Townsquare Media Victoria is dedicated to keeping you up to date with the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) news and information from the Crossroads. 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 by 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 external icon for the naming of new human infectious diseases. SEE THE LATEST LOCAL CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION AND STORIES BELOW:
Olympics Quarantine Food So ‘Inedible’ Athletes Are ‘Crying Every Day’
We wouldn't want to eat the food, either.
Disney Parks To Require Face Masks Again as COVID Cases Surge
See Disney's list of requirements for an acceptable face mask.
The Best Movies of 2021 So Far
Everything you have to see, in theaters and on streaming.
The Strangely Normal Experience of Going Back to the Theater
Theaters: Still a good place to see a movie.
Entire State of Texas Reports Zero COVID-Related Deaths on May 16th
For the first time in over a year, the entire state of Texas was able to report ZERO COVID-19 related deaths.
Texas Plans to Opt Out of Federal Pandemic Unemployment Funds in June
If you're still looking for work and have been counting on that extra $300, you'll need to find something soon or be very careful with your budgeting.
Real-Life Dracula’s Castle Transformed Into COVID-19 Vaccination Center
No bites here, just jabs.
Why Didn’t 2021 Oscars Attendees Wear Masks?
Find out why the 2021 Academy Awards attendees and nominees weren't required to wear masks.
Paramount Moves Up ‘Snake Eyes,’ Delays ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ and ‘M:I 7’
‘Mission: Impossible 7’ and ‘8’ are delayed as well.
Emotionally Charged Google Ad Chronicles COVID-19 Search Terms, Ends With Vaccine Call-to-Action
The commercial has been viewed 6.6 million times as of publishing time.
Watch Mariah Carey Hit a Whistle Note While Receiving Her COVID Vaccine
Who knew Mimi was scared of needles?
‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Earns Biggest Opening Day of the Pandemic
The box office is showing signs of monstrous life.