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.
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.
New York Sets New COVID Requirements To Reopen Schools
Governor Hochul announced new requirements to safely reopen schools, including vaccination and testing requirements for all school personnel.
NY Dept of Education Recommends Canceling Some High School Sports
Now, the New York Education Department has made its recommendations in regards to the 2021-2022 reopening guidelines and they made recommendations for high school sports this year as well.
Oh Deer! Did New York White-Tailed Deer Have COVID?
Studies have been done that indicate that white-tailed deer in four states have tested positive for coronavirus antibodies. Although not all white-tailed deer have presented with the antibodies, about thirty percent have. What does this mean for the deer population in New York and should we be worri…
3 Local Counties Should Again Mask Up Based On CDC Guidance
As COVID infection rates continue to spike due to the Delta variant, there are 3 local counties in and around the Capital Region that would fall under new CDC guidance to return to wearing masks indoors.
Disney Parks To Require Face Masks Again as COVID Cases Surge
See Disney's list of requirements for an acceptable face mask.
New York COVID Cases On The Rise, Hospitalizations Stable
After months of declining COVID cases, the infection rate is starting to head back up.
Largest Indoor Water Park in New York Finally Getting Ready to Re-Open
The largest indoor water park in New York is finally preparing to re-open after being closed for more than a year.