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.
Crossgates Mall Store Owners 'Frustrated' They Can't Open
While many retail stores are now free to open for in store shopping, some Crossgates Mall stores are still waiting for the go ahead.
Upstate NY Ticks Spreading Virus With COVID-Like Symptoms
Just when you thought the great outdoors would help you get away from the coronavirus, this story comes along.
Malls And Gyms Among Other Businesses Will Remain Closed Phase 2
According to new guidelines issued by Governor Cuomo on Thursday some businesses that we thought were going to open in Phase Two, now won't. Among those on the list are malls, gyms, and casinos.
Free Coronavirus Antibodies Testing For Grocery Store Workers
If you're a grocery store worker, pharmacists or other front line workers you are eligible for free coronavirus antibodies testing.
New York Authorizing Businesses To Deny Patrons With No Mask
Governor Cuomo announced today he is signing an executive order that would allow businesses to deny patrons who are not wearing a mask.
Tuesday Morning Is Closing Its Crossgates Commons Location
Unfortunately, it looks like COVID-19 has delt Tuesday Morning a set back in the form of Chapter 11 bankruptcy and it plans on closing 230 of its 687 stores over the summer.
Could The Albany Airport Have COVID-19 Sniffer Dogs In The Future
We've seen dogs at the airport sniffing for drugs, or contraband or bombs, but not sniffing passengers to see if they're sick.