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.
CDC Says Mask Up In 35 NY Counties, Including Several In Capital Region
The number of Upstate New York counties receiving the "high" COVID community level designation continues to grow.
The CDC Says You Should Mask Up In These 10 Upstate NY Counties
The CDC is recommending residents once again wear masks due to high COVID levels in several New York counties.
Governor Hochul Reveals Plan To Assess Ending New York School Mask Mandate
Now that the state mask mandate for businesses has been lifted, the big question for parents is when will the school mandate get lifted?
New York To End Mask Mandate For Businesses Thursday
It is another sign we are emerging from another COVID surge.
NY State, County Health Departments To End COVID Contact Tracing
As the winter surge of the Omicron variant continues, it will now be up to New Yorkers who test positive for COVID to self-quarantine and alert those they came in contact with.
‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Has Third Biggest Opening Weekend Ever
The film is already the top-grossing movie of the year.
New York Mask Mandates – Will You Have to Wear a Mask in Your Town?
Get your frowning and scowling out of the way now, because unfortunately, masks might cover them up soon. Will you have to wear a mask in your New York town?
New York Canadian Border Finally Being Cleared For Reopening
New York Border To Canada Finally Cleared For Reopening
Who in NY is Eligible to Receive the Covid Vaccine Booster Shot?
Center for Disease Control and Prevention has shown in studies that fully vaccinated people lose some of their immunity over time and that's the reason they are recommending these Pfizer booster shots.