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 disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. 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. As the outbreak continues to have an effect on Capital Region communities, 103.9 The Breeze is committed to bringing you the latest developments, resources, and information to assist in this time of social distancing. Bookmark this page to stay updated with COVID-19 and how it affects the Albany, Saratoga, Troy and other areas.
Local Pub Voluntarily Closes Until Covid Gets Better
The reaction on The Lionheart Pub's Facebook page has been mostly positive after announcing that they would be closing their doors until the situation with COVID-19 gets better here in the Capital Region.
Local High School Goes All Remote After COVID Outbreak
Yesterday, Thursday, November 12th, Superintendent Dr. Franchini announced that Averill Park High School would go to all remote learning until after Thanksgiving break after nine total students and teachers tested positive.
CDC Thanksgiving Guidelines - About as Much fun as a Tofu Turkey
With Thanksgiving and Christmas right around the corner, I guess it's time to start thinking about how to do these major family gatherings in the COVID world we now live in.
Ticketmaster Plans On Requiring Proof Of Vaccine Or Negative Test
Now that we're hearing that pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has a vaccine close to approval we can start to dream about live events like sports and concerts again. We now have our first sign of how different live shows could be when they return. Ticketmaster is reportedly working on a plan that wou…
COVID Spike: Some Local Hospitals To Again Limit Visitors
As coronavirus cases are on the uptick, some local hospitals are once again limiting visitors.
Governor Cuomo Overturns Call On Fans At Bills Games
Bills fans holding out hope to get to a game in the near future will have to wait it out a little longer.