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.
Here's What a Day at Wet N' Wild Will Be Like When It Reopens
When the El Paso-area waterpark resume operations, it will be with numerous safety measures in place.
Eight New COVID-19 Related Deaths Reported by Officials
El Pasoans must take precaution when heading out and about El Paso.
EPISD Needs Your Help With A Return To School Survey
It's important that EPISD officials know about your child so they can put plans in place as soon as possible for the upcoming school year.
Irvin HS Band Wishes Alum Battling Cancer Happy Birthday [VIDEO]
The COVID-19 pandemic got Rocket alumni and current band members together for a zoom video and car parade in honor of a former Irvin HS football player.
EPISD Announces 2020 Dates, Venues for Outdoor Graduations
Ceremonies scheduled for June 15-20.
El Paso Observing Memorial Day Virtually This Year
As we salute our past servicemen and women in the military this Memorial Day – El Pasoans are urged to observe the holiday virtually.
Acting Legend Charles Durning Explains Memorial Day
We can never repay them but we can honor them properly on Memorial Day.
Drive-In Movies Coming To The El Paso County Coliseum
A drive-in style movie theater will be hosted in June at the El Paso County Coliseum.