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.
Southwest University Shares Message of Hope in Latest Commercial
Southwest University’s new television commercial has tapped John F. Kennedy’s inaugural presidential speech to share a message of hope to all during this difficult time.
In Case You’re Wondering COVID-19 Not Transmitted by Mosquitoes
Environmental Services Department advising that COVID 19 is not transmitted via mosquitos.
COVID-19 Scare Leads to Suspension of Meal Service at YISD School
Worker’s family members test positive for the virus.
El Paso, Texas Now Has a Total of 153 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19
As of April 6th, 2020, The City of El Paso has confirmed 125 positive cases of COVID-19.
Please Don’t Use Fresh Eggs For Easter Egg Decorating This Year
With Easter coming up this Sunday a lot of folks should bypass purchasing fresh eggs for the fun of decorating due to the high demand of eggs during the COVID 19 pandemic.
Get Shift Done Is Putting ELP Hospitatlity Workers Back To Work
The El Paso Community Foundation along with the Get Shift Done organization is putting hospitality workers back to work at the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank.
Families Will Need To Adjust Easter and Passover Celebrations
Families will need to adjust their plans for Easter and Passover this year and continue to follow the coronavirus outbreak restrictions.
This Easter Weekend All El Paso City/County Parks Are Off-Limits
Celebrating Easter at one of the El Paso-area parks not an option this year. Thanks coronavirus.
El Paso Mayor Recommends Face Coverings, City Offers DIY Gear
No face mask, no problem. The City of El Paso has you.