is bracing America for what he believes will be the "hardest and saddest week of most Americans' lives."