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 the 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.
First COVID-19 Related Death Reported in El Paso, Texas
We at Townsquare Media El Paso family send our condolences to the family. We love our El Paso community and we want to get through this hard time together.
New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in El Paso, Total is Now 225
As of April 9th, 2020, The City of El Paso has confirmed positive cases of COVID-19.
El Paso To Shine A Light In Support of Health Workers
City officials are encouraging the El Paso community to show some love to our medical and health professionals during the COVID 19 pandemic by shining a light of support in Unite with Light.
EP Fighting Hunger Adds Second West El Paso Mega Pantry Location
Food Bank has added a second Westside location to its distribution schedule.
COVID-19 Closures Now Include McKelligon Canyon, Hueco Tanks
Not outdoor activity options for El Pasoans.
TV Easter Week Mass Schedule From Diocese Of El Paso
Holy Week observations begin tonight with Holy Thursday Mass. There are a number of different platforms on which you can watch the Mass.
El Paso Has an 'Adopt a Senior' Program Thanks to this EP Mom
Thanks to Christina Acala some seniors will still get a graduation gift by the power of online shopping.
Two El Pasoans Working Essential Jobs Test Positive for COVID-19
On Wednesday, April 8th, 2020 the El Paso community learned about two types of employees who have tested positive for COVID-19.
New Ft Bliss Daily Curfew In Place In Response To Coronavirus
Fort Bliss will be enacting a curfew from 10 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. There are also policy changes about when to wear a face mask during the coronavirus outbreak.
Mt. Cristo Rey Is Closed For Easter And Until Further Notice
The traditional hike up Mt. Cristo Rey during Holy Week as a sign of their faith and their devotion is another casualty of the coronavirus outbreak.
El Paso, Texas Now Has a Total of 192 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19
As of April 8th, 2020, The City of El Paso has confirmed 192 positive cases of COVID-19.