A Timeline of COVID-19

April 4, 2020



Dec. 31, 2019: Wuhan health officials report cases of pneumonia to the World Health Organization.


Jan. 7: The virus is first identified as a coronavirus and named by WHO.


Jan. 21: First confirmed coronavirus case in the United States.


March 9: Spring Break starts for Olivet College. In the preceding week, Olivet College had sent out information about the coronavirus and how to stay safe while traveling.


March 10: First two confirmed cases of coronavirus in Michigan.


March 11: President Steven M. Corey sends out an email informing students that there are two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Michigan. The email detailed what to do if you had travelled outside the country or were feeling si