Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Central New York: Cancellations
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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.

Gyms, Offices and Outdoor Venues Can Soon Allow More People
More people can soon start heading back to the office, the gym, sporting events and concerts as capacity limits start to increase in New York. Beginning May 15, casinos and gyms will rise to 50% capacity; and on May 19 large outdoor venues will be allowed 33%.

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